It's a bar game we like to play; you've probably done some variation of it too. Come up with an arbitrary number, then go shopping on Ebay and spend it on "all the cars you'll ever need." Kind of like Desert Island Discs, but for cars.
But $116,000 has a calculation to it. It's not quite enough to get into the big-boy sports cars, but plenty to amass a good selection of depreciated classics and/or higher-end iron. Whatever. Just go with it.
These are our picks. What are yours?