There’s very little that appreciates in value as much as a classic car does. A classic car doesn’t have to be particularly old, however. Many enthusiasts believe that if modern a car has a timeless design, nostalgic or technological value, then it instantly becomes a modern classic. Others argue that a classic car should be at least 25 years old.
If a car is beautiful, practically designed, and iconic, then in all fairness it is a classic car [or at least it will be one day], whether it was released yesterday or in the last century.
This article will present six of the best classic cars made in the last century, that you might want to consider buying:
2004 Porsche Boxster
The 2004 Porsche Boxster is a perfect example of a modern classic. It has everything you could ever need when buying a new car, from timeless design to practical features, and speed. The 2004 Boxster is one of Porsche’s most iconic designs, still adored to this day. Many consider it to be far superior to many of Porsche’s newer cars, but this could just be sentimentality speaking. If you are a fan of all things Porsche, then a 2004 Boxster is an investment well worth making.
1994 Aston Martin DB7
Aston Martin is a quintessentially British car manufacturer, best known for being the car manufacturer of choice for Britain’s favorite spy, James Bond. Aston Martins very rarely decrease in value. In fact, after every James Bond, they increase in value! The 1994 Aston Martin DB7 is a true classic car. It is beautifully designed, incredibly practical, and has very advanced features for its time. Although the 1994 Aston Martin DB7 has never been featured in a Bond film, it’s definitely a car that’s worth investing in. In time, it will be worth perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars.
1959 Jaguar Mark II
The 1959 Jaguar Mark II is incredibly popular with classic car enthusiasts. The vehicle’s design is truly timeless and really stands out. This vehicle’s value has increased by 27.6% in the last two years. Analysts predict that its value will continue to increase. The Mark II is a luxurious car, that looks like it should be chauffeuring the British royal family around. And, at one time, it probably was. For classic car enthusiasts, the Jaguar Mark II is a worthy investment. While it may be expensive to run and maintain, it will certainly be worth a lot more in the next few years than it is today. It is also very fun to drive.
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Another modern classic. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is one of the manufacturer’s most popular vehicles of recent times. Despite newer models being released, fans of Mercedes regularly purchase the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG because of its practicality, beauty, and technological features. The car is also a lot of fun to drive. As one might expect, this vehicle is very expensive. It is incredibly fast and compared to other supercars, the SLS AMG is affordably priced. It won’t be for much longer though, because classic car enthusiasts are starting to catch on and add the SLS AMG to their fleets.
1961 Mini Cooper
The 1961 is another iconic, quintessentially British car. The 1961 Mini Cooper is emblematic of Swingin’ London and is sure to draw attention from each and every person that you drive past. The car’s value has increased dramatically in recent years. With that said, the car can be very expensive to run and maintain. If you have a lot of money to spare, then the 1961 Mini Cooper is definitely a great investment. Remember, however, there is a lot of demand for these cars at the moment. They are however a very fun vehicle to drive, and were, at one time, one of the world’s best touring cars.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever manufactured. The car’s value is immense, which isn’t a surprise considering that it is one of the most collectible vehicles in the entire world. If you are fortunate enough to come across a ’63 Corvette, then you shouldn’t waste any time in purchasing it. The only downside to the Corvette is that it can be very expensive to run, especially with soaring gas prices. You can buy these vehicles from auctions, used dealers, and collectors themselves. Remember though, for one in perfect condition you will have to pay for an arm and a leg.
If you are a car enthusiast, then there’s nothing more satisfying than investing in a classic vehicle that’s sure to appreciate in value and that has a lot of history. Any of the vehicles mentioned here are guaranteed to turn heads, so give them some thought.