If you’re an investor, a car aficionado, a classics lover or even a modern car enthusiast you may be wondering what the classic cars of the future are going to be. There’s a lot of money to be had in investing in the cars that will become classics. If you have the room to store it or even if you just want something to drive around in now that won’t depreciate over time as much as your average car then this list is for you.
BMW 3.0 CSL
If you think cars from the 70’s are already classic cars, think again. The BMW 3.0 CSL is not a classic just yet but it’s certainly heading in that direction. You’d be hard pressed to find a better looking car from the 70’s than this beauty and given that’s it’s a BMW you know it’s going to sell well again into the future. This car has it all; great looks a great engine and superior performance. Only 1,200 of the aluminium bodied CSL’s were made making them fairly uncommon. One of these will set you back just over $100,000 AUD but it’ll be well worth the asking price when you make it back plus more for your retirement spending money.
Originally overshadowed by the BMW E30 3-Series the Mercedez-Benz 190E is coming into its ow in 2016. While there are a lot of these cars on the market due to Mercedez spending billions over-engineering the car so it would handle like a top of the line S Class, it’s still under appreciated and undervalued on the current market. This will surely change though and will likely develop a cult following, similar to the older 240 models. This is a great entry-level modern German classic for newer car enthusiasts and investors looking to spend a little less.
BMW 1-Series M Coupe
On the much newer end of the scale the BMW 1-Series M Coupe is destined to become a classic as it’s already become far more beloved than BMW originally anticipated. With 3000 copies worldwide in just one year, the 1-Series M Coupe was the runt of BMW’s litter in 2011. 6300 cars were made overall however. 740 of the models were sent to the US with huge fender flares and dealer markups to match. One of these will likely set you back around $47,000 USD or $60,000 USD for models with fewer than 50,000 miles.
The third generation MR2 by Toyota isn’t as well-known as its Mazda MX-5 competitor but due to its Boxster-inspired looks the Toyota MR2 is destined for classic-dom. This make is on the far cheaper end of the scale when compared to the other models on this list but we thought we’d include it for those that want a cool used car with an equally cool price tag. The MR2 is a thrill to drive due to its rear-wheel drive and mid-engine layout. Toyota’s reliability also means that you won’t need to worry as much about forking over unanticipated cash in order to fix things up either.