For your enjoyment we’ve highlighted a few cars currently offered for sale on JamesEdition.
It’s no secret that air-cooled 911s and particularly the 993 versions have skyrocketed in value recently. The 993 is highly revered as both the last of the venerable air-cooled 911s as well as one of the most visually pleasing road cars Porsche ever made. The Turbo S version that was introduced in 1997 takes the 993’s desirability to another level, as only about 345 of them were made and the 424 hp thanks to its larger turbos made it one of the fastest 911s to date as well. As the wider 911 market has grown, the 993 Turbo S has become one of the hottest models, practically doubling in value over the past two years. 993 Turbos are also very usable and agreeable to drive, so much so that Car and Driver called the 993 Turbo “the planet’s most eminently practical supercar”. This one’s Cobalt Blue over Midnight Blue leather makes it one of a kind-color wise, and it’s had its wheels painted to match. It also has service records, its original window sticker and less than 18,000 miles from new, making it a prime example of a prime car.
Largely based on the Ferrari Enzo, the MC12 was really designed for racing, but a minimum of 25 needed to be produced in order for the car to compete in the FIA GT Championship. It was hard to improve upon the already brilliant design of the Enzo, but Maserati was able to create a quicker race-bred machine even though it actually had a de-tuned version of the Enzo’s V-12. Race versions of the MC12 were fantastically successful, winning multiple championships, and that race success combined with extreme rarity made the car instantly collectible as well as one of the most hardcore performance cars you can buy. The MC-12 is long, loud, reportedly quite hard to drive and it has no rear window, but in terms of sheer exhilaration it has few rivals. The price for this example in the UK with just over 8,000 km on the clock is in keeping with recent auction results, and should anyone actually want to drive and park it anywhere other than a track day, it has mercifully been retrofitted with a reverse camera. Otherwise, it’s pretty much as new and has a full service history. Because of this car’s rarity and connection to racing, whoever buys this car is also unlikely to lose money on it when it comes time to sell.
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The Agera is Koenigsegg’s mid-engined hypercar that the Swedish low-volume manufacturer introduced in 2011. It makes use of about as much carbon fiber as a car designer can get away with and has bested plenty of the more established names in performance automobiles in a variety of tests. The Agera RS is an even hotter version that can do 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and at one point achieved a world record by going from 0-300-0 kmh in 21.19 seconds thanks to incredible brakes. On E85 fuel, its twin-turbo V-8 will make over 1,000 hp, while even on just regular gasoline it will make 960 hp. Top speed is somewhere around 260 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest automobiles. Production started in 2015 and Koenigsegg will just make 25 Agera RS, so anyone looking for an Agera RS is always going to have a really tough time finding one. This example in Dubai isn’t the only one for sale in the world right now, but as these cars make their way to private collections they will get harder and harder to find and potentially more expensive.
When you think of NASCAR’s “aero cars” of the early 1970s, it’s the winged, dart-shaped Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird from Chrysler that most readily come to mind. Ford tried their hand at aero cars too, however, and there were just two test cars. One crossed the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in January, and the other is this one for sale in North Carolina. After being discarded as just another experimental car and long forgotten, this car was discovered in a field in South Carolina and was fully restored. The Torino King Cobra featured upgraded Boss 429 running gear in addition to the long, sloping aerodynamic bodywork and in period the car showed real promise, but budget changes at Ford and alterations in NASCAR rules ended the Torino King Cobra’s chances at racing glory, leaving just the prototypes as a small but significant footnote in Ford history.
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The Bentley Mulsanne is already one of the nicest cars you can buy, but this one is a stretched limousine version that, in addition to being bulletproof, looks like it has about a tree’s worth of wood and a herd of cattle’s worth of leather. From drinks cabinet to large TV screen to laptop stand, it looks like the fanciest and safest way to travel this side of a private jet.
By Andrew Newton