3 Racing Cars Every Gentleman Wants
From the beautifully crafted exterior to the impeccably well-kept body paint and the rumble of the unapologetic inefficient engine – there’s something inherently fascinating about classic automobiles.
Mr Green boasts quite an impressive classic motorcar collection himself, but there are 3 cars that he yet has to acquire. In fact, these racing cars are such a rare commodity that you’ve probably never heard of them before.
Ferrari 250 GT SWB
The first time Mr Green set eyes on the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO he was determined to find out who owns this beauty of a beast. Considered to be one of the most expensive cars in the world, it was sold at an auction in 2014 with a whopping €23 million price tag.
Turns out the 250 GTO wasn’t fast enough for owner Conti Volpi di Misurati, so he handed it over to engineer Giotto Vizzarrini for some fine-tuning. The car was later on entered into the 1962 ‘24 Hours of Le Mans race’ where it retired with transmission problems.
With only thirteen models ever built, the Maserati Barchetta is truly a unique collector’s item. The car was manufactured in 1990 for one reason only, to compete in its own race series, the ‘Grantrofeo Barchetta’.
Boasting a mid-mounted twin-turbo 2.0 litre V6 producing 315 horsepower and a very light carbon fibre spyder body, the Barchetta could do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Pretty impressive!
Jaguar XJR 15
Nope not all racing cars must be dressed in vibrant red. In fact Mr Green particularly fancies the Jaguar XJR 15 because it features his favourite colour – green-ish. Besides its stunning bodywork, this 90s super-car boasts a 6.0 litre V12 engine, promising fueled fun for those brave enough to take the tarmac.
Underneath its carbon fibre and Kelvar coachwork is, essentially, an XJR-8 Le Mans model. However, produced by Jaguar Sport, a subsidiary of Jaguar, this model is quite unique as only 50 examples were ever manufactured.