Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
Ha! Those two were a couple of the other cars I thought you might be interested in. I have always liked the Z8 - I don't really know anything about them, and I know there are reviewers that didn't like them, but I figure putting a M-series V8 in a very attractive two seat roadster can't be all that bad! That was a great deal on the DB9! I agree with you, Mecum did that car no favors by selling it on the last day of a muscle car auction.
I'm really surprised that Mits could hit 200 MPH. Having an outrageous thrust/weight ratio is one thing, but the car also has to be stable at those speeds. I wouldn't think a little sedan like that would have the aerodynamics to get it done.
BTW, obob missed an opportunity - this sold @ $3500
They'd likely charge him $1500 to ship it, since it would take up 2 slots in the trailer.
It's a great boat, however.
The Z8 is interesting. I didn't think I was going to get it, but they took off the reserve at ~$80k and my jaw hit the floor. Those sell all day for 140k+ and there are some really nice dressup packages for them and several tuning kits, so we'll do something cool with it. I've wanted a drop-top DB9 for a while, in exactly that color combo, and you can't go wrong for 66k. When they dropped the reserve on that one I asked the guy on the phone, "Are you kidding me? You can't be serious!"
The Evo wrapped up for 42, what's funny is we're reading the service schedule on those (with the mods), and they require some rather heavy duty work every 20k miles
. It may be cheaper than other high performance rides out of the gate, but after a few years that catches up with you (if you drive it on a regular basis), and I plan on flogging that one whenever I can.