Noble M12 GTO
WITH THE EARLIEST cars now starting at £35,000, the Noble M12 GTO has sadly crept out of our £100-per-week budget since that original article in 2005. As David Vivian noted, you really had to be into the hand-built sports car subject matter to go off in search of an M12 GTO. This was not a car the typical Porsche 911 driver would have traded into come the end of a finance agreement, after all. In terms of delivering raw driving thrills in a sophisticated and welljudged manner, though, the Noble was more akin to the bona fide supercars of its day: as quick and as exciting as a Ferrari 360, but at a much more realistic price.
The Leicestershire company is very different these days, though. It now sells the M600 supercar, a handful of which are built each year, at £250,000 apiece.
ONE WE FOUND 2002 M12 GTO, 33,000 miles, £37,950