Ben's Picks - This week's car auction favourites Pt.3

Which is your favourite this week?

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Welcome to the third installment of 'Ben's Picks' where I have a look at some of the best car lots from the last week on various auction sites and share my favourite five with you. I also rate each car out of 10 and last week's was an eventful one.

5. 1987 Volvo 760 Turbo Wagon - $5,600

Some of you may recognise this car and I wouldn't blame you. This Volvo was actually once owned by YouTuber Tyler Hoovie, also known as Hoovies Garage. It is instantly recognisable by its unusual wrap which almost looks like a jigsaw gone wrong.

But underneath it is far cooler. The Volvo 760 T is a wicked old Swedish estate and one which is a steal at $5,600.

So, I am awarding this one a solid 5/10.


4. 1990 BMW Z1 Roadster - €43,500

This 30-year-old BMW is no ordinary German convertible sports car as it is none other than a BMW Z1 Roadster and it looks mega in green. This low-mileage example has just 10,000km on the clock and is eager to be driven a lot more than that.

Even the white interior looks rather impressive considering its age. Under the bonnet is the 2.5-litre straight-six from the E30 325i which produces around 170hp and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission which I am sure is mega fun to drive.

I think for the colour alone, this car has to be given a solid 7/10 for sheer coolness.


3. 1980 Porsche 935 K3 Recreation - Current bid - £62,000

While it may 'just be' a recreation, it is still impressive nonetheless. I mean, just look at the height of the rear wing. It's taller than Ed China stood on top of a step ladder, it's mental.

Aside from the looks, this car is packing some seriously cool internals too. Hidden under the boot is a 3.2-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six, with an astonishing output of around 635 bhp and 490 lb-ft of torque at just 1.0 bar of boost pressure. However, a dyno test estimate was that it had the potential to run to around 800bhp, making it a death trap you'd have fun in. What's more, all this is mated to a G50 five-speed manual transmission with an oil cooler and electric pump, and a four-paddle racing clutch.

If you want to read the full story behind this amazing car then click the link below. And I should also add that I am giving this car an 8/10 because I want it in my life.


2. 2011 Porsche 987 Boxster Spyder - Current bid - £32,000

After reading a Porsche Boxster book last week, I felt it was appropriate to include one in this week's auctions article. But this isn't just any old Boxster as this is the legendary 987 Boxster Spyder which looks and sounds incredible.

Powered by a Porsche 3.4-litre flat-six, this car produces 320bhp and 273 lb-ft of torque, and in this case is coupled to the involving six-speed manual gearbox for extra open-top engagement. And with just 17,997 miles on the clock, it looks like it needs more driving still.

With this being such a rare car these days and with me being such a Porsche enthusiast, I have to give this a 7/10.


1. 1989 Land Rover Range Rover Classic - $7,500

So, for the last one of this week's list, I have gone for what can only be described as Jeremy Clarkson heaven. Do you remember in the Bolivia Special, when he jacked up his Range Rover and put big wheels on it? Well, this reminds me of that.

In addition to this, I also had a ride in one of these in the early 2000s and still remember it to this day as stinking of petrol but I loved it. In many ways, that's what helped ignite my passion for cars, so without any further ado, I shall award this one a 9/10.

Check out the link below to read up on this one.


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Comments (12)

  • I loved the old Z1! but the 935 copy would be my choice, if only it wasn't expensive and left hand drive!

      17 days ago
  • I want that 760.

      17 days ago
  • The Porsche 935K would just be the best museum piece ever. It looks so unbelievably good. When you ask a little kid to draw a race car the 935K with it's wings and deep front splitter is the one they draw.

      17 days ago
  • What’s the difference between the Boxster Spyder and Boxster?

      17 days ago
    • Basically more lightweight and has a tad more power I believe. Oh, and the roof comes off in a different way

        17 days ago
    • Ah. At least it makes the 987 look good.

        17 days ago
  • that k3 recreation is beautiful!

      17 days ago