Here’s another round of Smart Car exotics you may want to put on your “Cars I’d Like To Own Someday” list.
This is a Ferrari 348 TS, 1989 model year. It has the “Magnum PI” style targa roof. It was a no reserve auction that ended at $27,701 a little over a month ago!!! That’s just crazy. The car had 18,650 miles on it and was listed as good condition with a clear CarFax report. Nothing beats the red with tan interior. Classic Ferrari.
These deals are out there. NOW’s the time to be looking.
Gran Prix Imports has this 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe for right at $100,000. That may not seem like a steal, but if this sits on the showroom floor for any length of time, you’ll easily be able to pick it up for under $100k.
If that still seems like a lot, remember we’re talking about a 5 year old Lamborghini that sells new for $230k to $250k! This one just had a bunch of service work done to it including a new clutch and flywheel AND the 15k service.
The crazy thing about the Lamborghini Gallardo is it’s actually a car you could drive every day. On country back roads (obviously) as well as on the freeway, in traffic, downtown, etc. They’re very docile cars until you drop the hammer and race from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds!
The cars in this video can be had VERY cheap in many cases…Quite a BARGAIN! Although I don’t know that you’d ever want any of these.
This could be possibly the best bargain of your life, regardless of your budget. A British insurance company, Hiscox, commissioned a study to determine how people respond to high-end luxury cars. Steve Langan, managing director of Hiscox said of the study, “We knew owners of luxury cars felt a connection with the sound of their vehicles. We now have scientifically proven the physical attraction people feel when it comes to cars.”
Here’s an excerpt from Wired’s blog:
To test the theory that high-performance cars get people hot, Moxon had 40 men and women listen to recordings of the three Italian exotics and a Volkswagen Polo. Everyone had significantly more testosterone after hearing the exotics, and all of the women were turned on by the Maserati. The guys, on the other hand, were drawn to the Lamborghini.
“We saw significant peaks in the amount of testosterone in the body, particularly in women,” Maxon says, noting that even women who said they had no interest in cars were turned on. “Testosterone is indicative of positive arousal in the human body so we can confidently conclude from the results out today that the roar of a luxury car engine actually does cause a primeval physiological response.” [Via blog.wired.com]
Guess that pretty much redefines the bargain category of bargain exotics.
Here’s a video you can show your significant other if you want to conduct your own little experiment.
If you haven’t seen this video, it’s well worth watching. Top Gear takes a Lamborghini Gellardo out for a spin……on the snow!!! The cool thing is they try things out without traction control on, then let the computer take over and control the power and braking for each wheel. Pretty amazing.
Okay, I know this isn’t exactly a bargain, nor is it really an exotic car as we think of it. But these two vehicles are just too unbelievable to not at least throw up a quick post about them.
First is the Presidential Limo. It’s a heavily customized Cadillac and for 2009 is the first to not carry a specific model name. GM refers to Cadillac One as the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine. Most of the car’s details are classified for security reasons, but we do know it has a tall roofline and is completely outfitted with military grade armor 8 inches thick for maximum protection. The wheels are also fitted with run flat tires. Dang impressive.
NOW, check out the bad boy that rolls along with Cadillac One:
I have no idea if this is really what’s in the suburbans that accompany the Presidential vehicle, but dang! I wanna believe that the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world rides around with that kind of firepower.
This Hollywood Hills two-bedroom house has a view of Universal City and is described as “completely move-in now.” It’s close to the studios with amazing city light views. It’s listed at $709,000.
Listed on Craigslist with the following description:
1976 Ferrari Dino 308GT4, Great Condition.$18,500 49K original miles, New paint, New interior, Azure blue, cream intertior. Original motor.
Another great deal on a Ferrari for UNDER $20k! When I saw this car on Craigslist today I couldn’t believe it. The Dino 308 is considered by most as the best handling of the 308 series Ferraris. The slightly longer wheelbase gives it a better ride. The pictures really don’t do this car justice. Here’s a picture of the interior:
Looks like the dream of owning a Ferrari just got closer for someone.