Category Archive: 'Car Purchasing/Financing'

The story of the Ruf – great car on paper, bad car to own, very profitable.

Some of you have asked what happened to the Ruf. Here is the story!

Everything you need to know about financing your first exotic car

A few years ago I published an article called “How does exotic car financing work?” and it continues to get a lot of views. I made a video for the VINwiki YouTube channel about the topic, particularly what banks look for when you want an exotic car loan. Here it is!

We found 2 stolen Lamborghini Gallardos

Last year VINwiki users came together to recover two stolen Lamborghini Gallardos in the Atlanta area. Here is the story.

How do people make money owning exotic cars?

I have owned and sold a lot of cars and when you hear about people making money on them, one of three things is happening. Here they are:

VINwiki Car Stories: Buying my first Gallardo at 20 years old

As most of you know, I started Supercar Rentals out of my dorm room at Georgia Tech and the first car in the fleet was a Giallo Midas 2004 E-Gear Gallardo. Here is a link to part of that story:

VINwiki Car Stories – the best deal I ever missed out on

When I was setting up Supercar Rentals in 2005 I was offered a collection of cars that was owned by Wyclef Jean. It included a McLaren F1, Pagani Zonda S, and a Ferrari 360 Spider. Although the collection would be worth $15 million + today, back then I could have bought them all for $900k. […]

VINwiki Car Stories: Tom Park – Free BMWs, Porsches, and Euro Trips

Tom Park is a good friend of mine that has developed a great system of owning BMWs and Porsches for free while combining them with amazing trips to Europe to pick them up at the factory. Taking European delivery allows him to try out new tracks and learn the cars on different roads. I can’t […]

The time my wife bought a Ferrari 360 for $31k

I have owned a lot of cars but here is a fun story about a time when I didn’t have the money to take advantage of a great car deal but my wife did!

Index of Ed Bolian’s Exotic Car Buying and Financing Resources

Over the past decade I have worked in various capacities within the exotic car industry. I owned and operated an exotic car rental company, sold hundreds of exotic cars at a multi-franchised authorized dealer, and have launched a new tech company transforming vehicle history reporting practices. I have also personally owned a couple dozen interesting […]

Buyer Beware: Avoid Manhattan Leasing for Exotic Car Financing

Manhattan Leasing is a boutique exotic car financing bank with offices at 3275 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 304, Deerfield Beach , FL 33442 and 20 East Sunrise Hwy, Valley Stream NY 11581. Mel Steinberg is their managing principal and they are a finance company that any exotic car buyer should avoid. I have dealt with virtually every exotic car […]