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Collector/Sports car between 20 and 45K?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by WEATHERBY460, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460

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    I am ready to buy a sports car. I want this car to be timeless and be proud to drive it for many years. This will be driven very seldom, so I wont be adding many miles on it.

    I am having a hard time trying to decide. I was leaning towards a vette, but then considered a Camaro ZL1....I think I might even consider a GT500 (sounds like its a better car then the ZL1) I might just get a Camaro SS...but I also like older stuff also......please give me some ideas...I am open to anything
     
  2. That budget can get you into some much nicer older cars. For exapmle, around here the C3 Corvette (68 to 82) is a hot entry collector market. You can get into a nice one for $15k or less and get a taste of the culture to see if it's for you.

    If I were looking to jump into that hobby I would stay away from new or late model cars. Much less collectible and much more expensive. I would also stay away from project cars (to start with) because of the time and expense required to get them on the road.

    Good luck deciding, have fun looking!
     

  3. OrangeJoe

    OrangeJoe Machetes & Guns

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    You say "sports car" but you mention some muscle cars.

    Timeless + Sports Car = Porsche in my book, there is no substitute.

    Some flavor of 911 perchance.

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  4. Lot's of options in that price range. I would love a Lotus Elise. The higher end of your budget would get a Morgan 3 wheeler. Those look like huge fun.
     
  5. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    There are Ferraris you can get in that price range. You want to go fast, or look cool, or both?

    I know it's not totally correct but when I think sports car I think 2 seat convertible, roadster, or coupe.
     
  6. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

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    get something older that doesn't need any work. If it were my money I'd be looking for a 68 mustang fastback before they all get bastardized in to knock offs of a GT350
     
  7. Low Mileage 2000-2003 Honda S2000. Only produced for 9 years and many are being wrecked by kids who can now afford them. A pure drivers car. 2 seat roadster, direct connection to the road and a 9k rpm redline in a little 4 banger. Timeless design too.
     
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  8. Z71bill

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    I would start off deciding --

    You want something that is a collector - all original - all factory.

    Or

    Something that is just really cool to drive - puts a smile on your face - and if it happens to be a 1969 vehicle with a 2012 engine & transmission you don't care.
     
  9. 3glkdog

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    You can be be diffrent from everyone else, Ferrari 308 or 328, for a little more you can get a Testarossa.

    Cameros, Vettes, and Muskrats. The engine is in the wrong place, too American and they're everywhere.
     
  10. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    The Ferrari 308 Dino is front engine, 4 pass car, just like a Camaro.
     
  11. 3glkdog

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    Did I say anything about a Dino? I should have say Magnum PI. so everyone would understand.
     
  12. hpracing007

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    Acura NSX
    Porsche Cayman
    Porsche 911
    BMW M3
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  13. erick73

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  14. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Don't get nothing you wont wanna kill someone over when they ding it if you drive it. One reason I will never have a cherry 1969 Chevelle SS.......it's not worth the prison time to me.
     
  15. Z71bill

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    I bought my 69 Chevelle SS 396 when I was a Jr in high school - cost me $1,400 -

    Sold it 6 years later - for $400 - it was in need of a lot of small stuff and needed another engine rebuild -

    I wish I would have just stuck it in storage.
     
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  16. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    collector: DeLorean or other odd-ball types. DeLorean was only in production for two years.

    real sports car: used Cobra kit car. Should be able to get a nice one for close to $45K. Older corvette, maybe get an anniversary edition for more collector value.

    One is'nt a real sports car, the other will never be a collector. The corvette could be collectable if it's all stock. For both in one vehicle I'd agree with an older Porshe or Ferrari in that price range.
     
  17. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

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    A lot of you guys are recommending cars that a few years worth of maintenance would cost more than the car itself. How much would a tune up on a Ferrari be by chance?
     
  18. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    ~$2500.
     
  19. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    *Collector/Sports car

    I have always liked the 1970 Buick Stage-1 455 (Sleeper)

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    To me...Flat out Cool! :)
     
  20. I have essentially the same story involving a '67 Mustang. What was I thinking.