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It has been mentioned that the IS-F will be a classic / collectible car one day.

This got me thinking. What car do you wish you had purchased when they were sensible money.

Me - Honda NSX

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Another vote here for an NSX.

 

Or a Lancia Stratos.

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Ooh, good thread.

I bought a frogeye sprite for 200 quid, back in the early 70s, other cars available then, for similar money, that I'd love to own now, MkII Ford Zodiac, Vauxhall Cresta PA, and a nice red and white Sunbeam Rapier convertible.

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Too many....

NSX is right up there but....  

E46 M3 CSL when they weren't 50k upwards.  I was going to buy an E46 M3 CS before I bought the ISF but the wife veto'd it due to only having 2 doors and our second car was a Mini Cooper S so needed a baby friendly vehicle.

Decent E46 M3 still on bucket list now but the standard ones are creeping up as well :-(

 

 

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Sunbeam Tiger ............ now very rare

Malc

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E-Type

Pontiac Firebird

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10 hours ago, wendle said:

Escort 2000 Mexico 

Loved seeing these cars back in the day. Also loved the RS2000

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Escort RS Cosworth turned heads when I was a youngster 👍. My mum used to have an xr3i 

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RS 2000 MK 1,was never a fan of the MK2.

My Dad once  bought a white Ford concul convertible with red interior back in the day just to get the engine out of it for his standard Concul.

He only paid £50 for it as spares or repair and then he just scrapped it after using the engine.That still comes up in family conversations 45 years on.

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And of course a Lexus Soarer ( loved my V8 ).

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And ... A Ford Zephyr.

( Went on holiday (Taxi) in one. Front bench seat, no seat belts ( and a 99 with a flake ). 

HAPPY days.

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3 hours ago, Malc said:

Sunbeam Tiger ............ now very rare

Malc

I test drove one of these, back to back with an MGC and an MGB, all soft tops, all around the same £1200 mark, in the mid 70s.

I don't know whether the Tiger or the 'C' were great examples, as I never drove either model again, but I ended up buying the 'B', which was slower than the others, but a much nicer drive.

That's the great thing about dream cars though, the dream is often more enjoyable than the reality, and doesn't cost a penny.

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I've been in the fortunate position over the past 45 years of driving to within reason drive/own what I've wanted so won't bore you all with the list now but you know what............

I know own a car that starts, stops, and goes very well with consistent reliability, can't say that  about anything from the list I haven't listed 😏

Long Live Lexus !

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NSX

Lotus Carlton

Lotus Sunbeam

Lotus Cortina.....I owned one of these and sold it to buy a house.

Audi Quattro

Mercedes 190 2.3 16Cosworth

and the list goes on.....................

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Impreza RB 5, with PPP and proper wing

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So, would anyone consider investing in a classic car?

 

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Not me, not enough money to buy a true classic and not enough time left to see a speculative example mature ...

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BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile"

 

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E30 M3. Had the poor man's version (318iS) about 15 years ago and loved it. I'll always regret not trading-up since they were still affordable at the time. Potential ownership costs and fear of it getting stolen put me off though. :sad:

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