The economic downturn has been playing havoc with supercar values, with an abundance of sellers and a shortage of buyers translating into some seriously tempting prices.

OY8F0610 Let’s kick off with the footballer’s favourite – the Aston Martin DB9. For a while, these were residually bombproof, but values have taken a real kicking in the last year. We found this cracking 05-plate DB9 Touchtronic with just 20,000 miles showing for a whisker under £50,000. That’s under half what it’s first owner paid for it, and it comes with backed up with a fully stamped history.

The BMW M6 isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but plunging prices mean it’s become a major performance bargain. You can have this 55-plate M6 Coupe on your driveway tomorrow for £31,000 without haggling. It’s shed a walloping £50K – or the price of a new M3 Coupe –in just three years and 43,000 miles. Even better, it comes with every extra, including a TV/ DVD system and an extended BMW warranty.

Fancy a Fezza? Despite the crunch, early Ferrari 360 prices are still holding up respectably well, but you can now go fishing for a decent example with a budget that starts with a ‘4’. This 2000 X-reg Coupe has covered just 26,000 miles and is up at £45,000. It’s got a manual gearbox instead of the more fashionable F1 robo-box, but that makes it a purer driver’s car.