5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
It’s not often that a quad-turbo, V12, 543bhp Bugatti is described as anything other than outlandish, but the subtle silver over grey colour combination on this 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT not only displays the intricacies of that gorgeous Gandini-designed bodywork but also takes this 343km/h monster from demonic to demure. Currently for sale with Kidston SA, we would like to think the new owner would relish taking this 1990s hero through the twisting hairpins of the Stelvio Pass…
While the business practices behind these cars may be on somewhat rocky ground, the extravagant finishings and exotic styling of this 2011 Spyker C8 Aileron are undeniably intriguing, and with a 4.0-litre V8 nestled in the middle of that captivating canopy of glass, this quirky creation has both show and go. The interior alone is a sight to behold, engulfed in milled aluminium and swatches of leather, and as one of only five Aileron-edition models built, this aeronautically influenced, space-framed superstar is worth a second, third, and fourth look.
From the mind of Frank Kurtis, this 1954 Kurtis Kraft KK500C competed in the legendary Indianapolis 500 in both 1955 and 1956. Having been built by Russ Snowberger, a 13-time Indy 500 veteran, this canary yellow missile, dubbed the ‘Federal Engineering Special’, is a bona fide piece of American racing folklore. After an authentic restoration, taking it back to its 1955 livery, this crafty racer is raring to get back on track again…
Drop top diva
A rare chance to allow your friends to marvel in the joy of Zagato design along with you, this 1988 Maserati Biturbo Zagato Spider hits the en vogue eighties fashion trend in perfect boxy style. This two-owner, 13,000km example is sure to turn heads and convert sceptics into believers — after all, how can you not have fun in a cherry red, drop top, V6 Maserati?
Nothing more need be said about the remarkable driving characteristics of the Lotus Elan, with McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray arguably putting it best, but there’s a lot more to be said for the looks of these British pocket rockets. Resplendent in a most timeless colour combination of green and gold, this 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint Big Valve proves good things come in small packages, as it's hunkered down low with that trademark centre exit exhaust, providing a hilarious soundtrack and flowing with the lines of the car in fine fashion. All this car needs now is a new owner, a heavy right foot, and some twisting roads…