....possibly. Without boring you with details, I may have available about £100k (plus whatever I get for my 355, say £30k) to spend in Feb on a new (to me) car. I need advice on what to get as I've never even considered this level of the market before, which brings me onto my 1st (and most important) criteria:
1) The car needs to hold its value, sort of. Ignoring dealer margin which you get on any car, it doesn't have to appreciate and "earn" me money by any stretch of the imagination. If it holds its value (ignoring dealer margin again) that's great, and even if it loses a bit of value (say a couple of £k per year) similar to my 355 that's still fine. However, what I'm not going to do is buy say an F430 for £80k, then chop it in for £58k in 2 years, that is too much. As for servicing, I'm happy to pay £2-3k per year like I do currently, and a bit more if I'll save if the car holds its value more due to what it is.
Note that this first criteria is the most important a this is money on which I could be sorting a buy to let to generate income etc (i'll also be doing that already, but I could do it more if that makes sense), so this has to be much more of a head (rather than heart) purchase that normal.
2) The car needs to be special and a supercar. The max budget is likely to be £130k but obviously I don't have to spend that amount. Equally I realise I could "trade up" (
) to a 360 for say £10k more, but that's not really what I'm aiming for.
3) Car will need to be able to take say 3k miles per year and still conform to criteria (1). I want to drive it, but equally I don't want to see catastrophic depreciation due to having the nerve to actually take it on the road and enjoy it.
That's all I can think of at the moment. All I can come up with at the mo are:
550 (the "budget" option
430 Scuderia at a pinch (but I'm not sure what depreciation running/costs are like on these)
Testarossa (another slightly more "budget" option, but maybe not special/rare enough)
Diablo (of some description, not really familiar with them)
So comments on the above based on my criteria (from people who've owned them if possible) as well as *any* other suggestions (open to left field ideas
) would be much appreciated
I'm relying on you all to stop me doing the sensible thing and investing it