£12,500 to £53,000: From a traditional British luxury brand name taken below the German wing (at first by Volkswagen, then BMW), the Arnage has one foot in an previous-school British drawing office. It was current and enhanced in the course of its production operate, so the afterwards automobiles are most likely much better, primarily in conditions of working day-to-working day dependability. Its pre-Germanic roots signify that you get a effectively upright dashboard, higher driving place and pre-modernist styling. Because these autos had been individually specified and there ended up many special manufacturing facility editions, pick the right one particular and you are going to get a good deal of trad walnut, quilted leather-based and ‘engine turned’ trim. The best way to buy is from a professional (they often offer their possess warranties) and stick with them for upkeep. It won’t be cheap to operate and gas, but you’ll get genuine get-absent-from-it-all luxury.
1 we uncovered: 2006 Bentley Arnage 6.8T Mulliner II, 55k miles, £36,950
Mini Cooper S Goodwood, 2012
£15,000-£30,000: An additional get on luxury, this time Rolls-Royce-level fittings squeezed within a little town auto. Only 1000 of these £41,000 cars and trucks (when new) have been produced and just 250 in right-hand drive. This motor vehicle was inspired by the early 1960s bespoke coachbuilt Minis (famously by Radford but there were being many others) commissioned by stars these types of as the Beatles and Peter Sellers. While anyone loved the classless design and handling of initial Minis, they were being also pretty sparse and noisy devices. That wasn’t the situation with the donor Mini here, but the Goodwood took items up a fantastic lots of notches by being trimmed in Rolls-grade leather-based and other loaded inside components. Selling prices are presently rocketing upwards. A genuine rarity that would be worthy of hanging on to.