Category Archive: 'Car Purchasing/Financing'

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 […]

Updated List of Ed’s Car History

It has been a while since I made a list of the cars that I have owned. Here is an updated list. I like to keep this current so that if the cars sell to someone new they can contact me. Great to see how far they travel. 2007 Lamborghini LP640 Coupe – Grigio Telesto/Nero […]

Another Manual LP640 has appeared. This car was sold this week by Lamborghini Montreal. It is a 4th Canadian car. My list only had 3 there up until now. This one is Giallo Orion with a black interior and yellow Q-Citura. They were not sure what they had and sold the car about $100k under […]

Why are there so few manual exotic cars?

Recently I have talked a lot about the rarity of manual cars. They certainly have become conspicuous in their absence from the market place and in their increasing popularity among enthusiast circles. I had a great conversation recently with a car collector about why that was. He posited that at some point, manufacturers would notice the […]

Ultra rare manual gearbox 1999 Ferrari 355 Fiorano Spider sells for record price

Vertical collections of similar cars that evolve and improve over a manufacturers lifespan. I love seeing collectors have several M3’s, 911s, V12 Lambos, or other cars that have existed in constantly improving form over decades. One of the coolest verticals that people are really recognizing now is the end of run, track focused mid engine […]