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5 collector cars to put into your garage this week

Home to an ever-eclectic array of classic and modern machinery, the Classic Driver Market is the perfect hunting ground for your next purchase. Here are five that have caught our eye this week!

The sleekest Silver Arrow

Nowadays, the Mercedes-Benz models you see around town are the ones with blinding front lightbars, fake vents and touchscreens aplenty, but back in 1995, the brand were building arguably some of their most refined and stylish creations of the modern era. The W140 S-Class was one of those creations, a car renowned for its high-class owners and a range of effortlessly smooth engines, ranging from a 2.8-litre straight six, all the way up to a 7.2-litre V12.

This virtually brand-new example sits bang in the middle of that range with a 5.0-litre V8 and is the stunning coupé variant of Bruno Sacco’s iconic design. First registered in Spain, this single owner car has covered just 17,000km from new, making it one of the lowest mileage examples around. With unrivalled road presence and elegant styling that only seems to get prettier as the years roll by, we think this is one 1990s Mercedes that deserves some more time in the limelight!




Wild Wagon

Audi have forged a unique reputation for creating performance estate variants, starting with the mighty RS2 back in 1994. Fast forward to 2006, and Audi stunned the world once more with a new high point for their potent family rocketships, the B7 RS4. 

Wide arches, deep sills, a menacing naturally aspirated V8 and optional manual gearbox ensured this was no ordinary family estate, but one that could do it all, and quickly! This blacked-out example is a real rarity these days, featuring the all-important manual gearbox, as well as Recaro Seats and a flat bottom steering wheel, while the V8 rumbles have been given some extra growl thanks to a Milltek exhaust system. After a future icon that covers all bases? This is the one to buy.




The Zagato treatment 

With only 1,270 Carrera GTs ever leaving Porsche’s factory, the chances of seeing one out on the open road are marginal to say the very least. That rarity only adds to the craziness of this particular example, one that has been completely reworked by none other than Zagato. One of just six examples produced, this example headed to Zagato’s Italian HQ for the work to be carried out, which included stripping it back to a rolling chassis once more and a respray in a bespoke dark metallic green, with wheels finished in a stunning graphite shade.

The conversion wasn’t the cheapest, naturally, with figures close to around £400,000 for the build, making this perhaps one of the most exclusive modern Porsches on the market right now. In fact, this is the first time one has been offered for private sale. If the glorious green paint doesn’t win you over, just check out that matching interior!




Foxy Lady

After the success of the muscle car during its 1960s and 1970s heyday, the brands that once sold millions were facing tough times when the 1980s rolled round. Ford wanted to cash in on the success of the Mustang’s brutish styling and raw power, and the "Fox Body" platform from 1987 was a clear indication of where the brand was heading. 

Even in its GT guise, the Mustang was no slouch, but for those who sought a return to the ultimate in Mustang performance offered in past models like the Boss 302 and Mach 1, there was the Saleen Mustang, like the one you see before you. Number 105 of 280 built in 1987, this example is finished in Shadow Blue with Silver tri-color racing stripes over a Charcoal Grey cloth interior and features a plethora of period-correct extras to enhance the styling even further!




Summer’s calling

We often talk of modern classics here at Classic Driver, and while we each have our brand preferences, one thing we often agree on is just how good the Ferrari 355 was, and still is. Its high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 is often regarded as one of the finest non-V12 sounds ever to come from Maranello, and the best way to experience it is with the roof folded right back behind the rear seats.

This fantastic example has the all-important manual gearbox, combined with a fantastic cream leather interior with paint-matching blue leather along the dashboard and upper door cards. As far as drop-top sports cars of the millennium go, this one is just about as good as it gets!