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Old 03-05-2019, 01:12 PM
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Personally, I'd go with the Aston from your list. Rolling work of art, and the interiors are gorgeous and classy.. That said, from the few friends I have that have owned them, maintenance is still a pain in the ass, and they are still British electrical systems, so plan on that old Lucas reliability.

If I'm thinking outside the box and I want exclusivity and just a fun car to drive (no pretentions), I'm probably looking for something like this:
https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...FE10836244D00E

Might as well soak up the American Muscle while it's still here...
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:13 PM
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Ok so get the Lambo then.
He can get a wrap to match
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:21 PM
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2 year old CTS-V and a Raptor. Take the badges off the CTS-V. And obviously make sure it has the proper peddle count.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:34 PM
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How about a 650 hp convertible??? Oh and it seats 4 and will smoke most cars and it is brand new??? 2019 ZL1 Camaro, get out the way!
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:35 PM
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From your list, you're looking at pretty exotic cars (by my standards, anyway), so this suggestion might not fit the bill. However, the BMW M3 (or M4 as someone else mentioned) is an awesome car. My wife and I have a 2015 F80 manual. It's a beast. It's fast, powerful and handles like a dream. On top of that, it can be practical as a daily driver (you can get the four door, and it has a large, functional trunk, as well as a comfortable and functional back seat). They're also very reliable, and finding a qualified mechanic is not an impossibility. Parts are readily available, and are not ridiculously priced. You can find a lightly used 1 or 2 year old M3 for around $65K. You can find a 2015 with low-ish miles for around $40K.
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Toyota supra 94

Just saw the age preference

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Old 03-05-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SHE GONE View Post
The tesla is quick, but it has to be charged after an hour of running like a real car.
How about this one then? Might have to wait a year or two though . . .

Piëch Mark Zero Claims 5-Minute Recharge For 300-Mile Range

https://www.motor1.com/news/307923/p...lectric-coupe/

P.S. The battery technology is assumed to be similar to existing SCiB technology, which has similar temp tolerance and recharge speed --> https://www.toshiba.com/tic/power-el...geable-battery

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Mercedes Benz AMG GT-S. Be different.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:52 PM
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Wink Vintage Sports Car

Their should be only one car to consider, Shelby Cobra!
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If you dont require blistering acceleration get the Vantage... Its a classy stunning car... but its a pig compared to all the others....

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Old 03-05-2019, 01:56 PM
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I was faced with this White Guy Problem when I sold the company and the family insisted I buy something "stupid". Well, I try to avoid stupid so instead of something European, I bought a Korean Rice Rocket - 340 HP, Brembro brakes, limited slip differential, rear wheel drive, vroom vroom....wish I had repowered instead! The car is sweet and so FAST I'm surprised I haven't lost my license but it's in New England and the weather sucks, the roads mostly suck, nothing besides gloves or a pack of condoms fits in the back seat - the car has 14K miles on it, takes up half my garage and the book is 1/3 what it was new so now I might as well just keep it. I really didn't want a car then and succumbed to my family's opinion. If you don't know what you want, you don't want anything - SAVE YOUR MONEY!' (or Get the Jag F!)
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I ask the same question as above. What are the plans for the car?? Weekend drives to dinner,,, track days,,,daily driver?? As a Corvette guy, bang for the buck you wont beat a C7, Grand Sport or Z06. Great drivers, haul ass and wont break the bank, It can be a DD and track day car. That said or the three listed I'd take the Viper. Now, if it was me and the car was a weekend driver for going to dinner, I'd be looking for a Ferrari. Track day or daily driver Porsche GT3.
Weekend drives, gumball type rallies, occasional track days, maybe 6k miles a year....

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Honest questions for the OP

What is your car ownership history regarding non-conventional cars such as your want list?

What is your proximity for the servicing aspect ?

Planned mileage per year ~ most exotic cars are barely driven due to the cost of service & depreciation ~ just curious

Lastly ~ ability physically to get in & out of certain cars comfortably

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Plus 1 on the Jag. They are sweet in person. Or how about a 2 dr Bentley?
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My choice would be the F type R SVR. Only downside is the Coupe looks so much better than the convertible.
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I've owned a SRT10 Viper since I bought it new in 2004. Has 7800 miles, supercharged, etc. They do ride rough but fun to drive although wouldn't want to drive everyday to work etc. Selling mine. 734rwhp
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Originally Posted by loverofshells View Post
Honest questions for the OP

What is your car ownership history regarding non-conventional cars such as your want list?

What is your proximity for the servicing aspect ?

Planned mileage per year ~ most exotic cars are barely driven due to the cost of service & depreciation ~ just curious

Lastly ~ ability physically to get in & out of certain cars comfortably

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Alfas, Maseratis, Mustang Gets and a TVR Tuscan, the Tuscan was a coffin on wheels, super light, no ABS, no Air Bags, No Traction Control and about 380 hp.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...tuscan-insane/

Here in the Tampa FL area we have all the majors and our family collects cars and is well connected with service providers and I have no physical issues with getting in and out.
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