Your [reasonably priced] dream garage
Okay, so we don’t have a cool half mil to play with. Heck, we don’t even have a tenth of that. But let’s say we did— still plenty generous (by most yardsticks), and not altogether outside the realm of possibility. What would you have?
For us there is one constant: we must have an aircooled 911 (and longtime readers of this blog will likely already have figured that one out). A 964 (like Carby’s stunning example above) probably strikes the most realistic balance of looks and budget, although an ’80s Carrera might net us a nicer overall example (if only we can get past those big regulation-compliant bumpers). And with perhaps the exception of basketcase or very high-mile examples, 993s and those pretty long nose early 911s (while arguably more desirable) are probably just a tad beyond reach if we wanted to budget for a second car.
Which leads us to its hypothetical stablemate, a role that could be ably filled by a revolving door of disparate – if almost all equally tantalizing – candidates. A step nose Alfa GTV, likely the most charismatic choice. A Lotus Elise— the most trackable straight out of the box and, incidentals like tires and brake pads notwithstanding, the one probably needing the least. An E30 M3— pretty self-explanatory (but in case it isn’t..). Even another Porker, though this time in the form of a front-engined 944 S2, 951, or 968— cars that have a reputation for being beautifully balanced drivers.
So that’s our short list. What’s on yours? Pick a car, or two (or even three), and hit us up in the comments. Just keep it south of $50,000, in aggregate.
And of course, if you are lucky enough to have already assembed your [reasonably priced] dream garage (or you have commenced acquisition of pieces thereof), let us know about that, too.