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5 Cars That Will Be Valuable Classics

Sep 30, 2012

 

Written by Andrew O. (andrewo)

 

 

1. Ford GT

Since this beauty came out in 2005, it has actually gone up in value!  For a car to do that in 7 years is nearly unheard of.  The GT (built by Ford as a 100 year anniversary present to itself)  respectfully pays homage to the legendary GT40 that dominated the racing circuits of the late 60's.   The timeless design and exclusivity of the car have greatly contributed to it's current market value of $200,000.  It is one of the last, or maybe even the last, true raw supercar.  It only came with a manual, it had tons of power, and it isn't over computerized with traction control, launch control, or electronic differentials.  I got a spirited ride in one a few years ago and I can tell you that it is really, really fast.

 

Ford GT

 

2.  Lamborghini Countach

Yes this car is already a classic but I will predict that in the next 5 years, Countach prices will triple.  This was the supercar that defined an era and one that still influences supercars today.  It's powerful design changed the way all exotic cars were created.  Once the generation that always wanted one when they were kids makes enough money to actually get one, prices will skyrocket.  This has already happened with Miura values.  In 2000 someone bought the Lamborghini Miura SV Prototype for $178,000 and sold it in 2010 for $1,700,000.  I think the same thing will eventually happen to the Countach.

 

Lamborghini Countach

 

3.  Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche people are crazy.  They will pay through the nose for a Porsche that is unusual at all.  I know someone that just turned down a $1,200,000 offer on his 356 Carrera GT Speedster with a 4 cam engine even though a regular Speedster in equivalent condition only costs $200,000.  The Carrera GT was one of the best looking and best performing Porsches ever made. It was an absolutely brilliant car.  Their prices have significantly gone down since they were new but in 10 years I think they will starting to go way up.  The 959 is starting to shoot up in value currently.

 

Porsche Carrera GT

 

4.  Pagani Zonda

The exotic looks and extreme rarity of the Zonda will definitely make it a future classic.  Even the 1999 Zonda C12 looks completely modern today.  Like a 1930's Bugatti, every piece of the Zonda is a work of art.  The interior is decked out with carbon fiber, polished aluminum, and wood.  No car on the road has craftsmanship like this one.

 

Pagani Zonda

 

5.  Maybach

The Maybach will become a classic but probably not any time soon.  The Maybach was significantly rarer than the equivalent Bentleys and Rolls Royces.  It's absurd price tag kept production numbers low so seeing one on the street is fairly rare.  Even thought Mercedes charged so much for the car, they still lost money on every one built.  It was made to be the most luxurious car in the world and I think Mercedes achieved it's goal.

 

Mercedes Maybach

Comments (32 total)
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nice post!
Posted:  10/01/2012 14:39:37
 
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jag xj220 will go up even more
Posted:  10/01/2012 14:38:17
 
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great post!

if i ever become rich i would definitely get a ford gt!
Posted:  10/01/2012 12:57:18
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Ford GT! My favourite car! Also I agree with all your choices
Posted:  10/01/2012 09:11:07
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It might take quite a while but a couple otherss that I think are going to do the same will be the SA Aperta, SLS AMG (like the 300 SL), the MP4-12C, and the DB9
Posted:  10/01/2012 07:17:27
 
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Really nice list! What do you think about the S7?
Posted:  10/01/2012 06:50:56
 
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Very good post, in the next five years a cars wich te value is going to grow is the 512BB (and maybe the 512BBi) because five years ago was value around 40'000 Euros (55k dollars) while now is value 200'000 Euros!!
Posted:  10/01/2012 01:25:19
 
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Oh okay. That makes a good deal of sense. On the subject of rising prices, I wonder if the 250 GTO will ever hit a price ceiling.
Posted:  10/01/2012 00:34:14
 
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The F40, F50, 288 GTO, and Enzo have already gone way up in value the past few years. I think they will continue to go up but I didn't include them here because they are already very valuable classics.
Posted:  10/01/2012 00:28:56
 
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I actually haven't seen much of the CLK GTR lately. I also think the F40 has possibility to rise a lot, along with the 288 GTO.
Posted:  10/01/2012 00:11:52
 
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Maybe the SLR Stirling Moss but the CLK GTR prices haven't gone anywhere so I'm not sure the Stirling Moss prices will either. One car I didn't mention in the article is the Ferrari Enzo. I left that one out because it is already a valuable classic. It's prices have doubled since 2003 and they will continue to do so.
Posted:  09/30/2012 23:56:03
 
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I agree with you on every one of those, but I think that the SLR Stirling Moss may have to go on that list.
Posted:  09/30/2012 23:39:48
 
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