May 152013
 
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“If you had a million dollars, what cars would you buy for the perfect Dream Car Garage?”

Yesterday, I was asked a question by a Facebook friend.  He asked “if you had 1 million dollars, what car would you buy.”  Most of the responses included cars like Ferrari and Bugatti, and all included two or three cars at the most.  I decided this needed some effort put into it, and came up with a list of my own.  What follows is a list of all the cars I would buy with 1 million dollars.  The prices are estimates based on eBay auctions, and are pretty accurate.  I was able to “buy” 38 cars for the same money as a single Bugatti Veyron.  I feel like a pretty smart shopper.

Saab      900         Aero Coupe        1984       $5,000.00

Jaguar   XJ40       V12                        1993       $6,000.00

Jaguar   XJS         Coupe                   1995       $8,000.00

Oldsmobile         Ninety Eight       1976       $8,000.00

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Lincoln  Continental        MK III    1971       $10,000.00

Lincoln  Continental        MK V     1979       $10,000.00

Lincoln  Town Car             Sedan   1979       $10,000.00

Jaguar   XJ12       Vanden Plas       1989       $10,000.00

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Jaguar   XJL          Vanden Plas       2000       $10,000.00

Oldsmobile         Ninety Eight       1972       $10,000.00

Oldsmobile         Custom Cruiser 1976       $10,000.00

Studebaker        Avanti   Coupe   1963       $10,000.00

 

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Cadillac                 Eldordado           1978       $15,000.00

Chrysler               Imperial               1965       $15,000.00

Citroen DS           Pallas                     1971       $15,000.00

Cadillac                 Eldordado           1971       $20,000.00

 

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Lincoln                  Continental        1961       $20,000.00

DeTomaso          Deauville             1978       $20,000.00

Cadillac                 DeVille                  1955       $25,000.00

Iso                          Fidia                       1974       $25,000.00

 

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Jaguar                   MK11                    1961       $25,000.00

Jaguar                   MKX                      1966       $25,000.00

Jaguar                   XKE                        1973       $25,000.00

Mercedes Benz                280SL Pagoda r  1970       $25,000.00

 

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Jensen  Interceptor                         1974       $25,000.00

Aston Martin     Lagonda               1989       $30,000.00

Lincoln  Continental                        1947       $30,000.00

Lincoln Continental        MK II     1956       $30,000.00

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Lancia    Fulvia    Rally                       1967       $30,000.00

Lancia    Stratos  Replica                 1972       $30,000.00

Iso          Lele        Coupe                   1973       $40,000.00

Lotus     Elite       Coupe                   1960       $45,000.00

 

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Morgan    Plus 8    Roadster           2003       $45,000.00

Jaguar   XK120    Coupe                   1953       $50,000.00

Jaguar   XK140    Roadster              1956       $50,000.00

TVR        Sagaris  Coupe                   2005       $55,000.00

 

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Lotus     Exige     S                              2012       $60,000.00

Bristol   403         Coupe                   1955       $65,000.00

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow   1978   $25,000.00

 

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The total for all these beautiful cars is $947,000.00.  This allows a little left over for adjusting the price, and importing a few of the cars (Bristol and TVR) from another country.  Of course, I would probably need another 100,000 grand for a place to put them all, but it would be worth it.   I added in the Rolls Royce for fun.

If I had a few more million to play with, I would add in the following cars to the garage.  This would bring the total to 5.5 million…though I might replace one of them for a Ferrari F40.

Mercedes Benz                 250SE    Cabriolet              1967       $65,000.00

Bristol   Blenheim             III                                           2000       $70,000.00

Jaguar   XKE        Roadster                                              1963       $75,000.00

Maserati              Quattroporte                                       2013       $80,000.00

Alfa Romeo        6C-2500 Freccia D’ Oro                  1947       $85,000.00

Maserati              Ghibli    SS                                             1972       $100,000.00

Facel      Facel Vega II       Coupe                                  1964       $100,000.00

Lamborghini       Countach LP500S                            1982       $100,000.00

Kaiser-Darrin      DFK 161 Cabriolet                            1954       $100,000.00

Spyker  C8           Spyder                                                   2006       $130,000.00

Aston Martin     Vanquish                                               2013       $140,000.00

Monteverdi        High Speed 375/4                              1977       $150,000.00

Morgan                Aeromax             Coupe                     2008       $150,000.00

Aston Martin     DB5        Coupe                                     1965       $160,000.00

Ghia       L6.4        Coupe                                                    1964       $200,000.00

Mercedes Benz                600 Pullman Limousine  1980       $225,000.00

Lamborghini       Murcielago LP670SV                    2010       $275,000.00

Lamborghini       350         GTV                                      1963       $315,000.00

Lamborghini       Miura    SV                                           1967       $450,000.00

Mercedes Benz                300SL     Gullwing              1955       $800,000.00

Duesenberg       Model J                Tourster               1932       $800,000.00

 

So, this is my dream car garage.  I would be interested to learn your thoughts…which cars would you include?  Here is the complete list: http://chrisoncars.com/galleries/dream-garage/

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Article Courtesy of Chris Raymond

Photos courtesy of gomotors.net, carsandclassic.co.uk, detroit.in.us, lcclmr.org, saab.net, edmunds.com, badweatherbikers.com, hemmings.com, autos.aol.com, flickr.com, ritzsite.nl, onyyo.com, carporn.com, haggerty.com, drive2.ru, luckymotors.com, simoncars.uk.com, productioncars.com, bonhams.com, classycars.com, leftcoastclassics.com, collectioncar.com, qshv.com, boldride.com, conceptcars.com, brockersbeautys.com, complex.com, autoweek.com, bringatrailer.com, smoogthis.net, punchpin.com, classicandperformancecar.com, myautoworld.com


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