What should i buy?? new boy needs help
Im looking to buy a sporty classic (60s 70s or early 80s)but just keep going from pillar to post. Id like something that is not a total nightmare to look after but am happy to give plenty of tlc. I love evrything from an Etype, 308GT4, 911, even the cobra replica tickle a spot..... ive been looking to spend 20ish so all of those beasts arnt really on budget ....
Any suggestions ?
Personally, with that budget and the cars you have suggested, I'd pile straight in for the 308GT4 (as long as you will have £1000 a year in your budget for maintenance) which, with some patience, you should be able to find for that money. Mind you, very little beats a good 911 if you are happy with an '80s example, or you could look at the front-engined Porsches all of which are massive bargains. I don't think you'd get much of an E-type for that money at the moment.
Other suggestions for great cars with good performance within your budget:
Lotus Elan: yes, I am biased, but, lack of safety equipment aside, mine have been very reliable and cost no more to keep on the road than an MGB.
Lancia Delta Integrale
Any TR from sidescreen to 6 (except a TR5, you won't get a decent one for that). The best I ever drove was a 4 though many prefer the 4A.
Alfa Romeo GTV
Get yourself up to Hexham Horseless Carriages. They have the first of just 13 3000S turbos ever built, it had a huge money no object rebuild in the early 1990s, the bespoke engine now produces around 100bhp per litre (I have seen it out drag a Sagaris!), the last 3 owners (one of them twice) have all been fastidious, multi concours winner, a totally gorgeous car and prices for M series are just starting to climb.
I have no connection to the seller, except for thinking that he is mad to sell a car he said he would never part with - for the second time!
But I wouldn't argue if you bought something common or gardern like a 911 or 308GT4.
many thanks, I explored your lists with interest !
now i just have to find something worth buying!! feeling the 308 or 911sc, the mine field.... any adivice or cars that come to your attention as a good buy please give me a shout..... ill let you guys know what i buy
Audi Quattro is the best variant, but I say so because I own it myself (1978 Audi Quattro) But of course I got it for less 20 because I wanted to make some mods so I was looking for classic cars for sale that would be cheap I also liked the list that James Elliott wrote, all the cars are good. I also considered buying Alfa Romeo GTV 3 years ago but I've always had daydreams of getting classic Audi so I got it.
So I've explored lots of cars, jensens, tvrs but the 911 option seems to offer a lot of potential if I can find the right one, have been looking at the late 70s early 80s 2.7 to 3.2 s to find a good history etc, any advice or recommended garages to check out...?
Im still having the Etype niggle and wondering if I should stretch my budget to explore further?... Any advice would be much appreciated
Would I be mad ? http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1963-jaguar-e-type-s1-fixedhead-coupe
would it be worth a look and sort out the nagging bonnet and paint work issues, or is this kind of hybrid a crazy thought?
any thoughts M