You can’t get a manual transmission from Ferrari or Lamborghini today, but collectors are willing to pay hefty premiums for their last stick-shift models. This trend specifically applies to the cars that offered the choice between the real manual and the “robotized” manual, which Ferrari called F1 and Lamborghini called E-Gear. Today, a Ferrari F430 with the stick-shift can command a 100% premium over the F1 model. Some independent shops are even providing conversions back to full manual transmissions. Is that a wise purchase?
If you’re a serious car enthusiast, understanding all of your financing options is an important part of the ownership experience. The more you know about how to use your money wisely…
Sales Manager Chris Warren “fell in love” with a car that he saw at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and it’s the car he would buy if money were no object. It’s a 1955 Porsche Carrera 1500 GT, with 11,000 original miles, and #11 of this series 15 “Pre-A” test cars. According to Chris, you would need $1.25 million to purchase this dream car… and notes that Premier can help put it in your driveway.
Sales Manager Chris Warren’s car buying advice for people looking to spend $75K is to find an early model Ferrari California. Although it may take some digging and patience to find one in that price range in great condition and with reasonable mileage, Chris promises that they are out there. According to Chris, it’s a car that’s way cooler than most new cars or trucks in that price range.
According to Sales Manager Chris Warren, there’s lots of great cars you could buy for $1 million. Chris’ choice is a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S. That car caused a sensation when it was first introduced in 1965, and only 700 Miuras were ever built. This is the car that’s credited with putting Lamborghini on the map, which was quite an accomplishment, given that the company was only three years old.
As you’ll see from this installment of VINWiki’s “best car” series, there are a lot of great cars available for $100k. Our Sales Manager, Chris Warren, has three cars that cover a broad range of tastes- whether you’re interested in performance, sheer luxury or classic styling. If you have a specific $100k dream car in mind, we can help make it a reality.
There’s no doubt that $250k can buy some fantastic dream cars. This VINWiki video has some great examples, including one from our Southeast Sales Manager, Chris Warren. Instead of dreaming, listen to Ed Bolian’s explanation at the end to learn how you can put any one of these supercars in your driveway.
For its new “Best Car” series, VINwiki asked some well-informed automotive sources – including our Southeast Sales Manager, Chris Warren – to recommend a great sports car that’s likely to sell for under $60k. Check out Chris, and the other sports car recommendations, on this very informative VINwiki video.
According to Ed Bolian of VINwiki, “Premier offers great leasing programs for vintage and exotic cars that make it easier than ever to own the car of your dreams. I’ve used them in the past, I love the team and everything that they stand for in the industry, and they are great people to deal with.” Watch the video to learn more.