What Cars Would You Buy For $45,000?

On the season premiere of AFTER/DRIVE, we try to assemble our ultimate garages for the price of 37 1/2 Bitcoins.

byThe Drive Staff|


It's a bar game we like to play on AFTER/DRIVE, The Drive’s video podcast show: Name a price, then go on eBay and try and satisfy all your weird (read: absolutely normal) automotive proclivities. You do that by bench-buying anywhere from one to a zillion cars whose buy-it-now prices, taken together, fall within our movable price cap.

That's what we're doing this week, on the season premiere of AFTER/DRIVE. The Drive’s Mike Spinelli, along with Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley from Classic Car Club Manhattan take their usual seats (sort of) in The Drive's studio to try and assemble theoretical car collections using a laptop and eBay, and a make-believe $45,000. Yes, of course there are BMWs. But there are also some surprises (e.g., no Porsches).

Put your $45,000 garage pics in the comments below. You don’t have to use eBay (it’s just the easiest), but limiting yourself to actual cars on the market makes it more interesting than picking cars out of the air. And as always, if you IRL buy any of the cars we mention in the show, you’ll win the Jim Bauer award and get some Classic Car Club swag. Happy hunting.