What classic / future classic car?
I’m in the lucky position of having some spare funds to spend on a classic car. (I’ve got enough bikes and bits for now so it’s time to splash the cash on another hobby).
It will need to be stored outside, but can be under cover. Needs to be something I can reliably, well as reliably as any classic, expect to start, stop and go when required without spending hours maintaining it every week.
Ideally a soft top, or removable hard top. Something with a bit of get up and go and space for weekend bags.
I’ve got around £15k to spend.
The shortlist so far, in no particular order of preference –
Alfa Romeo Spider
BMW 1602 / 2002
Any other recommendations of what I should have a look at?Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
I too would go with a Porsche 911, a Carrera or Targa but not the 4S Turbo trash. Something simple with the clean ethos of original Porsches design.. Try the 80’s/ very early 90′ s variants for most choice.Posted 3 years ago
I’ve a mate that has a 90’s Carrara sport, 3.2 and it’s a lovely car, he uses it daily in town and it goes very well, still has enough power when he hops back to Herts to see his parents and yet blends in nicely and isn’t a shorty car at all…woffleMember
there is a Mazda factory issued, early special edition MX5 Eunos M2-1001 for sale in Japan for approx £11K. It’s low mileage, hasn’t been messed around with and looks amazingly clean for a 21 year old car. They had upgraded suspension, engine and body mods and interior changes. They’re rare as rocking horse poo in the UK.
It’d probably be within budget (just) after shipping.
I had the money I’d be buying it and then mothballing it. That said it’d be plenty reliable as a daily driver and early 5’s that haven’t been modd’ed or rusting are starting to get hard to find. The BBR turbo editions and Le Mans etc are appreciating.
(ducks and awaits the usual flaming about hairdressers)Posted 3 years agowoffleMember
balls. It would appear that my original link has changed and they’re now advertising another M2 for approx £20K (the link shows a car with approx 34,000km on the clock, the one I was looking at had 64,000km).
Somewhere on goo-net is the 11K version, unless it’s sold already…Posted 3 years agojools182Member
I love Alfa’s, really really love them, but I wouldn’t feel happy if it lived under a cover
I had one of these
and stored it in one of these
from your original list, I’d get a BMW 2002. Lovely car and I would love to be able to afford one. Although rust is still a problem, I think they fare better than a 60’s Alfa
Posted 3 years agokcalSubscriber
old style 70s 911 Targa? – mate had one of those, bloody lovely car. Quite a bit of work to keep it going though.
The soft top bit makes it harder. Saab 900 convertible?
Peugot 205 GTI / convertible?Posted 3 years ago
even an old style Golf convertible – nothing fancy..
TVR as above – Tasmin / Chimaera?
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