5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
European endurance racer
While the Porsche 906 Carrera was built for endurance racing, specifically the Daytona 24 Hours, this example never made it over the pond. Instead, it tackled circuits in Italy, Austria, the UK, and even South Africa. Now, in newly restored condition, the 906 is fitted with engine 906-156 — the last originally built carburated engine — and is eligible for the Le Mans Classic, Tour Auto, and maybe even the Classic 24 Hours at Daytona?
American endurance racer
Like the Carrera 6, the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 was built for competitive racing at the Daytona 24 Hours. Unlike the Porsche above, this ‘Daytona’ prototype did make it across the pond, as well as the finish line at the 1968 Daytona 24 Hours. After racing in America and being displayed in collections in Japan, the Alfa has recently made its way to the UK to tackle some historic races. As it's road registerable, you could even drive this Alfa right off the road and onto your favourite historic track.
Considered the ‘prototype’, this Ferrari 308 GTB Group B was the first of four built by Michelotto and the only one built with a two-valve engine and a fibreglass body. And along with being rare, the car has a race record that includes 1st in the 1983 Sicilian Rally Championship, 1st in the 1984 Spanish Rally Championship, and 3rd in the 1984 Targa Florio — sounds like the perfect car to take for a spin on a historic rally.
While not useable on the road, to be able to own a Formula 1 car is truly a dream for most motorsport enthusiasts. With this Lotus 87, you’d not only own a piece of F1 history, you’d own a piece of British history, as it was raced by World Champion Nigel Mansell in his first season of F1. Accompanied by a spares package and Cosworth DFV engine, this F1 racer can shine on the track once again, as it’s eligible for Masters FIA Formula 1 and Masters HGP in Europe and North America.
Odd one out
While a Fiat Jolly might not necessarily be viewed as a speed demon, it’s the quickest way to get from the marina to the beach bar when holidaying in the Mediterranean. And with this example’s rare and exquisite Ivory Giardiniera body, you’re sure to be the envy of all your fellow holidaying beachgoers.