Everybody loves a lil’ bit of digging around the classifieds and let’s face it, you can’t say you haven’t at least once in lockdown otherwise, why else would you be here?
We’ve been on the hunt for our favourite classifieds of the week and we’ve got some scorchers for you today. With the COVID-19 pandemic still confining many of us to the driving seats of our couches and gaming setups, we here at TBR have been spending some time gorping over everything from Sebring styled MGB GT’s to fantastic Alpina E46 B3’s.
It’s also actually a fantastic time to pick up some bargains with the used car marketing being flooded with some rather tasty metal.
So, we took it upon ourselves to share with you some of our favourites.
#1 1978 MGB GT 1.8 Overdrive | £6,995.00
There’s just something about a classic British sports car, plastered with period sponsor decals and racing strips draped over the top of the car. Not to mention the placement for a racing number. That being said, for the interior it’s basic as most MGB GTs are so nothing too surprising there, but you can’t say no to a properly pokey 1.8L engine for some summer fun.
#2 1988 Porsche 944 2.5 | £7,995
This list would not be legitimate without the inclusion of a Porsche 944, let’s face it. If I’m honest, this was actually a bit of a last-minute addition to this list – but it just looked too sleek for us to gloss over it.
Sporting a 2.5L four-pot engine, 944s are fantastic little sports cars that well and truly pack and punch and for their pricing, it’s also a very sensible way into classic Porsche ownership. That being said, yes you can indeed pick up a 924 in similar condition for much cheaper than £8,000 – but with 944s rapidly rising in value, they’re a fantastic little investment and offer some brilliant fun at an affordable price.
#3 BMW E30 320i M-Tech 2 | £10,995
Now, of course we needed to chuck bit of BMW goodness in here. I did consider an E46 but this blinder of an E30 really took precedence over that.
This E30 is actually a little harder to come by than your general E30 due to it being an M-Tech build. From what we can see, this bit of 80s German goodness is also an incredibly clean example considering most E30 we find within this price range are often a little worse for wear.
Perfect colour choice and Alpina alloy wheels certainly give it a ton of road presence and honestly, who can deny that the E30 is one of the best 3 series ever made?
#4 2005 XK8 Coupe 4.2 Special Edition | £6,500
Do you like cheap V8 noises? Of course, you do.
So naturally, a Jaguar XK8 has made its way onto our rather eclectic list. This particular XK8 is a 4.2L special edition with a mega colour and the later wheel options. It is an Auto, but honestly, when you’re cruising in your Jaaaaaaag you can forgive the slightly sluggish response times and just take in that glorious V8 note.
Fun fact about the XK8, it’s surprisingly cheap on insurance too. I know that as I myself have considered one as a daily at the ripe old age of 23, so there’s that. I imagine that’s because most are only driving to Waitrose on a Thursday evening to pick up some cheap wine and a box of Ritz crackers.
#5 1966 Ford Mustang 289 (Shelby replica) | £14,500
Admittedly, this is a little over our £10,000 budget and theme we were going for with this pick of the week but we can not ignore this Brilliant bit of ‘Murican muscle for less than the cost of a base spec Ford Focus.
Do you like noisy V8s? Do you want to look considerably out of place on tight British roads and cruise down the main strip at your local seafront? Then let’s face it the Mustang is a perfect choice.
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