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Throwback bargains: £10k classics from 2003 and what they cost today

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 25: “There’s never been a better time to take cash out of your house (or just get a loan) to invest in several summers of sports car joy” – or so we said back in 2003. In fact, we’d clearly been at the investment manuals: “Convince a mortgage firm it’s for a new bathroom, spread it over 25 years and you’ll barely notice the repayments at all”. Sounds easy, right? But how would your hard-earned cash have fared if you were sensible enough to follow our advice 15 years ago and buy one of the £10k sports cars we recommended? We rifled through the archive, dug out the binders and crunched the numbers to find out. The results make for very interesting reading.

Bargain sports cars you should’ve bought 15 years ago

“There’s never been a better time to take cash out of your house (or just get a loan) to invest in several summers of sports car joy” – or so we said back in 2003. In fact, we’d clearly been at the investment manuals: “Convince a mortgage firm it’s for a new bathroom, spread it over 25 years and you’ll barely notice the repayments at all”.  Sounds easy, right? But how would your hard-earned cash have fared if you were sensible enough to follow our advice 15 years ago and buy one of the £10k sports cars we recommended? We rifled through the archive, dug out the binders and crunched the numbers to find out. The results make for very interesting reading.
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