5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
How do you make an Alfa Romeo GT Junior even better? Turn it into a GTA homage. While this little white Alfa first started life as a GT Junior in 1969, it’s been transformed into a beautiful GTA over the years, with green vinyl GTA decals, GTA door handles, and GTA front bumper openings. While an upgraded 1,600cc engine and larger Alfaholics grey GTV seats have been installed, the originals have been kept and will go to the new owner, if of interest.
Gris Silverstone Speciale
If you’re looking for a special mid-engined Ferrari V8 in which to motor about over the summer, look no further than the 458 Speciale — I mean, the name says it all. And this example features a host of desirable options that make it all the more special, including an interior of black leather with red stitching, red brake callipers, 20-inch wheels, and red Prancing Horse embroidered on the headrests. With a Ferrari warranty until June 2018 and just 11,000km on the clock, this Gris Silverstone Speciale is virtually brand new.
Over the years, the BMW 2002 has been on the radars for both enthusiasts and collectors alike, making unique and high-quality examples all the more desirable. This Turkis Green example is truly exceptional, as it had an open-top conversion by Karosserie Baur at the beginning of its life — one of 94 built for the UK and just 50 still in existence today. With its bright turquoise paint and original black leather and houndstooth interior, it’s sure to turn heads along every boardwalk and boulevard.
While the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is technically half German and half British, it’s a Deutschman through and through. This Crystal Antimon Grey Stirling Moss edition is the 46th of just 75 production models produced, and it has just seven kilometres on the clock — no, that’s not a typo, this SLR has barely touched the road let alone tackled the Autobahn. With its large black and red Alcantara seats with red stitching, it would be more than comfortable going 209mph down the famed German motorway.
When it comes to Group C Porsches, there’s only one thing you need to know — its race history. This Porsche 956 was supplied new to Porsche Kremer Racing and participated in 27 races from 1983 to 1986, competing in two seasons in the FIA World Endurance Championship, two seasons in the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, and finishing 3rd overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the hands of Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, and Philippe Alliot; 5th overall at the Silverstone 1000 KM with Alan Jones; and 5th overall at Norisring 200 Meilen with Keke Rosberg. Is this the ultimate Porsche 956?