Classics cars come in different shapes and sizes, they have not tagged classics when new, they become classics only when they leave behind a legacy that defines the greatness of their machinery and when they mean something for the society. To name a few the 1939 Porsche 64, 1938 Phantom Corsair, 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe, 1930 Bentley Speed Six and cars such as these have not become classics overnight, it is just because of the legacies that these legendary machines leave behind that give them the tag of classics.
In this article, we are going to talk about some cars which have the
potential to become part of classic collections of the future and are
more or less deemed to be seen in the vintage collections of the future.This article is going to give you an in-depth analysis of all such used and old cars that have the potential to be featured as a part of the great collections of the future.
We give our take on the Hagerty’s list of the 10 best collector cars to buy mentioned below. This collection features all kinds of vehicles from SUV to Sedans, hatchbacks and even pickup trucks and utility vehicle that have the potential to make it big in the books of collectors. The oldest vehicle of the list hails from 1972, while the newest one is as new as 2009, nonetheless, all of them have one thing in common and that is the potential of becoming part of the future classics.
Without further talk, let us get you through this list of some amazing cars of past and present.
1. Porsche Boxster: $59,000
Like other sports car on the list, the Porsche Boxster (1997-2004) is a classic sports car which has the potential of becoming a collectible but is currently cheap. Porsche is a no brainer for sure and it doesn’t matter if they make it to the collection of the future or not.
What Hagerty’s take on this is that due to large production rates and some quality issues, this car hailing from Stuttgart has seen a steep decline in its value making it super affordable for the better part of the population. You could be looking at a sum as less as $15,000 and get a Porsche Boxster that is the perfect condition with every part of it functional and in great condition as well.
This one is a must buy according to us and that is why it occupies the number one spot on our list because we beg to differ a bit from the experts at Hagerty’s.
2. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport: $55,495
Although it is said that any Chevrolet Corvette (1996) has the potential of getting into a classic collection of the future, but the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is something of a different species because of its capacity of competing with the greats in sports cars. This sports car from Detroit has the capacity to match with the sports great of its time in the same segment and hence has a great potential to hit your collection.
Now let us take a look at what the experts from Hagerty’s say about this car epic car.
According to Hagerty’s the production of just about a 1000 such cars each year means that these cars are rare, fast as well as distinctive and if you add all these things to an already precious series like Corvette, they add immense value to it. Deemed and bought to a
collector car from the beginning means that there are lots of these out there with low mileage that will be available to you at this time and you should go and get one of these for you.
Although a common brand like Chevrolet doesn’t seem a brand for collectible cars, that is at least to the common folk this car is different and may as well be included in the front page of classic collections in the near future.
3. 1972-75 BMW 3.0 CSL: $218,500–$264,700
The oldest car on the list, this one looks like the perfect one to be amongst the top in the list. Seeming to have all the factors necessary to make it a collectible car, this one is a coupe, it is rare and an obvious performance machine and if you listen to the experts at Hagerty’s it is also amongst those flying under the radar of being one of those collectible ones.
The Experts at Hagerty’s say that this one is a granddad of all BMW M cars and is not amongst those 911’s you see at Car shows. One of those rare cars that are always going to be rare, the 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL isn’t a common one. Having had a recent update in the value by a whole 10%, a car of this category at #2 conditions is valued at around $250,000 and there is more room for an increase in the price.
It is not just so easy to get a number one spot in the Hagerty’s list and this car shows just why that might be the case. Although since our experts think that other above it has a much more chance to grow in value at greater percentages, this already classic car has been listed as a number 3.
4. Saleen Mustang: $100,000
In a time that was not a long while ago, you could see a fox body Mustang (1984-93) being parked at practically every street in the USA, but today these cars are not as common as they used to be., but if you want the best of the best, Hagerty’s tells you to look no further than the iconic Saleen Class of Ford Mustang and even advises you to get hold of one of these iconic street sports cars.
According to the experts at Hagerty’s, this Saleen Mustang is one unapologetic street sports car that is, to say the least with the power of American Muscle running inside one of these. For now, these Saleen class Mustangs are priced at not much than the garden variety Fox Body Mustangs but that won’t be the case for much longer. So get one of these fast.
Coming from another common automaker like Ford, this car is a class apart from others made by the same company and it is advised that you get one of these for your collection the earliest you can because the price won’t remain the same for long.
5. Toyota MR2: $1000-$5000
This iconic vehicle from the mid 80s seems to perfectly accommodate the attributes to make it a car that defines the decade that it was produced in, and it is more than likely that most of the people who grew up seeing vehicles such as these would find it irresistible to buy them for the current price they are available at.
If you listen to the experts Hagerty’s, this is one of those favorites for the cover of car magazine as it incorporates every design as well as the mechanical character of the decade of iconic ’80s. Still available at price that can be as low as $15000 that too in #2 condition, the values are up by 25% and are deemed to be up in the near future.
If you take our advice honestly, then at this price this one of those to be left just like that at this awesome price and you should get yourself one Toyota MR2 (1985-89) before prices start to rise seriously.
6. Subaru Impreza WRX STI: $28,080
It is no secret that we are still in love with the high flying and high performing (2004-07) Subaru Impreza WRX and its higher model Impreza WRX STI and even in 2019 this one is the perfect competition for the modern race machines as there are not many that pack as much performance and practicality as this little sports car from Subaru.
What Hagerty’s says is that although this iconic vehicles at their prime were a little too much cost for the kids who used to love them while playing Need For Speed games, now those kids who have become older have increased their income and the prices of this car have dropped so that they are somewhat affordable to them. Good examples of this car that too in good condition are hard to find but once found, those are invaluable to some of us racing game enthusiasts.
7. Ford Bronco: $30,000
Although you might be thinking just about why this car features in such a list as this one, but if you listen to those at Hagerty’s, they say that although these cars are not all that fast and all that pretty, they have still got a simple charm to them and sometimes that is all that collectors are looking for in a car like this.
Hagerty says that these usable cars that carry your dogs haven’t got many upgradations over the years so there is not much of a value difference in these cars even from as back as the ’80s. Millennial are more likely to be interested in the 3rd gen than the first gen because they are cheaper and a #2 Ford Bronco (1980-86) can cost you just about $15k but that’s not going to stay like that for long because no matter how simple these cars are, they are iconic and are on their way to become a part of classic collection that defines the automobile history of a middle-class American car user.
8. Dodge Ram SRT 10: $50,710
According to Hagerty’s, if you pull out an 8.3L V10 engine from a Dodge Viper and put it in a pickup, you get a 500 horsepower pickup with rear-wheel drive that has become a collectible.
Hagerty’s says that the insurance quotes from Gen X and Millennial are up by 40 percent and 61 percent respectively and the auction prices of these iconic pickup trucks have gone up by 15%.
9. Buick Road master Estate Wagon: $1564-$10,792
Perhaps the oddest listing in this article is perhaps this (1994-96) Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon and oddly enough it has got somewhat of a cult following for itself because today people are still a big fan of the V8 engine and its rear wheel drive and according to Hagerty’s, it is got nowhere to go but up in terms of value and pricing.
According to the Hagerty’s, the overall insurance quotes of this car 14 points over the average rate and according to the same experts the values have pretty much bottomed out and they won’t depreciate now.
Although this car hasn’t been seen at an auction just yet, it has a great cult following on Social Media and the value of this old and classic car can only go up in the future.
10. Pontiac G8 GXP: $39,995
It is no secret that all of us were great fans of this iconic car when it was new and we somehow still are. The upgraded GXP version has
a V8 engine under the hood and no matter in whichever form, this one is a super comfortable classic racing sedan with its rear wheel drive to credit for it and we are not at all surprised to see the values of the G8 creep up.
Hagerty’s says that the last one of the G8 club, the GXP was the last Pontiac to have a manual transmitter. This one has still got a huge following and the prices are deemed to increase at an alarming rate in the near future.