The re­birth of cool

Wheels (Australia) - - First Drives -

Up to $2m and not a car­bon tub, ce­ramic brake disc or whizzo hy­brid booster in sight. Col­lec­tors can’t get enough of the limited ‘con­tin­u­a­tions’ and re­born clas­sics that trickle onto the mar­ket. Here are four worth sav­ing for.

Singer 911

Not a fac­tory ‘Con­tin­u­a­tion’ but surely the best, most de­sir­able rein­car­na­tions of air-cooled 911s on the planet. BYO bar­row-loads of cash.

As­ton Martin DB4 GT

A run of 25 cars built as con­tin­u­a­tions of the 75 ho­molo­ga­tion specials pro­duced from 1959-’63. Priced at just over US$2M.

Shelby Co­bra

Limited run of 50 made by Su­per­for­mance un­der of­fi­cial li­cence. Avail­able with fi­bre­glass body (US$150K) or alu­minium for US$250K.

Jaguar D-type

The third model to be built by Jaguar Clas­sic. Just 25 will be hand crafted, bring­ing to­tal pro­duc­tion up to the 100 units orig­i­nally planned for in 1955.

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