5 collector cars to put in your garage this week

A little monster, a Frankenbenz, an invincible camel and a chariot in which to survive the zombie apocalypse – four of our five collector cars from the Classic Driver Market this week come directly from automotive history’s dream factories…

Il Mostro 

Go-kart-like handling, a punchy V6 engine and a design that’s bold to say the least – even since we parted with Guglielmo Miani and his Alfa Romeo SZ, we’ve been obsessed with this most idiosyncratic Milanese 1980s style icon. This example of the postmodern Alfa Sprint Zagato has been meticulously maintained and is currently for sale in the south of France. 

Primed and ready for the apocalypse 

Sometimes, bigger is better – and the Lamborghini LM002 is still at the top of our all-time hitlist of boulders on wheels. This perfectly restored ‘Rambo Lambo’ from 1987 poorly attempts to conceal its brutal nature with its elegant Blu Acupulco Metallizato paintwork and light grey leather upholstery. But if the going gets especially tough, just know you’ll survive the zombie apocalypse behind the wheel of this monster. 

Presenting the camel 

Certain old cars are so delicate that it seems there’s always an oil-smeared mechanic in the passenger seat. On the contrary, there are cars that you can’t break even if you try. This Volvo 144 from 1970 definitely belongs to the second category. Lovingly called ‘The Camel’ by its former owners, the unbreakable Volvo has survived both the London to Cape Town and Peking to Paris rallies twice. What are your plans for 2021? 

Fantastic Frankenbenz

They reside in the deepest, darkest carparks of our subconscious – those automotive creatures we’ve always dreamed about but that were never built. One of these fantasy cars is the chimera that results from blending the state-bearing Mercedes-Benz S-Class W126 and the classic T model. Amazingly, this ‘Frankenbenz’ was actually sewn together by one blasphemous designer in the 1990s. And the resulting Mercedes-Benz 560TEL is currently listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.

Green with envy

We love all colours here at Classic Driver, so long as they’re shades of grey or green. We would of course follow suit while specifying our dream 911 and tick the box for the historic Porsche PTS colour ‘Oak Green Metallic’. Or even better, you can find this elegant and barely used Porsche 911 Carrera GTS from 2017 listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.