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Here Are 5 Exotic and Luxury Cars That Have Lost $200,000 in Value

In an hour or two, I’ll have a column about one of the modern depreciation all-stars: a 2007 Bentley Azure. With that in mind, I started thinking about other cars that have lost big value — and that brought me here, to list five exotic and luxury cars that have depreciated more than $200,000 since they were sold new. Yes, each car here has lost $200,000 or more — and no, that doesn’t mean they’re cheap. Some of these still have a lot of depreciation left to go — and some may, someday, start to rise in value again. Anyway, enjoy these depreciation disasters.

 2006 Bentley Arnage T

 2006 Bentley Arnage T – $52,000

This 2006 Bentley Arnage T is offered by a private seller in San Clemente, California, for $52,000. That’s a far cry from the original price, which started at $235,000 back in 2006 — equivalent to more than $280,000 in today’s money. Mileage is a reasonable 29,975, meaning this car has lost all that value without much time on the road — though it’s likely repairs and maintenance haven’t exactly been cheap in the last decade. Maybe more impressive than this Arnage’s depreciation are its power figures: 450 horsepower coupled with an immense 645 lb-ft of torque. Find a 2006 Bentley Arnage for sale

2011 Bentley Mulsanne

2011 Bentley Mulsanne – $139,900

The Bentley Mulsanne is a beautiful, well-appointed full-size ultra-luxury sedan, but so are most of the cars on this list — and that certainly doesn’t make them immune to depreciation. In the Mulsanne’s case, the depreciation just barely reaches our $200,000 threshold: These started at $290,000 in 2011 — but with options, many were well above $330,000. That probably includes this example, finished in gold with a beige interior (err… “Sandstone” exterior over an “Autumn” interior) and currently listed for sale by Miller Motorcars for $139,900. Find a 2011 Bentley Mulsanne for sale

 1992 Lamborghini Diablo

 1992 Lamborghini Diablo – $158,900

Although virtually all used Lamborghini models have started to shoot up in value, early versions of the Diablo haven’t risen much in the last few years. This 1992 Diablo is for sale at Marshall Goldman Motors near Cleveland, and it’s listed for $158,900 — half of what it would cost to buy a Countach from a few years prior. The original price for a ’92 Diablo was somewhere around $265,000, which translates into more than $400,000 today — meaning this has lost well over $200,000. The real question: Can you imagine paying the equivalent of $400,000 for this thing, with no visibility and that ergonomic disaster of an interior? Find a 1992 Lamborghini Diablo for sale

2009 Maybach 62S

2009 Maybach 62S – $149,988

The late-2000s Maybach brand is possibly the king of automotive depreciation, as its cars have lost more value than virtually anything on the road. This 2009 Maybach 62S is currently listed for $149,988 by Lexus of Englewood in northern New Jersey, but its original price was an eye-popping $449,500 — before options. Moreover, it still has a long way to fall, as earlier Maybach models are trading well below $75,000, meaning it’s possible to buy this 8-year-old luxury sedan — which has already lost over $300,000 in value — and still lose another 50 percent. Find a 2009 Maybach 62 for sale

2006 Rolls-Royce Phantom

2006 Rolls-Royce Phantom – $114,983

The flagship Rolls-Royce Phantom is certainly among the cars with the most overall depreciation, as this vehicle had an original base price of roughly $330,000 before options — and options were plentiful. Translate that into 2017 dollars and you’re looking at close to $400,000, which is a long way to fall to get to $114,983. That’s this Phantom’s current asking price at Bentley Houston, where it’s currently listed for sale with a dark red exterior and a cream white interior — oops, sorry, that’s Madeira Red over Moccasin. Find a 2006 Rolls-Royce Phantom for sale


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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. Can you imagine paying the equivalent of $400,000 for this [Diablo], with no visibility and that ergonomic disaster of an interior?” The 1992 me says hell yeah. The 2017 me says hell no. Well, probably not. I can’t see myself doing that. Could I finance it?

  2. Generally only a mediocre fan of these used ultra lux cars, but that Bentley Mulsanne gets me right in the feels.  It looks incredibly clean/almost new, that color combo is stunning and the body style is not yet dated to any great degree so sign me up for that one once I make my first mil later this year.

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