The Lamborghini Miura gets most of the credit, but the Mangusta was arguably just as important in laying the groundwork for modern supercars. Only 401 were ever built, and only 250 or so remain, so this 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta is a rare relic indeed. Amazingly, it's only been driven 2,900 miles over the years, and aside from the exterior paint — which was recently restored to its original Silver Blue Metallic — the car is entirely original, from the Ford 5.0L V8 engine and electrics down to the tires and "mouse hair" dash. A true gem of a sports car that only recently has started to receive the respect it deserves.
Designed in collaboration with Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini and featuring bodywork styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Ghia, this 1968 Iso Rivolta IR 300 Coupe is a true Italian motoring classic. It was driven on a regular basis until being parked in the late '90s, leaving its original Corvette-spec 5.4L V8, transmission, bodywork, and interior intact. Inside and out, it certainly shows its age, but the fact that it's still complete and intact makes it an ideal candidate for restoration, and as one of just 800 ever built, a deserved candidate, too.
The Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. Before it was the 911, though, it was called the 901. This 1964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype was one of just 13 pre-production models produced, and the only one to be built as a drop-top. This exact specimen served as the base for the beloved 911 Targa, is the second oldest surviving 901/911 chassis, and is one of just two pre-production 901s still in existence. As a result, it's not only an exceeding rare piece of Porsche history, but a rare piece of motoring history, period.
It looks restored. But that's only because it's been sitting in storage for nearly three decades. This 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RSH is an outstanding, if slightly imperfect, example of a classic model. One of only 17 RSH models built, it was originally decked out in "viper green", only to be changed after the fact — along with its signature duck tail engine lid — to avoid unwanted attention. The second (and present) owner added an ash tray, radio, carpets, and clock, all of which can be easily removed to return it to stock condition. Having been stored dry, the original engine and gearbox remain in excellent shape, as does the overall car, providing a terrific opportunity to restore this rare 911 to its former glory.
One of just 17 SA coupé aerodinamico models ever made, this 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Aerodynamic is an outstanding example of a very rare sports car. Meticulously restored, it's powered by its original 4.0L Colombo V12 engine that, while smaller than its predecessor, still produced the same amount of power. Notable on this model are the Pininfarina bodywork, the shorter wheelbase, and the outstanding color combination of Blu Sera exterior paint with a natural saddle leather interior.