This rare and extremely desirable manual example is presented in superb condition throughout and has clearly been exceptionally well looked after which is evidenced by its Main dealer Renault service history.
Next Renault 5 Turbo as it should be!
Lotus Elan "Black Crow"
Brian Hart 420R Engine 260bhp
Final Diff 4.3
Power Lock Diff
Twin Plate Sinterd was made by AP Racing
this is probably the most competitive (Really fast!!!)Lotus Racing Elan in existent.
Naito Auto Engineeringが組み上げたLotus Elan.
There is only one thing rarer than a Ferrari 365 Daytona, and that’s a price for a Ferrari 365 Daytona. A quick check of the classifieds for such a vehicle this week revealed that they are in plentiful supply, but their sticker prices are all but extinct – replaced by the dreaded POA (or Priced On Affluence, as we like to refer to it in the office). My sympathies go out to any anyone thinking about buying one…
This drew my attention to its cousin, the Ferrari 365 GTC/4, simply because they had some numbers next to them – although the number that really caught my attention was £999,999 (possibly a typo, but it remains uncorrected) for a scarce RHD model.
‘Is it ‘one to watch’? The prices have soared in 2014 but they still look like good value against the prices for some of their contemporaries’
Just three short years ago I watched one scrape past £40,000 on the hammer at auction as I wondered who had bought it and, more importantly, why? I thought it a funny looking thing with its droopy nose and puckered front bumper. In its day, it was referred to as ‘the hunchback’ – not the most flattering description of a V12 Ferrari and the Italian, ‘Il Gobbone’, unusually doesn’t sound much better.
In fact, it has a mildly detuned version of the Daytona’s engine and is a refined and well balanced GT car that is a good deal rarer than its more illustrious stablemate, with only 500 or so units built in its sole year of production. In fact, Lamborghini built more Miuras so it definitely ticks the rarity box – and sellers love rarity. It’s also growing into its looks and, the more I look at them, the better it seems to get, particularly on a set of the optional Borrani wire wheels.
So, is it ‘one to watch’? The prices have soared in 2014 but they still look like good value against the prices for some of their contemporaries, which would include the Daytona and Maserati Ghibli, and it has the all-important Ferrari badge.