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If you had $500K to spend on cars, which would you buy?

highenderhighender Posts: 1,364
Hello:

I think most people , at some point or another, expressed that they have a dream vehicle(s). IT would be what they would want to drive and own if money were no object.

Here in America, the land of the free, home of the brave ( those who are willing to stand up to the flak and responsibilities of buying a car), the land where dreams sometimes do come true, dreaming is encouraged,

So let us now DREAM...and pretend for a moment that we have :
1- a willing spouse/parent/partner.
2- all other financial responsibilities like mortgage and retirement plan taken care of.
3- no kids to take care of...or kids already taken care of.
4- no other competing responsibility for your money.
5- Most important of all :: $500,000 to spend on one or more cars....

What would you buy ? What is your dream ?

Let us share this little Edmunds Heavens.... where your dream can come true in cyberspace. :-)
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  • boaz47boaz47 Posts: 2,750
    A new Ford GT. I would settle for an old GT40 but the new one would do just fine. Add a Bentley Continental GT or the Flying Spur. And for left overs maybe a Maserati Spyder GT with a F-1 transmission. I might have a little left over but what the heck, we are dreaming.
  • This is a little difficult to answer given that some of my choices are classics and subject to a pretty wide price variation.

    Here's my list:

    1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible (twin-H power)
    2007 Audi TT
    1972 Ford Tornio given the full Chip Foose treatment
    2007 Ford F350 King Ranch
    2007 Jaguar XJR
    A left over Nextel Cup road racer for club racing.

    That should do it.
  • turboshadowturboshadow Posts: 349
    1986 Honda CRX Si
    1969 Triumph GT6+
    Series 1 Land Rover
    Early sixties Unimog
    Blower Bently
    Chrysler Crossfire
    Lamborghini Islero

    I think that would tap me out.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Well lets see.......

    Mercedes CLS55
    Mercedes CL500 (outgoing model)
    Mercedes SL55
    Audi S8
    911 Carrera 4S

    M
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,182
    911 GT3
    Aston Martin DB9
    BMW M6
    BMW 335i coupe

    And for daily drivers for the wife and I:

    Mine - Infiniti FX45 loaded
    Hers - Redondo Red loaded Acura TL 6spd'er/NAV
    - My Honda Accords have been great too me, so I'd probably buy a couple of them as well. Especially a 6spd V6 Coupe/NAV.

    I think I'd better get on that garage extension... :surprise:
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    25 Hyundais.
  • nwngnwng Posts: 664
    I ain't driving if I got that kind of dough.

    probably riding around in a maybach.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    1994 Ferrari 512 TR :shades: $150,000 for a barely used mint copy ?

    The rest I'd buy a Maybach and hire Fintail as my Chaeuffer :shades: "Fintail keep it under 130 mph" :P

    Rocky
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    1. I'd find the most Pristine 1993-5 Toyota Supra Turbo 6-speed in the world! ($50k)

    2. Evo ($30k)

    3. Mini Cooper S ($25k)

    4. Hemi Ram ($30k)

    5. M5 6-speed ($75k)

    6. Lexus RX400h ($50k)

    7. Ford GT ($200k)

    One for every day of the week. And the rest of the money goes to Pimpn' my Rides!

    DrFill
  • bumpybumpy Posts: 4,435
    is find a nice '66 Corvair sedan and convert it to an electric car. Next up, an R32 Skyline GXi sedan with a blacktop SR20DE swap, and finally a 1992 Honda NSX Type R. I'd also have to buy a cheap lot somewhere in Canada to register the latter pair (stupid US import regulations).
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    1. Basic Ford F250 crew cab truck and car hauler trailer (tow/work truck): $50k
    2. '66 Shelby GT350 clone set up for vintage racing (NOT a street car): $50k
    3. WCM Ultralite (1250# Lotus 7 clone with Honda S2000 drivetrain): $40k
    4. Ford GT: $150k
    5. Toyota Land Cruiser (wife wants one): $60k
    6. BMW Z4 M coupe (when it comes out): $55k
    7. Porsche 911 Convertible: $85k

    Which adds up to $490k....... :shades:
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,338
    This also assumes I would have the garage space to park all my cars, right?

    Seeing as many cars I like are <20K, I would have quite a few.

    I'd have one of each generation S-class, some other fintails, a couple streamline cars like Airflow/Zephyr/Tatra etc, a few 50s and 60s American cars, a Brighton-era horseless carriage...and I should still have plenty of money left.
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    What? No comment about being Rocky's hack? :P
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,338
    Doh I missed that

    Well, if I've gotta be a hack, I guess a Maybach is a good way to go. Maybe it'll be a SWB and people will think it is mine...
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,755
    42' Grand Banks Trawler/Cruiser

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    Can i invest that 500K and buy a ~50K car every 2-3 years? Should get me some nice rides, considering trade-ins.

    In that case, a boxster, then a 550i.

    Otherwise:

    2007 m5
    2007 911 turbo 'vert.
    Maybe a rx400(hybrid) for those few days a year i need an suv(since i'm rich). Don't know much about suv's though, so that one's a soft choice.

    And a bunch of sensible vehicles for family/friends.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,152
    with some nice 50's and 60's cars, but then enough "not-so-nice" 60's, 70's, and 80's cars that the neighbors would call the county on me :shades:
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    Here in America, the land of the free, home of the brave

    And all this time I thought Atlanta was the home of the Braves.

    Anyway with $500K I would get

    Jaguar XKR Convertible for the wife (wife loves Jags)

    a STS-V for me

    A Panoz just for fun

    A Van, Maybe a caravan, for the Utility

    An SUV, most likely a Jeep, for my trip to the artic.

    with the rest maybe two or three prewar cars.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,208
    Shoot, I'd just go to Macungie or Carlisle on a shopping spree. However, I'd give the owners realistic offers on their rides - take it or leave it.

    As for new cars - a Cadillac DTS and a Buick Lucerne CXS are a given.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    LOL lemko. how about a STS-V ? Buy the G/F a Escalade to park at the McMansion :P

    Rocky
  • cluedweaselcluedweasel Posts: 148
    If practicality was no issue I would go for the Pagini Zonda F. If I actually wanted to get out of my driveway without causing a $100000 worth of damage then I'd settle for a Mercedes CLS 55 AMG and a TVR 350c.
  • deweydewey Posts: 5,243
    I would only indulge myself in spending 500k on cars if I had a net worth over 25 million dollars.

    And if I was that rich I would buy a Toyota Camry in order to keep a low profile to avoid any potential home invasions ,kidnappings, over-friendly family members and pretty faced gold diggers.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,208
    I would only indulge myself in spending 500k on cars if I had a net worth over 25 million dollars.

    And if I was that rich I would buy a Toyota Camry in order to keep a low profile to avoid any potential home invasions ,kidnappings, over-friendly family members and pretty faced gold diggers.


    Shoot, if I were that rich, I'd still drive my old 1988 Buick Park Avenue for the same reasons and also to mess with the heads of my snooty neighbors and pretentious people at the country club.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    Ah yes messing with peoples heads, I actually saw a Yugo last week going down the road under its own power. I would buy that just to mess with their minds. ;)

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,152
    that if one of my neighbors complained to the county about my cars, that I'd just make them an offer they couldn't refuse on their house, buy it, and tear it down! :P I guess if word got out about that, though, I'd have a ton of neighbors complaining, just to get bought out.

    That's probably peeve off the county as well, since an empty lot doesn't provide nearly as much property tax base as a McMansion would.
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,364
    And all this time I thought Atlanta was the home of the Braves.

    LoL.... :D

    nice choices....

    Good combo..you have a convertible, and sports sedan...a roadster exotic, van for utility , and jeep for harsh road conditions....
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,364
    Hi boaz...:

    I like the Ford GT also. It has many of the styling of the old GT40 which is an icon to many.

    LIke the Bentley and maserati choices too.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    Thats not what I would do. If I had that much money and my neighbors complained I would simply move and rent the house out at no charge to the worst that society has to offer.

    "Hey, if you think I am bad wait to you see whose moving in next week." :P

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,805
    Well I already have a sports sedan so I gotta get started on the rest ;)

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • Aston Martin Vanquish S V12

    Then I'd take the remaining $240K and donate it to local battered children's causes.

    Hey, you asked.......
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