Just discovered PPC and loving what im reading so far!
Ive been looking for a new car for a while and being 19 and doing an engineering apprenticeship, my eyes are on big displacement but my pockets are saying no :/
I was wondering if anyone could offer up any ideas as to what would be a good choice for a reasonably classic yet reliable and insurance friendly performance car? budget of about £3000 +/- £500
Something that can turn heads and make people think "What the F**k has he bought that for"
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I have a suggestion, try buying a Mercedes W123 saloon, they are still reasonable money for a good solid car, and they are pretty cool.
If insurance is going to be an issue, you could always buy a basic carb'd 200 model, and swap in a bigger Merc engine in the future, with 70's & 80's Merc's having so many interchangeable parts doing almost any mods is a straight forward, virtually bolt-in job.
For instance, you could start off with a 200, then swap in a 280E engine in a few days, then when funds allow drop in a V8 out of a W126 500 or 560 S class.
Spax do a nice lowering kit that includes springs and shocks, and almost any model Mercedes wheel will fit.
They are but like a tank too.
And I've noticed that unlike the early BMW 3 series, the insurance has stayed reasonable on them.
Anyway, that's my suggestion, hope it helps.
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