Ferrari FXX Evoluzione - Classic and Performance Car, our picks of the week
Up for sale this week is the FXX K's raw predecessor, a 'Slant Nose' 911 Turbo, a Ford GT40 MkIV racer and more
We list the week’s most interesting cars for sale on our sister site, Classic and Performance Car. This week's offerings come from the March RM Auctions sale in Amelia Island.
In no particular order, here they are:
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Slant Nose'
Is there anything cooler on cars than the pop-up headlight? Combine a pair of them with a white 930 911 Turbo, and you get one of the most uber-cool cars of the 1980s.
That's why this rare, all-original Slant Nose will likely sell for close to £80,000. And with over 280bhp produced from its 3.3-litre air-cooled turbo flat-six, it's far more than just a slick-faced yuppie.
Popular fashion and music is seemingly harking back to the 1980s, so demand for one of the era's most desirable supercars is growing fast. Not only does it look the part, it even comes with its factory Blaupunkt stereo cassette player.
>For sale - 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Slant Nose'
2007 Ferrari 599 GTB
Front-engined, V12 Ferraris are special things, so it's not surprising that the superfast, ultra luxurious 599 GTB became an instant classic. Today the GTB - which borrows its engine from the mighty Enzo - is heavily sought after.
As demonstrated by this stunning black 599, the car's timeless looks ensure that even as one of the - at least in this company anyway - comparably mass produced cars in RM's auction, it should fetch well over £100,000.
>For Sale - 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV Continuation
As the fourth of just seven recreation MkIV GT40s in the world, this car runs as impressively as it looks. 500bhp of power comes from a 7-litre V8 and is sent through a four-speed manual gearbox. Brutal, old school grunt is what this car offers, as it's based on one of America's most iconic endurance racers.
Despite being a replica of the legendary original, this MkIV could sell for significantly more than £500,000. Since it's been built to compeltely original specification, it could also go racing in one of the world's many historic championships.
>For sale - 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV Continuation
2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
Just recently we introduced you to the LaFerrari FXX K, Ferrari's latest track-only hypercar. But this, the FXX, was the first track-only offering built for Ferrari's Cliente customers. As a heavily revised, re-built from the ground up version of the Enzo supercar, this FXX has received the Evoluzione updates.
While the stopwatch will confirm the new FXX K is significantly faster around a lap, as Ferrari test driver Marc Gené explained (in this video), the 860bhp FXX is arguably Ferrari's best track-car. That's why it could sell for over £1million.
>For sale - 2005 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
2008 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640-4 Roadster
This is a 631bhp, V12 engined convertible Lamborghini Murciélago. Need we say anything else? As the poster boy for a generation, this drop-top Lamborghini has travelled just 156miles from new (that's some 257,844 fewer miles than Simon George's evo Fast Fleet Murciélago). As a result, it's quite literally factory fresh.
The car is fitted with the E-gear semi-automatic six-speed gearbox, and is painted in Grigio Avalon over Grigio Phoenix paint. Capable of racing from 0-60mph in 3.4sec and reaching a staggering 205mph top speed, the open top LP640 was, and still is, one of the most extreme topless cars out there.
When this car goes to auction, it'll do so without a reserve. We don't suggest holding your breath in the hope of grabbing a bargain Lamborghini here though.
>For sale - 2008 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640-4 Roadster