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20-07-2015, 23:01   #1
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Future Classics

As someone mentioned in the other thread, in relation to all the mk2 escorts we all wrecked as kids in fields, Hindsight is 20/20.

which got me thinking, what modern cars have that something special that will have folks falling over themselves to acquire in 20-30 years time.
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http://cars.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...3692?offset=25
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here's a few i think will be winners
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Mazda RX8

Of all the "moderns" in the last 15 years this is one I'd like to have at some point.

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This one is sure to go stratospheric in the future. I'd love one but would be terrified of the bills.
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Golf 2 Gti or GTD

Ford Sierra's

Focus ST (or any fast Focus)

XR3i's

205 GTi or rarer 309 GTi

Citroen BX

Any fast Clio...Williams, 172 etc.

Fast Meganes as well, but they'll be less desirable than the Clio

Merc W124, especially as Coupe or Estate

BMW E34, E39.

E36 Coupe's will be worth a lot around 2025

Clean Supra, Celica, RX-7, Skylines, Glanzas, Evo's and Imprezas will be worth a lot around 2025 as the boy racers of 2000-10 start to get more disposable income as their kids grow older.

Alfa 156, bigger the petrol engine, the better, make sure it has leather seats.

Porsche Boxster and clean 996's with the refitted engine. You won't get them cheaper than today.
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I can see the Type R Civic becoming a classic too but it'll be damn near impossible find a clean one!
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Strange you mention the e36, i have one, and i can see from how its rusting that they will be rare in 10 years
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Have wondered if the e36 will have the same cachet as the e30 in ten years or so. You still see them with some regularity being used as daily drivers while e30's are almost always sunday drivers in very good nick.
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The E36 was the first really big selling BMW in Ireland, it was launched in 1990/1 when money became more plentiful.

For anybody born around 1980 or later it started off as a desirable "cool" car that was realistically obtainable at some stage. By the mid 2000's it had dropped so far in price that it became a car that the boy racer set could afford. At some stage those boy racers will want a fast E36, the same way that people of my age (I'm 44) hanker after an E30 M3 or a Sierra Cosworth.

The fact that they are a boy racer car means that plenty of them won't survive due to accidents, mods, minimal servicing, rust etc and the good clean ones that do survive will be worth good money in the 2020's.

The M3 is interesting as it became a huge seller for BMW, selling 4-5 times as many as the E30 M3 and plenty of them still survive. Unmolested clean ones will be worth good money in a few years, IMO they've gone as low now as they ever will.

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Every car ever produced, from any era, will at some stage become a 'classic', depending on your point of view. If it becomes a classic in the sense of the word that it will be 'worth a fortune' it's a completely different thing altogether.
Pick any car from 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago, and see what the values are now. Chances are they will be worth far less than when they were new, or at a guess, the same value depending on price index.
Take a 50's Austin A35, probably a few hundred quid when new, probably worth 3 or 4k in concours condition now. Or a Lancia Delta integrale. How much were they in 1990/4, 25k or 30k, not far off that now. Or a 1999 Merc CL500, how much is one worth now in comparison to when it was new.
However certain cars, which when 'new' were already classics, are the ones that usually increase in value.
There will always be exceptions of course, but very few.
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Merc W124, especially as Coupe or Estate

You are soooo right there !!
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One I think we're possibly seeing bottom prices for at the moment that I hope doesn't appreciate before I can get a garage / some space to work on one is a Saab 900. I think I'm hoping in vain though!
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these are a contender, especially if you can get a mivec. The mirage was a coupe version, very rare
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A good Volvo 850 T5R will no doubt shoot up in price in the next ten years or so.
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