5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
This Alfa will leave your friends green with envy
There is something so right about cars aged 30-40 years old that have a two-tone paint scheme. This perfect looking Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio Verde combines Rosso Alfa with Grigio Scuro on the exterior, pairing perfectly with the polished Zender Milano, split rim wheels. The Busso V6 engine is a classic powerplant and with 230,000 kilometers already covered, you should have no concerns in continuing to enjoy this great Alfa on a regular basis.
Flat-six singing the blues
For many the Porsche 964 RS remains at the top of the dream car list. The subtle styling, lightweight modifications, limited period colours and flat-six soundtrack are hard to resist. This Maritime Blue example, currently for sale with Eleven Cars in Paris, has been enjoyed by its previous owners on and off track and is ready for thousands more miles of enjoyment.
In 1997 the Bentley Continental T had the highest torque of any road car at the time and was even higher than Formula 1 cars of the period. The “T” is 4 inches shorter than the “R”, features a more powerful engine and has a tailored chassis. With just 321 examples built over six years this 1998 example is a rare opportunity to join a very exclusive club. One of the last true British Bentleys, this deserves a closer look.
This Land Rover is no pensioner
If we look this good when we are over 70, we will be very pleased indeed. The iconic ‘lights behind the grill’ Series 1 Land Rover evokes a vision of Great Britain full of pride, a young new monarch in Queen Elizabeth II and a time when everything was just… simpler. This 1950 example, wears its age very well, the perfect vehicle for adventures with the family or a muddy weekend shooting in the Cotswolds.
Evolution not revolution
The Aston Martin V8 remains one of the all-time greats in the British marques history. Specialists Aston Workshop, took this Japanese example and applied their ‘V8 Evolution 6.0’ package of upgrades. Now producing 430bhp that finds the tarmac via a six-speed manual gearbox from a DB7. While underneath the car is a bit of a wolf, the Cumberland Grey exterior features simple and stylish upgrades such as the Vantage chin spoiler and later 15inch wheels. At just 823 miles since completion this car is run in and ready for action.