OP, I think your budget is very realistic and there are opportunities out there. Just don't get disillusioned by all the very high priced cars that have been on the market for over a year and are just not moving!! That is NOT where the market is for REAL transactions. I can't believe that no one on Fchat picked up on the following example that was recently for sale. I know the car well as it was my personal car from 2013 until December of 2018 when I sold it to a gentleman in the Northeast. Before me it was owned by another long time Fchatter, fparker. https://www.charlescrail.com/vehicles/232/1982-ferrari-512-bbi Anyway, in December of 18 when I sold the car I netted approx. 240k AFTER I sold another Ferrari that I had to take in partial trade to get the deal done. Incidentally I had wholesale cash offers on the car at 210k! After less than a year, the owner who purchased the car from me simply decided the car was not for him - too hard to drive, low to the ground, bad northeastern roads, blah blah blah. Anyway, he consigned the car to the dealer in the above link a couple of months ago and I beleive initial ask was 279k. Car was advertised on Hemmings. Price was then lowered to 250k - then had a dramatic price decrease to 195k in mid to late December of 19 as owner had incentive to sell it before the end of the year. The car SOLD for less than the 195k, with wholesale offers around 170k! This is the new reality in this market when an owner needs to move on and can't wait for a top retail buyer. Based upon my experience, they are currently few and far between in the Boxer market. And just to recap on the car --judged 97 points at Cavallino in 2017, recent FULL major service (not a "lock & swap"), recent full suspension and brake caliper rebuild on ALL four corners, factory luggage, Red Book certification, an additional Bell exhaust system for more sound, imported from new w/original purchase invoices, original warranty card, records going back to almost new documenting the actual mileage shown on the original and unchanged 320 kph speedo, no ugly side markers, etc! I don't know who purchased the car and perhaps it was eventually wholesaled out so maybe there is still a chance for an end user to snag a good Boxer at a good price. If a fellow Fchatter bought it feel free to let us all know and congrats! Or if you wish to remain anonymous PM me and I can fill you in on everything that I know.