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autoviva2014-08-08 11:33:32

The future 10 classic cars

Hagerty creates 2014 list of future collectable cars

It's no surprise when you hear of classic cars that beat the record value for which they are sold. The Ferrari 250 GT250 GT Gen.1Ferrari 250 GT Gen.1Italy, 1954 > 196435 versions
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is perhaps the epitome of these cars and every time one of them goes to auction it's expectable that it might set a new record.

However, this is one of many cars that we are already used to see around. There are many people who would like to know which cars in the future will be overvalued after leaving production. Many for the possibility of winning some bucks, others only just to be able to have a car that many would dream to have.

In an attempt to preview which cars sold in 2014 are more likely to become collectible cars, the American insurer Hagerty and their collector car experts drafted the "Hot List 2014" which includes 10 cars, sold for a value under $100,000, with more possibilities of becoming a cult car. Because Hagerty only considered cars with a starting price below $100,000 some models recently released were excluded from this list, like the Ferrari LaFerrariLaFerrariFerrari LaFerrariItaly, 2013 > present16 photos
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or the Rolls-Royce WraithWraithRolls-Royce WraithUnited Kingdom, 2013 > present19 photos
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Now find out which 10 models may become classics in the future.

1. Jaguar F-Type R

The British marque makes a triumphant return to the sports car scene with the growling F-Type. Boasting a healthy V8 engine and rear drive platform, the F-Type will surely be a driving enthusiast choice soon enough.

2. BMW M5

A performance-oriented sedan with an old school manual transmission is quickly becoming an extinct species. While more drivers shun the thought of using three pedals, we applaud BMW for keeping this option alive in this segment.

3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro

Chevrolet basically guarantees future collectability of the drag-strip ready COPO Camaro by limiting production to 69 units.

4. Maserati Ghibli S Q4

The Ghibli returns for a third time, and this time as a four door. The twin turbochargers feeding the 404 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 ensures the Ghibli is more than just another pretty curved model from Maserati.

5. Alfa Romeo 4C

A budget-friendly Italian sports car might sound like an oxymoron, but the 4C is saying all the right words. With a carbon fiber tub leading to a curb weight of just over 2,100 lbs., this sporty two-seater from Alfa Romeo is every man's dream.

6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1

The Corvette is the most popularly collected vehicle in the U.S. so Chevrolet had no choice but to make the new C7 great. It is a nice mix of Corvette heritage with real world performance figures and technology goodies.

7. Nissan 370Z Nismo

The Nissan Z car has amassed a following and the 370Z NISMO is the latest and greatest in this lineage. With Japanese cars now representing a standalone class of collectables in a way that we have not seen in the past, 350 and 370Zs will not be ignored by collectors in years to come.

8. Dodge Challenger Shaker

While the styling of the new Challenger has always harkened back to the glory days of muscle cars, nothing says horsepower wars like a bulging hood scoop. Dodge went back to the roots and added the iconic shaker hood to atop of a healthy HEMI engine and R/T options package and created the special edition Shaker.

9. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X

Vintage SUV’s are the fastest growing segment and Jeep leads that pack. While more comfortable than its bare bones workhorse ancestor, the Rubicon X is highly capable for not a lot of money. Many of these now compete at events, which means they will one day command respect at vintage off-road demonstrations.

10. Ford Fiesta ST

Following the enthusiasm surrounding the Focus ST, the little brother Fiesta ST has been pumping the same iron. Youthful buyers attracted to compact cars don’t always want to sacrifice performance. The Ford Fiesta looks, sounds and acts the part of a modern day enthusiast’s car.

  • Jaguar F-Type R
  • BMW M5
  • Chevrolet COPO Camaro
  • Maserati Ghibli S Q4
  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
  • Nissan 370Z Nismo
  • Dodge Challenger Shaker
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X
  • Ford Fiesta ST

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