5 collector cars to put in your garage this week

For fans of clinical precision, peerless practicality, and superlative functionality, this week’s selection of vehicles from the Classic Driver Market is not for you. But, for those with an ounce of passion and petrol in their veins, these five cars are sure to delight, intrigue, and entice…

Vive la France

Don’t let the adorable looks of this 1969 Renault 8 Gordini fool you — there’s more to this pocket rocket than a couple of racing stripes.  A kerb weight of just 860kg, rear-mid engine configuration, twin fuel tanks, and rear-wheel drive make these racing Renaults a joy to thread round any road. This example is a more powerful R1135 variant with 88hp, and having never been restored fully, it retains a charming originality to complement its cheeky character.

Black beauty

You can forget radiant reds, vibrant yellows, and bright blues, as there’s one colour above all that showcases the muscular frame of the devilish Delta and alludes to its latent aggression. This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Intergrale Evoluzione 1, resplendent in its original Metallic Black, has covered just 32,000 (no-doubt thrilling) miles from new and is complete with must-have high-back Recaro Alcantara seats in beige. Now looking for a new owner, this rally legend is sure to lure you to the dark side…

Rule Britannia

You only live once, and there’s no petrolhead who can deny life would certainly be more exciting behind the wheel of this 2000 TVR Tuscan. Let the responsibilities of everyday life and the practicalities of comparable sports cars fade to the back of your mind, as the sight of that curiously curved bonnet and rumble of a thunderous V8 transport you to a far less sensible and far more fun state of mind…

Wonder wagon

Even against the picturesque Portuguese backdrop, the British roots of this 1977 Mini 1000 Van shine through. As green as the English hills and as eccentric as their inhabitants, this example has lived a sun-drenched life far removed from its roots, and it still looks as cute as ever today. Perfect for catching some waves on Portugal’s stunning coast, we reckon you’ll have the coolest surf wagon at the beach with this Brit abroad… 

White knight

For fans of the great Gandini, this 1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250 is a chance to own a wedge of the designer’s work for far less than his other pieces. Aside from the dramatic creases of that short and squat body, the dashboard, with its angled gauges, coloured squares, and dished steering wheel, is the 1970s incarnate, and although it may lack some ergonomic finesse, these shortcomings are all part of that Lamborghini charm. A spaceship on today’s mundane roads, this is one Raging Bull that’s sure to start a conversation wherever it is goes…

Photos: Private seller / Wim Prins / Konzept Automobile / Aguttes / Private seller

The Classic Driver Market showcases thousands of classic and collector cars for sale, with more added on a daily basis. You can also find a selection of classic motorcycles for sale, as well as yachtswatchescollectables, and even luxury properties.