Instead of selecting a single vehicle to sit in our Dream Garage, we opted today to list out what vehicles we would have in our garage if we were to keep them to all British marques.
A couple of assumptions:
- We’re loaded and can afford these vehicles
- We have a regular two-car garage
- The marques are originally from the U.K.
- The vehicles we choose we can ride or drive on a regular basis
So without further ado, here are our choices:
Land Rover Range Rover Black Holland And Holland Edition
For any Dream Garage, you’re going to absolutely need an SUV to carry around your big, heavy items around your house.
In this particular case, the big heavy items will be shotguns created by Holland & Holland.
Here’s more from an article on MotorTrend.com:
The SUV’s exterior appeals to the outdoor-minded thanks to its unique Holland & Holland Green body, mirrors, and hood vent, as well as a green grille and chrome headlights. Inside, buyers can make use of 7.3 extra inches of legroom, reclining rear seats, electrically controlled walnut tables, USB charging sockets, bespoke lighting, and additional storage space.
Land Rover Range Rover Black Holland And Holland Edition Cargo Also inside are soft tan and espresso leather hides with Holland & Holland embroidery. French walnut veneer in the cabin resembles H&H’s most historic guns, and each car’s woodwork is made from a single large piece of walnut to make sure each veneer matches the next. Perhaps the most functional part of the vehicle is a leather-trimmed aluminum storage unit that fits large guns. Extra floor space extends out of the tailgate, allowing for easier loading and unloading and providing a space to change footwear.
The Holland & Holland Range Rover is based on the Range Rover Autobiography Black model, which comes with a number of exclusive cosmetic and convenience features of its own. Buyers can choose between a 4.4-liter diesel V-8 engine with 334 hp or a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 gas engine with 502 hp.
And the price for all this bespoke awesomeness? About $285,000.
Aston Marting DB9 Carbon Edition
There are a lot of fantastic British marques out there when it comes to selecting a car for our Dream Garage, such as the Bentley Continental GT and the Mclaren 650s, but we opted to go with our favorite brand because of our affinity for anything James Bond.
Additionally, we could have selected the top of the line Vanquish model from Aston Martin, but part of the reasoning behind selecting the DB9 is the fact we want to drive our car every day.
And the fact it’s about $60,000 cheaper.
Here are the differentiators for the Carbon Black edition versus the regular DB9 model according to Car and Driver:
“What do you get for $16K on top of the standard DB9,” you ask. For starters, carbon-fiber side strakes, darkened taillamp innards, and black mesh and window. For more money—naturally—one can opt have the front splitter, the rear diffuser, and the side mirrors made from the featherweight stuff, too. Also standard are 10-spoke, diamond-turned 20-inch wheels in either silver or satin black, with a choice of red, yellow, gray, or black brake calipers peeking out from behind them. The Carbon edition interior goes fully goth, with black leather, carbon fiber and piano black on pretty much everything you can touch, with contrasting stitching being the only way to brighten things up.
The cost to have this magnificent GT in your garage? A little over $202,000.
For more information on the DB9 Carbon Edition, you can check out Aston Martin’s official website at http://www.astonmartin.com/en-us/cars/the-new-db9/db9-carbon-edition.
Triumph Motorcycles Daytona 675R ABS
It was a tough call when it came to the motorcycle we would put into our bespoke British garage, because we had more classic options, like the Triumph Bonneville or Norton Commando.
Instead – and probably because of the Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition – we chose to go with something a little more modern and sexy: the Daytona 675R ABS.
We’ve driven the older Daytona 675’s and they are, for the lack of a better term, fast as fuck.
But we haven’t personally ridden the new 675R ABS. Instead we have to rely on reviews like the one from the folks over at totalmotorcycle.com:
Apex after apex the new Daytona 675 inspires complete confidence. More power, lighter weight, and easier to ride, our engineers ambition was simple: to create the most perfectly balanced motorcycle. An equal blend of torque, responsiveness, agility, poise and purpose. The result is a bike with class-defining power, performance and handling. A bike that will inspire total confidence. And looks every bit as good.
The engine is brand new featuring twin injectors per cylinder, titanium valves, a 14,400 red line, and a spine tingling induction roar. It’s faster on the track, better on the road and even more satisfying to own.
The new Daytona 675R ABS from Triumph Motorcycle will run you about $13,999.
View more information on the Dayton 675R ABS on Triumph Motorcycle’s official website.