What cars of today will be “classics” in the future?

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  1. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    I’m guessing mostly the sports cars: Corvettes, Porsches, Mustangs, etc.

    Well, maybe not Mustangs... but all the same, it’s hard to imagine a lovingly restored and detailed Nissan Rogue making its’ rounds at a classic car show 40 years from now. :dunno:
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    2019 Corvette, especially, upper trims. Being the last of the front engines will be a thing, I would guess.

    The 2004-2006 Ford GT will continue to appreciate, in value. Hard to believe what the command, now.

    My 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon should be worth a small fortune, in forty years. In the two years I’ve had it, the value seems to have risen a lot.


    I just hope there’s cool cars still on the road, in forty years. These electrics just don’t do it, for me. Even in the hyper-cars.
     
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    Cadillac CTS V probably, especially the wagons. They already command a premium.
     
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    I'm guessing Mustang will have some representation. The fox bodies are already popping up at car shows and have some presence at Barrett Jackson.
     
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    Very few will.
    Most of the cars today are meant to be disposed of long before they can achieve classic status.
    Corvettes being an exception.
    I would rather have a Mustang, but I doubt that there will be nearly as many of them left in 20 years as there will be Vettes.
     
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  6. Jonesee

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    Hellcat
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    High end super cars
    Ford's GT40 models
    Lexus LFA (for sure)
    Acura NSX
    Anything with a more limited production.

    I'd say corvettes will get hurt less than other cars, but it will take a long time for them to be collectible. It will have to be in a unique limited trim, color, and engine combination

    Mustangs: the Shelby models before Carroll died.

    Cadillac made a 6 cylinder CTS with a 6 speed manual transmission for 1 year about 12 years ago. There were very few built (<100 I think). They had to be ordered from the factory specifically that way. Hopefully a few of those survive or get put back. They will be wanted by true collectors.

    The problem is most of these cars are purchased new at such a premium over sticker. Collectible? yes. Investment? no. If you annualize the returns and the carrying costs there are better places to make money. But I continue to look. Every motorhead has a grail car for his own reasons. I've been looking for a restored 1970 Torino GT in a specific color for years.
     
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    I can’t think of any.... The massive use of plastics that turn to dust over time will make in next to impossible to source reproduction parts in the future.
     
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    Whatever is in the high school parking lot today. It is all about the memories.

    Stuff like this is skyrocketing today; higher than the old muscle cars in many cases.

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  9. Outside

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    The new Ford Branco will definitly be a classic
     
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    Nothing.
    40 years from now, any gasoline powered vehicles will likely be illegal. Green New Deal and all.
     
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    shadowgunner9 This used to be AMERICA........

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    I saw a Renault Encore for sale today.
    For reals.
     
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    Hard to say. I have a neighbor with a 76? Pinto wagon in mint condition that he takes to shows. Bet no one saw that coming back then.
     
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    What about the Toyota FJ Cruiser? Those suckers have already gone up in value and have been out production only for 5 years or so.
     
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    my Maggot will still b e around... 92152233_10156902664436674_2087319759002533888_n.jpg
     
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    Pretty sure my e90 M3 will eventually be a classic.
     
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    Same goes for Ford Excursion and Jeep Commander as far as mysterious value rise...but unlike those two I could see the FJ gaining classic status. The 90's Bronco is heading there.
     
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    Ford GT, Dodge Vipers, ZR1 Vettes, Shelby Mustangs, Alfa Romeo 4C, V12 Mercedes G65, Mercedes SLS Black Series, BMW i8, then your typicals... Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Pagani, Koenigsegg, Bugatti, McLaren.
     
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