Do you want an exotic car, but haven’t got a whole heap of money to spend? Then consider picking up something used! Exotic cars tend to lose value like crazy, due to their high buy-in price, and that’s a great thing for the prospective buyer. You could conceivably cruise around in a three-year-old Lamborghini for less than half its original price, but that’s not enough for us. Today, we want to show you the very best value exotic cars that you could get your hands on today. All of these prices have been pulled from our listings, so why not take a look yourself?
2008 Audi R8: $65,000 MILLSTOCK has a 2014 R8 Convertible for R1,199,900
When Audi unleashed the R8 back in 2006, it was something of a revelation. For years, Audi had been known for producing good, but unexceptional executive cars, then, suddenly, BAM. They hit us with an incredible supercar that used the Lamborghini Gallardo platform, but at a fraction of the price. Fast, technologically advanced (for the time), and fun, it was and is a superb car.
2005 Ferrari F430: $70,000 MILLSTOCK HAS A 2009 F430 FOR R1,999,900
Until it was replaced by the 458, the F430 was one of the finest Ferraris you could buy. Featuring strong stylistic and aerodynamic improvements on the 360, it featured a 4.3 litre V8, custom brakes developed solely for the model, and a limited-slip differential. These cars still look incredible today and are well worth your time.
2006 BMW M5: $23,500 MILLSTOCK HAS A 2017 M3 FOR R899,900
It may not be a supercar, but underestimate the M5 at your peril. An executive car on steroids, this car rocks a V10, and will blast past its rivals on just about any freeway, even if it is 13-years-old. For just over $20,000, you too can experience the joy of firing on 10 cylinders with variable valve timing.
1991 Acura NSX: $50,000
A little older than the others here, people tend to forget how special the NSX was back in the 90s. Its styling was inspired by the cockpit of an F-16, and under the hood, you’d find a punchy V6 that could make a hell of a noise. Gorgeous, fast, and effortlessly stylish, the NSX is still great fun today.
2006 Bentley Continental GT: $45,000 MILLSTOCK HAS A 2006 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL FOR R799,900
For a good long while, the Continental GT was the nouveau-riche car du jour, which may have put off people. Their loss. The Continental GT is heaps of fun — as sumptuous and plush as you would expect from a Bentley, it’s got power that can turn your hair white. If you want to come as close as you can to drifting Buckingham Palace, this is the car for you.
2004 Porsche 911 Targa: $25,000 MILLSTOCK HAS A 2006 CARRERA S FOR R679,900
Featuring an all-glass roof perfect for stargazing from the passenger seat, there’s plenty to keep the driver entertained on this car. Firing on six cylinders, the Porsche 911 may not have raw power, but what it does have is some of the best handling you’ll ever experience. Its turning prowess is second-to-none, and it offers one of the smoothest drives possible.
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550: $30,000 MILLSTOCK HAS A 2006 SL500 FOR R379,900
A rear-wheel-drive convertible with a powerful engine, for just under $30K? Yep, that’s right! These cars are often sort of forgotten about in favour of their more expensive rivals, but they’re well worth a look, and will give you some (relatively) cheap thrills.
2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante: $45,000
Want to live out those James Bond dreams? Then you need to grab yourself an Aston Martin DB9. Relatively cheap, packing a big V12 engine, a superb sound system, and superb, gorgeous styling, it’s got it all.
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: $35,000
Over 600 horsepower, heated seats, a navigation system, satellite radio, and a six-speed manual transmission. That’s not bad for just under $40k, hey? It may not have the cornering ability of a 911 or the luxury of the Continental, but what it does have is pure, raw power.
2009 Nissan GT-R: $55,000
The Nissan GT-R is a superb car that most people forget about. Do you know the Nissan Skyline? This is essentially its modern equivalent. Acceleration to 60 is achieved in just 3.5 seconds, thanks to an engine so scientifically advanced it had to be built in a hermetically sealed chamber. It may not have the highest top speed, but it combines handling, acceleration, and pure fun.