Market Finds – Beauties and the beasts
1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider
In Europe during the Great Depression, commodities such as gasoline was rather hard to come by. As such, manufacturers including Alfa Romeo modified their cars to run on an alternative fuel, called gasogeno. One such car was this gorgeous 1930 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider. A three-times Mille Miglia entrant (1931, ’33 and ’36), it’s since been converted back to the desirable Gran Sport specification, with a fabulous pontoon-fendered sporting body. Pack a suitcase, strap it to the luggage rack and head straight for Sicilian hills...
1976 Porsche 934
An unpainted racing car is, in many ways, a blank canvas. This brutish Porsche 934 Turbo is allegedly on the button and ready to race. All that’s left to do is decide on one of the plethora of distinctive liveries in which the 934 ran in period – a choice that’s probably much harder than it sounds. After much thought, we’d probably plump for the oh-so-seventies Vaillant livery… or would it be the Jägermeister team colours?
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
If you can’t quite stretch to the 19-23m euros for the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder, this fabulous 250 GT Lusso is every bit as elegant. In a very similar colour combination to the 275 (Rosso Rubino over tan hide), this was reportedly the 14th Lusso built, delivered new to a client in Bologna. Widely considered to be one of, if not the most beautiful Ferraris ever made, we’d relish the chance to arrive at Le Sporting in Monaco – the prestigious venue for the RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale – in this special Lusso.
2015 McLaren P1 GTR
There are owners’ clubs, then there’s the McLaren P1 GTR driver programme. Seeing as the limited production run of GTRs was offered solely to existing McLaren P1 owners, to find one offered privately is extremely rare. This yellow example currently for sale in Denmark has, sadly, not yet been driven on the track. If you’re feeling brave enough, you could be the first person to unleash this 1,000HP beast on your favourite circuit, be it Silverstone or Laguna Seca.