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evo's used car deals of the week

Lee Stern
23 Apr 2018

We've delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week


It should come as no surprise that one of our favourite things to do during lunch at the evo office is browsing the classified car ads for the best cars for sale. Whether looking at a semi-serious purchase, or just to ogle, admire and dream, it's easy to waste away hour after hour, an ever-increasing puddle of drool at our feet.

> Browse our used buying guides here

Depending on where you look, a used car could be a total bargain - especially if you buy at auction or from a private buyer. Alternatively, you could go for full peace-of-mind and buy from an established dealer, the sort that buffs their cars to a showroom shine ready for buyers who'll then keep them locked in climate-controlled garages. But whether you're buying a car to keep for the future, a car to sell on in a few years to make money on or even a car to drive, remember to do your research first!

We've browsed dealers, classified sites and auctions, and here's our pick of the best used classic, sports and performance cars on sale - as chosen by evo staff.

Noble M12


Noble broke onto the supercar scene in 2000 with the M12 and suffice to say, it was a hit. Come 2003 the car was revised into GTO 3R guise, featuring an enlarged motor (up to 3 litres from 2.5) that boosted power to 352bhp, a six-speed transmission (adding an extra ratio) and a Quaife torque-biasing differential.

This specific M12 benefits from a list of upgrades to ensure its reliability, including an upgraded intercooler, header tank and radiator, and regular maintenance has also been carried out by a Noble-approved specialist.

£48,895 may seem a lot for a car that’s unlikely to see daily use. However, for weekend B-road blasts and track-day outings, there’s not much out there in terms of alternatives that would deliver as compentenly on both scores.

Toyota GT86


Toyota re-entered the sportscar fray in 2012 with the GT86, utilising the traditional three-part recipe: rear-drive, front-engined and manual. Bespoke-designed, in conjunction with Subaru, the GT86 prioritised the driving experience above all else and it showed. A great seating position, an adjustable chassis and low kerb weight delivers accessible rear-wheel drive thrills. However, the MX-5 competitor was not without flaws. It always felt a little underpowered and its interior certainly shows its age now. 

Performance was just the ride side of respectable. The 2-litre boxer-four developed 197bhp and 151lb ft of torque, propelling the coupe from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds onto a 140mph top speed. 

All things considered, the Toyota coupe is something of a used bargain as evidenced by this pre-facelift example, showing a tad over 5,000 miles, finished in the rare Starlight blue. 

McLaren 650S Spider


McLaren’s  650S rectified the wrongs of its predecessor and laid down the basic formula for future McLarens. Furthermore in Spider from, as presented here, it gave nothing away dynamically to the coupe version - unlike its chief rival the Ferrari 458 Spyder. This was mainly thanks to its rigid carbonfibre tub. 

Under the rear deck is a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8, which kicks out 641bhp and 500lb ft of torque. All that force permits a sub-3sec 0-60mph time and a 207mph top speed. 

This example has clocked up less than 7,000 miles in three years and is offered with a few choice upgrades, including a sports exhaust and the vehicle lifting system. Moreover, the contrasting exterior and interior combination is a tasteful one that's augmented in the cabin by the carbonfibre interior upgrade package.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS


Fresh out of the Porsche factory this delivery-mileage 2018 GT2 RS  has landed on the showroom floor slapped with a price tag more than double its original retail price. Presented in Nürburgring record-breaking spec complete with the £21k Weissach Package – which saves 30kg – this example’s odometer displays just 96 miles. A long list of optional extras includes the Clubsport Package, front axle lift and PDLS LED headlights.

Reflecting its status as Porsche’s flagship GT car the GT2 RS promises mind-blowing performance. The 3.8-litre, twin-turbo flat-six develops 691bhp and 553lb ft of torque – making it the most powerful Porsche on sale – affording a 0-62mph time of 2.7 seconds and a 211mph top speed.

Maserati GranTurismo


Despite harbouring a few flaws, the Maserati GranTurismo was well received back in 2008, getting a four-star evo rating. Its dynamic character placed it somewhere between Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, allowing it to play both the sports car and grand tourer at will. However, if you’re looking for a true out-and-out sports car you had best look elsewhere. Standing at 11 years old this little-used GranTurismo has covered just 21,000 miles.

Behind its gaping grille sits a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 that conjures up impressive rather than blistering performance. Power and torque are rated at 399bhp and 339lb ft respectively; 0-62mph is dispatched in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 177mph is possible.


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