5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
The quintessential GT racecar?
What makes a great gentleman’s GT racer? Firstly, it needs to be refined and comfortable enough for you and your other half to drive long distances to and from the track. Perhaps more importantly, it needs to set your hair on fire every time you press the go pedal and be extremely competent on the racetrack. The Aston Martin DB4GT ticks all those boxes, and then some. Just 75 of these hot-rodded DB4s were built in the period and, as you can imagine, are extremely sought after today. You’ve most probably seen this beautiful Deep Carriage Green example from 1960 pounding around the track at Goodwood. You could be the next lucky so-and-so to climb behind the wheel.
We must admit, we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for the Lamborghini Urus here at Classic Driver. Its prowess both on the road and off it is genuinely impressive and, in our eyes, the big Italian bull is a handsome fellow. Sure, it’s not as imposing as its mighty forebear the LM002, but as we found out before Christmas in Italy, the Urus more than holds its own in the company of its spiritual predecessor. This stunning Blu Astraeus example was registered in January and is equipped with over 35,000 euros’ worth of optional extras. Who said Lamborghini had lost its sense of humour?
To the Batmobile!
If Batman himself could specify a LaFerrari, we imagine this example is what he’d dream up. It’s a UK-supplied 2014 model that’s had just one owner from new, who’s covered a mere 620km since it was delivered. The specification is superb: non-standard black paint with a beguiling silver metallic flake, cream leather seats, yellow brake calipers, and carbon-fibre mirrors. In fact, we probably couldn’t have done it any better ourselves.
Shoot ’em up
Yes, it’s another Aston Martin. But who really cares when it’s a brand spanking new Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake? Aston built just 99 of these rakish shooting brakes, to join the Coupé, Volante, and Speedster versions of the Vanquish Zagato it had already sold. Sure, it’s based on the now archaic Vanquish underpinnings, but would you just look at it? The details are both plentiful and exquisite. And the price, we hear you cry? As the old adage goes, if you have to ask…
A beautiful contradiction
A rugged Land Rover Defender with a luxurious Connolly leather interior? Why the hell not! Cool & Vintage in Lisbon, Portugal, has forged a global reputation for its beautifully rebuilt Defender restomods, each of which has its own unique twist. This stealthy V8-powered 110 with its external roll-bar looks so sinister. That is until you peer inside and see the supple and inviting black Connolly leather and the seamlessly implemented Marshall wireless sound system. The result of over 1,000 hours of craftsmanship, this Landy is a triumph.
Photos: Art & Revs, Auxietre & Schmidt, Kaaimans International, Tom Hartley Jnr, Cool & Vintage