5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
Are you brave enough for this Ferrari?
Is there a more exciting sports car than a Formula 1 Ferrari from the early 1980s? This 12-cylinder former Scuderia Ferrari factory race car has competed in numerous grand prix races around the world in the 1980s. Its authenticity has been confirmed by Ferrari Classiche and it’s ‘ready to race’ again — maybe even at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique this upcoming May. Potential buyers should be aware that this is a used car, as can be seen by the name of a certain Jody Scheckter on the side.
The fastest bull in Mexico
Although the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico may be just as difficult a topic to broach with Italians as the upcoming World Cup in Russia, there are ways of alleviating the embarrassment of yesteryear and today — take this Lamborghini Miura P400 S for example. Built in honour of the 1970s World Cup (probably when a sure-hearted victory still seemed possible), the car was painted in the special Bertone colour of Azzurro Mexico. To delight tortured Italian souls even more, this classic sports car has a wonderful leather and fabric interior, in unrestored original condition, and under 20,000 kilometres on its odometer.
How would you get to Villa d’Este?
What better car to drive up to the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como than an Alfa Romeo Villa d’Este Coupé? How about a short SS chassis Alfa Romeo 6C Villa d’Este Cabriolet, which was exhibited at the Turin Salon in 1950? Not only is the elegant bodywork of this car, reconstructed by Touring between 2013 and 2017, ultra-impressive, but so is its history, as it disappeared in Peru and reappeared in Europe 25 years ago wearing the coupé body. The integrated cigarette holder is also a charming touch.
Although its design and features are reminiscent of the late 1990s, the Noble M600 Carbon Sport is actually from 2017, and it’s considered by patriotic British automotive journalists to be a reincarnation of the mythical Ferrari F40. In fact, this Noble, painted in British Racing Green, isn’t a competitor of current supercars but rather an alternative for customers seeking a more analogue and original sports car experience.
Green and dangerous
Yet another British national treasure — the McLaren P1 GTR. This 1,000hp track wonder from 2016 was painted in the great bespoke colour of Canepa Green for American dealer Canepa, with contrasting orange elements, and can fly from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds — a truly incredible green bullet!