Fantasy garage? My favourite version is ten cars for £100k, but playing by your ‘ three cars for £50k’ rules and going with what I can currently find in the classifieds, my garage would be as follows.
The hardcore car would be a Ginetta G40R (£20,950). It falls between a Caterham and an Elise in usability, ticking the ‘What’s one of those?’ and the handling boxes.
The utility vehicle would be a Touareg, specifically the R50 V10 (£18,450). It’d be good for carrying people, I could fit a bike rack to it, and it would serve for the Costco trips, moving stock for work and visiting customers. But mostly I want it for the torque and feeling of power.
And the crazy barge would be a Lancia Thema 8.32 [above] (£9000). I’ve never driven one but have sat in them and I love the opulence. I have driven Thema Turbos and like those, but of course it’s about the badge.
Total cost: £48,400. Which of course leaves nothing like what’s needed for the work necessary on the Lancia, but hey, this is a fantasy, and there would always be the option of a cheaper Touareg…
Simon Rockman, Finchley, London