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1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé

This Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé comes in the perfect colour combination of black with red leather. It also benefits from a 5-speed gearbox and disc brakes all-round. Subtle but important modifications allow one to enjoy classic motoring without the stress that can be associated with owning a classic. Most importantly though, this car has been treated to a full body-off restoration in the last few years and as such is in stunning condition. Since the completion of the rebuild, the car has traveled just 50 miles meaning the next owner still needs to carefully run the car in for a further 950 miles. What a treat to enter into car ownership with a car that will grow in character as you build the miles up together. Reserve is $94,000 – $102,000 and will no doubt prove a sound long-term investment for its new owner.

1971 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato

1971 Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato

Zagato is a name that sits with Pininfarina and Bertone in the coach building world. Famous for stunning creations crafted onto some of the most famous cars of all time. Zagato is a name commonly linked to Alfa Romeo and also Aston Martin. These cars are often rarer than the production models and will often command a higher value. Most notably the Aston Martin DB4 Zagato, a car that is worth ten times the more common standard DB4. So, here we have a pretty little Alfa Romeo 1300 Junior Zagato, restored in 2010 and the subject of a few concours event wins. The current owner – since 2003 has since been busy enjoying the car on European road trips, deciding that concours events aren’t really his thing. At a very reasonable estimate of $17,000 – $21,000 this car represents a fantastic way into Zagato ownership with a usable honest car that currently wants for nothing more than your favourite open road.

1986 Porsche 911/930 Turbo Flatnose

1986 Porsche 911 930 Turbo Flatnose

It’s easy to assume that buying a Porsche 911 is easy, after all there are a lot of them for sale in the various markets. But, there are a lot of pitfalls, so many cars are now no longer original, the mass produced models are starting to finally level out in their recent price surges and finding a truly interesting 911 investment has become a challenge. Step forward this striking 911/930 Turbo Flatnose from 1986. The ‘Flatnose’ front end evolved from the successful 935 and 936 race cars of the era. Between 1981 and 1989 customers could specify the body style on a special order. Just 49 RHD examples were made, even fewer in Guards Red, and now 30 years later I am sure even fewer remain on the road. This car is basically a one owner car but shows a few owners due to it having been under different family and company ownership over the years. A 911 still in the hands of its original owner with original registration plate and a certificate of authenticity is an incredibly rare opportunity. Priced keenly at $165,000 – $200,000 this will surely be a popular car when it passes through, but a shrewd investment too.

Photo credits: © 2016 Historics at Brooklands

About the Author: 

Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 17 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.

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About the Author:

Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 18 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.