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These ten amazing cars are being sold in London

RM Sotheby’s Battersea auction set to feature some excellent machinery

  1. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta ‘Lusso’ by Scaglietti

    Designed to plug the gap between the 250 GT SWB and 250 GTE 2+2, the Lusso first arrived on the scene at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962. And thanks to those looks and a lovely V12, it’s quite brilliant.

    So brilliant in fact, RM reckons this particular example will fetch up to £1.5million when it crosses the block. It’s all original underneath, has been driven regularly – and therefore no trailer queen – and even gets a ‘period-correct’ Blaupunkt stereo.

  2. 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

    A special one, this. It’s thought to be the very first AM Vantage – Vantage of course, referring to the new engine with larger carbs and a higher compression ratio to produce a heady 125bhp.

    It’s the 19th DB2 built, and was first owned by American racer William Spear, who in December 1950 raced it at the Sebring six hours and finished 2nd in class. It’s expected to sell for around £320,000.

  3. 1992 Ferrari F40

    It’s an F40, which means a twin-turbo V8 with 478bhp, lots of noise and 201mph. We don’t really need to explain any more than that.

    This particular car, though, has only had one owner, boasts less than 4,000km on the clock, and has recently been serviced. You’d better take care of it…

  4. 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale by Bertone

    Three outright victories in the WRC in 1974, 1975 and 1976 immediately warrant the Stratos ultimate kudos. This, one of just 492 road-going production models built so the Stratos could rule WRC, is a beaut’.

    It’s number 445, features a 192bhp Dino V6 engine, a documented history from new and is a full, matching numbers example. Also, it’s blue. 

  5. 2006 Porsche Carrera GT

    It’s the 918’s predecessor, and a car boasting a 605bhp V10, a 0-62mph time of 3.8s and a 0-124mph time of 9.9s. Still amazing by today’s standards.

    This one also boasts a unique ‘Sands White’ paintjob, believed to be the only Carrera GT to have left the Porsche factory with such a colour, and has less than 20,000km on the clock.

    Um, the consignor also notes how there is “no evidence of prior damage”, either.

  6. 1971 Abarth Scorpione Prototipo

    It’s a green and orange Abarth from the early 1970s. That is all.

  7. 1995 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport

    May we present the Veyron’s daddy, the EB110. This particular one is delightful, not because it’s the rare Super Sport edition, but because, frankly, it’s bright yellow, with a red interior. A mid-90s, bright yellow Bugatti.

    Because it was an SS, that quad-turbocharged 3.5-litre V12 boasted 603 horsepowers rather than the standard GT’s 550. And with some aluminium and carbon fibre panels, it was lighter too.

    So 0-60mph took 3.2 seconds, and it’d top out at 216mph. This yellow car is one of the last SS examples ever built, with less than 10,100km on the clock.

  8. 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB by Scaglietti

    Gorgeous, innit? It was Ferrari’s first road-going car to feature a mid-mounted, flat-12 cylinder engine, in this case a 4.4-litre producing 380bhp. An engine derived from Ferrari’s F1 car. 

    This particular car is a right-hand-drive version, first delivered to the UK in June 1974. It’s still got its original chassis number stampings and original engine, was recently treated to an ‘engine-out’ belt service, and comes with lots of paperwork and a set of tools.

    Lovely.

  9. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe

    The new Stingray is a great car, but here’s the first ‘Sting Ray’ ‘Vette: a ’63 split-window Coupe.

    There are 250 horsepowers on board, courtesy of a 327 cu in V8 – that’s a 5.4-litre V8 – vinyl upholstery and a Daytona blue paint job. This one’s covered less than 4,000 miles, too.

  10. 1973 Ferves Ranger

    This was Italy’s answer to a compact off-roader. And for that, Italy, we thank you. It’s brilliant.

    Built using elements of the original Fiat 500 and 600, it managed a whopping 18 horsepowers – eighteen! – thanks to a rear-mounted 499cc air-cooled two-cylinder engine. 

    It also came with four-wheel-drive and is believed to be one of just 50 remaining Rangers from an original build sheet of 600. Like we say, brilliant.

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