Many of us love high-end cars, but few of us have the money to buy them. And that’s a pity. None of us wants to go through life, missing out on stuff we enjoy, just because it’s out of our price range. That seems like such a waste – and an injustice.
Fortunately, though, it turns out that there are ways around this problem – clever tricks you can use to get the car of your dreams for less. While you’ll still have to pay some money, you can avoid the sticker shock of many brand new supercars and get something that delivers all the same thrills at a lower price point.
Attend A Police Auction
Now and then, the police seize cars in drug raids from criminals who don’t deserve them and flog them to the public. Mostly, these vehicles are the type of run of the mill cars that you would ordinarily buy. But just occasionally, something extraordinary comes along. And that’s your chance to act.
Most cars seized by the police have a shady history. But that doesn’t matter. So long as they sell them, they can support the public finances and provide the vehicles with a new lease of life, so they don’t go to waste. Expect prices to be lower. Much lower.
Buy An Old Supercar
Most Petrolheads view buying an old supercar as financially dangerous. But it all depends on the perspective you take.
Many old supercars require a lot of work to bring them up to modern standards. For the most part, classical car owners will only replace like with like. So if there’s something wrong with the clutch, they’ll replace it with an OEM part (or one that is as close to the original as possible).
There’s just a slight problem with this approach – it’s expensive.
Fortunately, you can get the cost down if you’re willing to replace knackered pieces of equipment with generic equivalents. It might not be OEM, but it’ll do the job.
Who wants ex-demo cars? Well, a lot of people, it turns out, especially given that they tend to come at a substantial discount.
These days, even a person of average means can buy a Jaguar E-Pace ex-demo – a brand new electric car that would usually cost tens of thousands of pounds. The same applies to Bentleys, BMWs and practically any other desirable brand you can think of. All these companies operate dealerships that need to flog their demo fleet the moment the new range comes out. And that’s your opportunity to capitalise on the situation.
Rebuild A Salvage Car
Salvage cars are those that insurance companies “write off.” When these vehicles are supercars, however, it often makes economic sense to put them back together. Written off cars are usually in a dreadful state when you first encounter them. But with a little work and a few trips to the scrapyard, you can put them back together, bit by bit and eventually get a driveable vehicle safe for the road.