Category Archives: Design

Behold: the 1959 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ – one of the most successful race cars of its era, combing a Jaguar straight-six engine and drivetrain with a lightweight tube-framed chassis designed by Lister, Jaguar’s motorsports partner.

This particular car – whose documents list 53 podium finishes, including 29 firsts, 15 seconds and 9 thirds – has been meticulously maintained and remains (vintage) race ready.

Yours for a mere €2,500,000 – €3,100,000.

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Behold: the 1987 Mercedes Benz 240GD – one of the best 4×4 off roaders ever made, fully restored and updated with leather stitched interior, upgraded power steering disc brakes and shocks.

Currently accepting bids (with a trifling 80,500km on the clock).

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Behold: the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, legendary street-legal version of the equally legendary W194 race car – sleek and aerodynamic, with a direct injection system borrowed from WW2 fighter plane engines.

This particular model, fully restored in the early 1990s, has been part of the Wiesenthal Mercedes Collection in Vienna since leaving its original American owner in 1979.

Yours for €1.2 million+.

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A custom built ‘DeLorean Hovercraft’ made from fibreglass-wrapped styrofoam coated with metallic paint, powered by two Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engines (one for lift, the other for thrust).

Originally built in 2008, improved and upgraded many times since, it can hover 20cm above any flat surface and hit 50km/h on calm water.

Currently for sale on eBay for €40,000, 10% of which will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research.

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Behold: the Draper from Land Ark – a high end mobile home complete with boot room, kitchen, utility, full sized shower room, various cleverly integrated nooks, cubbies, benches, wardrobes and a cosy sleeping loft – all finished in whitewashed pine. There’s also a fold-out hardwood deck accessed through sliding patio doors.

Yours for just over €128,000 (+ shipping).

Yes it does look like bit like a Jawa Sandcrawler.

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The surreal jigsaw mashups of Tim Klein, who takes advantage of the fact that manufacturers typically use the same cut patterns to make many different puzzles.

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Behold: the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe – effectively a homologation special version of the E9, stripped of all excess weight to enhance speed.

One of only 500 right hand drive models (out of a total of 1265 built) and dating to the first year of production, this 45 year old, Concours restoration in Tiaga green might even be the finest surviving example.

Yours for €205,500.

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Behold: the 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose – essentially a 911 Turbo made more aerodynamic (and capable of a top speed of 275 km/h) with the pointy front end of the 1979 Le Mans winning 935 racer.

One of only 948 built over eight years (during which time it was the fastest German production car), this immaculately preserved model is currently accepting bids (most likely north of €100,000).

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