5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
Metallic blue is not a colour you’d necessarily expect to work on the regal Jaguar XJS, but we think this 1987 V12 example looks quite stunning, particularly with its contrasting Magnolia leather interior. What’s more, this car’s been converted to a five-speed manual and fitted with the brutish TWR body kit and BBS-style wheels. Estimated at £13,000–16,000, that’s a hell of a lot of car for the money…
Z for Zagato
Hunting for a car with which to enter next year’s Mille Miglia retrospective? Look no further than this sensational matching-numbers 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Zagato Tre Posti. What’s more, with Zagato celebrating its centenary in 2019, this car would be a sure-fire entry into most of the special events, concours classes, and rallies that will no doubt be held to mark the occasion. It’s eligible with a capital ‘E’.
Pure visual drama
Lamborghinis have always been cars with which to stand out. And though the Sant’Agata company is now owned and run by the Teutonic top brass at Audi, it’s still capable of building cars destined for teenagers’ bedroom walls around the world. Take the Aventador SV, for example – it’s pure visual drama. It also looks particularly good in candy apple red, like this low-mileage example from 2015.
You don’t see many Aston Martins painted in Snowdon White. In fact, it’s believed just 13 cars have ever left the factory in this shade, of which this two-owner V8 Coupé from 1999 is one. Save for the blue-tinted headlights, which reminded us a little of Elton John’s glasses, we think the shade accentuates the bold and elegant styling of the big Grand Tourer.
If you missed out on the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Monza last weekend, fear not – here is your ticket to next year’s season-ending extravaganza. The 1,000HP FXX K is not only one of the most technologically advanced track toys ever built, but it also grants admittance to Ferrari’s Corsa Clienti programme, an owners’ club quite unlike any other. This Rosso Corsa example shows just 3,500km on the clock and is, according to the listing, in ‘perfect condition’. Just look at the thing!
Photos: Autoropa AB, Nicholas Mee & Company, Copley Motorcars, Historics at Brooklands, International Collectables by Edward Lovett