Ed, I looked at a 95 Brooklands a few years back. Sucker was 19 feet long. I thought it would be funny to have a driver to get me between court appearances and be dropped off in front of the courthouse. Maintenance can be quite steep on those cars, but they do drive smooth.
don't know. just happened upon it. seems to be in the right ballpark. there are several on cars.com in that price range. They have almost brand new 2005's for 50k. I was shocked looking around. Lots of pretty damn good deals on mercedes too.
I think Boxer is right...in England, English cars are a dime a dozen, and since petrol was the equivalent of $10/U.S. gal. about 2 years ago, I'm guessing it got more painful over there lately, and remember Chevy Chase on the roundabout in European Vacation? Well, imagine driving the M5 at rush hour switching lanes in a Bentley! As for parking on those narrow cobblestones, and up on the curb as they do, when parking you'd take more than half the sidewalk. Minis only take half.
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are they expensive because of gas mileage or repairs? i watched a video by jay leno, he bought one new in 1989 and said he hasn't spent a penny on it.
Both. Gas mileage is horrible, even by Ferrari standards. On repair costs same syndrome as the 456 GT, forget what they are worth now, when new they were $100-200k cars and still carry the maintenance costs of super luxury car.