The nsx, 3-series, and supra were certainly desirable as well. The list fixates on cars it believes to be strong investments in terms of value growth while remaining pleasurable to own. Harsh ride and excessive noise might turn her away, but well see if she can take one for a test drive.
A 65 mustang will always suffer as an investment, being so extremely difficult to drive and store. Yeah, but the c7 suffers from the ugliest styling of any corvette in history. I still think its the prettiest mopar of all time, but i have no desire to own one again.
Instead, might i suggest the much more reasonable 2000-2006 bmw m3? Bavarian m cars always hold their value with a certain crowd and e46 m3 coupes are at the bottom of their pricing scale. Room service hyundai pulls out all the stops to right a leaky ship the examples cited are probably good investments but when it comes to newer cars, if its marketed as a future collector car, too many will be mothballed or treated as a collector car from day one to make good examples rare enough to appreciate or even hold their value. However, negotiating the minefield of vintage automobiles can be treacherous and an investor can use all the help available to them especially now that baby boomers dont dictate the entirety of the marketplace.
But other than a guy who also hoards lebarons, who wants to collect a duster? Buy what you love, take care of it, and appreciate it. I havent looked lately, but if not, more awesome! At the time they were new, i guess we figured affordablereliable 2 seater, mid-engine, sporty compacts would always be around and widely available. I could sell my 06 gto for what i paid for it back in 2012 with 13k more miles on it.
I cant speak for truly rare rides, but i think common metal, like 65 mustangs, will suffer as an investment, especially over the next ten to twenty years, as the market is flooded by relatives looking to unload those dream cars boomers left them. It will appreciate you back by going up in value. When the performance came back with the c4, they had become so expensive that old guys were the only people who both wanted one, and could afford one.
These things were really built well zero rust on the thing. I was looking at a restored charger dont remember what year (probably early 70s as i used to own a 72) that was around 18k. Speaking of american supercars, dodge vipers are also becoming quite collectible, and third generation snakes are at the profitability tipping point. Lingenfelter vettes were the pinnacle of street car performance to us, and our favorite car video was of a modded c5 showing its taillights to a modded talon tsi whose passenger claimed theyd rip (him) out of the hole only to find that the c5 pulled like a raped ape. The c7 stingrays is so far an advance over the c5 (or c6) vette that its literally as if the c7 stingrays was produced by a competent, advanced, wuality- and performance-focused truly different manufacturer than the old-gm that produced the c5 and c6.
Call me crazy, but virgil exners 55-6 chryslers beat anything gm did in the period. Videos featuring 800 to 1000-horsepower over-boosted supras are common, meaning that good condition cars are not. Of course you can probably snag a deal here and there but you can tell people are comfortable sitting on their c5. Original to the eye but with significant improvements under the skin. There are already a ton of c5 z06s that are sky high.
Im sure younger people drove them all the time before the malaise era turned them into personal luxury cars. Do you really think collector cars are about ability and interiors? Theyre usually about what you really wanted but were denied when you were 20. Its safe to assume they will only increase in value in the years to come. Why the regret? Have you seen the market for those things? Only sold for one year in the u. Msrp for one in 2011, drove it for three or four years, and then sold it for the same money you paid for it new.
It was there to hide the welding seams that came from changing the standard plymouth road runner roof to the fastback of the charger 500. The new c7 is bigger, weighs more, and doesnt perform appreciably better. Id also like to be able to make mechanical modifications without worrying about hurting the value too much. Mricky, what 20 year old wanted a c5 corvette in 1996-2004? For that generation, start by looking at the cars that appeared in the fast and the furious like the toyota supra. And, no, a bigger engine would not have made up for the horror that was the electrical system. Id be wary that even fewer of those are available, having been junked. The styling that seemed fresh in 1997 was really just another riff on past vettes and period gm cheapness lurks throughout. These things were really built well zero rust on the thing. Speaking of american supercars, dodge vipers are also becoming quite collectible, and third generation snakes are at the profitability tipping point. I could sell my 06 gto for what i paid for it back in 2012 with 13k more miles on it.Sep 15, 2015 · The Cadillac ATS is quickly approaching its German rivals, and that may be a tough pill for brand loyalists to swallow.