5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
Two brothers, one mission
While it might look like another tuning company’s cheerful attempt to cash in on the 1980s craze for tuned Porsche 911s, this 930 Turbo was built by the famous French privateers the Alméras brothers, and among their (extensive) credentials is a win at the Monte-Carlo rally. From the 935-esque aero and utterly cool BBS Turbofan wheels to the two KKK turbochargers and 934 injection system, the inspiration for the 930 was clearly drawn from the competition cars that, at the time, the Alméras brothers were so familiar with preparing.
Jack of all trades
This Touring-bodied 1959 Maserati 3500GT was prepared to competition specifications by the famous Italian family that owned it. While it would prove a perfect and comfortable Grand Tourer to tackle the Tour Auto or Modena Cento Ore, it’s also eligible to race at the Goodwood Revival, arguably the most prestigious historic event in the world. What’s more, it’s got all the right credentials including matching numbers and authentication from Maserati Classiche.
As company cars go…
Fewer than 350 Aston Martin V8 Vantages were built at Newport Pagnell, which is strange given that, at the time, the British brute was the world’s fastest production car. This particular Sebring Blue example from 1980 was owned by the former CEO, chairman, and saviour of Aston Martin, Victor Gauntlett. Obviously proud of his blue beauty, he lent ‘PBM’ to both Car and Motor magazines, the latter of which noted its excellent feel, predictability, and control. In recent years, the Aston underwent a comprehensive six-year restoration.
A three-wheeled time capsule
In the 1930s, the three-wheeled Morgan Super Sports was undoubtedly one of the quickest means of zipping around your town or village. This example from 1934 is equipped with the potent JAP 1100cc OHV engine and features a number of modifications carried out by Chaffinch Motors of Far Headingley. Perhaps more remarkable is its originality – this 84-year-old motor car even still wears its first coat of paint, making it a surefire preservation class entry into any of the world’s most prestigious concours.
Polaris Silver and Chamonix White – those were the only two colours offered by BMW for its first-generation 3.0 CSLs, and it’s the latter that this right-hand-drive 1973 example was painted during a two-year restoration to ‘Batmobile’ specifications. Take a closer look at the exterior and interior photos and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be bowled over by the quality of the restoration – this CSL looks truly magnificent.
Photos: Fast Classics, Albion Motorcars, Duncan Hamilton ROFGO, Nicholas Mee & Company, Casting Automobiles Classic