modern classic cars

modern classic cars

Modern Classic Cars

Although it’s hard to know which cars will be considered timeless in the future, we took a crack at it. We’ve listed seven modern vehicles that we think have the potential to become future classic cars, and for each one, we’ve explained exactly why we think that. No, we can’t guarantee that our choices will be worth big money someday, but we think these cars have the potential to be in high demand decades from now.Audi R8Although the hubbub around the high-performance Audi R8 exotic sports car is starting to die down now that the model has been out for more than 5 years, we suspect that it will someday increase in popularity again. It has all the key ingredients: relatively low production volume, head-turning styling and amazing performance, and it was the very first car to pioneer now-ubiquitous LED accent lights. While we don’t exactly think the R8 will reach classic status anytime soon, we believe that it’s a car you’ll be seeing at automotive concours events in 20 years.
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Modern Classic Cars

Although it’s hard to know which cars will be considered timeless in the future, we took a crack at it. We’ve listed seven modern vehicles that we think have the potential to become future classic cars, and for each one, we’ve explained exactly why we think that. No, we can’t guarantee that our choices will be worth big money someday, but we think these cars have the potential to be in high demand decades from now.
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Modern Classic Cars

What makes these five cars—starting with that convertible Benz back there—worthy of “new classic” status, anyway? Sex appeal, for sure. Nostalgia, too. Mostly, though, it’s in their perfect combo of reckless impracticality and just-modern-enough amenities. These cars want to hit the road, and they’ll make up for a lack of Bluetooth (and in some cases, power windows) by never, ever being boring.
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Modern Classic Cars

Welcome to Modern Classic Motors Inc My Promise: I’m on a mission to put the fun back into buying a car in Grand Junction, CO 81505 area and bring respect and responsibility back to the car business. I’m fighting for you. I’m challenging my fellow dealers to clean up their acts and put truth and honesty first and profits second. I’m a firm believer that if you treat people with courtesy and educate them with the most complete information available, they’ll be empowered, they’ll be more informed and they’ll become your customers for life. Bottom line, you deserve to be treated with respect and honesty when buying a car. And that’s what I’m promising. I’m not in business to sell cars to make a quick buck. I’m in business to sell cars to find great people who will stay with me for life. I want to build a relationship with you… a relationship that adds value to your life… one built on trust and mutual respect… a relationship that will end your search for an honest car dealer and finally give you a dealership you feel comfortable doing business with for life. Trish Bobbitt, Owner
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Modern Classic Cars

Progressive, for example, considers a handful of criteria when evaluating a potential classic car. If an older car is an extra household vehicle, isn’t driven daily, is typically used for pleasure trips, is kept in a locked garage when not in use and is well maintained, it could be a classic. Hagerty, a classic car insurance provider and Progressive partner, suggests that insuring a car as a classic can cut the cost of insurance by up to 43% compared with a standard auto insurance policy.
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Modern Classic Cars

Here’s a controversial pick: We think the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor will go down as a future classic. It’s hard to say for sure, of course, because trucks are rarely as collectible as cars, but this one has all the makings of a collectible. It has bold styling, huge demand when new, a larger engine than the normal model and some serious capabilities — though in this case, it shines at desert running and off-road prowess rather than track times or quarter-mile numbers. We love the SVT Raptor, and we think someday it will be considered a classic car from the era of big V8s and huge pickup trucks.
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Modern Classic Cars

Although we don’t believe every Mazda MX-5 Miata will be considered a classic, we certainly think well-kept models will someday see renewed interest and increased values. For any car enthusiast, the reasons are obvious: The MX-5 is a simple, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seat sports car with a focus on driving pleasure and excitement over just about everything else. Factor in the reality that most early MX-5 Miata models have been heavily modified, and we suspect you’ll see increasing collectability as the Miata starts to age — and as modern cars become more and more complicated.
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Modern Classic Cars

Since the early 1990s, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been beloved worldwide for its rally-winning heritage, turbocharged power and advanced all-wheel-drive system. But the U.S. didn’t get the car until its eighth generation, which debuted in 2003. These nearly 300-hp cars arrived at the height of the sport compact car movement and became some of the most popular cars to modify (tune) and race.
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My Promise: I’m on a mission to put the fun back into buying a car in Grand Junction, CO 81505 area and bring respect and responsibility back to the car business. I’m fighting for you. I’m challenging my fellow dealers to clean up their acts and put truth and honesty first and profits second. I’m a firm believer that if you treat people with courtesy and educate them with the most complete information available, they’ll be empowered, they’ll be more informed and they’ll become your customers for life. Bottom line, you deserve to be treated with respect and honesty when buying a car. And that’s what I’m promising. I’m not in business to sell cars to make a quick buck. I’m in business to sell cars to find great people who will stay with me for life. I want to build a relationship with you… a relationship that adds value to your life… one built on trust and mutual respect… a relationship that will end your search for an honest car dealer and finally give you a dealership you feel comfortable doing business with for life. Trish Bobbitt, Owner
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“Insurance companies use the ‘classic’ designation in a well-defined way, but the general public doesn’t recognize one specific definition of the term as it relates to cars,” says Ed Hellwig, executive editor of vehicle pricing site Edmunds.com. “Some people think the vehicle age determines it, while others consider collectability the key factor.”
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“We suspect that as many as half of all casual classic car owners are using standard auto policies when they could get better coverage for less money if they bought classic car coverage for their secondary-use vehicles,” says Jay VanAntwerp, product manager for the Progressive Advantage program. “Many people don’t realize that this specialized insurance exists or that they could qualify for better coverage.”
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Even if you don’t consider your car a classic, your insurance company might. Basically, if you have a car that sits in a garage during rough weather and escapes only when the temperature tops 70 degrees or so, that vehicle is well on its way to classic status.
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• Every vehicle can be assigned a Valet Quotient, a 0–10 score factoring both its curb appeal and its public perception. A Prius gets a 0 for being smug and ugly; a Lamborghini might only earn a 7—you’ve gotta assume the driver owns a chain of check-cashing stores. The BMW 3.0 CS? Its Valet Quotient is way off the charts. That’s because the 3.0 CS is emphatically not for wealthy ass-hats. It’s the still-handsome godfather of every long-and-lean coupe that BMW’s ever built, and a steward of the brand’s sporty DNA. With that comes respect. “The 3.0 CS has ultra street cred,” says Neil Jaffe, president of Chequered Flag International in Marina del Rey, California, which is selling this 1974 model. “You can buy so many cars that say so many bad things,” Jaffe says. “This one puts people on notice that you aren’t trying too hard.”—D.D.
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OK, OK, we admit it: This is an easy one. Of course the limited-production Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Z28 will become collectible. After all, they offer big power, low production volume and a lot of things you can’t get in a normal Camaro, such as GM’s excellent magnetic suspension system. We don’t suggest tucking a ZL1 or a Z28 in a garage somewhere and waiting for values to climb because you’ll be waiting for a long time — and these cars are too much fun to keep parked. But if you keep yours in good shape and don’t let it go, we suspect you’ll be a hit at vintage car shows someday.
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Early Japanese cars are finally starting to become collectors’ items, with 1960s and 1970s Nissan Skylines and Toyota 2000GTs bringing in big money at car auctions. We think it won’t be long before newer models follow suit, with the MX-5 Miata and well-kept versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at the top of the list. We especially like the Evo for its low production volume, its iconic look and the fact that many have been modified — meaning that a well-maintained, untouched example should see a spike in value and an increase in collectability as the years go on.

Published on Mar 3, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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