5 collector cars to put into your garage this week

From a fire cracking baby Alfa Romeo to a Testa Rossa bodied Ferrari, we have you covered this week with our market highlights that also includes this 911 ‘Safari’ evocation, ready to tackle the first signs of snow.

Gorgeous DB4 GT belies its sporting past

Clearly you are looking at a stunning example of a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT. But even more exciting is the fascinating history behind this fine example for sale with marque specialist, Nicholas Mee. Campaigned in modern era historic motorsports by two of its owners and raced by legends such as Sir Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham, this car has a enviable file of history. Having covered just 1000 miles since restoration and already collecting silverware from Salon Prive, this is a perfect example of one of the most iconic cars in the world.

 

It all makes sense when you drive it

The E30 M3 is often misunderstood. For those looking for a surge of torque, power to break traction and Porsche levels of performance you’ve got it all wrong. What the E30 M3 delivers is true touring car dynamics - a car with exceptional balance and steering that you can drive on the limit like a race car that will reward you for doing so. This 1990 example was sent to Bonn and used as a demonstrator and has since resided in the town ever since, with just four owners on record. A true legend of a car.

 

Safari so good

You could argue that the 911 Safari buzz has peaked, but then you look at this fine example and realise there simply isn’t such a thing as too much Porsche 911 Safari content! This 1973 car has been carefully transformed into a lovely homage to the Martini liveried cars and, with its 28cm ground clearance and BF Goodridge tyres, it is ready to tackle the snowy passes in style this winter.

 

The modern-day Dino?

Mid-engined Italian sports cars are steeped in automotive history, and this one is true to form. Eight years on from its global reveal there is no denying that the Alfa Romeo 4C has aged incredibly well. This 2014 example in Pearl White and just 15,000kms is the perfect example with which to scratch the itch of modern mid-engined Italian goodness - a refreshing alternative to a Cayman, Lotus or even the Alpine. This car also comes with the all-important official ‘race pack’ featuring larger wheels, stiffer anti-roll bars, sticky tyres, and a sports exhaust.

 

Ex Donald Campbell CBE Ferrari won't leave you blue

Supplied new to Shell Oil Company for testing and promotional use before being sold to Donald Campbell CBE in 1966, this car comes with correspondence from Campbell remarking on the tricky conditions at Lake Coniston in December 1966, one month before Campbell’s passing while piloting Bluebird. Skip forward over 20 years and the car was rebuilt to the specification you see here. Offered for sale wearing a Testa Rossa-style body whilst still retaining it’s matching numbers, this is an interesting piece of history wrapped in a gorgeous Italian body.