WOODBURY, Conn. – June 6, 2005 – Today, more than ever, people love to have choices. When it comes to leasing luxury, collector and exotic cars, people have the chance to drive the car of their dreams. But with so many different choices, what is the best car to lease? In an effort to assist customers, Premier Financial Services, the leading exotic and collector car leasing company in North America, names its Top 10 cars to lease.
“The attributes that make a car an excellent candidate for leasing are the same attributes that make it a good vehicle to purchase – strong resale and a good value,” says Mitch Katz, president/CEO of Premier Financial Services. “Using those primary criteria, we feel these 10 vehicles represent an excellent value in today’s automotive market and should retain their value over the long run.”
2005 Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster, (Approximate MSRP $330,000) – Previous Lamborghini roadsters have held their values well over time, and the limited production of the Murciélago model should follow the same path.
2005 Bentley Flying Spur, (Approximate MSRP $200,000) – Bentley dealers have long deposit lists for this model and the factory is limited to the number of cars it can produce.
2005 Ferrari F430, (Suggested MSRP $200,000) – Ferrari’s newest model, this car is currently selling for $50,000 to $80,000 over sticker. Programs like Premier Financial Services’ Simple Lease® enable lessees to benefit from their appreciating automotive asset.
2001-2004 Ferrari 360, (Suggested Value* $145,000 to $200,000) – The buzz from the F430 has created a renewed interest in pre-owned Ferrari coupes and convertibles. Retail prices for these models are actually increasing, making them excellent lease investments.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce, (Suggested Value* $30,000 to $35,000) – Alfas continue to be the solution for a realistically priced, fun-to-drive four-cylinder European car and is probably the most undervalued marque. For $35,000, it’s as much fun to drive as any Austin Healey or Porsche 365B Coupe.
1995-1998 Porsche 911 (993), (Suggested Value* $30,000 to $55,000) – The last of the air-cooled 911 models, re-engineered and equipped with Porsche’s proven Boxer engine, the 993 is a pleasure to drive and has proven to be relatively easy to maintain. Another plus is that many Porsche enthusiasts consider this the last 911 built.
1989 Ferrari 328 GTSi, (Suggested Value* $55,000 to $60,000) – Arguably the best year for this popular model, it is the last of a generation of 308-style cars and is the best engineered example. Later model rims, anti-lock brake system and air conditioning all contribute to a well-built Ferrari that elicits a loyal following.
1971-1974 Ferrari 246 GT, (Suggested Value* $75,000 to $85,000) – With classic lines, this model launched the mid-engine Ferrari revolution, making it the best car in which to experience the sensation of speed when only driving 40 mph. Because it is relatively rare, the only difficulty may be finding one in A+ condition.
1956-1958 Porsche 356 Speedster, (Suggested Value* $110,000 to $115,000) – In today’s hot collector car market, all 365 models are setting records with enthusiasts, and the Speedster is the icon car. One of the most recognizable shapes in the entire automotive world, this Porsche is one ride that’s very simple to maintain.
1968-1969 Ferrari 365 GTC, (Suggested Value* $175,000 to $190,000) – Rare and classic, this model represents a real bargain in the Ferrari world.
With many exotics and collectible cars, it can be very advantageous to lease instead of buy, especially if the leased vehicle can be expected to retain a greater percentage of its value over the length of the lease than conventional autos. Premier’s Simple Lease® program features several customized leasing options to make the process virtually carefree. The program includes paying off the remaining residual on the car outright to trading the car into a dealer and keeping the difference earned from the dealer sale.
Premier Financial Services recently re-branded and re-designed its corporate website (www.premierfinancialservices.com), upgrading it to provide expanded content and improved customer service, all in a more user-friendly format. The new site now offers consumers greater insight into why leasing, instead of purchasing, might be the best possible option. Customers now can submit an online application or request a “Quick Lease Quote” for easy comparison with their current plan.
Premier Financial Services, headquartered in Woodbury, Connecticut, is an independent leasing company with more than 25 years of experience specializing in Ferrari and other exotic automobiles. The company, which arranges financing in a professional, competitive, and expeditious manner on any new or pre-owned vehicle over $25,000, offers a Simple Interest Early Termination Lease/Purchase Plan that is ideal for consumers who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the lease term as well as those who prefer to change vehicles frequently. For more information on Premier Financial Services, call 877-973-7700 or visit www.premierfinancialservices.com.
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