1993 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4 - With 220bhp and 4x4, these are still very quick cross-country cars. Might even be the best Sierra Cossie. Best know as a rally car, but pretty much invented the fast executive saloon concept, too. Whatever, it's a Ford Cosworth, so a legend by default. Happens to be brilliant, as well. This is the very last one built and is in showroom-fresh condition. Sold for: £35,438
Held at the NEC on 14 November, the sale features a hugely varied selection of lots, the vast majority in factory-fresh condition and temptingly priced.
Only Motors has poured over the catalogue at great length to picks its favourites. Now we just need to see how much cash we can scrape together (probably not enough).
1959 Fiat 600 Multipla – Arguably the original MPV, fitting 6 people into a tiny footprint. Only 600cc so not fast, but very manoeuvrable and just so charming. Ideal about-town runaround for a fashionable family in a posh part of London. Unsold
1967 Alfa Romeo GT Sprint Veloce – You’ll find this in the dictionary next to the word ‘delicious’. Knee-weakening Bertone styling, sweet handling and jewel-like engines. Veloce model had more power, better interior and revised styling; it’s the one to have. This one lived in Cyprus until 2014 and has since been extensively restored. Rare in black and all the better for it. Sold for: £32,063
1967 Ford Mustang GT ‘Eleanor’ – Stunning recreation of the Gone In 60 Seconds star car, built to GT500 spec. 427ci V8 with many mods making a reported 500+ bhp. Suspension and brakes upgraded properly to cope. Sold for: £81,000
1968 Lotus Elan S3 FHC – Possibly the pettiest Elan, built to very high fast road spec. Spyder chassis; uprated suspension, brakes and running gear; 135bhp engine with 26R-spec cooling; fully restored body in BRM racing colours and full FIA rollcage. Elan is brilliant standard; this should be epic. Sold for: £27,563
1972 Citroen SM – We’ll take any excuse to gawp at one of these. The SM married Citroen’s hydropneumatic suspension with a Maserati V6, creating one of the finest GTs there has ever been; gorgeous to look at and wonderful to drive. This one is the right colour and has had lots of money spent recently. Sold for: £51,188
1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible – Gaining long-overdue recognition as of the best British GTs. S3 version not the prettiest, but certainly the best of the breed. Drop-top a bit wobbly to drive but gives unfettered access to 7.2 Chrysler V8’s glorious rumble. This is has been fully restored by a long-time Jensen enthusiast to simply stunning condition. Sold for: £72,563
1981 Renault 5 Turbo 1 – The rocketiest of pocket rockets, built to homologate the R5 for Group 4/B rallying. Mid-mounted 1.4 turbo motor made 160bhp and, err, interesting handling. Which we’ll excuse for the oh-so 80s wide-arch styling. Only 600 T1s were built; this one is a peach, even if the colour scheme is a bit sudden. Sold for: £61,875
1993 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4×4 – With 220bhp and 4×4, these are still very quick cross-country cars. Might even be the best Sierra Cossie. Best know as a rally car, but pretty much invented the fast executive saloon concept, too. Whatever, it’s a Ford Cosworth, so a legend by default. Happens to be brilliant, as well. This is the very last one built and is in showroom-fresh condition. Sold for: £35,438
2003 Aston Martin Vanquish – The flawed gem that started Aston’s revival. Gorgeously muscular styling, epic handling and searing V12 engine marred by useless automated manual gearbox. This one is cheap enough that swapping to a proper manual ‘box could be a sensible option. Upgraded with Vanquish S brakes, suspension and clutch; full service history. Convert to manual, keep it forever. Sold for: £77,625
2004 Mercedes SL55 AMG F1 Pace Car edition – Rare limited-run car with 600bhp and many options. A proper A-road stormer and very luxurious with it. Not sure its overcome its image problems yet, though. This one has been well looked after, with various known issues fixed. Sold for: £31,500
2012 KTM X-Bow R – For a first attempt at a road car, the X-Bow is quite a good one. Bike maker KTM brought in racing specialists to design and develop the X-Bow and it shows. It’s easily one of the best road-going track day cars out there. This one was originally owned by KTM UK, who specced every option: racing bodywork, upgraded suspension and brakes and 325bhp engine. A bit geeky, but not much will keep up with it. Sold for: £45,000