Hagerty's Collector Cars of the Future… And Beyond!
I don't really have a lot of sympathy for people who say "If only I'd held on to my Barracuda" or suchlike. Maintaining a car– keeping it taxed, insured and running for decades– is a time-consuming and expensive business. Besides, for every car we once owned that's now worth a fortune, we owned many more than are still worth bupkis. "If only I'd held onto my Ford Pinto station wagon." I don't think so. Anyway, Hagerty Insurance wants to brand that whole "collector car of the future" deal. They've released their "Hagerty Hot List," selected by none other than McKeel Hagerty, CEO of, well, you know. Frank reckons the Crown Vic fits the bill. My money's on the Chrysler 300C SRT8 (not literally of course). What motor do you think you should stash for cash? Here's Hagerty's take.
- Cadillac XLR-V Roadster
- Lotus Exige S
- Audi S5
- Mustang Shelby GT 500 KR
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- Subaru Impreza WRX STi
- Honda S2000 CR
- Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky
- Dodge Charger Super Bee
Generally, cars that have a role in "cult" feature films and TV series earn a premium. Think Bullitt's Mustang, think Colombo's 403. So I would add all those to be found in Ronin. One more sure classic: the Renault Avantime: a people-carrier coupé. Odd in conception, flawed in realisation, but intruiging and sexy.
Agree w/ Ronin on the AZtek Sammy B, is the Toyota van that deco looking thing ? If so, I agree! Hadn't thought of that. Agree w/ Steven Lang on the Roadmaster Estate Wagon. All of the GM cars of that genre, actually. Those things have some real style and loads of character.
I guess I ought to add some to the list now that I've picked on other people's posts ;-) I agree with the Acura NSX whole heartedly as well as the Nissan Skyline. I don't think tha they will have the impact that the tri-5 Chevys have now because there are so few of them, but they are already highly desireable now. Why wouldn't that continue into the future? Fox body Mustangs (5.0 anyway) are already starting to become desireable. I expect cars like the 90's Cobras and Cobra Rs to increase in value shortly. Based on a scan of ads, their prices appear to have already flattened out and possibly even started to rise.
Toy's "toaster" van had a 4wd option? Cool! Triple Weird Point score. Why would Hagerty think of the XLR, no body wants one bad enough to buy one now.