Yeah that's about right, I don't think I've ever spent more on any previous cars that I've had,
Had my GT now for 6 years still loving it despite an empty wallet
So long as you enjoy it
The £1500 is based on getting a garage to do the work, and the fact that you are buying a second hand car that will need work in all likelihood.
You're going to need 2 tyres a year unless you drive like a saint.
You need to get it serviced
You'll need brake maintenance for one axle every year.
You'll need to replace at least one suspension component a year (probably more)
Some weird stuff will happen with the electrics once a year.
Then there are the big occasional jobs that you need to accrue for - belts, clutch, exhaust, radiator etc.
£1500 means you'll be unlucky to bust the budget. Belts + clutch + routine maintenance in one year would be unlucky.
Simple example of a job that would be expensive if you could not do it yourself: the gear selector has gone in my 156. £15 part, but a hell of a long time to strip out the underside of the car. It will cost me a Saturday afternoon, but the garage would probably want £300 to do it...
V6 GT's are very expensive then.
On my clatterbox diesel I have done in three years, front wishbones, droplinks twice (first set were cheap crappy things). A few oil services, filters and coolant, four tyres (I only buy midrange stuff at best), lower turbo hose, four discs and a set of pads, rear longitudinal arms and top strut bearings.
I don't think it has come to a £1000. All dIY so far, I will get the belts done professionally next year which will cost about £400-£500.
On the 916 Spider:-
Two rear spring pans (2nd hand), one replacement tyre (puncture), oil services, coolant and filters, handbrake cable and two new front discs. £500 maybe? Had the Spider a couple of months longer.
Again belts and variator next year. I think I am now going to pay for those to be done rather than by myself.
I can imagine tyres if you buy the best might put the price up.
I don't think I'm in a hurry to buy a V6GT