Possible Future Classics
One of the hardest debates to have this decade. Which cars will become future classics? Well I’ve narrowed my list to three cars, and in this blog I will be covering them. They will be based on things like rarity, technicalities, and innovation. So without further adieu, and in no specific order, here’s my list of five cars I think will become future classics.
Number three is going to be the Ferrari 458. The 458 is one of the best cars ever produced. Rated as Top Gear’s best car of 2009, and regarded as one of the best driving cars of all time, the 458 certainly is no slouch. When the 458 was unveiled back in 2009, it took the world by storm. It simply is one of the most beautiful cars of all time, and was probably the sexiest car of the 2000’s. With that being said, why is it on this list? Well, aside from all the reasons I just gave, there’s the fact that it has a Naturally Aspirated V8 that produces about 560 horses and roughly 400 lb feet of torque. Why the V8 is important is because of the 488, the successor to the 458. The 488 has a turbocharged V8, which is something Ferrari and V8 purists don’t like. Going even further than that, the 458 set the bar for the 488 and the soon to be F8. You know a company designed a good car when it’s literally the frame for the next two generations. Financially, the 458 hasn’t depreciated that much. Based off of an Autolist search and a Miller Motorcars inventory check, 458’s are ranging from 150-215k, with most being around 200. That’s not bad considering a new one in 2009 cost 230k.
Number two is going to be the Lamborghini Murcielago SV. First of all, this car is incredibly rare. Limited to 350 build slots, you’d think that it’s pretty rare. Well, you’d be right. In fact, rumor has it Lamborghini only actually built 186 SV’s. On top of that, there are some out there with manual transmissions. What more could you ask for? The Murcielago is known as the last true Lamborghini, and that couldn’t be more accurate. It’s raw, ruthless, and is known for its sound. Sure the Aventador may be perfect, but everyone knows the Murcielago is the one to have. Currently, DuPont Registry has roughly 30 Murcielago (non SV) for sale. The Financials of these cars are pretty all over the place. There’s a few with very low miles going for mid 300’s, and there’s a few with very high miles in the mid 150’s. There is one with a Manual (1 of 1) going for 365k, but again we must look at the price of the car when new. When new, a Murcielago was around 350k, so these cars have depreciated fairly low. Now, the one SV that I did see for Sale in Dallas was going for 460k, which may be a bit high. However, the facts don’t lie. The car is rare, it’s got a NA V12, and produces roughly 670HP, what more could you ask for in an investment.
The car that takes number one is going to be the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The V12 Vantage is easily one of the coolest Astons made in the last 10 years. Coming standard with a 6 speed manual transmission, and a roaring 5.9 litre, 510 HP V12, this car is no joke. I’ve tried to find a count on how many were made, but I couldn't get any results. Well, regardless, the V12 Vantage is a serious deal right now. You can easily find one in the low 90k area. New, the Vantage was about 180k. That is some serious depreciation, but my opinion says it is bound to appreciate. And seriously. How many cars were made in early 2010’s with manual transmissions, and a massive engine? Well, not many. In fact, the Vantage is probably one of the only ones. Taking all of this into consideration, and how well reviewed the car is, I’d say it’s bound to become a force to reckon with in the future, and there will be some serious demand for it.
That concludes my top three list for future investment cars. Now again, this is all my opinion, but I seriously believe that these cars hold some serious undervalued numbers. So, let’s just wait and see.