Super Six – Lottery Win Dream Garage


One of the most questions I get asked is “If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?” and my answer is always varies, but one thing is always constant. I could never choose just one. So now imagine your six numbers come in, you’ve won the jackpot, you’re set for life… What do you put in the garage. Here are six cars that I think might just be in my barn, next to my super-luxury mega-mansion:

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

The Ford Escort was the most popular car in the UK when I was growing up and to me, the RS Cosworth was the best of the best. I remember vividly thumbing through copies of my brother’s Max Power, Fast Car and Redline collections looking at the DIY Escort Cosworth kits you could buy with a genuine intention to buy a cheap 1.6 3-door Escort and get spannering to create a replica for my first car. Fortunately, this plan never came to fruition. I still thin the “Cossie” is one of the best looking hatchbacks of all time, and I would love to have one in the stable for an occasional Sunday morning thrash.

Jaguar XJ220

Jaguar XJ220

Keeping the 90’s theme going, the next theoretical addition my dream collection was at one point, for a very short period of time, the fastest car in the world. Even though it may be easy to choose that car that knocked the Jag off the top spot, I’ve never really liked the McLaren F1. Before everyone sharpens their pitchforks, I am in awe of everything the F1 was capable of and the meticulous amount of work that went into the project, but like with many Jags, there’s just something about the XJ220 that gives me that feeling. (It also helps that even with a big lottery win, you might be pushing it a bit to afford the F1 these days, and an XJ220 is still floating around the £500,000 mark).

Rolls Royce Phantom VIII – Image by Sprite Photography for Well Driven

Rolls Royce Phantom VIII

With my new found imaginary wealth, I’ve found that occasionally I need to attend a fancy black tie event or leave the comfort of my country estate and make my way into the city, and for these types of excursions, there really is only one choice of vehicle. The Rolls Royce Phantom VIII is the ultimate private jet for the road, the pinnacle of luxury driving, and quite simply the only way to travel if I want to ditch the driving gloves and take a seat in the back and pop open a bottle of Bollinger to share with the better half while we make our way to charity gala or trendy restaurant opening…

Modified Porsche 964 Carrera 2

Porsche 964 Carrera 2

Whatever the other five cars may be in my dream collection one thing I can always guarantee is that there will always be a Porsche 911 in there. Which 911 is a very different question, and that really does depend on my mood. Recently, I have been looking through a lot of media and photographs from all the old modified car shows I used to attend when I was in my late teens and early twenties and I must admit I am really starting to get the itch to potentially ruin my little Audi, and for that reason I have chosen my favourite shape 911, in its simplest and most pure form, ready for split rims, lowered suspension, and some lovely little engine mods…

Land Rover Defender 110 – Image by Sprite Photography for Well Driven

Land Rover Defender 110

With all this new-found wealth and probably free time, I’m definitely going to have more dogs – and with more dogs, comes a need for a bigger car. I’m also probably going to go on lots of road trips with my mates and I might also take up some hobbies like boating. For this, I’m going to need something big enough for me and 4 mates, a boot big enough to fill with camping gear, weekend bags and the like, or 2 to 4 dogs, and it’s going to need to be able to tow and get a bit muddy every now and then. The Land Rover Defender 110 really is the only choice. I spent a week with the Defender 110 not long after they were launched and it handled absolutely everything I threw at it and it was just the perfect “everything” car.

Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta

Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta

It would be a crime to create a list like this and not include a proper supercar and I had to think long and hard about which one I would choose. The McLaren 720S came very close, but if you’re going to have one supercar in the garage (not including the XJ220 because it’s more of a classic in my opinion) then you may as well go for the ultimate version of the ultimate mid-engined V8 Ferrari. The Ferrari 458 Speciale is the cream of the crop. The last of the naturally-aspirated V8s, and with a removable top so you can really hear all 597 of those Italian horses right behind you powering you in to next week.

If you won the lottery, and had more money than you’d ever need, what six cars would you have in your garage? Drop us your suggestions over on my social media channels and let’s see what people are saying…