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93gsxturbo
93gsxturbo UltraDork
9/17/21 6:58 p.m.

Viper fo sho, but thats rapidly coming to a close.  

 

FD or JDM Supra would be nice, R33 Skyline (but their value will tank when the R34s start hitting the 25 year rule)

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/18/21 11:41 a.m.

For JDM I'd go first gen NSX.  Not the best time to buy as they're pretty high, but slowly leveling off.

I always drooled over them in High School and obviously couldn't afford one, but I thought I could get a used one 10 years later.  It's now 30 years later and they just keep getting more expensive.

The First Generation Honda NSX | Gray Beard Council

G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter)
G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/18/21 3:27 p.m.

What about an E39 M5? Values have been going ballistic over the past few years and aren't falling any time soon. Good specs and nice ones are rare, they're an incredibly important car in BMW's portfolio and in the sports sedan landscape, buyers are typically older, stable, moneyed types or young professionals in secure, high-paying jobs (lots of pilot crossover).

wawazat
wawazat Dork
9/18/21 3:34 p.m.

Second gen CTS-V wagon 6 speed with Recaro seats.  

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
9/18/21 6:42 p.m.
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

For JDM I'd go first gen NSX.  Not the best time to buy as they're pretty high, but slowly leveling off.

I always drooled over them in High School and obviously couldn't afford one, but I thought I could get a used one 10 years later.  It's now 30 years later and they just keep getting more expensive.

The First Generation Honda NSX | Gray Beard Council

Wow, what a pic!

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
9/19/21 10:58 a.m.

E39 M5 doesn't appeal for the usual reasons (aka I'm not a big fan of BMW's four wheeled contraptions).

I have considered an FD - I've owned a mildly modified one in the past and wouldn't mind another one. Main issue with an FD is that I'm essentially the local rotary specialist...

Right now I've got my eye on a higher mileage 911 Carrera 3.2 and a 356C. Unfortunately both are a little further away that I'd like and I think I'd have to look at both in person before making a decision.

Not looking too good for NSXs, the ones I think would be worth having as they have higher miles and I don't have to be afraid to actually drive them. Those seem to be in short supply right now...

I'm still keeping an eye out, but am probably going to wait until the engine replacement on the BRZ is done and then see if I trust this car enough to keep it, or if I sell it. If I sell it I'll have a bit more money to add to the kitty.

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 7:55 p.m.

Yeah, I just looked up some NSXs on FBM.  One with 140k asking $55k, and one with 27k asking $99,500

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 7:56 p.m.
Feedyurhed said:
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

For JDM I'd go first gen NSX.  Not the best time to buy as they're pretty high, but slowly leveling off.

I always drooled over them in High School and obviously couldn't afford one, but I thought I could get a used one 10 years later.  It's now 30 years later and they just keep getting more expensive.

 

Wow, what a pic!

I know, right?  I had the scene from Firefly in my head where Jayne says "I'll be in my bunk."

Sonic
Sonic UberDork
9/19/21 8:02 p.m.

In reply to Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) :

Now I can't resist posting this one of my car 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/19/21 8:20 p.m.

In reply to Sonic :

I'll be in my bunk.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
9/19/21 8:23 p.m.

A clean low mileage bugeye WRX.  In 5-10 years they will be expensive.  Most are rusted, wrecked or ruined by dubious mods.  If your budget is big, buy three or more.  These are the next US spec Japanese gold mine.  

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
10/13/21 5:17 p.m.

Well, I'm about to scribble my signature on a sales contract and send someone a bunch of money.

Thanks for everybody's advice, of course it looks like in the end I did end up with one of the vehicles that I kinda discounted towards the beginning of the thread.

Oh well, as they say, nothing's more expensive than a cheap .....

Nope, not boat .

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
10/13/21 6:05 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

Wait...did you just buy my 911?!

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
10/13/21 6:09 p.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

I don't think so? There is a clue in the number of dots after "cheap", and we're two dots short of Porsche .

Edit: I didn't realize that your 911 might have been for sale, if that is what you may have been implying?

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
10/13/21 6:15 p.m.

Fd Rx7's are still available and are on the rise.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
10/13/21 6:20 p.m.

In reply to 84FSP :

The main issue with FDs (other than being a bit of a tight fit for me - I owned one in the past) is that I see my local rotary specialist in the mirror when shaving every morning.

But yes, Mazda has five letters...

Narrator: he's not buying a Mazda. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
10/13/21 6:28 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

It's not officially for sale, but I haven't been using it, I'm having shoulder surgery that will prevent me from shifting it for a few months, and I'm planning to move in the next few years and I don't think it's coming with me. 
 

But in the mean time, I think the market on these things is still trending upward, so I'm not in a rush. 

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/13/21 7:20 p.m.
BoxheadTim said:

In reply to 84FSP :

...But yes, Mazda has five letters...

Narrator: he's not buying a Mazda. 

Lotus.....has 5 letters.

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
10/13/21 7:22 p.m.

So does Elise!

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
10/13/21 7:50 p.m.
secretariata (Forum Supporter) said:
BoxheadTim said:

In reply to 84FSP :

...But yes, Mazda has five letters...

Narrator: he's not buying a Mazda. 

Lotus.....has 5 letters.

Ding         Ding        Ding

dyintorace said:

So does Elise!

Ding Ding Di ... click click

P3PPY
P3PPY Dork
10/13/21 10:10 p.m.

Funny, my 4 year old daughter Elise and I were just counting the number of letters in our names, I shoulda called it faster

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
10/14/21 8:06 a.m.

I'm a bit superstitious about deals that haven't closed to the extent that the car is on my driveway, but given that contracts have been signed and money is about to exchange hands, I'm hoping it's safe to post.

 And yes, I'm purchasing it from a GRM/Classic Motorsports advertiser.

https://www.wirewheel.com/inventory/available/2005-lotus-elise-graphite-grey-for-sale/

What attracted me to it is that there are enough miles on it that I don't have to worry about driving it, but it's in better condition than a lot of the other Elises I found for similar money. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
10/14/21 9:21 a.m.

Lovely. 

STM317
STM317 UberDork
10/14/21 9:31 a.m.

That's a gentleman's Lotus right there. Elises can look good in crazy color combos, but that one is much more sophisticated than I expect an Elise/Exige to look.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
10/14/21 9:45 a.m.

I kick myself for not getting one when they were in the mid to high 20's.  Great looking car.

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