For sale! Is a – mostly – monthly feature on Automotive Views focusing on cars available for purchase in Europe. None of the ads selected are featured on this website due to any kind of sponsorship by the sellers.
2019 Jaguar XE Project 8
The XE SV Project 8 is one of the more successful entries into to the long, proud history of really fast sedans. With a 592bhp, 5.0L V8, the Project 8 is a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations, a division which goes to considerable efforts to make truly special cars. The Project 8 offered here for sale is the hardcore track package option, featuring carbon fiber racing seats in the front and no seats whatsoever in the back, as the space is taken up by a beefy half rollcage.
Price: €149.900 (183.275USD)
For Sale in Germany
Seller: Royal Motors Kempen
1954 Bentley R-Type Continental
One of the OG grand tourers and the fastest four seater of its time, the R-Type Continental features stunning H. J. Mulliner bodywork and is one of the most exclusive, most desirable classic Bentleys you can buy. With a production run of just 207 units, acquiring one of these rolling sculptures certainly won’t be cheap, but for the people who can afford it, nothing else will come close to the charm and exclusivity of this thing. The one we’re featuring is a rare bird within a rare flock because it’s one of just 43 in left hand drive.
For Sale in the U.K.
1977 Jaguar XJ-S
It took a long, long time for Jaguar’s XJ-S to start being recognized as more than just a rolling British Leyland-sized headache. The styling was controversial, the reliability issues were rampant and the E-Type, which preceded it, was simply too tough of an act to follow. However, we’re finally starting to see some XJ-S appreciation rising to the surface. It is a stunning looking thing, way ahead of its time design-wise and now, there are a number of companies dedicated to making them run and drive as well as they should have coming out of the factory. The one we’re featuring here is a gorgeous, manual, early example and certainly an investment for the future. Will prices ever go insanely high? Unlikely, but good examples will grow increasingly more difficult to find, pushing values up. So if you’re in the market for an XJ-S, waiting long probably won’t do you any favors.
Price: €53.269 (65.128 USD)
For Sale in Switzerland
Seller: Donni Classic Car
1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder
The original Ghibli is a masterpiece of design and a favorite among Maserati aficionados, with the Spyder version being particularly desirable. These do pop up for sale, but when was the last time you saw one with the original factory hardop? It looks spectacular! The seller claims it too be one of 30 Ghibli Spyders with this option. Delivered new in New York, it has just under 40.00kms. A hell of a find.
For Sale in France
2001 TVR Tuscan
TVR cars have always been…interesting. From the way they handle to the way they were assembled, nothing about TVRs is common…or practical…or safe. They have always been dream rides and the Tuscan was one of Blackpool’s most mouthwatering creations. Nothing looked like the Tuscan before and nothing has looked like it since; in the early 00’s, it was as if aliens had come to earth, parked a few cars, and left. With an incredibly fluid and effortlessly beautiful design, the Speed Six Tuscans cemented themselves into the dreams and aspirations of petrolheads worldwide through console games appearances, becoming a staple of the legendary Gran Turismo series. The Tuscan offered here for sale by Cool Classic Club is a tempting, inexpensive entry to the sports car world. TVRs are wild, unpredictable, moody, demanding…but they’re also fast, raw and exciting. There’s nothing to save you from yourself in a Tuscan, no clever electronics to bring you back from the brink. Do the rewards outweigh the risks? It’s up to you.
If you have the time, please, please read the seller’s description (which we assume to be a direct translation), it’s hilarious and it ends with a Clarkson quote: “Owning a TVR is like owning a bear. Exciting, exotic and it will be great until it rips your head off, which it eventually will.” When the selling point is that the car will kill you, you know it’s something really special.
Price: €38.950 (47.621USD)
For Sale in the Neatherlands
Seller: Cool Classic Club
1982 Lancia 037 Rally
We’ve brought up the 037 several times on AV, so we won’t get into much detail now. Suffice to stay it was the last RWD car to beat Audi’s titan, the Quattro in the WRC stage. It’s beautiful, it’s special, it’s an icon. This particular example was driven (training sessions) by Rhorl himself at San Remo rally in 1983 and it has FIA papers. A must for Group B monsters aficionados.
For Sale in Germany
Seller: Private seller
1993 Citroen DS
You gotta love this thing…Some wonderful, mad genius took a DS body and mounted it on a Land Cruiser chassis, making something truly spectacular as a result. With 280bhp on tap from a 6 cylinder 4.2 turbodiesel, this outlandish DS is an ode to fun and for the price you won’t be able to find a more unique head turner. We. LOVE. This!!!
Price: €48.357 (59.000 USD)
For Sale in Belgium
Seller: Machines with a Mission