vendredi 10 juin 2016

Market Finds – The fast and the curious

It’s an interesting selection in this week’s Market Finds, in which a fabulous red Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder vies for your attention with an adorable Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprint, complete with Union Jack flags on the wings…

2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder

Undoubtedly among the most beautiful cars of the 21st Century, the Alfa Romeo 8C is one of the few that looks even better with the roof chopped off. This gorgeous red example’s covered fewer than 3,000 miles from new and is, as you’d expect, in wonderful condition. One of just 500 produced, you’re simply never going to be out-posed driving an 8C Spyder. 

1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1

Petite British sports cars from the 1950s and ’60s such as the Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite are adored across Europe (and beyond). This charming example from 1960 is for sale in the Netherlands, and comes complete with ambassadorial Union Jacks and Dutch Tricolours on the wings, perfect for flying the flag on road trips this summer. 

2000 Lamborghini Diablo GT

Just 80 of Lamborghini’s Diablo GT were built in the late-1990s/early-2000s, this example currently for sale in Japan being number 62. The most hardcore of all the road-going Diablos, the GT was influenced by the competition GTR, and featured a host of modifications including an aggressive bodykit and rear-wheel drive, differing to the normal car’s four-wheel drive system. Oh, and it’s also in Lamborghini yellow, for good measure… 

1950 GMG Jaguar 

Born a GMG, this car was designed for use in the American SCCA series in the 1950s, before a rule change rendered it unable to compete at the front. Its owner decided to install a 2.4-litre Jaguar straight-six from the XK. With its lightweight aerodynamic – and recently restored – body, and ample power from the Jaguar motor, this GMG would surely prove an interesting addition to an historic racing grid.
Numerous classic and modern cars are added to the Classic Driver Market every week. You can find them all listed here

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