Sunday’s fact-rich, highbrow series opener saw Jeremy, Richard and James buying incredibly cheap, incredibly Eighties hot hatches to demonstrate that they’re better than modern ones.
Despite falling a little short in, er, every single way, the boys did manage to prove that a fully functioning icon from the decade taste forgot only costs a grand. Around £17,570 cheaper than the Seat Ibiza Cupra they were up against.
And if news of such bargains elicited a mild fizz about the root, we’ve done some internet trawling to give your modestly packed wallet inspiration. They’re each around a grand, most have been, um, tastefully modified, and at least four look like the reason HPI checks exist.
Please note: Top Gear takes no responsibility for any financial woes/crashes/embarrassment suffered as a result of perusing this gallery.