5 collector cars to put in your garage this week

Are you ready to be let free on the roads again? We’ve picked five cars that make us want to drive off in to the sunset and through the night...

Ready for Spring

Just 559 examples of the Ferrari 575 Superamerica were made and this stunning example for sale with Jeremy Cottingham is presented in the perfect GT combination of Daytona Nero over Sand hide. Developed in response to feedback about the less hardy roof of the 550 Barchetta, the Superamerica features a carbon-fibre and electrochromic glass rotating hard top. There are just 1,200 miles on the odometer, so it’s time for a road trip when the new owner is handed the keys.

 

Street racer

One of just three Koenig C62 street racers, this example is car number two. Famed for its wild widebody turbo cars, Koenig in fact raced a 962 in period and was the first to adapt one for road use. Remarkably, no body panels are shared with the racer; the car was converted to meet German regulations and runs a 3.4-litre turbo 911 engine producing 550hp – enough to make you feel like Jacky Ickx on a hot lap!

 

Pure, unfiltered ‘90s

With beautiful yet brutal lines by Marcello Gandini, just 369 examples built and enough performance to keep many modern cars honest, the Maserati Shamal is a rare and desirable car that shouldn’t be overlooked. This early example from 1991 in the trademark Maserati red with ‘Pelle Nera’ black Connolly leather has covered 47,000 kilometres in its 30-year life, so there’s no feeling guilty for adding more fun miles.

 

Rare rally boeuf

Will we ever see a period of such wild roadgoing cars produced for motorsport use like the 1980s? Thankfully, examples like this 1981 Series 1 Renault 5 Turbo still exist in excellent condition. Developed in response to Lancia’s success with the mid-engined Stratos, the Renault 5 Turbo was designed as a rally car, with 1,820 examples of the series one built for the road. The two-tone blue exterior mixed with wild colour-clashing red-and-blue interior will make sure you stand out from the crowds at your next car meet.

 

All roads lead to Amalfi

Close your eyes, listen to that glorious twin-cam engine purr and imagine you’re driving the stunning roads of the Amalfi Coast with a good friend or loved one. There’s one brand that stirs up the romanticism of driving like no other: Alfa Romeo. This 1979 2000 GTV in ‘Verde Ischia’ would be the perfect car for a spirited drive to the coast, and at just €39,500, there’s little else out there to match it for value and beauty.