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Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic

Read about our favorite classic cars. We'll tell you what cars to look for, why they are collectible now, and what to pay for these gems.

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1967-71 De Tomaso Mangusta
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1967-71 De Tomaso Mangusta

An exotic from one of the lesser-known Italian masters.
| Feb 02, 2010
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Collectible Classic: 1968-1973 Opel GT
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1968-1973 Opel GT

Opel's greatest stateside success.
Bob Merlis
| Oct 21, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1959-2000 BMC Mini
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1959-2000 BMC Mini

Fifty years later, it's still big fun.
Automobilemag
| Oct 02, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1978-1995 Porsche 928
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1978-1995 Porsche 928

Stuttgart's controversial GT machine.
Don Sherman
| Aug 21, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1970-1976 Plymouth Duster
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1970-1976 Plymouth Duster

Plymouth's Duster served as a bridge between muscle and mileage.
| Jul 27, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1950-1951 Studebaker \
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1950-1951 Studebaker "Bullet Nose" Commander

Truly a Buck Rogers vision of the future, Studebaker's gamble with aircraft design vocabulary paid off for two glorious years starting in 1950.
Bob Merlis
| Jun 25, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1960-1966 Chevrolet Pickup Truck
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1960-1966 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

As utilitarian as this 1966 Chevrolet C10 is, it manages to be both aesthetically graceful and mechanically formidable - a fitting artifact of an era when working class didn't mean second class.
| May 22, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1991-1997 BMW 850i
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1991-1997 BMW 850i

The 850i was a technological showcase, boasting cutting-edge luxury features such as remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, a twelve-speaker stereo, and windows that automatically closed at high speeds.
| Apr 22, 2009
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Collectible Classic: 1975-1980 AMC Pacer
Collectible Classic

Collectible Classic: 1975-1980 AMC Pacer

The Pacer - ugly, cute, or anything in between - spreads happiness like flowers and confetti wherever it goes, and it generously clears our magazine's "No Boring Cars" hurdle solely by virtue of how it looks.
| Mar 19, 2009
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1968-1979 Volkswagen Microbus - Collectible Classic
Collectible Classic

1968-1979 Volkswagen Microbus - Collectible Classic

Owners of the Volkswagen Transporter - a.k.a. the Type 2, the Kombi, the Microbus, and "the hippie van" - are a more sedate bunch. Their vehicles aren't particularly quick, nimble, beautiful, or opulent.
| Feb 24, 2009
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1990-1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Collectible Classic
Collectible Classic

1990-1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Collectible Classic

Sure it's cute. But the essence of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, its true gestalt, is its agility and how it makes the act of driving a very tactile experience, all at ordinary used-car prices.
Bob Merlis
| Jan 30, 2009
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