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    Ill start
    I think a the c3 corvette is one of the most under appreciated cars around that are very affordable for anyone looking for a classic resto




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    I sort of get where you are at but what is bang for buck? Best profit, most enjoyable drive, easiest to restore, intended useage ??? Means a lot of different things to different people. My old unimog is a real gun off road vehicle as long as you are happy tooling around at no more than 60 KPH. Most of the late 60 / early 70's "Supercars" or their lesser and more affordable siblings (to meet your price) are dogs to drive fast. My old 3.8S Jaguar was a great car for it's day but getting the parts to restore one without selling your first born is a big ask.

    With the various import restrictions in place you would have to say that it would likely need to be an Australian delivered car to fit your price cap. How about a V6 Ford Capri to open the conversation? The RS2600 for example. The RS3100 is way over the limit.
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    S3 8p

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    Not a bad deal
    realistic precise if anything




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    That's cheap. I wonder what condition it's in...

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    I wouldn’t call it really cheep but it is a more realistic price being that those engines are ticking time bombs.
    I think 38K would be dirt cheep but 44K for just over 150,000kms is in the manageable range of maintenance for any car really.

    Also a Porsche Cayenne V8 turbo under 40K is an absolute bargain. These things were well over 100K new.
    I think if ya looked around, you could easily find a well looked after one for a ridiculous cheep price tag.
    Not to mention these things sound absolutely amazing and a lot of people dont know, they did come in a Manuel from factory.
    So for a project it would be pretty fun.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Muckman View Post
    Also a Porsche Cayenne V8 turbo under 40K is an absolute bargain. These things were well over 100K new.
    FWIW they were more like $250-$300k on road new depending on spec.

    At the age and kays I would want to go in 'eyes opened' on potential issues - big heavy SUVs tend to chew through some components relatively fast so you'd want to give it a particularly thorough checking over.

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    arent front brakes/discs about $5-6k?? 1/6 of the total cost of the car!

    Then if/when the suspension goes, that's a huge cost (I think most go to after market).

    But then again, fantasic cars if they are sound..

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    If the car needed brakes, tyres and suspension components the $ would certainly start to add up very quickly. Same could likely be said for any modern performance oriented car however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrdavo View Post
    arent front brakes/discs about $5-6k?? 1/6 of the total cost of the car!

    Then if/when the suspension goes, that's a huge cost (I think most go to after market).

    But then again, fantasic cars if they are sound..
    Just DBA rotors and a set of coil overs should do the job.
    I know the factory Macan 390mm rotors are around 400 bucks each.



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