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The dream collection?

«The Gran Turismo Collection»

At the beginning of November, RM Sotheby’s in London will auction “The Gran Turismo Collection”, a collection of 18 cars that a collector has put together for himself over the years. That’s pretty great, probably never before has such a collection come under the hammer all at once, the man really had excellent taste. We want to show the individual vehicles here – but above all ask: What would your dream collection look like? Just imagine: An infinite amount of walking money, enough space – which 18 classics would you have? Feel free to take “The Gran Turismo Collection” as a starting point, then replace or exchange a few vehicles.

Here’s the list first:

  • 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
  • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
  • 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
  • 2006 Ferrari Superamerica
  • 2003 Ferrari Enzo
  • 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta
  • 1997 Ferrari F50
  • 1996 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
  • 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220 S
  • 1991 Ferrari F40
  • 1991 Jaguar XJR-15
  • 1986 Lancia Delta S4
  • 1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2
  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
  • 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S
  • 1982 Lancia 037
  • 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV

In the following we will devote ourselves to each vehicle individually, give a (personal) assessment, also play this game, i.e. put our 18 favourites in a list. Stay tuned.

1971 Lamborghini Miura SV

67 % – A must have, definitely. And as an SV anyway. Whether it absolutely has to be this one, chassis number 4924, is not something we want to discuss here.

1982 Lancia 037

67 % – The Lancia 037 was the last rear-wheel-drive rally world champion, which is a good reason. And it is Walter Röhrl’s favourite car, that’s another good reason. Röhrl even drove this good piece, #319, once. And then it’s also an Evo. But: do you need two Group B cars?

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S

49 % – You have to have a Countach. But we would definitely argue for an LP400 here, one of the great cars ever.

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

49 % – This is of course a difficult discussion, the “Big Five” of Ferrari. Or just not. We would rather not, although the 288 GTO is a weird car. But perhaps it could be replaced by something older; a Ferrari with the Colombo engine definitely belongs in any decent collection.

1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2

1 % – Already a wild thing. It looks like one too. But it’s an Audi, and I don’t want an Audi in my collection (or a Mercedes for that matter). And anyway, do you need two Group B cars?

1986 Lancia Delta S4

100 % – Yes. Yep, this is the ultimate Group B car. And this, #0215, is the car with which Toivonen won the 1986 Monte Carlo Rally. Bull’s-eye.

1991 Jaguar XJR-15

0 % – I just can’t do anything with Jaguar. And if we’re talking about sports cars of the 90s, I’d rather have a Porsche 959. But if a Porsche, I’d rather have a 911 Carrera RS 2.7, and maybe a 911 Carrera RSR 3.8.

1991 Ferrari F40

67 % – Oh yes, an F40 is a must. Great, wonderful. This one, unfortunately, is one with a catalytic converter, so it doesn’t get full marks.

1993 Jaguar XJ220 S

1 % – I can’t do anything with Jaguar, as written. It gets the one percent for the colour. And it’s also clear what we’d replace it with: McLaren F1. Well, it’s in a slightly different price league.

1993 Bugatti EB110 GT

67% – Of course we would want an EB110 in the collection. This one also has the right colour. But with this car there seems to be a problem with the chassis number (39040).

1996 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport

49 % – One EB110 is enough.

1997 Ferrari F50

33 % – Here we are again with the “Big Five”. Of course, the F50 is a fine car, the finest of the big five in a purely technical and chronological sense. But somehow it’s not so close to me visually.

2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

0 % – There are three open and yellow and rather modern Ferraris in the collection here. But why?

2003 Ferrari Enzo

51 % – The “Big Five” problem. But this car has a big name after all. And a bow to the “Commendatore” is allowed.

2006 Ferrari Superamerica

0 % – There are three open and yellow and rather modern Ferraris in the collection here. But why?

2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

0 % – There are three open and yellow and rather modern Ferraris in the collection here. But why?

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

33 % – “Big Five” again. And technically exciting as a hybrid. But if such a hypercar of those years, then much rather a McLaren P1.

2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

25 % – Sure, 16 cylinders, incredible performance. It’s probably also part of good manners to have a Chiron in a collection. But of all the brand new machines, I’d rather have a GMA T.50.

Oy, that’s a bit of a bitter outcome now. So I would absolutely want exactly one car from this collection, the Toivonen Delta S4. Then there are a few that would absolutely have to be there, Miura, Countach, F40, EB110, maybe an 037, an Enzo. What I would absolutely have to have would be a McLaren F1 and at least one Ferrari with a Colombo engine (it doesn’t have to be a 250 GTO, a 250 GT SWB Competizione would be perfectly adequate, plus maybe a California Spider, because an open toy is a must). I also listed two Porsches above, the McLaren P1 and the new GMA T.55. Not yet mentioned: Bizzarrini and Alfa TZ. Another Facel Vega for the well-groomed drive? And then another pre-war vehicle, a Voisin perhaps or an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900? (Hmm, something went wrong, we do not have a Maserati here.)

We have some more nice cars in our archives.

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