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Season 5 - 2008

We Brits have a certain loyalty to Lotus. It's one of the few manufacturers that still represent that "best of British" mindset from back in the day. So, we're hardly astounded to find that the Esprit - with its stunning exterior and questionable underpinnings - has risen by nearly £17,000 in value. Rule Britannia!

Speaking of which, have you seen the price of a Bentley Mulsanne Turbo from the 1980s? For the relatively princely sum of £12,000, you get a huge 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 engine and a LOT of leather and walnut. Sure, it'll break a lot and your wife will leave you because you'll need to remortgage the house to pay the fuel bills. But, it's a Bentley! It's genuinely preposterous that Mike picked one up for just £3,250 in 2008.

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Series

Car

Bought for

Final cost after restoration

Sold for

Average

Increase

5

1983 Mercedes 280SL

£5,400.00

£6,920.00

£7,900.00

£19,500.00

£11,600.00

2008

1982 Lotus Esprit

£3,600.00

£4,385.00

£6,200.00

£23,000.00

£16,800.00


1971 Fiat 500L

£2,300.00

£5,700.00

£6,500.00

£6,250.00

-£250.00


1981 Land Rover Series 3 V8

£1,000.00

£2,230.00

£2,750.00

£5,000.00

£2,250.00


1974 Citroen Dsuper 5

£3,800.00

£5,185.00

£7,000.00

£12,500.00

£5,500.00


1984 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo

£3,250.00

£6,200.00

£8,000.00

£12,000.00

£4,000.00


Total

£19,350.00

£30,620.00

£38,350.00

£78,250.00

£39,900.00


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