5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
This Ferrari F12 is minty fresh
In their 70th anniversary year Ferrari produced a limited edition of 70 cars in different colour schemes to represent important models from the history of the world’s most famous car company. This gorgeous Ferrari F12 pays homage to the 1956 250 GT Coupé Europa (Chassis no. 0419 GT), that featured a white body with a light green roof. Inside the interior is treated to the same colours and makes for a delightfully refreshing space to be.
Blood Orange Porsche paint-to-sample rarity
The Porsche 968 Club Sport continues to be undervalued with prices starting from $50,000, but this 968 Turbo S has an estimate of $1m-$1.25m when it goes under the hammer with Gooding & Company this May. Plans to build 100 cars faltered and in the end just 14 cars were built, and two of those would be finished in the paint-to-sample colour of Blood Orange, this car and Chassis 0061, the factory prototype! This is a fine opportunity to own one of the rarest Porsche models in existence.
The pocket-sized Ferrari
The Bertone designed Fiat X1/9 remains the only mid-engined, rear wheel drive Fiat ever to be produced. Perhaps it is time to fully appreciate just how great this slice of 1970s design is? This is the Bertone created limited edition, called the ‘Versione’, featuring two-tone metallic paint and a contrasting red interior. Just 300 examples were built, and this one owner car has just 9,094kms from new. Don’t expect to break any speed records, but do expect to be smiling from ear to ear, when you drive the X1/9!
Because race car
The BMW E36 dominated saloon car racing in the 1990s. While the M3 became a hugely popular road car, the 318is was the car that would be used to secure multiple championships and race wins. This particular ‘works’ 318is won the 1994 24 Hours of Spa in the iconic Bastos / Fina livery, and was driven by BMW legend Roberto Ravaglia. With more and more historic events that this BMW is eligible for, there’s plenty more miles of enjoyment to be had with this touring car legend.
Madness on wheels!
While to this day we are not quite sure what was going through the heads of the Mercedes design team when they decided to chop the roof off the brilliant Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG, you do have to at least admire them having the bravery to do it. Even by today’s standards these are phenomenally fast cars, 574bhp, 590lb-ft of torque and a 4 second 0-60mph time, all laid down through the rear wheels! This example is currently for sale with Tomini Classics and at £228,595 surely still represent amazing value for money. Just 20 were built as cabriolets.