2013 – CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
It’s January, so for many of us that means long nights, low temperatures and snow, even here in London. Listening to the news or reading the papers isn’t particularly uplifting either, so now’s the time to plan for and look forward to the good times that 2013 will surely bring.
Aside from the many annual motoring events, this year will feature several not-to-be-missed, once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebrations. As well as 2013 marking 60 years of Corvette production and 50 years of McLaren, it also heralds Aston Martin’s centenary, Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, 50 years of the Porsche 911 and 40 years since the first 911 RS.
Needless to say, manufacturers and owners will be celebrating in style, and although Porsche has yet to announce its plans, they’re bound to be exciting. Meanwhile, from May 7th-11th over 1200km of Italy’s roads will be invaded by hundreds of classic and modern-day Lamborghinis from every corner of the globe as they parade through some of the country’s most beautiful cities.
And from 15th-21st July Aston Martin will be staging a week-long festival culminating in a spectacular central London Centenary Concours with up to 1,000 Aston Martins forming the largest gathering in the 100-year history of the marque. There will also be two Aston Martin ‘Centenary Drives’ in the UK, a six-day rally through six European countries and a scenic Centenary Drive around California, finishing at Pebble Beach for its legendary concours event.
Of course, to take full advantage of these festivities you’ll need a suitable Aston, Lamborghini or Porsche, and with that the Landmark Car Co. can almost certainly help (see below). And should you require more time to plan ahead, then a Gullwing or Roadster would be just the ticket for the 50th anniversary of the Mercedes 300SL next year!
1969 Lamborghini Miura S RHD
Generally considered to be the world’s first supercar, the Lamborghini Miura was the product of passion and engineering excellence. Transverse engine with gearbox mounted alongside and a shared oil reservoir was a new and innovative technique. The breath taking design from Marcello Gandini (Carrozzeria Bertone) is still recognised nowadays as a masterpiece of motoring art. A pivotal moment in car design.
This stunning Miura S, Chassis number 3940, is a very rare original right hand drive car. Only 7 have been produced with this configuration. Correctly restored to a very high standard by a well known specialist, the drive of this iconic supercar has been radically improved for modern day use by the fitting of a fuel injection system. However, the original carburetors will be supplied with the car.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a RHD version of this living Legend and the only RHD on the market for a long time.
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Launched in 1954, the 300 SL was the first car of the long series of the SL-Class. First produced as a 2 seater coupé with the famous “Gullwing” doors, a roadster version became available by 1957. Technologically very advanced with Bosh direct injection as one of the features, the 300 SL is equipped with a straight 6 cylinder engine developing 212hp, with dry sump lubrication. The styling is breath-taking and even today is causing much of a sensation. The low and sleek lines are complemented by distinguish features like the tri-star grille logo and “egg-crate” front wing louvres.
This fully restored 300 SL Roadster finished in Mercedes silver with red leather interior is offered for sale and is perfect in every way. Restored by a 300 SL well-known specialist in Germany, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a rare living legend (only 1,858 ever produced). A serious investment, and certainly one of the most iconic motor vehicles of the post-war period.
Meanwhile we wish you all the best for the rest of 2013.