For the first time, there will be a sale of classic cars during the Concours d’Elegance in the Netherlands this summer. So don’t be surprised if you see cars there with a sign ‘Te Koop’ on them.
The Dutch Concours d’Elégance at the Royal Palace Het Loo in the city of Apeldoorn was first organised in 1998 and has developed into one of the major classic car events in the low countries.
A new element this year is that a separate part of the royal garden will be reserved for classic car dealers, who can actively sell their cars there.
This classic car plaza will be organised by Dutch magazine AutoWeek Classics.
It is not the first time that there is a sale at the concourse. In 2009, auction house BCA had a sale of about 50 classic cars during the event.
This year it’s not an auction, but an opportunity for a few dozen classic car specialists from the Netherlands to show the audience what they have in stock.
So far, more than ten dealers have signed up, there’s a good chance that there will be twenty of them represented.
The Concours d’Elegance in the Netherlands is the largest classic car event in the country and hosts a wide array of classic automobiles from all over the world.
On top of that, the event has become famous for its demonstration-races on the driveway of the royal palace.
In the last few years, the event has been growing enormously, which is why the frequency was altered from once in two years to once a year.
This year the event is being held for three days instead of the usual two.
The Dutch Concours d’Elegance Paleis Het Loo will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30 and on Sunday, July 1.