5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
With the rise of the restomod, more and more examples are coming onto the market, but the Signal Yellow of this Porsche 911 sure makes it stand out among the rest. Originally starting life as a standard 911T 2.2, it’s seen many updates, including ST specification steel rear arches, a larger anti-roll bar, and period Schroth Rallye harnesses, just to name a few, and has been maintained by UK-based marque specialist Historika.
There are some cars that find fame in specific countries around the world and there are others that have a global audience. This Ferrari 330 America has truly been admired the world over. Starting life in Italy, being imported to the United States by Luigi Chinetti Motors Inc, finding a home in Canada, Monaco, and then back in Italy, and now residing in France, this special Ferrari, of which only 50 examples were produced, is now looking for a new stamp in its passport.
There are few cars that can claim over 40 years of successful racing history, but this 1961 Aston Martin DB4 can. From winning AMOC races in the 1970s and being raced by Ian Moss in the 1980s to tackling hill climbs in the 1990s and competing in the ADAC Classic Trophy Series in the 2000s, this Aston was born and bred on the race track.
Don’t be fooled by the five seats and five doors of this Olive Green Volvo 850 R. It may look like an ordinary family car, but with its heavy-duty manual transmission, viscous coupling limited slip differential, 2.3-litre five-cylinder engine, and turbo, this ‘mum-mobile’ can produce 250hp and 260lb-ft of torque. For the family who’s forever fighting the clock, this estate will get you where you need to be, fast!
Not only is this Datsun 240Z one of 74 road-going 240s uprated by the Samuri Motor Company, but before it was modified, it was originally the ex-works 1970 RAC Rally car driven by Rauno Aaltonen and had been rallied by Shekhar Mehta. After years of sporadic appearances on track, the Datsun burst back on the scene over the past six years, attending events around Europe. No matter where it gets shown, Big Sam is sure to be a scene stealer.