Lotus Esprit Turbo Essex

GCS Showcase Classic Car Sunday Breakfast Club

GCS Showcase Classic Car Sunday Breakfast Club

Our Goodwood Breakfast Club was another stellar event with thousands of classic car enthusiasts in attendance.

The range and variety of classic cars on show was beyond previous years, and Goodwood Classic Solutions was pleased to be able to showcase three of the best on our stand.

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We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

1965 Porsche 911

First shown to the public in Autumn 1963, production of the first Porsche 911 began in September 1964 and continued to 1989. The 911 was notable for being rear-engined and air-cooled. From its inception, the 911 was modified both by private teams and the factory itself for racing, rallying and other types of automotive competition. The original 911 is often cited as the most successful competition car ever.

This 1965 road-going model is one of the first right-hand-drive versions, and has previously featured as a Goodwood Revival course car. At this year’s Revival, we will be celebrating the 911’s 60th anniversary, with a one-make race exclusively for Porsche 911s – all of which will be running on sustainable fuel.

Annual insurance prices start from £362.72.

1965 Ford Mustang GT350

The first-generation Ford Mustang was manufactured from March 1964 until 1973. The Mustang’s styling, with its long hood and short rear, proved wildly popular and inspired a host of competition.

As a result of his early racing success, Ford partnered with Carroll Shelby to develop a high-performance version of the Mustang, the Shelby Mustang GT350, which featured the same V8 engine found in the Shelby Cobra 289.

At this year’s Goodwood Revival, for what would have been Carroll’s centenary year, we will bring together significant cars that Carroll raced, engineered and managed, to celebrate his legacy in motorsport.

Annual insurance prices start from £124.00.

1980 Lotus Essex Turbo Esprit

The Lotus Esprit, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was built between 1976 and 2004. This “Essex Turbo” version was launched in 1980, and was the first turbocharged version of the car offered by the factory. The Essex Turbo also featured a dry sump version of the Type 910 engine, as well as upgraded brakes and suspension.

At this year’s Revival, we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Lotus with a showcase of 75 historic cars that will pay homage to “The Chapman Years”, from the marque’s foundation by Colin Chapman in 1948 until his death in 1982.

Annual insurance prices start from £152.75.

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Porsche 356 in the GCS Showcase at GRRC Breakfast Club

GCS Showcase at GRRC Breakfast Club 2023

GCS Showcase at GRRC Breakfast Club 2023

We’re looking forward to this weekend’s GRRC Breakfast Club on Sunday 25th June, and once again Goodwood Classic Solutions will bring together a showcase of four classic cars for you to enjoy.

As well as knowledgeable and friendly members of the Goodwood Classic Solutions team, this is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with four stunning cars that will be showcased underneath the pits for the duration of the event.

This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about Goodwood’s latest vehicle insurance products, as well as taking a look at some stunning examples of some exceptional vehicles.

If you want to know more about Goodwood Classic Solutions before the GRRC Breakfast Club this weekend, then click here to learn more.

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

1955 Jaguar XK140

First up we have a Jaguar XK140 from 1955, a car that exudes class and style.

Coming from a time when Britain led the way in automotive innovation, the XK140’s 213PS (157kW) 3.4-litre straight-six meant it could tickle 120mph flat out. Rack-and-pinion steering and telescopic shock absorbers made it an accomplished corner carver, too.

The X140 boasted more interior space than the X120 it replaced and included high-tech features like… flashing indicators.

 

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

If you can peel your eyes from the Jag, the sight of a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato will be your reward.

The beautiful Zagato body doesn’t just look exquisite, its aluminium construction helped shave 45kg, and its aero design gave the Aston a staggering 154mph top speed – in the 1960s.

At the beast’s heart, you’ll find a 3.7-litre straight-six that pumps out almost 320PS (235kW).

1991 Honda NSX

The original 1991 Honda NSX, is famously Japan’s first supercar – as a loafer-shod Aryton Senna happily demonstrated at the Suzuka race circuit during the car’s launch.

The scream of the NSX’s high-revving VTEC 3.0-litre 276PS (203kW) V6 was a defining sound of the ‘90s and meant the Honda could reach 168mph flat.

Yet the NSX combined its mid-engine performance with everyday usability in a way that had contemporary Ferrari engineers rethinking what a their next mid-engined, junior supercar – the 355 – should look like.

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

So special is this 1955 Porsche 356, that we’ve seen fit to bring it back once again for GRRC Breakfast Club.

Introduced in 1954, it was the brainchild of American Porsche Importer, Max Hoffman, who recognised his home market’s demand for a lightweight open-top sportscar.

With a removable windscreen, simple folding roof and bucket seats, the 356 was seen as the ideal weekend racer and is seen by many as the iconic 1950s sportscar.

The Porsche proved a particular hit in the sunnier climes of California. In all, just 36,767 examples were ever built.

 

If you’re at GRRC Breakfast Club this weekend, make sure you drop by the Goodwood Classic Solutions stand by the main pit area to take a look at these incredible vehicles in person, and speak with our team about how you could benefit from getting your vehicle insurance with Goodwood Classic Solutions.

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Goodwood Classic Solutions at 75th Anniversary Sunday

GCS Showcase at 75th Anniversary Sunday

GCS Showcase at 75th Anniversary Sunday

As we enjoy the second Goodwood Breakfast Club event of the year on 75th Anniversary Sunday, the team at Goodwood Classic Solutions – which can handle all your classic insurance needs – have three stunning classics on display.

As well as knowledgeable and friendly members of the Goodwood Classic Solutions team, you’ll also find a handful of gorgeous classic and specialist cars alongside us at the meet.

This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about Goodwood’s latest vehicle insurance products, as well as taking a look at some stunning examples of some exceptional vehicles.

If you want to know more about Goodwood Classic Solutions before the 75th Anniversary Sunday Breakfast Club this weekend, then click here to learn more.

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

BMW 3.0 CSL

A 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL will take centre stage. This homologated retort to Ford’s dominance of the European Touring Car Championship formed the basis of the M motorsport badge on every high-performance BMW since the M1 supercar went on sale in 1978.

The CSL featured a lightweight body using thin-gauge steel and a bonnet, boot and doors made from aluminium, while the standard car’s 2.8-litre engine was bored out to 3.0 litres to compete in the 3.0-litre division of the sport.

The CSL went on to dominate, taking the championship five times in a row from 1975 to 1979.

 

BMW 3.0 CSL

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is another classic steeped in motorsport folklore, and we’ll have a 1989 example on hand for you to ogle over.

The Sierra was the first Ford to wear the Cosworth badge and was built to homologate the car for the Group A World Touring Car Championship, taking six pole positions on the trot in its opening year in 1987.

Based on a three-door Sierra body shell, the Cosworth was powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that – unlike the later four-wheel-drive Escort Cosworth – spun the rear wheels.

The car would claim numerous successes in international motorsport but is perhaps better known for being the world’s first blue-collar performance car.

 

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Porsche 356 Speedster

The third car on the GCS stand – a 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster – is a different kettle of fish altogether.

Introduced in 1954, it was the brainchild of American Porsche Importer, Max Hoffman, who recognised his home market’s demand for a lightweight open-top sports car.

With a removable windscreen, simple folding roof and bucket seats, the 356 was seen as the ideal weekend racer and is seen by many as the iconic 1950s sportscar.

The Porsche proved a particular hit in the sunnier climes of California. In all, just 36,767 examples were ever built.

 

1955 Porsche 356 at 75th Anniversary Sunday Goodwood Breakfast Club

If you’re at Goodwood Breakfast Club’s 75th Anniversary Sunday this weekend, make sure you drop by the Goodwood Classic Solutions stand by the main pit area to take a look at these incredible vehicles in person, and speak with our team about how you could benefit from getting your vehicle insurance with Goodwood Classic Solutions.

Photography by Toby Whales.

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GCS Showcase at Supercar Sunday

GCS Showcase at Supercar Sunday

The team from Goodwood Classic Solutions will be at the Goodwood Breakfast Club’s Supercar Sunday this weekend, to talk with you about our new vehicle insurance offerings.

On Sunday 7 May 2023, you’ll be able to find Goodwood Classic Solutions at the back of the main track pits, opposite the food and drink area, from 7am until 12pm.

As well as knowledgeable and friendly members of the Goodwood Classic Solutions team, you’ll also find a handful of gorgeous classic and specialist cars alongside us at the meet.
This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about Goodwood’s latest vehicle insurance products, as well as taking a look at some stunning examples of some exceptional vehicles.

If you want to know more about Goodwood Classic Solutions before the Supercar Breakfast Club this weekend, then click here to learn more.

Here is some information about the four cars which will be joining us at the event:

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

We understand that every vehicle is unique, which is why our Agreed Valuation policies take the true value of your classic car into account.

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster

The Porsche 356 combines engineering and power with sheer driving joy in a way which has often been mimicked but rarely reproduced.

First hitting the streets in 1952, the Porsche 356 is an iconic vehicle blending immediately recognisable styling with impressive performance which makes it as enjoyable to drive today as it was at launch.

Originally designed as an affordable sports car for the post-war American market, thanks to US importer Max Hoffmann persuading Porsche that there was indeed a market for it, the Porsche 356 Speedster was an immediate hit with the public, and quickly made its mark in the world of motorsports.

It’s popularity and status as a classic car icon has been cemented by famous owners such as James Dean, and appearances in countless films and television shows.

 

Goodwood Classic Solutions 1955 Porsche Pre-A 356 Speedster

Jaguar E-Type

A decade after the original Jaguar E-type arrived, the design progressively matured through 1971 with the introduction of the Series 3. Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series 3 cars were available as a ‘Roadster’ (convertible) or a 2+2 Coupe.

The Series 3 is easily identifiable by its large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, a larger bonnet bulge, updated bumpers, four exhaust tips, and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12.

It also featured uprated brakes, power steering as standard, and a large horizontal scoop added to the underside of the bonnet to assist with cooling.

The interior was entirely new in the V12, with more comfortable seating, stylish new door panels and a smaller dished and leather-rimmed steering wheel.

Being slightly larger and altogether much softer in nature, the E-type in Series 3 form had lost the wildness of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile, to which it was arguably better suited.

 

Goodwood Classic Solutions Jaguar E-Type

Ferrari TDF

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, more commonly known as the ‘Tour de France’, is among the most significant Ferraris of them all for a plethora of reasons, not least the fact that without it, the immortal 250 GT ‘Short Wheelbase’ and GTO would never have seen the light of day.

This desperately beautiful Gran Turismo was designed by Pininfarina, that history-steeped engineer of elegance who managed to tread the line between delicate and imposing, and constructed by Scaglietti.

It’s dainty, delicate, and lip-smackingly delicious, yet retains the commanding and powerful presence typical of a 12-cylinder Ferrari.

Beneath that seemingly never-ending bonnet resides the bulletproof Colombo V12 in potent three-litre form, the engine that helped set the Ferrari 250 GT on course towards total domination of GT racing.

 

Goodwood Classic Solutions Ferrari TDF

Bentley 4 ½ Litre

In late 1927, Bentley enlarged their 3 Litre model to 4.5 litres, subsequently dominating endurance racing.

Financier and racing driver Woolf Barnato piloted a 4½ Litre to victory at the 1928 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-driver Bernard Rubin. The 4½ Litre was one of the most successful cars designed by Walter Owen Bentley and largely produced with the financial support of Woolf Barnato.

Bentley buyers used their cars for personal transport and arranged for their new chassis to be fitted with various body styles, mostly saloons or tourers. However, the publicity brought by their competition programme was invaluable for marketing Bentley’s cars.

 

Goodwood Classic Solutions Bentley 4 ½ Litre

If you’re at Goodwood Breakfast Club’s Supercar Sunday this weekend, make sure you drop by the Goodwood Classic Solutions stand by the main pit area to take a look at these incredible vehicles in person, and speak with our team about how you could benefit from getting your vehicle insurance with Goodwood Classic Solutions.

Images of vehicles are for illustrative purposes only.

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