The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. Every week we’ll be highlighting the top 10 cars in need of a new home that caught our eye.
The Ford GT40 is a legendary car that is fully deserving of its place in history. The model that beat Ferrari at its own game, this icon has secured a space in everyone’s dream garage, right? This handsome Gulf liveried car could actually be in your real garage!
While not a real GT40, such a car is worth a huge chunk of change today, this Superformance MK1 comes very close. Built with a great level of craftsmanship, this rolling chassis awaits the beating heart of your choice.
It might be famed for its role in the Back to the Future movies, but the DMC-12 is a car that’s worthy of its own feature film. Its naked stainless steal bodywork, gullwing doors, and distinctive wedge profile makes it a movie star in its own right.
This immaculate example is in such good condition, it’s as if it time traveled back from 1981.
The Lister Costin developed the aerodynamics of the famed ‘knobbly’ further thanks to the talents of Frank Costin. Just one of eight Costins fitted with a Chevrolet V8, this car served as the prototype vehicle for development.
It has an extensive racing history that saw it tackle challenging circuits in the UK, South Africa, and America.
This Aston Martin not only looks the part, but its naturally aspirated 5.3-liter V8 engine insures that it has the performance to match. It’s capable of a top speed in excess of 170mph and a 0-60mph dash in just 5.3 seconds.
This car is very rare being just one of 26 left-hand drive ‘fliptail’ examples ever created.
Kept by its current owner for 40 years, this is a rare opportunity to obtain this beautifully restored Shelby Mustang. Finished in a rarely seen combination of gold and blue, it certainly stands out from the crowd.
Chassis STK 2601 is in its correct factory specification, complete with that prestigious 428 Ci FE Cobra Jet motor.
We all love the characterful looks of classic cars, but sometimes their lack of modern performance and reliability can become grating. The solution? This 2013 Corvette by Karl Custom.
Based on a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, this American sports car plays homage to the iconic C2 Corvette Stingray. Far from a Frankenstein creation, the retro looks of its ancestor actually suits this potent 6.2-liter C6. It’s the best of both worlds.
Aston Martin’s Zagato designed models are amongst the most stylish and collectable cars in the world. The V8 Zagato Volante might not be the prettiest car created by the collaboration, but it is one of the rarest numbering just 6.
Finished in Hunter Green with tanned leather upholstery, it’s a wonderfully traditional specification. Something else of tradition is its period 430-horsepower V8 engine, complete with twin-choke 50mm Weber carburetors.
Some people write-off the Porsche 914 for being a joint project with Volkswagen, but the truth is that it was a car developed by the sporting marque for both to use. The fact that it became one of Porsche’s best selling models says it all.
This particular 914 has been restored and turned into a FIA certified racer with no expense spared. In addition to a total rebuild of its 2.5-liter Boxer engine, lightweight panels have been added to boost this car’s agility further.
Fresh from the 1970s, this excellent example of VW’s famed bus is finished in a retro color scheme of its era. Brown bodywork is teamed with an orange pinstripe that runs its length for a distinctive look.
It’s in great condition and has amazingly only covered 61,000 miles from new!
This genuine CSX serial numbered continuation ticks all of the boxes! Wearing Guardsmen Blue with traditional Wimbledon White striping, this iconic car looks ready to do business. An aluminum Shelby 427 FE 468 V8 under the hood highlights that it’s not just a pretty face.
550-horsepower, manual transmission, beautiful lightweight body. Where do we sign up?
The 2005 Ford GT built to celebrate 100 years of the blue oval is already a fast appreciating asset, with collectors clambering for the supercharged V8 supercar. This example is not only in a very fetching color scheme, but it has also only covered 1400 miles to date!
This practically brand-new Ford GT is pristine, and exactly the sort with high investment potential. Or you could take the view that it deserves a few more miles on its odometer!
The Lamborghini Gallardo was a huge seller for the Italian marque, but a handful of models ditched its typical all-wheel drive for classic rear-wheel drive fun. This LP550-2 Black Edition is one such car.
It still features that glorious 5.2-liter V10 engine, but it channels that power exclusively to the rear wheels. Anyone hungry for doughnuts?
The Hummer H1 might have started life as a military vehicle, but its imposing size and indestructible reputation soon had the public asking for the keys. Its creator, AM General, started selling a civilian Hummer H1 in 1992.
This automotive behemoth sports an army camouflage paint job, something highly appropriate considering its military heritage.
Ever thought that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 wasn’t extreme enough? For those that were left wanting, this custom-built car might be for you.
It features a dramatic bodykit that appears how we might expect a modern-day KITT in full Attack Mode to look. Its aggressive lines and huge power-bulge in the hood is certainly befitting of the added punch DBR High Performance gave this muscle car.
The E9 BMW 3.0 CS is a beautiful car, and this well-maintained example is a credit to its previous owners. Featuring the iconic M30 straight-six engine, this is a car from the era BMW really made its name on the global stage.
A pair of rear bucket seats and a good size trunk actually makes the 3.0 CS a practical classic, one that you could easily use every day. Reports of a reliable mechanical history gives us hope that its next owner will enjoy clocking up some more miles on this Bavarian beauty.
The Chevrolet El Camino is one of the most versatile classics out there. It looks great restored and polished to perfection in a collection, they can actually be used to haul oversized cargo in the back, and some variants come with strong performance. This El Camino takes the latter point to the extreme.
Created from a rust-free example, this El Camino dragster is a serious build with a 427 cubic-inch LS7 under its hood. Plenty of engineering went into optimizing weight distribution and suspension.
When the IMSA North American Road Racing series decided to allow full tube frame cars to compete, the race was on to take advantage of this new lightweight construction method. In 1977 John Greenwood and Bob Riley of the Protofab team created a tubular Corvette.
This racer is one of only two ever built and features an extensive aerodynamic package, not to mention 750-horsepower aluminum big block motor requisitioned by racer John Paul Sr.
The 2018 Dodge Demon is a landmark muscle car that caters to the true drag-strip enthusiast. Its 840-horsepower V8 engine packs enough performance to shame some of the most potent performance cars in the world, but customers were offered the opportunity to turn things up to 11 with the Demon Crate.
This box grants its allocated Demon some drag strip goodies including a performance powertrain control module with high-octane engine calibration, replacement switch module containing high-octane button, conical performance air filter, passenger mirror block-off plate, and a pair of skinny front-runner drag wheels. As if that wasn’t enough, it also comes with a bunch of branded tools.
Demon by name, demon by nature.
This is no replica of the movie car, it’s a genuine screen-used machine! Six were built for the musical movie with just two being road-legal — this is one such car. It might have only got 12 seconds of screen time, but this car is a real piece of cinema history.
Believed to be powered by a Ford 3000 V6, could you give our fine four-fendered friend a new home?
Now this is a rat rod! Based on a classic Chevrolet 3100, this seemingly Mad Max inspired vehicle certainly looks apocalyptic. However, what’s more impressive than the external custom work is its chromed 454 cubic-inch Chevrolet V8 motor.
This distinctive truck is about more than straight-line performance as it was also built with autocross in mind. Disc brakes, Rack-and-pinion steering, and Mustang II suspension means that this rat rod handles in through the corners as well as dominates on the straights.
Don’t you hate it when you’re enjoying a beautiful country road, only to be held up by a tediously slow tractor? If more farmers had one of these unique John Deere’s that’ wouldn’t be a problem.
Likely the fastest tractor you’ll see today, this 350 CI V8 hot rod is based on a 1932 Chevrolet, but modelled on a tractor. It looks great in its distinctive green and yellow livery that might even fool the casual observer into thinking that this was some bonkers special edition.
Cars of Petty’s garage are well known for possessing some serious performance, but this Signature Series Dodge Challenger takes things to a new level. Less than 20 of these cars were ever built with 610hp under the hood.
A supercharged a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 VVT engine supplies the grunt, while modifications to the brakes and suspension insures that the Challenger can fully exploit its newfound performance.
There’s something utterly charming about classic hot rods, isn’t there? Take an old-school run-of-the-mill vehicle, chop it, add a huge engine and leave to simmer. A delicious recipe.
This 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster is a great example of the breed with its 350 cubic-inch crate V8 engine. Finished in not so mellow yellow, it is symbolic of America’s hot rod culture that has found world fame. This particular build also features a few luxuries such as air conditioning, remote door openers, and a CD player.
Strikingly beautiful, abundantly powerful, and extremely rare. The original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes are automotive icons with the values in the millions of dollars, however, this impressive continuation car might be the next best thing.
Featuring the same specifications as its original designer John Ohlsen gave the car for Le Mans, this handsome beast means that the icon lives on.
A regal Chevy Camaro is an interesting car, but this restomod carries particular intrigue. It was actually the very first Battle of Builders winner in 2014 at SEMA. In addition to its show car provenance, it wields an LSX 427 cubic-inch engine that possesses 800-horsepower!
$449,990 buys you one of the best modified Camaros out there.
It’s hard to believe that this famed NASCAR was sold for just a dollar in 1969. This car was the vehicle David Pearson used to win at the Darlington SuperSpeedway against fierce rival Richard Petty.
With 12 pole positions, 16 event wins, and a Grand National Championship on its resumé, it would be a great addition to any collection.
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