RE: ?100K Garage: Mike Cheshire

RE: ?100K Garage: Mike Cheshire

Saturday 15th April 2017

£100K Garage: Mike Cheshire

Classics to rally reps, muscle cars to hot hatches and all bases in between for £100K



Name: Mike Cheshire
Previously owned: Metro GTa, Suzuki Ignis Sport, Suzuki Swift Sport, Peugeot 3008
Currently owned: Abarth 595 Turismo with Monza exhaust
On the shortlist: Alfaholics GTA-R 290, Cayman GT4, Metro 6R4

Rest of Europe: Alfa Romeo GTAm
Cost
: £36,995
Balance: £63,005
Why I chose it: "I can't think of a car that makes me want to go for a drive more than this one. I seem to remember the previous advert for this car mentioning much of the work and the parts came from Alfaholics and I love Alfaholics. The reality of owning a real GTAm would probably be quite punishing in reality and that is what Alfaholics and those like them do for me, they sell a dream worth having!"


UK: Noble M12
Cost
: £33,495
Balance: £29,510
Why I chose it: "As much as I like the M600 and what it achieves, I can't help but wish Noble stuck to the formula they had with the M12. Without actually driving one myself, I cannot think of one thing that could put me off this car. Some will moan about the forced induction but I bet they wouldn't moan about it in an F40, a car this often gets a more than complimentary comparison to from the journalists. I had my eye on a yellow one (more later) but actually this blue works wonders for the looks!"

Japan: Mitsubishi Evolution VIII FQ330
Cost
: £12,950
Balance: £16,560
Why I chose it: "I needed a family car, I'm from an Impreza household and found a similarly priced Spec-C and various other standout JDM models. There's just something about the Evo, maybe because it is different to the Impreza in subtle but important ways, or the looks... I'm not totally sure. I love them both and the decision was hard! This particular car has black out mods, make it very appealing though!"


USA: Pontiac Firebird
Cost
: £11,500
Balance: £5,060
Why I chose it: "First and foremost... it's yellow. Second, its engine sticks out of the bonnet (if there even is one supplied with the car?) There can be no mistaking where this iconic car comes from and you have to kinda love it for its honesty... and it is very yellow!"

Germany: Volkswagen Lupo GTI
Cost
: £3,489
Balance: £1,571
Why I chose it: "I always wanted one of these and I am always jealous when I see one, as I haven't owned and probably will not for the forseeable future. I especially like the silver ones and the more standard the better!"

 

 

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Equus

Original Poster:

3,890 posts

32 months

Saturday 15th April 2017
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Oh my eyes!

Rows of exposed rivets on a shape as pure as the Alfa?

Like a line of warts on the face of a supermodel. frown

mikester29

4 posts

25 months

Saturday 15th April 2017
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Epic choices, that Alfa is stunning

Swampy1982

1,116 posts

42 months

Saturday 15th April 2017
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Congrats, you win 100k.

Epic garage

staffs Mike

20 posts

163 months

Saturday 15th April 2017
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I'm inclined to agree but I do rather like it!

Addymk2

245 posts

103 months

Saturday 15th April 2017
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Nailed it.
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crofty1984

12,683 posts

135 months

Saturday 15th April 2017
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Equus said:
Oh my eyes!

Rows of exposed rivets on a shape as pure as the Alfa?

Like a line of warts on the face of a supermodel. frown
Each to their own opinion. Even though yours is wrong. tongue out

SturdyHSV

6,047 posts

98 months

Sunday 16th April 2017
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I think given 100k I'd give a lot of consideration to spending £37k on that Alfa and the other £63k removing most of the downstairs walls in the house to ensure I could park it wherever I needed to see it.

Totally agree on the 'nothing makes me want to go for a drive more'

Gixer_fan

275 posts

129 months

Sunday 16th April 2017
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Frightening list of expenditure listed in the ad for the Noble !
Rivots not a good look on the Alfa....

R500K

145 posts

65 months

Sunday 16th April 2017
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Equus said:
Oh my eyes!

Rows of exposed rivets on a shape as pure as the Alfa?

Like a line of warts on the face of a supermodel. frown
Hahaha, you can have a real one for £560,000

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Loyly

16,165 posts

90 months

Sunday 16th April 2017
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Top choices. That Alfa is just stunning.

hondansx

3,143 posts

156 months

Monday 17th April 2017
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Given what genuine ones go for, i'm surprised the Alfa hasn't been snapped up!

Some good choices. Not sure i'd go for the chav wagon as a family car though.

AWG

790 posts

87 months

Tuesday 18th April 2017
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Top garage sir.