5 collector cars to put into your garage this week
The gullwing’s final flight
If you’re a car enthusiast, then you really don’t need to be sold on the Mercedes SLS, you already want one — and this 2014 Final Edition is arguably the pick of the lot. One of just 350 made, this SLS Final Edition has covered under 4,000 miles, just enough to break in the engine for the next owner to enjoy. Finished in Himalayas grey with the carbon bonnet that sets the Final Edition apart, this low-slung Merc is even rarer as it’s supposedly one of just 50 specced without the Final Edition wing. Available with Schaltkulisse, you’ll have to act quick as we’re already sourcing buyers for our non-essential organs.
Behold, perhaps the exact antithesis of a Q car! The GTC4Lusso was Ferrari’s second crack at the four seat, four-wheel-drive supercar formula first introduced with the FF, and its more refined design certainly reflects that. This 2017 Tailor Made example has been finished in the unique and alluring shade of Extracampionario Verde (say that three times fast), and features a divine naturally aspirated V12 that sets this prancing horse apart from other four seat supercars. Take a look inside and things are no less special, with the equally polysyllabic Heritage Mahagoni leather covering everything but the windshield. If you’re looking to transport yourself and three friends in style, then Rossocorsa are the people to call.
One-of-a-kind street racer
If the above two cars elevated your heart rate, then maybe take a yoga break or some CBD oil before reading about this next one. Before you is a 1 of 1, PTS Turquoise Green Metallic 993 Porsche 911 GT2, AKA a Porschephile’s wet dream. Back in it’s day, all-wheel drive had basically been banned from competition due to the success of Porsche’s own 961, the Audi Quattro, and the Nissan Skyline. This presented a slight problem to Porsche, whose range-topping Turbo had 4WD, but the solution was simple: keep the Turbos, throw the 4WD bits in the bin, add fender flares and a dining table to the back, and voilà: you have a GT2. This stunning, single-owner example has covered just under 20,000 miles and is ready to be the crowning jewel in your collection.
Faster than Bond
While the GTC4Lusso may lack the requisite subtlety of a Bond car, the Aston Martin Vanquish is as smooth as they come, starring alongside 007 in Die Another Day. While this 2005 Vanquish S lacks the missiles of Pierce Brosnan’s ride, it does boast an extra 60 ponies under the bonnet with a hefty total of 520 HP produced by the V12 up front. Finished in the ideal spec of Meteorite Silver over black, and with a modest 36,390 miles on the clock, this could be the perfect chariot to take to a screening of the upcoming No Time To Die. If that sounds appealing, then Cool Classic Club have the car for you.
New kid on the block
Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock will have heard every journalist and their mum rave about Toyota’s new homologation hot hatch, so when we saw this 2020 GR Yaris with the Performance Pack in the Classic Driver Market, we knew we had to include it. Finished in Snow White, this GR Yaris is still fresh with just over 4,000 miles under it’s belt, and with winter around the corner this could be the all-weather daily you need to see you through to the summer months. With a warranty until the end of November 2025 and a boot big enough for the groceries and firewood, this is probably as sound consumer advice as you’ll get on Market Finds.