N.E.C. Classic Motor Show 2014
John Wallis Hansa Pullman 2400
Graham Mander Isabella Cabriolet
Colin Fornam Isabella Coupé
Although we are quite a small club, we
usually manage to put on a good display at this show. This is helped
by the eye-catching styling of our cars and the high respect in which
Borgward Isabellas are held by those visitors who remember them from
the '50s/'60s. The three cars on our stand were an Isabella Coupé,
a saloon Cabriolet, and a Hansa 2400.
John Wallis's Hansa Pullman
2400, was a car to stop visitors in their tracks. This imposing luxury
limousine would not be amiss as a higher diplomatic car. Alternatively,
it also has undertones of an Eastern Bloc, cold-war, secret service
vehicle or, even, a pre-war American gangster car. In fact, it was
the model used by Carl Borgward as his personal chauffeured transport.
John has performed a no expenses spared restoration and, to highlight
the luxurious interior, he had the doors held open and spotlights
judiciously arranged within. So, yet again, we felt we had done Carl
Borgward's creations justice in the UK.
We have hopes that next year we will have even more cars on display, stand size permitting.