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  • half million pound cars
  • Klunk
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    kick it off with a stw cliche, 1 of 190 ish road going versions

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    Oh you mean cost not weighed.

    Klunk
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    My cousins father in law has a Db4, it’s a joke that they’re poor as all his Ferrari’s are secondhand………..

    kerley
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    These ar around £500K now I believe

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    That Aston is simply stunning.

    Could you get an original AC Cobra 289 for that money? (427s are a bit, well, over the top)

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    And some change..

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    Old cars are old and often disappointing. My money would go on the Singer Porsche..taking something that was great in its day and modernising it in a thoughtful way so you get the best of both worlds. An Old Aston would be great…once it had been modernised in a similar way. The same goes for E-Types and anything of that era. The Sport Quattro is a beaut too though.

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    ElShalimo
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    I’d rather have this and spend the change on new tyres every week

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    If I won the euro millions a SWB quattro (Im assuming that’s what the one above is)would be right at the top of my list.

    kerley
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    It is an Audi Sport Quattro. Harry Metcalfe certainly liked it here

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    Sadly, my dream car is a little over that budget… I’d need to find a few more Euros down the back of the sofa to afford this:

    Sigh. Oh well, back to dreaming

    nealglover
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    Half a Million pound car ….. ?

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    Kerley beat me to posting the link to Harry’s Garage. I like the way he drove around London in it. Pretty cool.

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    Old cars are old and often disappointing. My money would go on the Singer Porsche..taking something that was great in its day and modernising it in a thoughtful way so you get the best of both worlds. An Old Aston would be great…once it had been modernised in a similar way. The same goes for E-Types and anything of that era. The Sport Quattro is a beaut too though.

    Depends on your frame of reference. Take something cheap like an MG Midget, yes even the last BMC engined ones will only just keep up with the average modern car to 60, and the older A series doesn’t stand much of a chance unless it’s been tuned. But then even when new it was pitched somewhat lower than the MX5 which some would say was it’s successor, it’s more like a Smart Roadster, which it will actually match to 60 (depending on the model).

    Then take some of the exotica costing £500k, they mostly wren’t £500k cars when new (inflation adjusted). The DB4 for example was £85k in today’s money (£3950 when new). That’s a fancy BMW M3. It’s not meant to be a supercar.

    johndoh
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    Depends on your frame of reference. Take something cheap like an MG Midget

    Agreed. A friend came into a significant amount of money (ie, in the £Ms) and went out and bought a lovely Jaguar F-Type and loves it. He also bought a semi-restored MG Midget (which he is having finished off). The Jag is barely out of the garage but he loves the MG (and it cost significantly less than the Jag).

    petec
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    unfortunately most of these are POA

    but there’s a couple in there

    jimw
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    I’d take an Alfaholics GTA 290-R
    And have just enough left over to insure and garage it

    Alfaholics GTA-R 290 – COMPLETED!

    alpin
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    I’d go for a Caterham and buy a house somewhere where the weather let’s you enjoy it year round.

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    I wouldn’t bother with any of that poseur crap you can’t enjoy at the speed limit.

    I’d get this

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    Half a Million pound car ….. ?

    Ferrari ‘repaired’ that supposedly…

    It’s a good story behind that smashed Enzo.

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    Can you get one of these for £500k?

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    **** off with the lemon yellow **** volvo.

    Can you get one of these for £500k?

    I’m going to take a punt and say no. Unless you want a rebodied MR2.

    Can you get a 037 or RS200 for 500k? That would be my first choice. Second choice would be an electric Stratos replica.

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    Second choice would be an electric Stratos replica.

    What about the noise?

    I can live without it, tbh in half mil country I could probably find the real deal but for thrashing one replica is where I would go.

    I remember there was a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso going for 220k in Arnold Clarks round the corner from my flat about 15 years or so ago. Could probably still get one with some change.

    infidel
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    Sub 100k but I’d love one of the electric Westfield Chesil speedsters that are due imminently.

    CountZero
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    **** off with the lemon yellow **** volvo.

    Clearly, you have no idea what it is, do you. Tom Walkinshaw used to race those, that’s a 155mph car in standard trim.

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    With you on the 037 or how about the ultimate widowmaker the delta S4 now there’s a monster

    amedias
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    Clearly, you have no idea what it is, do you. Tom Walkinshaw used to race those, that’s a 155mph car in standard trim

    Granted the 850 T5-R was a technical masterpiece, but it’s still just a fast Volvo estate.

    Nobody in their right mind dreams of waking up one morning, opening the curtains of their mansion and gazing at a boxy, not even proper yellow, Volvo estate.

    ElShalimo
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    I do. I love Volvos.

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    When I was around 16 (34 years ago) a chap down our road (RAF officer) bought a Dino 246GT for 12k.
    On its way to being a 500k car now?

    kerley
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    Mainly because it was just a 10+ year old cheap model Ferrari. You could also buy things like 10 year old RS Escorts for £2K back then (I had one) which are now selling for £50k.
    Even at the end of the classic car boom in 1991 you could still get a very nice Dino for £35K

    amedias
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    I do. I love Volvos.

    We all have problems, the important point is that you’re amongst friends here. When you want to get better, we’ll be here to help you :-p

    mcj78
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    Continuing the fast Volvo estate thread derail – I always wondered how much was spent on this one, probably not half a million quid but if I had serious cash to throw at cars i’d rather go the wild custom route

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    Is that Guy Martin’s one? 788bhp and silly fast.

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    Clearly, you have no idea what it is, do you.

    Correct. Should probably apologise for the language, but seeing that thing just evoked complete disgust, must be trolling?

    Nobody in their right mind dreams of waking up one morning, opening the curtains of their mansion and gazing at a boxy, not even proper yellow, Volvo estate.

    Super doubly even more correct. Mind you once I realized how expensive nice cars are I did dream of my Dad trading in his sky blue Skoda saloon for a dark green red Skoda Rapide.

    darthpunk
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    Is that Guy Martin’s one? 788bhp and silly fast.

    That’s the one, I believe it started life as a project by the guy behind Koenigsegg. His plans for a reworking of the P1800 is, quite frankly, devine. Not sure if they ever saw the light of day

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