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Classic bargains

Just about every car magazine is now running articles on classic "bargains" you should buy now. 90% of the cars featured personally I woud have no interest in but a few do stand out as worthly of further thought. They are:

TVR Griff (mad, mad car)
Porsche 911 Turbo (the original from 75-79)
Lancia Delta Intregrale
Honda NSX

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I left the Aston Vanquish and Bentley Continental GT off the list becasue I believe the former still has another GBP 15-20k of depreciation left in it and not sure a large heavy mass produced automatic Bentley will ever be considered a collectable classic.
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Although only 10 years old, I would venture the Mitsubishi EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition. Only 400-500 cars built, racing pedigree, loved from the beginning, very cheap now.
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That's easy... Fiat 500
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Although only 10 years old, I would venture the Mitsubishi EVO VI Tommi Makinen Edition. Only 400-500 cars built, racing pedigree, loved from the beginning, very cheap now.
My cousin has one. I am not a great fan of hi-power Japanese saloons, but it is an awesome car.


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TVR Cerbera
or 450i (the Wedge) - http://www.tvrwedgepages.co.uk/welcome.html
Anything from TVR is mad

Jag XK8 or XKR (old shape)
Jag XJS

Aston DB7

Triumph Stag with Rover V8

MGB GT V8
MGR V8

You can have my 97 MGF VVC for a couple of grand, it's just cost me 1500 for an engine rebuild

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Further up the price chain, I would add:

Jaguar XJ 220
Porsche 959
Lambo Diablo
Aston Virage
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The Testarossa. Many people here despise it, and the maintenance cost is apparently very high. There are many. But it is a Testarossa, and one day, it will be considered a real classic Ferrari. In 50 years, the 80ies will come back, and the Testarossa will be the prototype of that era.
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The Testarossa. Many people here despise it, and the maintenance cost is apparently very high. There are many. But it is a Testarossa, and one day, it will be considered a real classic Ferrari. In 50 years, the 80ies will come back, and the Testarossa will be the prototype of that era.
You mean in 70 years...not sure I will be around then, but will make sure to stick one or two in a barn someplace and leave the keys for the kids with instructions on how to use a motor car, assuming they can get some gas...what the hell, will stick a loaded fuel tanker in the barn to make sure...


...ever the optimist. With my genetics they'll probably use a box of matches instead of the keys.


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Porsche 928?
Lotus Esprit V8?
Ford GT?
Aston Martin V8 Volante?
Renault Alpine GTA V6?
Renault Sport Spider?

Oh yes - Mercedes Benz SL500 Silver Arrow Limited Edition ()


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Maserati 3200GT prices have dropped to 10K which is making them very tempting to me.

Over the last 3 weeks I've been seriously thinking about one. Problem is though it would mean having to sell the Martini integrale though and that's why I haven't took the plunge.
I've 2 guys genuinly interested in the car but have put both off.

My heads pickled trying to decide what to do.

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Maserati 3200GT prices have dropped to 10K which is making them very tempting to me.

Over the last 3 weeks I've been seriously thinking about one. Problem is though it would mean having to sell the Martini integrale though and that's why I haven't took the plunge.
I've 2 guys genuinly interested in the car but have put both off.

My heads pickled trying to decide what to do.
Suggest you check www.maseratilife.com for info on the 3200 GT. I have heard horror stories about the electrics. Also make sure the turbos are in good condition. Many owners do not allow them to cool properly before turning off the ignition.
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Never knew that site existed. Just registered. thank you kind Sir.

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Never knew that site existed. Just registered. thank you kind Sir.
I believe these are all related:

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Ah I see. Good to know.

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I have heard horror stories about the electrics. Also make sure the turbos are in good condition. Many owners do not allow them to cool properly before turning off the ignition.

Yes, true. Be carefull. But on the other side my dad had one 3200 blue/tan and drove 168.000km in 3 1/2 years with it and no problems at all, only the regular service intervals.

One classic bargain to add: Maserati Shamal.
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