Truth be known, I’ll probably never buy a brand new car. All the things I’m interested in, including Saabs, are just way too expensive here in Australia as brand new cars. I’m hoping I can one day, but in all honesty it’s unlikely.
Having faced this reality a long time ago, my aspirations turned more towards looking for a toy. A 20 year old car that I’ve always wanted. One with character. One that epitomises a time, or something like that.
In 5-10 years we should have 90% or more of the mortgage paid off, maybe we’ll have just one kid at home. We may have have a student living here providing some extra cash. At a time like this, there’s a possibility that I’ll be able to start looking for my toy car.
So what’ll it be? That depends on what’s available in decent condition. But if it’s at all possible, the choices will be down to:
1. Saab 99turbo
2. Porsche 928 or 944
3. Saab Sonett III (import job)
4. Alfa GTV 1750
Getting any one of those in decent, restorable condition can be pretty difficult now. It’s going to be even harder in, say 7 years from now. One can dream.
So, what’s your play-car? Any suggestions to add to the list?