Collecting classic vehicles is an exciting and rewarding pastime as well as a lucrative investment opportunity. These charming and stunning cars preserve the styles and specifications of the past, and owning one empowers you to be a custodian preserving a piece of motor history.
Recently, four breathtaking vehicles sold on the auction site Bringatrailer.com, and these cars capture the fine craftsmanship of bygone periods. The vehicles that changed hands were a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Coupe, a 2006 Ford GT, a 1973 BMW 3.0CSi Alpina B2S, and a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 5-Speed. Here’s what you should know about these extraordinary cars.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Coupe
First up is an incredibly rare 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Coupe that was one of only 50 coupes that were bodied by Carrozzeria Ellena in 1958. This luxurious piece of history boasts an eye-catching red finish and dark gray rockers. It also sports stunning graphics from the California Mille and Louis Vuitton Classic China Run races along its doors. The seller drove the car in the Walter Mitty Challenge, California Mille, the Louis Vuitton Classic China Run, and other vintage racing events in the 1990s.
Other impressive exterior features include its wraparound rear window, driver-side Talbot mirror, quad Megs exhaust outlets, Scuderia Ferrari shield decals, tail fins, and grille-mounted Marchal fog lamps.
The car sits on 16” chrome Borrani wire wheels with 6.00-16 Dunlop Racing tires, and its braking system is made up of finned alloy drums at each corner along with duplex actuation in its front end. The Ferrari also features hydraulic lever-arm shock absorbers with a leaf-sprung rear and coil-sprung double-wishbone front suspension.
A 3.0-liter Tipo 128C V12 powers this remarkable vehicle. The engine has spark plugs on the inside of each cylinder bank as well as triple Weber 36 DCL3 carburetors and twin distributors. It sends power to its rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission with a solid rear axle and a Dana 44 center section. It also features a limited-slip differential with 4.56:1 gearing.
The Ferrari’s cabin features a stunning black vinyl trim covering its two-place seating, door panels, rear shelf, and center tunnel. It also comes with red carpeting, a roll bar, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and Veglia instrumentation.
This luxurious dream of a vehicle sold for $493,000.
2006 Ford GT
This 2006 Ford GT features a breathtaking Speed Yellow finish with black stripes over Ebony leather. Its exterior also sports Ford GT graphics, fog lights, side air intakes, fog lights, a vented hood, a rear diffuser, a dual center-exit exhaust system, and HID headlights. Additionally, this 2000s car boasts details that are reminiscent of the GT40 racing cars from the 1960s, including its roll-bonded floors, aluminum body panels, and extruded-aluminum space frame.
The car comes with factory BBS forged lightweight aluminum wheels that are paired with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires. Plus, it comes with a Brembo braking system with red-finished four-piston monoblock calipers.
The GT is powered by a mid-mounted supercharged 5.4-liter DOHC V8 with a factory output of 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. This powerhouse engine comes with aluminum features, including an aluminum block, pistons, and cylinder heads, and it boasts a Lysholm screw-type supercharger, a water-to-air intercooler, and a dry-sump lubrication system. It routes power to its rear wheels via a Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle and a helical limited-slip differential.
If you take a look inside the vehicle, you’ll see Sparco-designed adjustable seats trimmed in Ebony leather. It also comes with a McIntosh CD stereo, remote keyless entry, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an instrument array that was inspired by the GT40.
This high-performing and stylish supercar sold for $460,000.
1973 BMW 3.0CSi Alpina B2S
This dream-like 1973 BMW 3.0CSi Alpina B2S features an eye-catching Fjord Blue finish along with blue and green Alpina deco stripes. The exterior also comes with a front spoiler, dual side-view mirrors, and a B2S grille badge.
The car sits atop 16” Alpina wheels with Michelin Primacy tires, measuring 205/55 in its front and 225/50 in its rear, and it features overhauled braking and suspension systems. The suspension now has Bilstein dampers and a rebuilt steering pump, and its four-cornered braking system comes with zinc-plated calipers over cross-drilled and ventilated rotors.
The BMW is powered by an Alpina-modified 3.0-liter inline-six with Weber 45 DCOE carburetors, forged hemispheric pistons, an Alpina intake plenum, a 123 ignition distributor, a ported cylinder head, and a 10.5:1 compression ratio. The engine is mated to a Getrag five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The car also comes with power steering.
The vehicle’s cabin features Scheel-Mann front seats and a rear seating surface that’s trimmed in black upholstery, and the seats include blue, green, and black cloth inserts, matching the car’s unforgettable exterior. The interior also features a walnut dashboard and door trim along with a three-spoke Alpina steering wheel and VDO instrumentation.
The buyer walked away with this incredibly impressive and distinct car for $250,000.
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 5-Speed
The final vehicle that was recently sold is a stylish 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 5-Speed with a Guard Red (L027) finish that looks especially attractive over its tan leatherette interior. The car comes with a black soft top, a convertible top boot, headlight washers, a black tonneau cover, and integrated fog lights.
The car resides on top of 16” Fuchs alloy wheels wrapped in Runway Enduro 816 tires, measuring 205/55 in the front and 225/50 in the back, and it features a four-wheel disc braking system.
This Porsche 911 is powered by a 3.2-liter M930/21 flat-six with a factory rating of 202 horsepower and 185 foot-pounds of torque and routes power to its rear wheels via a Type 915 five-speed manual transaxle. The seller recently replaced the engine’s spark plugs and filters and changed its oil.
The vehicle’s cockpit comes with tan leatherette-upholstered front sports seats that are bolstered as well as matching door panels. Some of its amenities include power locks, an Alpine head unit, and power windows. The cabin also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel that sits in front of VDO instrumentation, including a 170-mph speedometer, a Quartz clock, and a central tachometer with a 6,300-rpm redline.
This classic vehicle sold for $31,100.
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