What cars do you wish you'd bought?

What cars do you wish you'd bought?

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irocfan

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21,270 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Seen quite a few threads where people bemoan the fact that they didn't buy a 911 before they started being silly money, I wondered what cars are there that were vaguely affordable that are now stupid money (note I'm thinking vaguely affordable - a Z8 don't fall into that bracket)

I can think of 3 or 4

E-type (at one point there was a kitcar developed which had a e-type as the chassis & engine!!!)
Hemi-Charger
Hemi-Challenger (both cases GOOD ones can fetch 250k)
'Pagoda' mercedes

Dusty964

6,779 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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The 964rs i should have bought around 9 years ago.
I still kick myself when i look at prices now.

Honk

1,639 posts

151 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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2007: the 40k Countach

edo

16,699 posts

213 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Well priced 928 I nearly bought earlier in the year.

TameRacingDriver

12,713 posts

220 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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VX220 Turbo when they were £8k(ish) or even just an NA @ £5k.

Too expensive to justify now and not really practical and comfortable enough for me nowadays!

rehab71

3,262 posts

138 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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I wish I'd bought an old Defender I brought in PX about 10 years ago, could have made £2k out of it over night. Also 2 bargain E60s, a 530D SE (made £1500 at auction) and a 535D. Both came in PX over the last year and I could have got bloody good cars for a good price.

ash73

16,821 posts

169 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Lotus Elise

David A

2,998 posts

199 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Testarossa a few years back. They were "cheap" then. frown

edo

16,699 posts

213 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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BMW Z8 when they were 40k ish.

Whistle

632 posts

81 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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When I was 21 I went to look at a Mk1 Escort RS turbo In mint condition with about 20k on the clock, back seats had never been sat in.
It was about 6K back in 1991.

It only I had bought it and put it in my dads garage. I bought a1.9 205 GTI instead and ragged it to death.

bigandclever

9,453 posts

186 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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M3 CSL and TVR Sagaris were a reasonable reach for me at one time, now I'd be looking at £60k+. Still want one of each though smile

cslwannabe

998 posts

117 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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996.2 GT3 around 6 years ago - 20k mile one owner car for £40k
M3 CSL around 8 years ago - 30k mile cars were £30ish k
1M when they were brand new as would've had a few years of virtually free motoring
F40 a few years ago - not that I could've afforded one but I suggested to some colleagues that half a dozen of us pitch in £50k each for an F40 or Carerra GT as we couldn't fail to make a profit!

CubanPete

2,178 posts

136 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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I was offered a 205gti that had been parked up on a garage fora few years for a grand.

I did buy a 3 door mk2 escort for £8... We ragged it round a field for a summer and sold it to the scrap man for about the same money.

vixen1700

11,528 posts

218 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Dusty964 said:
The 964rs i should have bought around 9 years ago.
I still kick myself when i look at prices now.
The Ferrari 246 Dino....











That was the same price as the new MG Metro I bought in 1985.

redface

NiceCupOfTea

24,936 posts

199 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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A friend offered me his really nice Estoril Blue e36 M3 Evo cab for £4k a few years back and I passed him up on it. Still kicking myself (and so is he actually, now he covets my e36 323 cab!)

Dave Hedgehog

11,872 posts

152 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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1m coupe instead of my RS3 5 years ago, 1m still sells for list with 40k miles on it /facepalm

Vandenberg

1,556 posts

81 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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I bottled out of buying a Datsun 240Z rally car about 15 years back as I had no storage.

Wouldn't surprise me if it was still in the stable.

wormus

10,876 posts

151 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Ferrari 348. Almost traded my Fiat Coupe in for one back in 1998, they were very unloved and you could pick them up for not much more than the Fiat cost new.

Back in the 70's my Dad was given the option to swap his new MGB V8 for a Aston DB6. He kept the MG. frown

Edited by wormus on Saturday 6th August 17:25

33q

1,007 posts

71 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Red Ferrari Dino in early 1979. £1500....it was a bit rough even then. For sale at a Talbot dealer...just changed from Chrysler where a few months earlier I'd bought a Chrysler Sunbeam 1.6 GL... Also in Red!

Still can't beleive it. Well actually I could. At the time the sunbeam seemed better..... Oh for the power of hindsight.

mattlad

257 posts

113 months

Saturday 6th August 2016
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Many years ago, my Mum's cousin's Super 7.