Recently, Insideline posted a feature about a 72 year-old guy that's owned his Shelby Cobra since new, having shelled out $6000 plus fees for it. Now, I've often said I plan to keep my Z4 M Coupe for life, and it turns out that if you adjust for inflation, we paid about the same for our sports cars - $6000 in 1964 was $39,715 in 2007. So, while neither of us spent exotic/supercar levels of money, we both laid out a decent chunk of change for our respective time-periods.
Now, unlike me and Mr. Williams who paid cash, I'm willing to accept Chris Harris GT3 RS 4.0 levels of debt, as long as you can swing the payments and keep the car (CH is currently selling his GT3, btw) and it's currently for sale brand new. So, what would you get?
To start: if I were buying now and buying new, I'd have to go with a left-over 987 Cayman S with 6-speed, since the M Coupe no longer exists. A BE if I could find one: