5 collector cars to put into your garage this week
Created by the visionary Renzo Rivolta, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and engineered by Giotto Bizzarrini, father of the Ferrari 250 GTO and Testa Rossa, the Iso Grifo A3/C (and its later incarnation, the Bizzarrini 5300) was one of the most impressive and competitive Italian sports cars of its era. It even won the large-displacement GT class at Le Mans in 1964 and 1965. The new Iso Rivolta GTZ was created by Zagato as an homage to the Iso Grifo A3/C and its maker. And just like the original, the handbuilt tribute car is powered by a punchy Corvette engine. Only 19 will be built – the first is now for sale with Issimi in the Classic Driver Market.
Arancio Cars Drive Faster
While the Lamborghini Urraco always stood in the shadow of the more dramatic Countach, the “little bull” has gathered a community of enthusiasts who appreciate the 2+2’s subtle yet elegant design language (by Marcello Gandini) and more driveable setup. This particular car was manufactured in November 1972 as a pre-production example and painted in the iconic Lamborghini shade ‘Arancio’, tastefully matched with a grey-and-black interior. The highly original car is now for sale with Weekend Heroes in Munich.
Land Art on Wheels
If there’s still space in your garage next to your Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer, we’ve found the perfect match: This 1978 Land Cruiser was treated to a frame-off restoration and modern upgrades throughout by The FJ Company, making the Heather Gray car look, feel and drive like it has just left the factory, while preserving its its boxy, old-school charm. The Heritage G43 is for sale with Canepa in Scotts Valley, Northern California.
Join the Jolly Club
Built by the Jolly Club Milano racing team in collaboration with Autodelta, the Alfa Romeo 2.5L GTV6 became European Touring Car champion three years in a row in the up-to-2500cc class, just like the GTA did 20 years earlier. Drivers remember these cars for their superb handling due to an ideal power-to-weight ratio, as well as the roar of the six-cylinder engine, with its trademark straight side-exit exhaust. One of about five original Jolly Club Team Alfa GTV6s, this car is now for sale with Strada E Corsa, waiting for a new owner to race it at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting or the Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix.
Oscar India, anyone?
Spend an evening with an Aston Martin V8 enthusiast and your head will likely be spinning from all the details and model variants that apparently make all the difference. Still, you should be able to understand that this Aston Martin V8 Vantage for sale with Tom Hartley Jnr. is something remarkable. Firstly, it’s one of the desirable Series 4 ‘Oscar Indias’ – a reference to their 1978 ‘October Introduction’ based on the phonetic alphabet – with closed power bulges and integrated spoilers. What’s more, this car is one of the even rarer Vantage V540s, only 40 of which were made. After an upgrade by R.S. Williams taking it from 5.3 to 5.7 litres, the engine now produces 433bhp and 420lb/ft of torque, making it more powerful than a period X-Pack – if that means anything to you at all!