I’m going pretend today that I’m loaded. Not the kind of loaded that sometimes happens on a crazy Saturday night, but the kind of loaded that would allow me to give you money to buy a car.
Why would I do such a thing? Because I like cars. And I like you. And I’d like you to have the car you’ve always wanted. In fact, maybe instead of saying I’m just pretending, maybe it’s more like I’m planning ahead (hey, you never know).
So in my little fantasy world I have $100,000 that is yours; but the deal is you have to spend it all on a car. What are you going to buy?
You could buy new and pick up a screamin’ fast BMW M6 or Porsche 911. You might even be able to score a deal on a Maserati Quattroporte or Aston Martin V8 Vantage. You could go for a fully optioned Jaguar XK or a wildly customized Ford Mustang (Saleen Dark Horse, anyone?). The options are limitless.
I’d also have a rule that you can only buy one car. I wouldn’t want my money going towards something practical, like 5 Honda Fits.
You could look towards the used market though! A 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo could be in the running, as could an ’04 Ferrari 360 Modena (minus the girls, pictured above). Or maybe you skip the luxury/exotic thing altogether and go for something classic like this 1970 Dodge Challenger RT or this 1934 Ford Coupe.
What else in that price range would catch your eye? The floor is yours! Let’s hear what car you’d buy with my money.
Keep in mind though, you’d have to pay the insurance and any 5–figure maintenance bills that Ferrari requires. Even in my fantasies, I’m not that loaded.