WORK OF ART

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER VINTAGE LUXURY CARS OUT THERE. AS SOMEONE ONCE TOLD US, FOR SOME, CLASSIC VINTAGE CARS ARE A PASSION. FOR OTHERS, THEY ARE A RECESSION-PROOF INVESTMENT By Ivanna Hreshchuk

1966 SHELBY 427 COBRA SUPER SNAKE

Fetched $5.5M at an auction eight years ago. Only two 800-horsepower sports cars were produced. One was used as personal transportation by famed racer and performance auto builder Carroll Shelby himself. Shelby talked about how the car hit 0-60 mph in just over three seconds.

1966 LAMBORGHINI MIURA

At its launch, it was the fastest production road car available, with its central V12 and eye-catching body. The 2-seater re-defined the concept of a sports car.

1962 FERRARI 330 TRI/LM

The only 4-litre Testa Rossa built, also the last Testa Rossa and the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari. It was the last front-engined car to take the overall title at Le Mans. The end of a golden age, totally unique, V-12 engine, with nearly 400 horsepower. Went for $9.3M at a Sotheby’s auction.

1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE

Top of the line for Cadillac back in the day, the absolute peak of the tailfin American cars in terms of design. Less than a 1,000 were built, a rolling testament to the glitz, glamour and innovation of the time.

1954 MERCEDES 300SL GULLWING AMG

Again, a rarity, if you can get your hands on one: only 146 were built in 1954. Sold for $1.5M at auction. One of the most beautiful, vintage classics of all time. The car brings 380 hp, 6.0 litre, V-8 with electronic fuel injection, four-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel independent and adjustable sport suspension. Iconic.