Fifty-grand fan­tasy

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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

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