5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
From Sant’Agata with orange
Arancio Borealis — it’s a colour we’re more accustomed to seeing on Lamborghini Gallardos, Huracáns, and Aventadors, so when this 2005 Porsche Carrera GT painted in the sumptuous shade of orange emerged in the Classic Driver Market, naturally, we were intrigued. In addition to its unique PTS factory paintwork, the car shows just 260 miles on the clock and looks to be in virtually new condition. The best Carrera GT on the market? Quite possibly…
Diamond in the rough
The fourth from last GT350 built by Shelby in 1965, chassis number 5S558 is among the most original and well-maintained examples in existence. Indy Car legend Bobby Rahal bought the car and had it meticulously restored by his Indy crew chief, Don Hoevel. With its original bumpers, windows, drivetrain, and even spare tyre cover, this was the sole road car to win a trophy in the GT350 class at Pebble Beach in 2015.
Thanks to its extraordinary handling, genuine usability, and typical Honda reliability (oh, and a little help from one Ayrton Senna), the NSX is arguably the only modern-era Japanese supercar to achieve certified cult classic status. This Formula Red example from 1992, currently for sale in the UK, looks immaculate — just how did Honda manage to blend Italian-esque style with Japanese ergonomics and practicality?
After scoring six podiums in the 1992 and 1993 Grantrofeo Monomarca Barchetta Maserati seasons, this Maserati Barchetta was stored in a dry and safe place by its original owner until it was bought by Classic Driver dealer Klassische Automobile, which offers the car for sale today. What’s more, it’s one of the few examples with EU road registration, meaning you could enjoy the open-top sports racer on your favourite roads.
Cause and effect
Okay, so it’s not one of the Martini-liveried Works rally 037s that Henri Toivonen or Markku Alén drifted into the annals of motorsport history, but those cars wouldn’t exist without this, the production Stradale, of which some 220 were built for homologation purposes. This example from 1982 has had just three owners from new and shows just 14,300km on the clock.