5 collector cars to put in your garage this week
Is this the ultimate modified Land Rover Defender? It was transformed with zero expense spared by Overfinch ahead of last year’s Monaco Yacht Show – a suitably extravagant SUV for a suitably extravagant playboy’s playground. Among the countless modifications are Recaro seats upholstered in premium leather by Bridge of Weir, LED lights, teak load-space decking at the rear, 18-inch Apollo wheels and beautifully knurled aluminium. Oh, and a 450bhp Corvette LS3 V8 mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and a stainless-steel sports exhaust system.
From Sant’Agata with orange
Arancio Borealis. It’s a colour we’re more accustomed to seeing on Lamborghini Gallardos, Murciélagos and Aventadors, which is why when this 2005 Porsche Carrera GT painted in the electric shade of orange emerged for sale in the Classic Driver Market earlier this week, we were naturally intrigued. In addition to the unique PTS factory paintwork (yes, this is the only Carrera GT on the planet painted as such), the car shows just 270 miles on the clock and, as you’d expect, looks as fresh as the day it left the factory. The best Carrera GT on the market? Quite possibly…
A chunk of change
There has quite rightly been a furore over the introduction of the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8. Chevy has been threatening to rearrange its cult-classic sports car’s layout for decades, not that any of the Corvette’s loyal disciples around the world believed it would ever actually go through with it. But it has and this, the shark nosed C8, is the result. It’s pitched at such established European cars as the Porsche 911, Audi R8 and Lotus Evora, but with a bang-for-buck price tag that would demand the attention of owners of any of the aforementioned cars. This fully loaded orange example is currently for sale in Miami and shows just 252 miles on the clock. It’s probably not as dynamic as a Porsche, but we reckon the C8 is a mega looking car.
The Judd V10. Ask any informed motorsport enthusiast for the best sounding modern-era racing engine and we’ve no doubt the soul-stirring shriek of the British-built Judd V10 ranks highly on most lists. The proven powerplant is the beating heart of this Dallara SP1 prototype, which contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice in 2002 and 2005, the former of which while finished in the iconic PlayStation livery. Remarkably, it’s a two-owner car – Oreca is the first team on the history file while the second is Rollcentre Racing, which has prepared and run the car ever since 2005. Wonderfully original and fastidiously prepared, chassis has unsurprisingly proved itself to be a frontrunner in Peter Auto’s burgeoning Endurance Legends series.
50 shades of green
£144,000 – that’s the extraordinary figure the first and only owner of this delivery mileage 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista splashed out on optional extras alone. That being said, the expense is clear to see. This 488 is a symphony in green – there’s special Verde Scuro paintwork, green-tinted carbon-fibre throughout the entire car and even green stitching in the cabin. We always admire those who are brave enough to try something different with their Ferrari specifications, and while we typically prefer such colour palettes on the front-engined V12 models, this Pista looks very elegant indeed.
Photos: Copley Motorcars, Speedart Motorsports, Duncan Hamilton ROFGO, Tom Hartley Jnr, Romans International