5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
Lady in red
This stunning 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV was originally delivered to a personal friend of Ferruccio Lamborghini and was thus equipped with the rare limited-slip differential, an option just 10 examples are believed to have received. And what’s more, with just two owners from new, neither of whom had the car restored, it’s arguably the most original Miura SV in existence. It’s already won preservation class awards at both Pebble Beach and Villa d’Este and is ready to be enjoyed and shown by a new, equally passionate enthusiast.
Your new daily driver?
As if the P1 needed any more punch, McLaren revealed the hardcore track-only GTR model in 2015. Before long, the wizards at Lanzante began converting the 986bhp hypercar to road-legal specifications – we assume because owners wanted to scare themselves silly on the groceries run. This Track Silver Metallic 2016 McLaren P1 GTR, which hasn’t yet turned a wheel on the track, is road registered in Sweden.
Angelic in Avorio
It’s always refreshing to see modern supercars configured in adventurous and different ways – who really wants a Ferrari in ‘resale red’, anyway? We reckon this 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB looks superb in the historical shade of Avorio, together with the sumptuous Bordeaux interior and polished Challenge-style wheels. Aesthetically, the ‘regular’ 599 GTB was something of a marmite car upon its reveal, but in our opinion, the imposing-yet-understated Grand Tourer is aging rather nicely, especially in comparison to newer Ferraris’ more functional designs.
Act now, before it’s too late
A rare and regal Grand Tourer built entirely by hand at Newport Pagnell, the Aston Martin Virage is a model we and numerous experts believe is due a renaissance. This Cumberland Grey over Mushroom Grey example from 1991 is one of just 92 left-hand-drive examples fitted with the preferred five-speed gearbox. Having covered just 45,000km from new, the car looks to be in exceptional condition.
The BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ is one of the most evocative sports-racing cars ever built. And it has the credentials to boot – this ex-Schnitzer and Alpina 1969 example placed third overall at the 1971 Nürburgring 24 Hours in the hands of Karl-Heinz Eisenschenk and Hans-Günther Stoffel. Now finished in the iconic Jägermeister livery, this car is a sure-fire way of standing out on the various historic grids for which it’s eligible.
Photos: Fiskens, Duncan Hamilton ROFGO, Autoropa AB, Hallier Classic Cars