These are some of the most interesting cars that have made it onto Motorious this week.
What a diverse market the collector car industry represents. Every week, the Motorious editorial staff does a dive into the classified section of the site to find the cars for sale that we would want to buy for ourselves. These cars are more than worthy of a new garage, and we're thrilled to be able to share our picks with the readers each week. Here is a list of cars to check out as March rolls on.
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Was The Highest Performance Car of Its Time
Since 1963, the Porsche 911 has been the first name in the performance and road racing community. It sported an incredibly lightweight chassis, a rear-engine design, and insanely well-dialed suspension. Horsepower and torque were not the car's strong suit, but the title of highest power usually goes to American vehicles anyways. So instead, vehicles like the 911 were built to use every bit of their strength to create a raw driving experience. This was done by combining the knowledge of Germany's best engineers to focus on handling, which eventually led to a car that felt genuinely alive in its own right. See it here.
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Impresses Everyone At Auction
Ferrari is one of the most notable brands to ever hit the Italian automotive market as they push the limit of both style and performance, virtually inventing the term "supercar." Some of the brand's most popular models include the 250 GTO and F40, but there is one vehicle whose reputation precedes it exponentially despite being built reasonably recently. Of course, we're talking about the iconic Ferrari 458, which took the world by storm in 2009 with well over 500 horsepower and similar torque numbers. That was a stunning achievement for the time, and nowadays, the supercar still kicks some prominent tail in the supercar and sportscar scene. However, they can be pretty challenging to find, with just 499 of these cars ever made. However, this car aims to solve that issue for one lucky car enthusiast with some cash to spare. See it here.
1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Boasts Boss 302 V8 Icon
The first-generation Ford Mustang was initially created to give the youth of America more than enough performance and style to keep up with the massive sports cars offered by GM and Mopar for a lower price. While everyone knew that the vehicle would succeed, its creators likely couldn't even imagine how ridiculously popular the Ford Mustang would be. Just a few years after the car's initial release in 1964, the Mustang dominated every car industry sector with different body styles, engine options, and performance codes. One prevalent model was the Fastback body style which brought forth images of old school racers and gave the car an immeasurable appeal to the younger generation. Read more here.
2020 Ford GT Is An Unexpected Trans Am Master, And it Could Be Yours
The latest generation Ford GT has mainly been overlooked over the last few years because of the V6 EcoBoost engine, which made Ford fans incredibly skeptical of the car's performance. Nowadays, the GT has proven itself thousand times over, showing the world that the EcoBoost powertrain could provide the perfect powerband for any high-speed-loving car enthusiast. Everyone wants one of these cars now, but there are only so many of them to go around, making them incredibly pricey and challenging to find. That means that when you see one of these cars for sale or up for auction, you need to take quick action before it's too late. This is the perfect example of that sort of life-changing opportunity that could have you sitting behind the wheel of one of Ford's most powerful cars! See it here.
1968 Lamborghini Miura Shows The World What A Real Supercar Looks Like
The Lamborghini Miura was an excellent car for its time and now is regarded as the most beautiful Italian supercar ever made by many Italian car enthusiasts. This title is well deserved as it was one of the first cars to take a more concentrated effort towards looking good instead of just being fast. Brands like Ferrari, whose initial rejection had created the raging bull we all know and love, were convinced that the best way to create an image was to do what was best for track performance. Lamborghini was on a mission to take down the prancing pony of Italy, and they did exactly that with this car. Of course, this means that many enthusiasts would do anything to get their hands on one of these insane beasts. See it here.
1931 Ford Model A Roadster Spinning Tires With The Same Family For 67 Years
The 1930s were a fantastic time for designing and building the quality of American-made automobiles, especially within the performance car genre. With rolling fenders, crazy color schemes, and the growing popularity of Ford's V8, these cars were the perfect building blocks for a new kind of car. This new subculture of the car community would be called the hotrodders of America and the precursor to the muscle car movement. So when the day comes that you get to lay eyes on one of these powerful roadsters and coupes, understand that what you are looking at is not just some old car from a time before modern performance technology. Instead, it is a piece of history that led to the insane muscle and pony cars we have today; this is one of the last true American art forms. See it here.
2020 Ford GT Is America’s Greatest Supercar
While you can look back to the past of companies like GM and Mopar and find hundreds of different models whose primary focus was performance, there have only been about two Ford vehicles of that caliber. The Ford Motor company was mainly focused on building cars for ordinary people until Ferrari took it upon themselves to make "Hank the Deuce" look like a fool. Hot-headed as he was, the company took an immediate turn towards performance which birthed two of America's favorite vehicles. One of these cars was the Ford Mustang in 1964, but the car we are talking about is the iconic GT40. This great car had a great life on tracks across the globe before its discontinuation in 1969 and eventually revival in 2006. See it here.
1989 Lamborghini Countach Shows Low Miles With Impressive V12
Lamborghini is one of those brands whose incredible passion for automotive greatness bleeds through every single model. One particular car has been given an astonishing level of prestige within the supercar community as it was the first car to show the world just what the brand was capable of. That's right, we're talking about the iconic Lamborghini Countach, which took the world by storm at the 1971 Geneva auto show, and now the car is heralded as the most incredible Italian supercar to ever hit the open road. Although millions of fans worldwide would stop at nothing to get their hands on one of these cars, they can be tough to find in today's used and collector market due to minimal production numbers. However, that is precisely what makes this an excellent opportunity for anyone with a passion for Lamborghini history. See it here.
1985 Porsche 928S Is The Epitome Of Raw Driving Experience
As far as the European automotive enthusiast market goes, you'd be hard-pressed to anyone that doesn't at least mention the Porsche brand. This incredible manufacturer has a ton of sports cars in the market ranging from models like the 918 Syper to the famous 911. But, of course, let's be honest, most of these cars look pretty much the same, with the rear engine RWD platform remaining consistent with its styling. Not much has changed in exterior design for nearly five decades, which means that "unique" isn't even in the vocabulary for most 911 variants. However, one vehicle that is largely overlooked in popular car culture may be the perfect choice for any Porsche enthusiast looking for something a little different from the norm. See it here.