While the general consensus is that cars – even high value ones – depreciate over time, there are also numerous exceptions from the rule. The trick is being able to identify them.
But no worry, even if you’re not a collector or specialist, you can still find advice about whether it is wise to keep your car even after you come up with a new family vehicle. America’s leading provider for classic cars, Hagerty, has a habit of doing that and here we have the latest installment in the “Hagerty Hot List.” In order to make it in this top you need to have been produced for the 2017 model year and cost less than 100k. This is only a general appreciation though, so don’t go out buying all of them and then complain to us when they lose value – it’s not exact science.
Anyways, here’s the list (alphabetical order) and our thoughts on whether it will become an instant collectible. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – tough one to call, but we incline towards yes due to the Nurburgring record. Audi TT RS – a great sports coupe but not really collectible material. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – you might be on to something, though we imagine it’s never going to soar towards huge reselling figures. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 – yes, but only for true off-road fans. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport – the best performance/price bargain. Fiat 124 Spider Abarth – convertibles are becoming extinct so it’s worth keeping one around. Ford F-150 Raptor – high performance, but not really a collectible. Mazda Miata RF – intricately technological and yes, worth the keep. Porsche 718 – either the Cayman or the Boxster is a bargain compared to the 911 and it’s even more balanced, so keep one even if it’s just for track days when you get bored. Toyota GT86 – a clean sports car, but not really having huge fan adoration.