Red Nose Raging Bull
A rear-wheel drive, V12 supercar might not be the prime choice of winter transportation, but we certainly wouldn’t ask for the gift receipt if we woke up to this glorious 1992 Lamborghini Diablo on Christmas morning.
Finished in Rosso Diablo, this rare Series 1 doesn’t have quite the level of outrageous styling found on the Diablo’s later variants, but we might just prefer the purist interpretation of Marcello Gandini’s final raging bull. Originally delivered new to Germany, this example boasts a detailed maintenance history and benefits from paint protection film at the front and a recently dry-ice cleaned engine bay. Currently showing just 23,923 miles, this Diablo’s V12 is ready to sing along to your Christmas carols.
Is there a more Christmas-appropriate vehicle than Bob Akin’s famous Coca-Cola liveried 1982 Porsche 935 Le Mans racer? Probably, but we like to think the Coca-Cola sponsorship gives this 935 some extra Christmas kudos. After all, Coca-Cola are famously responsible for Saint Nicks’ outfit swap from green to red.
Featuring a purpose-built monocoque bonded aluminium chassis and a 3.2-litre turbocharged flat six capable of over 800 horsepower, this monstrous Le Mans vet should have no issue clearing the snow from your driveway with its fire-spitting exhaust. Despite an unfortunate showing at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans that ended in a DNF, this 935 remains one of the fastest and most unhinged examples of the breed, and would be a fantastic way to compete in historic motoring events worldwide in 2024.
Depending on where you call home, driving home for Christmas can be easier said than done as Jack Frost covers the northern hemisphere’s road networks in ice and snow. However, even if you live near the North Pole, this mighty 1991 Citroen ZX Rallye-Raid Evo 2 shouldn’t have any issues racing across your local tundra.
This ex-works endurance titan competed in the 1992 Dakar Rally with 1979 World Rally Champion Björn Waldegård behind the wheel, alongside Fred Gallagher as his navigator. Out of 169 finishers, this ZX crossed the line in an impressive fourth place, and it would go on to help secure Citroën Sport’s victory in the inaugural FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallying in 1993. If you’re looking to partake in 2024’s Dakar Classic, this ZX is more than up to the task.
Ho Ho Hole in One
We’re not the most adept golfers out there, but we’d wager your first drive in this fabulous 1988 MK2 Golf GTI would feel just as good as hitting a hole in one. Finished in Tornado Red and riding on original and desirable BBS alloy wheels, this GTI would make for a fabulous classic daily driver in 2024.
Powered by a 139 horsepower 16-valve inline four cylinder and currently showing 78,293 miles, this GTI is a meticulously maintained hot hatch icon. Just three lucky people have called this car their own in the last 35 years, and with MK2 GTI values steadily strengthening in recent years, this could be the perfect time to add this GTI to your garage.
Our Kind of Prancer
Let’s be frank: aside from Rudolf, the rest of Santa’s reindeer are pretty irrelevant - sorry, not sorry. So, forget all about Prancer and the rest of them, and instead focus your attention on this absolutely jaw-dropping 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. While some 250 GTOs can barely claim to be the real deal, there are no ifs or buts attached to this car; chassis 3527 GT still retains its original chassis, body, engine, gearbox and rear axle.
As one of only 21 original left-hand drive Series 1 examples ever produced, this 250 GTO’s price tag would likely qualify it as your only Christmas present until the heat death of the universe, but if you’ve got arguably the greatest Ferrari ever built on your driveway, what else could you possibly wish for?