Once the Cold War came to an end, society had reason for optimism. Powerful computers that were designed to make war could now be utilized by the automotive world. This allowed the 90’s to see horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage increase by orders of magnitude. A 1990 Ferrari Testarossa made a whopping 375 horsepower. The Pagani Zonda arrived 9 years later with 555 horsepower, setting the stage for the modern hypercar. Learning to drive in the 90’s, I survived the Geo Tracker to acquire a 5.7-liter IROC Camaro. It made 350 lb-ft of torque from idle to 4,500 rpm, and it was a preview that the slow car era of the 80s would soon be far behind us. Tell us your ultimate 90’s car in the comments below!
1991 Jaguar XJR-15
CALL FOR PRICE :: 570 miles
This XJR-15 is one of the most immaculate examples we’ve ever witnessed and was first shown at The Quail, 2019. Chassis 005 is a rather early car and presents as well as any delivery-mile time-capsule would be expected to, near flawless in every aspect. Mechanically, this XJR-15 has benefited from a recent major service and was thoroughly recommissioned including a fresh clutch from AP Racing. All historic records, service documentation, manuals, and photos taken during period delivery accompany the sale. A rare opportunity to experience a mechanically fresh, yet museum-grade XJR-15 in the United States.
1995 Ferrari F50, Rosso Corsa with red/black, race-derived 4.7 litre normally aspirated V12 engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, all-composite tub and Pininfarina designed coachwork, delivered new via Ferrari of Houston July 15, 1996 to a noted collector, re-sold in 1999 with 2,000 miles to the 2nd and current owner who has had the F50 on private display these past 21 years in Southern California, fresh annual servicing and PPI just completed at Ferrari of Newport Beach, completely original paint with carbon fibre weave visible throughout, currently fitted with Tubi headers & exhaust – original exhaust present, sundry items include: original owner’s manuals, original maintenance booklet, original 3 piece Schedoni luggage set with yellow storage bags, large Schedoni tool box, small Schedoni tool box, tire inflator canister and pouch, emergency light and knock-off lug with holder. A fabulous find of extreme performance, rarity and looks, this Ferrari supercar, compared to all that followed it, is the one to own…super low production numbers, open-top motoring, totally analog, gated shifter & F1 derived V12.
This stunning Spa Silver XJ220 is complete with records, tools, and full documentation present. Its major service recently performed, this example is in top mechanical condition including new Bridgestone specially-developed tires. In addition, this XJ220 has been upgraded with a titanium sport exhaust by Quicksilver, and sounds incredible compared to the stock note (though not too loud to be overpowering). Turn-key and ready to drive or present proudly in any investment-grade collection.
Mileage: 9,900km, C/N: 91534, E/N: 28977, A/N: 08775, Non Adjust Delivery: Originally delivered to Switzerland. Only driven on special events and never street registered. Car was driven by Jacky Ickx (Lemans winning F1 driver) René Arnoux, and Arturo Merzarioat the Ticino Ferrari Club meet circa 1996. Imported new into Japan by ART SPORTS in about 2000 and sold to collector in Osaka who had few F40’s in his collection at the time and kept this car unregistered and owned until 2006. Sold to its 2nd owner/big collector near Tokyo, but because first owner kept the car unregistered, on Japanese registration and tile, it is officially 1 owner from new, on paper. Car has tools, spare keys, books, and lots of service history/invoices including the last big engine OH service just done and finished in 2016, along with pictures of the services, which will come with the car. Full and very rare Ferrari F40 luggage set to be included with car. New ATL fuel cells installed in late 2016 with all new lines (s/n 36 866-690-3975 7855) Brand new front tires installed with all new control arm bushings, spark plugs and all new Fuel injectors. Most recent service done at Ferrari of Ontario.
The Testarossa is a two-door coupé that premiered at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. All versions of the Testarossa were available with a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmission. The rear mid-engine design (engine between the axles but behind the cabin) keeps the centre of gravity in the middle of the car, which increases stability and improves the car’s cornering ability, and thus results in a standing weight distribution of 40% front: 60% rear. The original Testarossa was re-engineered for the 1992 model year and was introduced as the 512 TR (TR meaning TestaRossa), at the Los Angeles Auto Show, effectively as a completely new car, and an improved weight distribution of 41% front, 59% rear.
This particular example is a clean stock example in beautiful red over Tan leather. It rides on OZ Racing wheels with summer tires in all four corners. This vehicle is an absolute joy to drive. The seating position is all business, the exhaust note is incredible, and the acceleration will excite even the most seasoned driver. The V8 has nice torque even from no RPMs and then once the turbos spool up an exhilarating whoosh of power is unleashed. If you’ve never driven a turbocharged car before, it is a sensation you must experience. This is a car that is for the driving enthusiast.
The car was delivered new in October of 1996, just over one month after it had been completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works in September that same year. Finished in a stealth black exterior color over black leather interior, numerous option boxes were ticked including Automatic Brake Differential (ABD), electric seats, Porsche Sound System with CDR-210 head unit installed, On-board Computer, Litronic/Bi-Xenon headlamps and an alarm system. Driven sparingly, the black 993 Turbo had just over 12,000 miles on the odometer by year 2000. The clean CARFAX report has kept good record on the Porsches mileage, and lists it as having remained in Texas with its first owner until 2013. Today this stellar black 911 Turbo presents in exquisite original condition throughout. The factory-applied VIN decals are present on many panels, as are other factory markings and labels.
The Lamborghini LM002 aka “Lamborghini truck” is an off-road truck manufactured by Lamborghini between 1986 and 1993. The LM002 was an unusual departure for Lamborghini which, at the time, was primarily known for high-performance, hand-built, super/sports cars. The LM002 was not the first of its kind to be built by Lamborghini. Two prototype vehicles, the Cheetah and the LM001, paved the way for LM002. Both vehicles used rear-mounted American power plants and were intended for military use, but were not well received. With the idea of using a front-mounted Countach V12 to power, the LM001 came the next model, the “LM002”, which was the first of the three to see actual production by Lamborghini. The LM002 is part of a series of vehicles, the Lamborghini Militaria.
At the start of 1985, BMW set up a division called BMW Technik GmbH to develop concepts for new vehicles and technologies. The director of BMW Technik GmbH was Ulrich Bez, who oversaw the Z1’s development. Control of the project was turned over to Klaus Faust when Bez left BMW in October 1988. The lead designer was Harm Lagaay.In August 1985, the BMW board gave approval to further develop the BMW Technik’s first concept vehicle, the Z1.A year later, the first road-going prototype was produced and BMW publicly revealed the project. A coupe model was also the subject of a design study, but it did not reach production. In early 1987, BMW announced that the Z1 would enter production and in September 1987, the production form of the Z1 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production began in October 1988. The original price target was DM 80,000, however by the time production began, the base price had increased to DM 83,000
Vehicle Highlights: * All-Aluminum Body * 270hp/210lb-ft 3.0L VTEC V6 * 5-Speed ManualPerformance Upgrades Include: * Science of Speed clutch and flywheel ($1,475) * Down Force intake * Short Shift kit * Honda S2000 antenna, * Volk ‘Club Sport 2’ wheels ($3,100) * Koni Suspension * Performance swaybars front and rear * Aftermarket performance exhaust * NSX Type-R gearsAdditional Information: * Current owner has had for last 15 years * 3-Owners * Service records back to 1991 * Very clean car belies milage * Well maintained with records * OEM wheels and parts included
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