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Best of 2014: Buying Classic Race Cars

Submitted by on January 2, 2015

For Sale: 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B

Peugot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution

Images: Artcurial

We’ve been enjoying Turbo Week here at Motorsport Retro, so we had to stop in and enjoy the home of the most exciting machines that turbos have blown along – Group B rally cars.

This stunning ’84 Peugeot 205 T16 Evolution 1 Group B rally car went to auction at Artcurial’s 2014 Salon Rétromobile Paris sale.

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If You’re Planning on Buying a Jaguar XJR-9, now’s the time

Jaguar XJR-9

Images: RM Auctions by Tim Scott

Only two Jaguar XJR-9s were purpose-built to IMSA specifications. Only one remains. This is it.

It’s going to head to auction at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island Sale in March of 2015 in the anniversary year of its 1990 Daytona 24 Hour victory, so that’s your chance!

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1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B Up for Auction

Lancia Delta S4 Group B

Images: Artcurial

This 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B is a relic of rallying’s most out-there and exciting era, and a genuine factory works car to boot. It went to auction at Artcurial’s Automobiles sur les Champs 7 sale.

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For Sale: Alan Jones’ Williams F1 FW07

Williams F1 FW07

Image: Fiskens

Following a design ethos that would make Colin Chapman proud, and delivering a car with an understanding of ground effects that would challenge the Lotus 79, Patrick Head designed Williams’ FW07 to be small, light and reliable. It returned dividends by giving the team their first Formula 1 grand prix win, along with a constructors’ title and a drivers’ title for Alan Jones.

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For sale: This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Image: Canepa

The first NASCAR racer to record a race lap at over 200 miles per hour, this Daytona veteran may not have the modern mastery that could take you to a win in the 2014 race, but it’s way cooler than the cars which could!

In an effort to swing the balance of power back from Ford, for 1970 Chrysler developed a set of radical aerodynamics and one of the most distinctive shapes in NASCAR: the Dodge Daytona/Plymouth Super Bird. And it worked.


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