Previously owned: Numerous bicycles
Currently owned: Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi (first car!)
On the shortlist: Something for everyday, something with a Toyota 1JZ engine and an E46 BMW M3
UK: Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake
Why I chose it: "This would be my daily driver and what better than a 'Jaaaaag' with a supercharged V8 that sounds frighteningly powerful?! I chose this particular example over the others due to the fact it's a Sportbrake. It looks fantastic to my eyes and is a little different from all the German machinery on the roads."
BMW M3 (E46)
Why I chose it: "Everyone (on PH, anyway) wants a car they can just take for a drive, not worry about a destination, just enjoy the thrill of driving. This is what I would have; the E46 M3, commonly regarded as one of the last proper M cars. As soon as I heard the howling inline-six on numerous YouTube videos I have yearned to own one! This one stood out for me because of three things: the matte paint, CSL alloys and the manual gearbox."
USA: Chevrolet El Camino
Why I chose it: "I'm a keen cyclist and what better to chuck bikes in the back that a ute? I think utes (especially with a V8) are possibly one of the coolest car niches ever, it's a real shame we don't have more in the UK. In an ideal world I would love to have an HSV Maloo with a huge whining supercharger but sadly they are rather dear; this El Camino really caught my eye, mainly because it's a rare RHD example. I live in Dorset and would love to see the look on all the OAP's faces as I drive through the little quaint new forest villages with my bike in the back and a smile on my face."
Why I chose it: "This is the bit I found hardest - the rest of Europe. Living on the south coast I knew it had to be Italian and roof-less. I wanted something to enjoy the most of the English summer (the best day of the year) and this Maserati's gorgeous red interior seems like a good place to sit and watch the Dorset countryside go by. The mileage is a little higher than most examples so maybe I'll save some of the remaining balance in case of surprise repair bills. "
Japan: Nissan Skyline GT
Why I chose it: "I have friends who are very much into their drifting and being a passenger I've wanted a drift car of my own. My dream skid machine would be a 1JZ powered Toyota JZX100 Chaser but sadly I couldn't find any on PH. This is the next best thing, a rare four-door R34 and it's manual. I would probably sink the remaining balance on the import duties and make this a track-ready skid machine! The RB25 sounds almost as good as Toyota's 1JZ, just as much tuning potential and with four doors I can turn my mates pants brown whilst going sideways. " [Sadly Roman's chosen Skyline is no longer available - browse the rest of the non-GTR Skylines here - MB]