Classic Car Insurance Company Hagerty Releases Top Ten Future Classics List

January 30, 2012
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Classic car insurance company Hagerty released its annual “Hot List,” a top-ten list assembled by the company’s valuations experts that predicts which current vehicles will the collector cars of the future.
To qualify for the list, vehicles must be mass-produced, sold currently, and have an MSRP under $100,000. Hagerty tasked its team of experts, which also maintains the largest database of classic cars and closely monitors car-collecting trends, with selecting ten cars with the best projected future collectability.
Buick Regal GS – Hagerty singles out the Regal GS as an unexpected car to come out of the Buick brand. With a 270-hp turbocharged engine and a six-speed manual transmission, Hagerty says the Regal GS “isn’t your Grandpa’s Buick.”
Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition – With its revived “Boss 302” branding, Ford’s new Boss Mustang was bound to be a hit with nostalgic baby boomers looking to relive their muscle car days. But with the track-ready Laguna Seca Edition, Hagerty believes the Boss will achieve collectible status for more reasons than just being a tribute to the original.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – SRT’s track-capable Grand Cherokee SRT8 surprised even us, and Hagerty believes the Chrysler performance wing’s oxymoronic mission of turning the rugged off-road specialist into a pavement-bound track terror earns this SUV a spot on this list.
Fiat 500 Abarth – Hagerty says the in-house-tuned, 160-hp turbocharged performance version of the Fiat 500 recalls Abarth models of the past, a fact that’s likely to excite both collectors and driving enthusiasts alike.
Volkswagen Golf R – Hagerty says the original GTI is now a legitimate collectible, and predicts the all-wheel-drive Golf R32 will soon become one as well. With that in mind, Hagerty expects Volkswagen’s latest high-performance Golf to someday join its predecessors’ ranks on the collector car market.
Porsche 911 – The 911 is a staple of lists like this. Enjoying a fan base that crosses generation gaps, the 911 is instantly cool in the eyes of many enthusiasts. Regarding the car’s status as a collectible, Hagerty says, “If you are most concerned about a car holding its value over the long term, then this is the car on this list to buy now and lovingly keep.”
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – Chevy’s latest attempt at the Shelby GT500’s pony car throne has captured the attention of many in the automotive world, including Hagerty. Win or lose, the ZL1 will be long remembered by car collectors, according to Hagerty.
Nissan GT-R Black Edition – Hagerty says the GT-R is popular with the young kids today, which means it’ll be the car they’ll be shopping for when they can actually afford one later in life. With 530 hp and more-exclusive equipment, the Black Edition will be the one to watch, according to Hagerty.
Dodge Charger SRT8 – Though Chrysler changed the Charger formula when it revived the nameplate back in 2006, Hagerty believes the latest Charger SRT8 will be remembered by enthusiasts for its performance and tech features. We think the retro-themed styling also can’t hurt its chances.
Audi TT RS – Hagerty names the TT RS on this list not only for its performance and Audi heritage, but also for its global appeal, which could translate to global demand in the coming decades.
Not a bad list, if you ask us. Do you agree with Hagerty’s picks? Tell us which cars you think will be future collectibles in the comments section below.
Source: Hagerty


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