cannondale, ok it'll be alu not carbon, but i've had my caad 4 for years (6 in fact) and people still comment on it being a smart looking bike.
£300 as it left the factory, but with a worn BB, cheep heavy OEM bb though, previous owner had obviously spent more time polishing it than riding it.
£20 ultegra BB
£8 bar tape (yellow)
£40 2x conti GP4000
£35 shimano r-550's (best bargain upgrade ever!)
£35 new cassette and chain
£8 bar tape (white, fancied another change)
Recently its got a set of older 10s DA sti's, cassette, mech, FSA sl-k compact chainset and mech and some xxx carbon bonty bars, still well under the £1000 mark (nice light seatpost, stem, pedals and saddle) and very very happy with it
If its a 1st road bike I wouldnt bother with buying new, road bikes dont come in for the same kind of abbuse as mountainbikes, they dont even wear out components in the same way, a chain can last a year easily even if you only clean and oil it once a month.