Now then, now then… the same game as before.
One amount of money; a variety of vehicles on the table.
But which one would you choose? And why?
1959 TVR Grantura Mk I, chassis #112 – TVRs don’t come with much more heritage than this. Probably the third oldest TVR still in existence, this Grantura still has plenty of its original features and is on the market for the first time in 40 years. Needs considerable TLC, but this is a fantastic slice of UK automotive history. £17,950.
1967 Ford Mustang 289 – OK, OK, it’s not a Fastback… but body shape aside, this is a great proposition: ground-up restoration, well run-in, Candy Apple red and sitting on correct BF Goodrich radials. What’s not to love?. £17,995.
1968 Daimler V8 250 – A bit of an oddball, with a specification somewhere between a 2.4-litre and 3.4-litre Jaguar Mark II, the V8 250 tried to carve a niche in the middle of an otherwise identical model. That said, if you just have to have the looks of a Mark II but demand a V8 engine, there is no other car for you. £17,950.
1972 Lotus Europa Twin-Cam – Ably supported by what is probably the most extensive history file in the list, this Pistachio Green sports car epitomises what journalists at the time allegedly called “the nearest thing to a Formula car to the road”. Former Lotus Engineering Director, Ron Hickman, sadly passed away in 2011 – this is his legacy (along with, somewhat randomly, the Black & Decker Workmate). £17,995.
1989 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen LWB 9-seater – I’m not sure how many other Congestion Charge exempt G-Wagen there are on the market, but my guess is not many. Reconditioned, refreshed and ready to tackle just about anything you throw at it. Oh, and a design classic to boot. £17,500.
1998 AC Ace V8 – One of only a dozen second generation cars, and featuring the supercharged 5.0-litre Ford engine, capable of 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and a 155mph top speed. The rarest car in the list; the chances of you ever seeing an AC Ace in the flesh are pretty remote (though not impossible!). £17,950.