1. RV-8 with 200hp injected engine and VP prop
2. TB21 with all the latest glass cockpit stuff
3. PA20 with 180hp engine and a beautiful custom paint job involving cream, scarlet, and some stripes
That shouldn't cost more than 375-400k. The rest I keep for fuel and maintenance!
I like these fantasy aircraft exercises, but don't tend to go for stuff where either the running costs are unsustainable or I'm not likely to gain and maintain the necessary ratings.
Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.