Why I sold my Zonda and top tips for choosing the right car from the classifieds

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My top tips for choosing the right car in the classifieds plus some of my best buys right now. I also explain why I sold my Zonda, which seems to continue to puzzle many viewers!
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Master Skeletor
Master Skeletor преди 13 дни
disagree about the investment. that is a sort of modus operandi "car guys" have.. trying to persuade owners to get out more so that they can see these cars lol rather than just hearing about them lmao.. im game but i have to say that each and every car is to some degree an investment. sadly the big money wins on them are "said and done" like the mclaren f1 or the 250 gto.. waiting for that to happen again well better time waiting on a gust of wind to fly a kite .. but never leave it out of the equation. i bought an rx7 in the middle of the 90s and i could sell it now for more than what i paid then. how many cars can say that? next to none lol so theres a point to what hes saying.. but its not the" end all " either. cause with stocks the way they are a huge win on a car like that well sounds very inviting .. but its brick and mortar and i think those are always risky or id be in real estate.
Boony Tooty
Boony Tooty преди 19 дни
You must be a billionaire?
Zodiac909
Zodiac909 преди 23 дни
I WISH I could get drunk with Harry.
Max Flight
Max Flight преди месец
I drove an Aston V8 on a track and was hugely disappointed Harry. Bloated and lethargic!
Manuel Light
Manuel Light преди месец
so you missed out on 3 million, nice
camillexx rossi
camillexx rossi преди месец
So glad you mentioned the Mclaren Harry. I did just that a year ago and haven’t regretted it one bit. In fact it’s a special occasion every time I roll her out. Great informative blog, and I look forward to seeing more. Well done.
Heinrich Schmitz
Heinrich Schmitz преди месец
What does Mr Metcalfe think about Morgan?
Stephen Woodhouse
Stephen Woodhouse преди месец
Brilliant Harry thank you I own a 997.1 C4S pleased 997s got a shout. 👍🏻
Pevvex
Pevvex преди месец
Harry is amazing and gentlemen but ....... typical english one. He forget there is plenty of German, Italian and Japanese cars much, much, much better then English cars. I understand there is few English cars are not rubbish but there is much more German, Italian or Japanese unique cars and there are simply amazing. BMW M, Mercedes AMG, Porsche and even Audis and VWs. Toyota and a Honda hav as well.
Paul Greig
Paul Greig преди месец
I really could listen to Harry all day long.
eric deven
eric deven преди месец
I agree with just get a the more base option to start and if you like it upgrade to the bigger better faster. Its better to have something than waiting on that top end something that is going to take you another 10 years to save for, and due to lifes surprises, you may never get.
Venator
Venator преди месец
electrification probably isn't going to be as bad for sports cars as you fear: m.bgcd.info/one/gqDWbal3iGuszoE/video
ray h.
ray h. преди месец
Don't people like you buy things like this because you can buy it cheap, and sell it on for tons more ? I thought that was the plot anyway.
SportsCarAdvisors
SportsCarAdvisors преди месец
totally agree on the Mini, Boxter and Z-car.
Martyn Phillips
Martyn Phillips преди месец
Absolutely superb video, simplicity is ever becoming the joy of these older cars, of course those of us over 50 having known that for a very long time and have decades of smiles because of it. Thanks Harry.
Markus Patients
Markus Patients преди месец
They who know say it cost $40,000 dollars to do the full brake job of a Ferrari Enzo and one oil quart is $67.
Richard D Wood-Kneller
Richard D Wood-Kneller преди месец
Fascinating. Yes, toys shocks at first but actually there is no better word! Mention bien !
Marwan Cabbabé
Marwan Cabbabé преди месец
Great job, great video, a true succulent pleasure watching them.
Jules Anderson
Jules Anderson преди месец
Triumph Stag SL55 AMG .......had both for years Great Grande Tourers BTW your Ferrari's look pale red in this particular vid .......lighting/camera just weird........Great content as always
the tessellater
the tessellater преди месец
A good round up - hang on, is that a crossover to the farm?
Philip Minns
Philip Minns преди 2 месеца
Harry in April 2020 'We're still in this period of lockdown...' Me, coming up to a year later... 🤨
John Evans
John Evans преди 2 месеца
Lots iof common sense here - my memories of my cars are defined by the journeys, as you said.
Flappo Spammo
Flappo Spammo преди 2 месеца
I Love the countach :)
Soren Ingram
Soren Ingram преди 2 месеца
Sounds like a no brainer...
pwwatson8888
pwwatson8888 преди 2 месеца
Just fabulous. Thanks Harry.
Paul Spencer
Paul Spencer преди 2 месеца
Only recently stumbled on Harry’s channel. Really enjoy his unscripted, articulate expositions of the cars he owns and drives. And that for me is the what sets him apart - his cars are not simply for looking at, they are to be driven and enjoyed. For me, it’s the next best thing to actually owning them. Keep it going Harry👍
Shadowboost
Shadowboost преди 2 месеца
Can't believe the Countach was that cheap and the bills/insurance is reasonable
The Wayward Grape
The Wayward Grape преди 2 месеца
I work with people that own exotics from 2010-15, top end german cars from a similar time; one of the most expensive cars that's owned (total cost) is the Audi RS5 (8T). It's with a specialist now having £5.5k worth of parts fixed, let alone man hours and VAT!
royce
royce преди 2 месеца
Did he say Tom Hardy Jr
Geoff Greenhalgh
Geoff Greenhalgh преди 2 месеца
Very interesting. Thank you. Bit more on the bikes next time.
David
David преди 2 месеца
I would love to daily that Countach.
reinmansmith
reinmansmith преди 2 месеца
I think that video tells you why so many of us like Harry and his videos... he’s not interested in making money he simply loves his cars... wise words, buy what you can afford and enjoy it... if it goes up in value great, if it doesn’t, we’ll you had fun 😊👍
Blacktooth Fox
Blacktooth Fox преди 2 месеца
Oh wow... (cough cough) STILL in lockdown? ...plot twist, Harry.... Where are you now? Stay healthy fella. Adore this channel.
oily lampman
oily lampman преди 2 месеца
Best looking car? That white one!
HelloImDavid1000
HelloImDavid1000 преди 2 месеца
Not many can talk about f40s and start the sentence with “every time i’ve driven one...”
Andy Bush
Andy Bush преди 2 месеца
I have noticed a number of folk buying modern classics then unable to get them repaired properly. I say properly, because there seem to be plenty of dubious ability 'service' providers. My Dad was a WWII REME mechanic and I learned from him how to take care of vehicles. Without that background plus some highly skilled friends, I'm not sure I would dabble in hard to maintain cars.
IRS MEDIA
IRS MEDIA преди 2 месеца
Those cars are endless money pits. I love the design but I’m sticking with my Mazda cx3, it does 70km in the corner and cost me $20k Canadian dollars. Zonda is no good in the salty snow.
IRS MEDIA
IRS MEDIA преди 2 месеца
Mine is a 2017 CX3 AWD I love it, I’m going to Japan to view the old school race car Mazda stuff if there’s any left. Love the show, sell a car now.
Alloywheelwelding.co. uk
Alloywheelwelding.co. uk преди 2 месеца
Investment car & you’ve and you’ve sold your Zonda !
G B
G B преди 2 месеца
My Grandpa had a Jag XJC, white with a black vinyl roof....what a motor, I'd give a bollock for one now!
Thomas Dawe
Thomas Dawe преди 2 месеца
Sensible advice! I wish I was in a position to even indulge one of your budget choices
Soupdragon1964
Soupdragon1964 преди 2 месеца
Wise words Harry. You really are bloody good at what you do!
soundtrancecloud
soundtrancecloud преди 2 месеца
Is it possible to put in modern breaks on the Countach?
John C
John C преди 2 месеца
4:46 omg don't say that about the countach IN FRONT OF the countach! 😂
StepBro
StepBro преди 2 месеца
F40 wise, most hardcore track cars for the road are miserable to drive on the road and extract the joy of driving as a sacrifice for extreme speed and handling!
JETJOOBOY
JETJOOBOY преди 2 месеца
Has that Lamborghini Countach been given adjustable suspension to add massive amounts of Camber...? Or was it dropped from a hot air balloon.?
Stan Schloesser
Stan Schloesser преди 2 месеца
I could just listen to you talk about cars all day, Harry. Great insight regarding ‘what are you going to do it’s them?’, type stuff. It’s hard for me to think that logically when my mouth is watering just looking at some of these machines. Thanks again!
Anders Dosé
Anders Dosé преди 2 месеца
Great and interesting video as usual. Got to comment the prices on cars in the UK verses in Sweden where I live. What a huge difference.....Porsche Boxters starting from 4500 pounds and Jaguar F-type V8s from 30K thats cheap. If I look for a Jaguar F-type V8s it's about 48K and Boxters starting from 10K.
cheap classic sports cars
cheap classic sports cars преди 2 месеца
Usability above all 👍
Reginald Bowls
Reginald Bowls преди 2 месеца
You sold the Zonda because you're daft.
steve davies
steve davies преди 2 месеца
Brilliant video Harry and info and what I like is different varieties of cars, I’m currently restoring a Lister Le Mans watch this space One problem Harry , After listening to you I want buy that car , cheers . Stay safe
Andrew Bethell
Andrew Bethell преди 2 месеца
H where is a nice lotus cortina a classic fast. Ford by the way nice content on your channel top draw
Philip Body
Philip Body преди 2 месеца
I would go for a Griffith not chimera, Alfa 4c will be a great investment car as would be the gtv6, fiat coupe, Maserati cambrio corsa, jag xjs, xjr, Aston db6, or the lagonda.
Martyn Payne
Martyn Payne преди 2 месеца
Remember kids a safe car doesn’t need to be a big SUV 😀
nrs
nrs преди 3 месеца
Many thanks. Very good info and insights. I dare say, you would agree(?), "think about what you are doing with such a purchase and what it entails."
Mr. Mr.
Mr. Mr. преди 3 месеца
I have £8.17
job place
job place преди 3 месеца
no car will ever take my heart away from a DeLorean
bbruce995
bbruce995 преди 3 месеца
get yourself a lada niva , just for fun
Mark Brads
Mark Brads преди 3 месеца
What do you think of Ratarossa's 512 BBi?
Pulsonar
Pulsonar преди 3 месеца
This is a great overview of all cars worth owning, and how to enjoy ownership, so important, and so underrated!!! Harry overturned legendary icons in favour of black sheeps! It’s like God throwing the Ferrari F40, and 512BBi of a bed of roses into molten lava! I will need substantial grief counselling after that 😂
Paul Hardy
Paul Hardy преди 3 месеца
what you can do on a pour farm workers wages ?
Antipodean wiseguy
Antipodean wiseguy преди 3 месеца
The best Veyron statement I’ve ever seen is (roughly) “it has the running cost of a small helicopter..... and I just don’t see people spending that sort of money, especially considering it’s common for that class of buyer”. Not manny will I concur but at least a few will, Look at the EB110.
Equaliser
Equaliser преди 3 месеца
Yes weeeeeeeeeeeeee Mini cooper S
Equaliser
Equaliser преди 3 месеца
Harry what car has nearly killed you? and where? Thanks
homer j simpson
homer j simpson преди 3 месеца
paying for the life giving co2. what a shame!!
JoshWebsterRacing
JoshWebsterRacing преди 3 месеца
The F40 is my all-time dream car. Perhaps better I don't ever get one when I'm older... it'll be like Clarkson with his GT40 all over again! Fantastic video Harry, really enjoyed it!
JB
JB преди 3 месеца
An accurate assessment, as usual Harry. Where do you see luxury supercars, of the type which races in GT3 etc, in a future gone mad with electrics? I will miss the sound of a roaring v12.
Tom Maguire
Tom Maguire преди 3 месеца
Such an interesting video. Love the idea of a countach being cheap and practical. Fantastic.
Sir Prizse
Sir Prizse преди 3 месеца
The video starts, you see all these beautiful dream cars and which car is carefully wrapped? The Renault Clio! :D
Cake Batter
Cake Batter преди 3 месеца
There are still affordable investment cars. Simply look at the beloved cars of millennials or Gen Z'ers. Great example are Mitsubishi EVOs. They will skyrocket in price in 15 years as the bulk of them rust out or end up in the crusher.
diego dz
diego dz преди 3 месеца
Harry I'm 100% with you. Zonda is a car that's doing its best to be perfect. Countach don't want to be perfect at all. Lambo is feeling and imperfection. Pagani is the pursuit of excellence. Lambo wins on a emotional level. Win hands down 🇮🇹 vince a mani basse 💟
466rudy
466rudy преди 3 месеца
Sorry new to the channel. Why is the wing off the Countach?
David Wallen
David Wallen преди 3 месеца
F50 & Carrera GT are very interesting
timeold75
timeold75 преди 3 месеца
selling Zonda you made the greatest mistake of your life!
HoratioHoodoo
HoratioHoodoo преди 3 месеца
There's zero chance a Countach is a better driving experience than a f40 😂. I don't believe it
HoratioHoodoo
HoratioHoodoo преди 3 месеца
He literally said he doesn't like the f40 because of it's driving experience.
integralexpo
integralexpo преди 3 месеца
he literally said the f40 is a better car..
Toine Leuverink
Toine Leuverink преди 3 месеца
Great set of thoughts...compressed into 27:42 minutes. Well done!
Hermann Weinzierl
Hermann Weinzierl преди 3 месеца
Zonda is realy ugly.
Andrew Vasilakes
Andrew Vasilakes преди 3 месеца
Yes! F50 >> F40, so few people agree!
Mr Unscripted
Mr Unscripted преди 3 месеца
Isn't the zonda now a 10 million car
Ken Fullman
Ken Fullman преди 3 месеца
OMG I can't believe you mentioned the Fiat 500. I've had quite a variety of cars in my time and just recently, while contemplating my next car suddenly decided that the Fiat 500 was just so stylish that I like it. EVERYONE that I mentioned it to just howled with laughter and honestly thought I was joking. Then when I convinced them I was serious it just made them laugh all over again. Like I say, I generally go for performance so this is one car that nobody would expect me to like. If I had the space and spare cash I'd definitely get a Fiat 500 and just leave it parked up and take it out for a fun jaunt now and again.
Adrian Cygan
Adrian Cygan преди 3 месеца
Supra mk4 is an iconic car and also can be viewed as a good investment because it's well build in contrast to most supercars that are pile of expensive junk.
Jon
Jon преди 3 месеца
Yup, this are a really nice guy. I cant put my finger on any specifics. I think its just his personality. The way he speaks and burns for the machines. If one look close, one can actually see the little boy who still lives in there :-) Hats of for you sir
suburbans nation
suburbans nation преди 3 месеца
I hate that Countach, I dont know why you all get hots for that RUBBISH.
Roger Garnham
Roger Garnham преди 3 месеца
Excellent videos Harry, sound advice and great road-tests thank you .....
arnie wheeler
arnie wheeler преди 3 месеца
love your attitude Harry... one day i'll have something nice. keep going with the great vid's
Super_Slav
Super_Slav преди 3 месеца
Investment car, pretty much anything JDM from the 80's and 90's at least here in Australia, Japan is buying them back, US is buying them due to the 25 year law.
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon преди 3 месеца
Harry, what about a Marcos Mantula. I have one of those.
Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon преди 3 месеца
I love the elan. Know what you mean Harry.
R Andersson
R Andersson преди 3 месеца
A very wise and honest motorhead speaks 👍
wabbit
wabbit преди 3 месеца
Thanks, Harry. If I ever find myself in the position where I have to choose between my three dream supercars, it's now been narrowed down to McLaren F1 and Carrera GT.
cornelius Thomas
cornelius Thomas преди 3 месеца
Top gear mentioned that the Worse car they drove was the LEXUS SC 430 How about giving your opinion (6 speed) ?
asdfasdfsafdsfasdf
asdfasdfsafdsfasdf преди 3 месеца
great video, just fyi with the upcoming stock market crisis probably next year, you are going to be able to get the zonda back for less than you paid for it again if you want it as an investment. so something to think about ...
wongawonga1000
wongawonga1000 преди 3 месеца
I wonder how a Pagani would go as an investment?
Paul Brodie
Paul Brodie преди 3 месеца
He’s got to much money
thecommenter
thecommenter преди 3 месеца
ok boomer
Hicham Abou El Nasr
Hicham Abou El Nasr преди 4 месеца
Great guy Thanks Harry learned a lot from you.
Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman преди 4 месеца
Just curious given what you said about the Caterham, which model would you go for? there seems to be so many variants.
Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman преди 4 месеца
Would be great to see a 12C in your garage. Bang for buck and they have almost been forgotten.
ilmelangolo
ilmelangolo преди 4 месеца
25:30 cars "toys for providing memories" and buy them _to do something_ the best part
Kuemmerling Enthusiast
Kuemmerling Enthusiast преди 4 месеца
The Lambo looks so much better with the wing mounted.
Daphne James
Daphne James преди 4 месеца
Great video. But why push the electrification? Yes, torque curve is better. But lithium is not a sustainable metal to produce for a market that as big as the one associated with cars. Electric cars have prices that exceed mass market appeal, and some of the metals associated with their introduction to mass transit are spectacularly toxic to humans. Without them, battery tech / life / useability will suffer, don't you think? People around the world are working just as hard to burn hydrogen in the old IC engine as the people who are working to produce a car battery that will charge up in five minutes. While some pundits are faced with choices defined for them by the politicians and shoved down their throats by unethical business types, I believe that between cellphones and computers there isn't enough copper, beryllium, cadmium, molybdenum in the world to sustain 60 Million autos every year (2020 projected market size). Tech has a long way to go before that happens. Now there might be consensus among the current crop of auto manufacturers to go with EV's as long as it is politically expedient for them to do so but who to tell - if the hydrogen production and implementation problems are solved - that a new crop of IC engine manufacturers won't spring up? Like you have rightly said in your other video, the UK might have moved too early on EV legislation here. And I am not saying that EV's don't have a place. But as a mass market transport sol'n? How many people exist now that can rewind one of these newfangled high hoss pressure electric motors at home? BGA SMD board repair is beyond the scope of the average home owner too. Should be for years to come. Don't be so defeatist!
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