2nd hand car? Here's 10 dream used cars for under £50,000

Can you get a dream car on a budget? We think you can.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 1:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:29 pm
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Dream cars are meant for bedroom wall posters, right? Well, that's not always the case - and if you're lucky, you might be able to get the car of your dreams for a reasonable sum of money. We've chosen a £50,000 budget, and found 10 of the very best 'dream' cars you could realistically buy with it...

BMW's striking Z1 may not be your stereotypical dream car, but it's one we feel is worth considering. For starters, the doors go up and down electronically - and it's hard to describe just how cool this is
Bentley's Continental makes for an exceptionally good used purchase. Particularly in this price range, you'll be able to get yourself a clean, relatively low-mileage example

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Aston Martin's DB9 relaunched the brand back into the mainstream, taking over from the older DB7. The car's engine, construction and general driving style were leagues ahead of the car it replaced
Think 'classic car' and your brain is probably forming the picture of an E-Type. Still touted as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, this picture of classic elegance is unlikely to ever depreciate in value again
In terms of cult followings, the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is right up there. Made famous by its appearance in iconic motoring movie Fast And Furious, the R34 is loved by enthusiasts across the globe
One of the most beloved sports cars of all time, the 911 is an ideal everyday dream car - you can enjoy it on tight, twisty roads, but it's just as adept at doing the supermarket run.
Arguably one of the most iconic and popular cars to ever wear the prancing horse. And better still, 360 models are relatively simple to get your hands on, particularly for our budget
Audi's original R8 broke the supercar mould - because it was a motor you could actually use day in, day out. Rock-solid build quality, paired with good looks and an inspiring drive
When Morgan's Aero 8 first came out, it was slammed for being a little odd-looking. However, behind the rather frog-eyed front end sat a proper V8 engine, linked to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox
Our 50,000 budget won't stretch to the iconic 300SL but it will get you a 280SL. This gorgeous cabriolet produced a genuinely impressive (for the time) 168bhp from its 2.8-litre straight-six engine