If Money was no object our Garage would be filled with the following Top 22 Cars. Whilst there are probably about another 100 odd Cars that could make this list as well or rather fill our warehouse the list we have compiled are cars that we have physically driven and also happen to own a few of them are all still cars that You can just get in a simply drive them out on to the open roads where heads will turn, hooters will be blown, thumbs up signals will be given and new friends Young and Old will be made.
Often referred to as the most beautiful car in the world, the E-Type is arguably the most iconic vehicle ever produced by the British motor industry. Upon its release, it was revolutionary. Built on aircraft principles with its monocoque construction, the Jaguar featured disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, but because the E-Type cost almost half the price of an Aston Martin DB4 or Ferrari 250GT, the Coventry-based firm had made a super sports car experience attainable for so many more motoring aficionados.
The rear-wheel-drive grand tourer, which was driven by the who’s who of the most vivid of decades, was available as a 2-seater fixed head coupé and roadster. Later iterations included a V12 and a 2+2 seater with a 3-speed automatic. Years ahead of its time and quintessentially British, the E-type has to be regarded as a cultural icon.
While our market never received the first (LHD only) M3, BMW SA developed local special editions. The 325iS and the older, extremely-rare 333i offered scintillating performance. The 325iS, released in 1989, was powered by a 2.5-litre straight-6 engine. That was followed by the Evo 1 (with a 145 kW 2.7-litre Alpina-fettled engine) in 1990 and a slightly tweaked 155 kW Evo 2 version thereafter. As for the 333i, only 200 were sold to the public, making it an incredibly rare car. If it's the cool factor that you are after, then look no further than the BMW 325iS and 333i, but good luck trying to find either one.
Volkswagen Kombi Splitty
Few vehicles are as cool as the Volkswagen Kombi Splitty! Imagine cruising in a tropical location with the Splitty laden with surfboards and pulling into your local surf break to ogle the waves with your friends. This car sings to the tune of warm summer days, carefree living and brings a smile to those who are lucky enough to own, or even see, one. Old school is cool and this is a surfer hippie's dream.
Ford Mustang (1965)
The original Ford Mustang will forever be remembered for the genre-defining chase scene in the movie Bullitt, but it meant so much more to so many people. With its relatively simple, muscular design, it instantly became a blue-collar sports car, because everything else on US roads (at the time) was a veritable oil tanker by comparison. After its debut, the Mustang outsold every other muscle car in the market for years and became the subject of rock songs and unsurprisingly, the plaything of rock stars. Fitted with unnecessarily large V8 engines, the Mustang is vintage Americana, a Sixties icon..
Lancia Delta Integrale
The late Eighties and early Nineties were great for car designers who only had access to right angles and rulers. The bulldog-looking Lancia Integrale Evo 2 is the ultimate hot hatch of its era. With 158 kW and 300 Nm, let alone 4-wheel-drive, it gives most modern hot hatches a good thumping. The Delta is probably the last real Lancia ever produced before Fiat introduced platform-sharing across all of its brands and effectively took away the substance that made Lancia an iconic brand. There is also the small matter of 6 consecutive World Rally Championships that the Delta Integrale won.
Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole
The Seventies were a wonderful time for car design, because it heralded the famous supercar wedge era made famous by the big Italian design houses. Lamborghini was at the forefront of this movement with the Countach: a car that broke every mould and rewrote the supercar rulebook with its futuristic styling cues scripted by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone Design Studio. The Countach was powered by a variety of V12 power plants, but the one that stands out the most is the naturally aspirated 5.2-litre unit of the LP5000 Quattrovalvole, which became a poster car. In fact, more posters were made of this Countach than any other supercar of its era.
Where once posters of the Lamborghini Countach most adorned schoolboys’ bedroom walls, the minimalist F40 changed that in 1987. Built to celebrate the Ferrari’s 40-year anniversary, the F40 is believed to be the final car that Il Commendatore Enzo Ferrari personally signed off before his death in 1988. It’s short, sharp 3-letter nomenclature made it easy to settle arguments in a single breath. What’s more, the F40 was not for sissies… its interior was stripped out like that of a race car, its windows were plastic and its body a melange of Kevlar, carbon fibre and aluminium with a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V8 which made the lightweight supercar fiendishly fast but notoriously tricky to drive at the limit. It’s not the best Ferrari ever produced, but for most car enthusiasts, Maranello’s most evocative, and iconic, model.