Your dream garage... at 2002 prices

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James Elliott
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Following on from my blog, if you want to play the game, here are links to C&SC's 2002 Price Guide, hopefully large enough for you to read:

2002 Price Guide Part 1

2002 Price Guide Part 2

2002 Price Guide Part 3

The rules (so simple that even I understand them):

10 cars maximum

Total spend not to exceed £100,000

Cars only in 'average' or 'show' condition.

 

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Mario Laguna
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James, saw your list. I am less fortunate, only can get four cars for the money, but in show condition:

1. Porsche 911S 2,4 at £18000
2. Citroën DS Décapotable Chapron at £18000
3. Dino 246GT at £40000
4. E-Type S2 FHC at 21000

Total: £97000 (need the £3000 left for servicing)

 

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Fantastic fun! Thanks James :)

  1. Ginetta G4 - £11,000
  2. Lotus Elite - £18,000
  3. Alpine A110 1660S - £16,000
  4. Ford Escort Twin Cam - £4,500
  5. Lancia Stratos - £32,500
  6. Standard 8 - £800
  7. Porsche 912 - £4,500

Total = £87,300

Missing from that list are the cars I love, but would be too much, even back in 2002:

  1. Alfa Tipo 33 Stradale
  2. Jag XKSS
  3. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

I nearly bought a new (Dare) G4 back in 2002/3 but I guess I now have my Lotus Elan Sprint, so mustn't grumble :)

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Mario Laguna wrote:

James, saw your list. I am less fortunate, only can get four cars for the money, but in show condition:

1. Porsche 911S 2,4 at £18000
2. Citroën DS Décapotable Chapron at £18000
3. Dino 246GT at £40000
4. E-Type S2 FHC at 21000

Total: £97000 (need the £3000 left for servicing)

 

Definitely wiser than buying 10 'average' cars Mario!

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James Elliott
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StoatWithToast wrote:

Fantastic fun! Thanks James :)

  1. Ginetta G4 - £11,000
  2. Lotus Elite - £18,000
  3. Alpine A110 1660S - £16,000
  4. Ford Escort Twin Cam - £4,500
  5. Lancia Stratos - £32,500
  6. Standard 8 - £800
  7. Porsche 912 - £4,500

Total = £87,300

 

Three of this list (Alpine, Stratos and Elite) were on my shortlist, but didn't make the cut. If I do it again tomorrow, as I probably will, they might creep back in.

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beach bum
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1) Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce 16.000

2) Bristol 405 13.500

3) DS Safari 7.500

4) Lancia Aurelia B20GT 26.000

5) Lotus XI 22.000

6) Escort RS 1600 4.500

Variety is the spice of life....

 

 

 

 

Bloggins
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This is very cruel James!  Please don't make me chose.  My head hurts and I don't want to play anymore.

James Elliott
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Bloggins wrote:

This is very cruel James!  Please don't make me chose.  My head hurts and I don't want to play anymore.

If it helps just do a 'niche' list to start with. I have done loads of different permutations now and am now putting together "platic-only" or "just V6s" selections and the like. I'll post a few of them when I get a chance, because I don't think I can pass that off as work!

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Coventry Climax
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I'd have a TR3a for £6,750 and keep the change.

Gruffalo
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1) Alfa Romeo Giulia SS - 11,000

2) Alfa Romeo Alfetta Gt - 1250

3) BMW 3.0 CSL - 6500

4) Ferrari 365BB - 30,000

5) Ford Escort RS1800 - 5000

6) Lancia Aurelia B20 GT - 12,500

7) Lotus Espirit S1 - 4250

8) Maserati Bora - 15,500

9) Porsche 911 S 2.4 - 12,000

10) Triumph GT6 MkII - 2500

All in average condition... who wants garage queens?! 500 pounds left over.


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Received this via e-mail from legendary motor sport snapper Jeff 'Blocco' Bloxham, who clearly can't work the internet. Or count!


My ten under £100,000 is 12 at present they incude in no particular order
Ford Escort Mexico Mk1
Lotus Elan S3 FHC
Ford Racing Puma
Ford Mustang Fastback
Ginetta G4
Fiat 500
Reanault-Alpine A110
Morris Minor Traveller
VW Camper
Lotus Cortina Airflow
Land Rover Series 3
Mini Cooper S
Willys Jeep


oops stretched to 13, still reckon with luck will come in under £100,000

best wishes Jeff B

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