If you were paying attention during Monterey Car Week, you’d be aware that a certain 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a frankly ridiculous AU$66 million.
Not only did this set a new auction record, but it also got us thinking. Imagine all the cars you could own for $66 million – cars you’d be far more likely to drive.
You could own 12 Pagani Huayra Roadsters, the most expensive car currently on the market in Australia, but we’re guessing you’d rather some variety.
So would we, which is why we’ve gone digging through classifieds and our new car sales section from the magazine to put together the ultimate garage for less than the price of one Ferrari 250 GTO.
First, we’d actually take the Huayra – because why not? We’ve got $60.5 million left now, not exactly ‘slumming it’. Next, a quick look at our sister site Unique Cars suggests one of the most expensive cars on the used market is a 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale. Knock $1.5 big ones off and we’re at $59.5m.
A brand new Rolls Royce Phantom EWB should suit us for the days when ‘one’ doesn’t feel like driving. Let’s round that $990,000 (as if anyone’s paying for a base Phantom) up slightly, and we’re looking at $58.5 million left to spend. This is proving a challenge.
Here might be a good point to go though and pick out a bunch of relatively standard cars from each of the big performance brands, BMW M, AMG, etc.
Let’s continue to round up (so, $1.8 million) because there’ll probably be plenty of extra costs in there, and journalists are famously bad at simple maths. We’re sitting on $56.7m now.
A BMW M140i (it totally counts), an M2 Competition, M3 Comp and M3 CS, M4 Comp Convertible and M4 CS, M5 Comp, M6, M760Li, and, just because it’s cool, an i8. $2.103 million. Round up for $2.2 million. $54.5 million left.
Just for fun, let’s buy ever car Porsche has listed in MOTOR’s hot source section, opting for manual where possible because we’ve got $66 million and we can do whatever we want. That totals $12,089,000, leaving us with a rounded down $38,600,000.
We’re not even half-way yet, so let’s jump into some auction results.
There goes $9,822,000, and we’ve still got $28,778,000. Let’s assume we’ve set aside another $10 million for buying up old classics such like HQ GTS Monaros and XB GT Coupes, and another $10 million for a variety of other driver’s cars like Civic Type Rs, MX-5s, Mustangs, Lotuses, whatever you’re into.
With nearly $10 million left at the end of that, it’s safe to say there’s plenty of fuel money and cash to cover rego fees.
Or, you could always have one old Ferrari.
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