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Editorial: Top 10 new cars that might go into legend

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Editorial: Top 10 new cars that might go into legend

Usually, a new car will lose most of its value within a few years. But how about models that are new now and might achieve cult status in a few decades, like the original VW Beetle, the Bond Aston Martin or the original Mustang?

In order to see if you might nail such a beautiful and long lasting car, you might need professional expertise. So, in the vast wilderness of the World Wide Web we came across a man – McKeel Hagerty. He is the president and CEO of the eponymous Hagerty Insurance and a recognized expert in the car collector world. He’s offering up his annual Hot List, a guide to the vehicles – notably priced at under $100,000 – that are most likely to be tomorrow’s collectibles.

So as not to judge us harshly that we tend to impose our own views every time, I decided this time to let the expert do the talk and present you with the unaltered Top 10 pics he made – albeit you might want to consider the fact they are specifically tailored to the US craving.

So, without any further ado, here is the full 2014 Hagerty Hot List, the 10 models listed in descending order by price, along with McKeel Hagerty’s observations:

1. Jaguar F-Type R ($99,000) – 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 Sedan ($92,900) – 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 ($90,000) – Chevrolet basically guarantees future collectability of the dragstrip-ready COPO Camaro by limiting production to 69 units. It is only appropriate that the first production model will be sold at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona.

4. Maserati Ghibli S ($75,000) – The Ghibli returns for a third time, and this time as a four door. The twin turbochargers feeding the 410 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 ensures the Ghibli is more than just pretty curves.

5. Alfa Romeo 4C ($54,000) – 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 isn’t pulling any punches as it aims at the US market.

6. Chevrolet Corvette ($51,000) – The Corvette is the most popularly collected vehicle in the US so GM 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. Dollar for dollar this is the best performance buy on the market.

7. Nissan 370Z NISMO ($43,000) – 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 ($36,995) – 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. We will take ours in Plum Crazy Pearl.

9. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X ($35,095) – 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 ($21,400) – 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 Fiesta looks, sounds and acts the part of a modern day enthusiast’s car.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, January 24th, 2014 - filed under Editors, News, Other, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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