5 collector cars to put in your garage this week

With Goodwood SpeedWeek just around the corner, we pick our favourite race cars that will almost certainly guarantee you a prized invite to Goodwood in 2021.

The legend – 1967 Ford GT 40

With the Ford versus Ferrari film still relatively fresh on our minds, this superb example of a GT40 will leave your letter box full of invitations to some of the finest motor racing events in the world. Dispatched by John Wyer to Garage Filippinetti for display at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show this car formed part of the UK press fleet for Ford. Capable of 0-100mph in just 9.1 seconds, the GT40 remains a ferociously quick car that is ready to deliver racing success for any owner that dares tame it.

Buy one – 1959 Jaguar Mk1

If the sight of Grant William’s ‘BUY 1’ Jaguar Mk1 sliding out of St Marys in the wet isn’t enough to have you reaching for your cheque book, then the provenance of this particular car is. In 2002 legendary touring car racer, Win Percy planted the Mk1 on pole for the St Mary’s Trophy. Win’s close relationship with the British marque includes racing a TWR XJR-6 at Le Mans in 1986. This Mk1 is on the button with a well tuned Rob Beere racing 3.4 engine and a life of continued development. FIA papers mean this fast cat can be enjoyed at many of the top tier motorsport events in 2021.

Scintillating at Sintra - 1983 Lancia 037 

Before the Lancia S4 there was the 037, a wild, supercharged, rear-wheel drive Group B rally car that prevented Audi’s fearsome Quattro from taking the WRC title in 1983. This particular car took an unexpected 3rd place in the hands of Walter Röhrl at the intense tarmac rally in Portugal in 1983. Presented in its original 1983 specification after a €150,000 overhaul, this would be a welcome addition to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, Rally Sprint and most probably star of the show!

Period correct – 1981 Ford Capri

The Gerry Marshall Trophy is the most eagerly anticipated race of the Members’ Meeting, it’s mixture of cars and iconic liveries a spectacle for all. This 1981 Capri was built in period for the 1984 British Production Saloon Championship and in 2016 saw a complete restoration to correct Group 1 specification. Offered for sale by it’s original owner, this was the highest placed Capri at the 2019 Members’ Meeting. It’s third consecutive entry in the Gerry Marshall Trophy and an invite for the 2021 race awaits the new owner.

Share a seat with McQueen - 1961 Cooper T56 MkII

This Cooper T56 MkII, Formula Junior racer offers the chance to pedal a 1960s single seater with all the looks of a Grand Prix car, but with the significant addition of a fascinating history. Steve McQueen owned and raced this car in California. His racing exploits led to concerned Hollywood bosses intervening as he was about to start a race at Laguna Seca. “Are you a movie star or a race car driver, choose.” They demanded an answer, the rest is history! Don’t assume these ‘junior’ cars are slow, they lap Goodwood just one second slower than the Formula One cars of the same era. Eligible for the Chichester Cup at Goodwood, Monaco and Monterey. This car is part of the Canepa collection and will be a welcome addition to any 60s grid.

Photos: Fiskens, DM Historics, The Hairpin Company, Henderson Fellows, Canepa