RE: ?100K Garage: Brendon Kelly

RE: ?100K Garage: Brendon Kelly

Saturday 25th March 2017

£100K Garage: Brendon Kelly

PHer Brendon has only ever owned American or Japanese cars, so this could be interesting...



Name: Brendon Kelly
Previously owned: All my cars have been modified American or Japanese, all have had engine swaps of some-kind. Stand outs among them are the Daihatsu Charade GTti turbo, R31 GTS-X Skyline, 1969 Chevy El Camino, MY01 WRX STI
Currently owned: 1974 Beetle, 2008 Peugeot Partner
On the shortlist: Unimog 403, Lancia Delta Integrale, Baja Beetle, FPV F6 Typhoon (BF), Renault Megane R26.R


America: Chevrolet Corvette (C6)
Cost
: £23,000
Balance: 77,000
Why I chose it: "Modern Vettes represent a high level of performance and technology for the money. Easy to live with, good on the track, whether it has corners or is just straight. The LS engine is ubiquitous but I'm yet to own a vehicle with one and this particular example is the cheapest with an LS2 and a manual, so it got the nod."

Great Britain: Land Rover Discovery
Cost
: £4,995
Balance: £72,005
Why I chose it: "This era Disco fits right in between the classic Range Rover and the Defender for me. I wasn't keen to delve into which models had the good diesel so went straight for a V8 - they always sounded good. This narrowed the selection down tremendously, and I went with this one purely as it seems very over the top and maybe even suspiciously cheap? If it was intended for the Japanese market it's sure to have a few novel features."


Germany: Mercedes CL65 AMG
Cost
: £19,995
Balance: £52,010
Why I chose it: "It's the engine that got me. I'm really keen to modify one of these bi-turbo V12s, it's a great starting point for a serious beast. With this in mind I sorted the Mercs by 'only V12s' and this one was the cheapest - that was the key!"

Rest of Europe: Renault Megane R26.R
Cost
: £16,995
Balance: £35,015
Why I chose it: "I drove one at the 'ring and have wanted one ever since. Renault really knew what they were doing with the Megane and the Clio, it can not be overstated. Most of my Australian mates think I am mad when I go on about them. This is a great example coming right from KTR with a full history and low miles. I could easily go with a later model RS or even a lowly R26, it just needs to have an LSD that's holding together."


Japan: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Cost
: £15,750
Balance: £19,265
Why I chose it: "I've owned a very modified MY01 WRX STI and it was great: started every time, pottered to the shops, blasted all kinds of exotic machinery all day - it almost turned me into a fan! The GDB platform is my favourite for Subarus and I wanted to find something with a similar spec to the one I owned. This one was very,very close. I can imagine exactly how it drives and what it sounds like. Having seen the insides of a few EJ motors I appreciate anything less than a 2.5, especially when it has a closed deck."

"If the left over money has to go somewhere immediately it can go to some kind of charity that lets sick kids go really fast on four wheels or otherwise."



Author
Discussion

Mattjevans

Original Poster:

92 posts

28 months

Saturday 25th March 2017
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Should have been disqualified for not spending enough...

Apart from that, interesting selection !

BarcelonaLewis

43 posts

72 months

Saturday 25th March 2017
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Brendon has only ever owned American or Japanese cars... Except for the beetle and the Peugeot...

hodjie

15 posts

84 months

Saturday 25th March 2017
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vomitworst 100 grand garage ive seen

Driver Rider

513 posts

133 months

Sunday 26th March 2017
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harsh

DaveyBoyWonder

390 posts

110 months

Sunday 26th March 2017
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"maybe even suspiciously cheap?"

Look at where the Disco was advertised...
Advertisement

Breno4551

7 posts

35 months

Monday 27th March 2017
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hodjie Dont just do a hit and run, get verbose, tell me where I went wrong smile Go through each of these cars at tell me what's up!

BarcelonaLewis Should say 'Currently driving' as I havent mustered the enthusiasm to buy anything in the 2 years since moving back to Europe.
There are a couple way more embarrassing, shameful even, mistakes in there. Moral of the story dont send emails at 3am after a 'couple' of beers

Edited by Breno4551 on Monday 27th March 08:44

Thomo97

27 posts

126 months

Monday 27th March 2017
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Was the whole selection pulled together after a couple of beers? Perhaps more of a "spend £100k hammered on ebay as quick as you can garage" rather than a "£100k dream garage"?

Breno4551

7 posts

35 months

Monday 27th March 2017
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@Thomo97 I dont think it's supposed to be a dream garage? it's what's available on PH, based on PH's criteria, on the day you put your entry in.
Imagine the ebay looking list I'd have if I threw a decent Pantera into that mix and had to split the remaining 30k between 4 countries!

85Carrera

1,677 posts

173 months

Monday 27th March 2017
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Breno4551 said:
@Thomo97 I dont think it's supposed to be a dream garage? it's what's available on PH, based on PH's criteria, on the day you put your entry in.
Imagine the ebay looking list I'd have if I threw a decent Pantera into that mix and had to split the remaining 30k between 4 countries!
If it's not a dream garage when you're given a notional 100k to spend (albeit within certain criteria), what else is it?


Breno4551

7 posts

35 months

Monday 27th March 2017
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Some of the older formats might net you a dream car- but 5 cars from the same money - It's the equivalent of bench racing in the classifieds, who can spend their £100k the best, find some bargains and maybe something you would not usually entertain. It is , as you have rightly pointed out, notional funds and these are nominal amounts of money in the car world. If you are keen to part ways with that Carrera for what I put towards the German entry, let me know smile

85Carrera

1,677 posts

173 months

Monday 27th March 2017
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you can have it for (a real) 100k smile

smilo996

1,449 posts

106 months

Wednesday 29th March 2017
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Like the list.

Like this list even more: Unimog 403, Lancia Delta Integrale, Baja Beetle, FPV F6 Typhoon (BF), Renault Megane R26.R

Excellent.

Cannot fault any of the choices though pushing up the spec of most of them must have been possible. It is called 100k garage!!