Cars are a representation of the society of their time: of the technology available at that time, of the current aesthetic criteria and trends. For others, they are just a good opportunity to make money and, for that, it is good to know which are the best classic cars to invest in.
Used vehicles lose value over time, however, with classics the opposite is true. What classic car to buy? This is not an exact science: it is difficult to foresee the rise in the price of a vehicle, as it depends mainly on the units available and the demand.
Therefore, to compile this list, the market value of the vehicles, their appreciation in recent years and, of course, their demand have been taken into account. Next, we will find some vintage models gathered in a list of the best 10 classic cars to invest.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful models in the history of the automobile. The design of this vehicle, which was available in coupe and convertible versions, is truly impressive. Its performance also stands out, with 269 hp of power and a top speed of 214 km / h.
These classic convertible sports cars can be found on the second-hand market for a relatively low price, around € 20,000 , to restore them of course. However, the value of the Jaguar E Type in good condition can exceed € 200,000 , and its value continues to increase …
This is a well-known classic of the American manufacturer launched in 1964 and of which more than 10 million vehicles were manufactured in different formats. It has a particular aesthetic that has become a true icon in the history of the American automobile.
There are several versions of this car and the value of the most sought after, the ones that are most in demand, such as the Fastback model or the Ford Mustang Boss 302, of which only 8,000 units were manufactured, can reach truly high figures in the second-hand market, up to more than € 65,000 .
This model was launched in 1982 and stood out for its power, up to 210 hp, a figure that varied depending on the version. It is a nice sports car that has some remarkable features, such as the retractable headlights, the integrated bumper following the shape of the body or its rear spoiler.
Currently it is possible to find this model at a good price, around € 20,000 , more if it is in good condition. The interesting thing is that this vehicle has seen a significant and constant increase in its price in the second-hand market, which is expected to remain the same for years to come.
This is a Japanese sports car manufactured between 1990 and 2005. It has a 3.0 and 3.2-liter VTEC engine capable of delivering up to 300 HP of power and with a design reminiscent of supercars from other manufacturers, such as Porsche or Ferrari.
The price of this model at present is about € 465,000 , hopefully, we can get the previous versions at a good price, for less than € 90,000 . Because of the interest it arouses and the large number of followers it has, getting one at a good price could be a good investment.
This model has become a true icon of sporty-cut compacts manufactured in 1985. Its 1.4 four-cylinder turbo engine is capable of producing 115 hp and, thanks to the car’s low weight, it could accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.7 seconds and reach a speed of 204 km / h.
This iconic classic has started to rise in value at a good pace. For example, its market value increased to 38.7% during the past year 2020 (currently it is around € 12,900 ). Will this trend to increase in price continue? Only time will tell…
This British 4 × 4 off-roader is a truly robust and versatile vehicle. It is one of the most popular models in the segment, it is not by chance that it has been in manufacturing for 67 years in a row, until 2016 and that the manufacturer has decided to resurrect it shortly after by presenting a 2020 version.
Therefore, they are legendary vehicles destined to become classics and it has a lot of potential to become cars that appreciate over time. Of course, the price of the modern versions of this model reach € 81,000 , in contrast to the old ones, which are from € 2,000.
Some 300,000 units of this convertible were manufactured. It is not exactly a small number, but its price has been increasing progressively, after all, a sports BMW convertible with up to 321 hp can make anyone’s day.
Currently, you can find some units of the BMW Z3 M Roadster at a good price and, as it is one of the cars that will increase in value in the market, it may be a good option to invest in a car, since the price of one of these in good condition can exceed € 70,000 .
A British classic with a look that combines the characteristics that defined the English cars of its time. The interior of this vehicle is truly luxurious, finished in leather and veneered wood. This coupled with a powerful engine made it an elegant vehicle widely used by the British mafia.
The price of this vehicle has been steadily increasing over the past few years. However, during 2020 we have seen its price increase up to 27.6%. It is a good sign, since it is clear that it is one of the cars that increase in value and, possibly, the trend will continue the same.
When it was launched on the market, this was considered an unaffordable car, due to its price too high for the average buyer to whom it was directed. The fact is that, with the passage of time, it has taken flight and the shortage of units has had a positive impact on its price.
There are two interesting versions of this model: the RS500, of which only 500 units were made and which was only available with the right hand drive. The other is the 3-door version of the first series, currently for around € 35,000 . It is expected to triple its price over the next 10 years.
Scarcity is a determining factor for a classic to appreciate. In addition, the cars of this brand have great potential to become classics of great value. In this case, only 410 units of this model were made, so it will be very difficult to get a unit in good condition.
If we are lucky enough to find one, which would mean a considerable investment since its current price is around € 100,000 , we would have a 256 CV jewel that is expected to more than double in value over the next 10 years. An interesting option, if we can afford it.