The best collector cars to snap up in 2019 – before their values skyrocket – are mostly ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s enthusiast machines, according to classic car insurer Hagerty.
The company released its second annual “Bull Market roundup” this past week, made up of a top 10 list of classics it predicts will begin shooting up in price, based on the values it tracks for insurance purposes; and on its own data on who’s buying what and why.
The most expensive car on the list happens to be the oldest, the finned-and-spoilered early 1970s BMW 3.0 CSL, which climbed 10 per cent in price over the past year to an average of about US$250,000.
Hagerty sees buyers who might otherwise opt for a Porsche turn to the iconic six-cylinder because they see better value in it.
On the other end of the spectrum, the late ’80s Toyota MR2 is climbing rapidly, with values up 25 per cent and Millennials making up nearly half of people looking for insurance quotes on them. Fantastic-condition cars can still be had for under US$15,000, says Hagerty, making them an affordable collectible.
In between the two cars are a bunch of modern American performance cars and trucks, including the 1994 Buick Roadmaster wagon; 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP; and 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10.
The other foreigners on the list include the uber-affordable first-gen Porsche Boxster; and the “Blobeye” Impreza WRX STIs that Subaru started building 15 years ago.
Check out Hagerty’s article for the full run-down on what’s climbing in value and why, but trust us—don’t hesitate if you’ve been thinking of getting a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport.
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