Something for winter, something for summer.

Nathan Chadwick. 9th February 2021

A heroic 00s Jaguar R coupe in blue for sale

Here's some of our favourite cars for sale at the moment, and the reasons why. To kick us off, the editor’s cast his net wide, with a couple in the UK and one much further away…

One for the winter…

As I type this, even my usually weather-sterile corner of the UK has seen a fair dollop of snow. Emboldened by the equally chilly Monte Carlo Rally, it got me eyeing up something small, four-wheel drive and turbocharged. It has to be, of course, a Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo 2. I’m particularly taken with this one – it’s one of just 215 Blu Lagos special editions made. It’s covered just 72,900km, and was in the hands of one fastidious owner between 1994 and 2019. The only problem is that it’ll be too nice to use in the road salt… but it’d be fun, though.

Temptations Lancia

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However, thinking ahead to the summer, I quite fancy the looks of this Jaguar XKR-S X150. This car was a little controversial in its day – it’s not what you would have expected from Jaguar GT car, after all. I love the looks, especially in French Racing Blue like this one is. I also love the performance – its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 pumps out an XJ220-rivalling 550bhp, and it stumps the elder statesman supercar for torque – 501lb ft. That last figure is why I’d probably save this big cat’s big days out for when the roads are somewhat less slippery – these have a reputation for horsepower over adhesion, which is fun in the dry.

Less fun in winter…

Jaguar xkr s

Interested? It’s up for grabs at slades-garage.co.uk


Finally, the lure of the Italian GT brings me back to the Prancing Horse. The brand-new Ferrari Roma has reignited my interest in the brand – it might be being slated as looking too much like an Aston Martin or a Jaguar, but I’ve not been keen on Ferrari’s all-aggro styling direction for a quite a few years. The last Ferrari to really nail that elegant GT look was the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, which is what we have here in upgraded OTO form. These later cars have the much-improved F1A gearbox, and in-car entertainment that’s modern enough to be useful. Unlike the brand-new Roma, it has a naturally aspirated V12, and costs about half of Maranello’s latest. Not quite as fuel-efficient as the Roma, mind – but that’s where I’d be putting the money saved.

Temptations Ferrari

Interested? Check it out at rardleymotors.com

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