This Wednesday Wishlist has been enjoyable to ponder, and to keep from wondering in thought for too long there have been a few criteria put in place.
- Must be street legal in the U.S. (no track-day or homologated race cars)
- The base model must be priced between $75,000 and $250,000. The price is capped to prevent this from being a hypercar list.
- Only one model per manufacturer.
- At least 1,000 cars built to increase the chances that a car is for sale and available for test driving.
- EXCEPTION: One entry can be exempted from above rules if it is available for rental.
I had an initial list that needed to be severely whittled down, and other entries were considered but did not qualify. I have mentioned a few already as Preferred Sibling if there was a connection to an entry on the list. Here are a few additional honorable mentions with their disqualifications.
Dodge Charger Hellcat
The Charger Hellcat starts at $66,000 while
the base model sells for much less.
The R stands for Racing Edition.
This Mustang has an MSRP of $56,000
A hypercar that starts at $2.34 million
Another hypercar that starts at $1.4 million
Only 21 were actually produced and initially priced at $500,000
Only 500 were produced and listed at $375,000.
But that V10!
Only 998 originals were built and auction prices are in the hypercar range.
Kit cars are available, but that’s an argument for another day.