It’s terribly difficult to look at this 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss without becoming completely slack-jawed, and it’s equally difficult to think of a more desirable Merc this side of the 300 SL Gullwing. Just 75 of these stunning speedsters were built as a tribute to Sir Stirling Moss and the 300 SLR in which he won the Mille Miglia, and now you could become the very lucky owner of a remarkably immaculate example. Powered by the same 641 horsepower 5.4-litre supercharged V8 as the SLR 722 Edition, this Stirling Moss will rocket to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat and go on to face-deforming 217 mph top speed, making it extremely rapid even by today’s standards. If the new owner plans on putting the spec sheet to the test, we’d strongly suggest they wear a helmet.
This 2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport might share a colour scheme and a surprisingly small footprint with the lady bugs you might find in your garden, but that’s where the similarities end. One of only 58 Grand Sports made, this Veyron was used as Bugatti’s demonstrator up until 2014, racking up an impressive 29,000 miles, making this one of the higher mileage Veyrons you’ll probably see. However, don’t let the odometer put you off, because before being sold to its first owner, this Bugatti received a full factory refurbishment and remains in excellent condition, inside and out. So, if air travel just isn’t for you, why not try and equally fast land-based form of transport?
Cossie, not costly
This week on “anything but a modern hot hatch”, we’ve found a 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth for less than - you guessed it - the price of a new hot hatch. Fast Fords from the 80s and 90s have only being going up in value as of late, and this boxy Cossie is just begging to be your next daily driver. While it may not be in concours condition, this Sierra still looks to be in great nick for its age and is apparently free from rust or leaks. If you’ve been eyeing up a new Fiesta ST, why not go for one of its brilliant ancestors instead?
When combustion engines are a thing of the past and we look back at the twilight years of the ICE age, the 458 Speciale will undoubtedly rank among the best modern supercars ever made, and it’s easily our pick of Ferrari’s new-millennium Berlinettas. This 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale has been specced to perfection and looks amazing in this triple-layer coating of Giallo, especially (no pun intended) with that Blue NART Stripe. With just 4,650 miles behind it, this Speciale has been sorely underused and is crying out for it’s next owner to hop in and rev out that fabulous flat-plane-crank V8.
The Jensen Interceptor is one of the most evocative cars to come out of the British Isles, and this 1972 Jensen Interceptor MKIII certainly looks as good as any American muscle car. However, as you may have noticed, this isn’t exactly as stock example. Riding on lowered springs with a set of 17” wheels, this Gunmetal Grey Interceptor might fly under the radar at first glance, but underneath the bonnet is a 400-plus horsepower LS3 V8, meaning this Interceptor hits 60 mph in just 4 seconds. Subject to a ground up restoration, this Jensen has been fitted with a laundry list of dream upgrades, so if you’re looking for a muscle car, but don’t want a Camaro or Mustang, then this could be the ride for you.