Top 10 future collector cars for 2014
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 1: Jaguar F-Type R – 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.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 2. BMW M5 Sedan – 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, BMW deserves applause for keeping this option alive in this segment.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro – Chevrolet basically guarantees future collectability of the drag-strip 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.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 4. Maserati Ghibli S – The Ghibli returns for a third time, and this time as a four door. The twin turbochargers feeding the 410 horsepower 3.0 litre V6 ensures the Ghibli is more than just pretty curves.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 5. Alfa Romeo 4C – A budget-friendly Italian sports car might sound like an oxymoron, but the 4C is saying all the right words. With a carbon fibre tub leading to a curb weight of just over 950 kilograms, this sporty two-seater isn't pulling any punches.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 6. Chevrolet Corvette – 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.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 7. Nissan 370Z Nismo – 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.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 8. Dodge Challenger Shaker – 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.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014: 9. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X – 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.
Top 10 future collector cars for 2014. 10. Ford Fiesta ST – 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.
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Consider it a crystal ball into the future of car collecting.
Hagerty Insurance, the world's largest insurer of classic cars, is out with its annual list of top 10 vehicles the company expects to become future collector items.
The cars range from the tiny Ford Fiesta ST to the raucous Jaguar F-Type R roadster. To make the list, the vehicle had to be built in 2014 and feature a starting price under US$100,000 (NZ$120,700).
Hagerty said it gave special consideration to vehicles not appearing on previous lists.
"Most new car news focuses on the latest interactive technology, alternative power sources, and the race to increased efficiency," McKeel Hagerty, president and CEO of Hagerty, said.
"But for a car to be collectible in the future, it has to be cool right off the assembly line.
"A collectible car has to grab you and not let you go."
Here's a rundown of the 10 vehicles that made the list, in order of their starting price in the United States:
1. Jaguar F-Type R (US$99,000)
2. BMW M5 Sedan (US$92,900)
3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro (US$90,000)
4. Maserati Ghibli S (US$75,000)
5. Alfa Romeo 4C (US$54,000)
6. Chevrolet Corvette (US$51,000)
7. Nissan 370Z Nismo (US$43,000)
8. Dodge Challenger Shaker (US$36,995)
9. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X (US$35,095)
10. Ford Fiesta ST (US$21,400)
To see why each vehicle made Hagerty's list, click through our photo gallery.
-Los Angeles Times/MCT