5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
Deliveries of the new Lamborghini Urus have just begun, but those who really want to attract attention should look no further than the ‘Rambo Lambo’ LM002, with its huge 5.2-litre V12 from the Countach. This European example is currently for sale in Miami and shows just 15,430 kilometres on the clock. Is there another SUV more likely to appreciate?
Skin and bones
Let’s be honest – most contemporary high-powered sports cars billed as ‘lightweight’ are actually a bit portly. One of the last puristic counter-approaches to this general automotive trend comes from the Dutch company Donkervoort. A 1.8-litre turbocharged engine powers this D8 model from 2002, and its 235HP coupled with the car’s 630kg weight guarantees an exhilarating experience.
A Lola for the road
Forget the Aston Martin Vulcan and the Lamborghini Centenario – if you really want to stand out in London, then this road-legal Lola T70 MKIII is the car in which to do it. Granted, a highly-strung racing engine and a Hewland gearbox with a competition clutch could be challenging in Mayfair’s rush-hour traffic. But when the lights go green and you squeeze the throttle, even the most hardened car spotters are likely to lose their cameras.
We recently reported on Paul Stephens’ search for the ultimate Porsche 911. This unique Spyder conversion came from his workshop and has now surfaced for sale in the Classic Driver Market. What better opportunity to put your new sunglasses to the test than with a drop-top drive in this streamlined sports car?
Last year, Ferrari celebrated its 70th anniversary and presented its customers with 70 new interpretations of its most famous racing liveries. This as-new F12 is currently for sale in Hamburg and its white and blue colour scheme is a reference to the N.A.R.T.-entered 158 Formula 1 car from the 1960s.