Notices

Sports cars

Old 09-30-2020, 10:04 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 5,202
Received 1,277 Likes on 616 Posts
Default Sports cars

Pretend you have a $200,000 budget but don’t have to spend it all what would you buy and why?

factor in depreciation cost of ownership as well as reliability.

Old 09-30-2020, 10:05 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: SW, FL
Posts: 109
Received 145 Likes on 41 Posts
Default

R34 Skyline GTR

or

Testarossa

Old 09-30-2020, 10:09 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 532
Received 240 Likes on 115 Posts
Default

I'd buy a $20k used vette, a $20k used 3/4 ton, and put the other $160k in the bank.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:11 AM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Suburb of Sugar Tit SC
Posts: 14,819
Received 9,424 Likes on 5,114 Posts
Default

Pro touring built 70 - 73 camaro or possibly trans am & a worldcat 23DC.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:12 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 711
Received 195 Likes on 92 Posts
Default

New RS6
Old 09-30-2020, 10:13 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 1,088
Received 455 Likes on 275 Posts
Default

Carrera S. Is there anything else that has comparable performance and is as reliable as the Porsche?
Old 09-30-2020, 10:13 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 773
Received 19 Likes on 14 Posts
Default

Cars have gone up in price since the pandemic but a Huracan 610-4 or 458 spyder would be my choice. 610 is going to be newer in tech and better riding but Ferrari has some soul and is rwd. Plus their last NA V8.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:14 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,187
Received 1,329 Likes on 645 Posts
Default

I’m not brave enough to own a sports car. My wife’s outback 3.6r is hard enough to keep within the speed limit.

that new corvette sure looks nice.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:15 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: South of the North Pole
Posts: 708
Received 287 Likes on 129 Posts
Default

Well, I just bought a 36,000 mile 2004 SL600. Been chipped. 600hp, 750 torque.
Paid 13,500.
Bought my wife a 80,000 mile red/red 2004 sl500 for 10,000.
Covid fear was wonderful for me.
Leaves me with $176,500 to buy gas for the boats.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:16 AM
  #10  
Senior Member Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton
Posts: 2,805
Received 1,161 Likes on 637 Posts
Default

McLaren.

Koenigsegg pipe dream but maybe at that #

One of these wouldn't suck https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-McLaren-m141#listing=273555243
Old 09-30-2020, 10:20 AM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fairhaven, MA
Posts: 9,971
Received 1,586 Likes on 962 Posts
Default

Not sports cars but I'd opt for a '69 Chevelle SS396 or '64 GTO. Both w/engines doctored by Nick's Garage.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:20 AM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 5,202
Received 1,277 Likes on 616 Posts
Default

Let’s assume we don’t need the boat, gas or a deposit slip to put back in bank. PlAy money
Old 09-30-2020, 10:24 AM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Suburb of Sugar Tit SC
Posts: 14,819
Received 9,424 Likes on 5,114 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
Let’s assume we don’t need the boat, gas or a deposit slip to put back in bank. PlAy money
In that case....same car...and a hand full of old Parker side by sides.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:28 AM
  #14  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lighthouse Point
Posts: 5,682
Received 1,145 Likes on 756 Posts
Default

911 turbo cab.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:29 AM
  #15  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,301
Received 424 Likes on 186 Posts
Default

Probably a C8 ZR1.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:45 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Lusby, MD
Posts: 1,153
Received 338 Likes on 212 Posts
Default

66 E-Type coupe. Opalescent Maroon, black interior, chrome wire wheels.
Old 09-30-2020, 10:48 AM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 3,428
Received 3,851 Likes on 1,719 Posts
Default

Audi R10
Old 09-30-2020, 11:06 AM
  #18  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 15,936
Received 1,843 Likes on 985 Posts
Default

If you can find a Ford GT for $200K I would buy it. They are appreciating so fast it's crazy. I read about guys that are selling them for more than twice what they paid for them. Corvettes hold their value probably better than any other American car so this would be on my list too.

Got to remember that the ultra expensive sports cars the maintenance costs are simply crazy money.
Old 09-30-2020, 11:09 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,481
Received 1,050 Likes on 616 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RussH View Post
If you can find a Ford GT for $200K I would buy it. They are appreciating so fast it's crazy. I read about guys that are selling them for more than twice what they paid for them. Corvettes hold their value probably better than any other American car so this would be on my list too.

Got to remember that the ultra expensive sports cars the maintenance costs are simply crazy money.
This^ if I could find one. Otherwise? No thanks.

Probably just buy the Ram Rebel TRX and put the other $100k in the market.
Old 09-30-2020, 11:14 AM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: greenville s.c.
Posts: 1,620
Received 480 Likes on 270 Posts
Default

BMM M4 and 100k in the bank

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.