Whether you buy an Italian supercar brand new or second-hand, at the end of the day you still get to own and drive around in an Italian supercar and that’s what matters most. The internet has many pre-loved cars to offer at various prices and as long as you know what to check and have done your research, you can get a fantastic bargain.
What are the benefits of buying a second hand supercar?
Older cars are available at a fraction of the cost of their new versions, and this can be a great advantage as this saving can go towards maintenance costs instead. Searching online for a used Italian supercar presents you with a huge range of models for sale and eBay Motors has some tempting adverts right now, including these great examples below:
Things to look out for when buying a used sports car
A used supercar can be prone to bodywork damage or flaking paint so it is worth having a proper look all over when considering your purchase. Are all the panels different shades of the original colour and are reflections warped? If so, ask what work has been done on the car previously. It is also important to check for loose light units or exhausts – perhaps it has been fitted with an aftermarket sports exhaust – and take note of any signs of ‘kerbed’ alloys (especially common on Lamborghini Gallardos with 19 inch wheels and low profile tyres) before you buy. The weak point of any supercar tends to be the clutch so be sure to look into that when considering a pre-owned model.
Of course, some listings can look too good to be true but there are real gems out there just waiting to be found!