Future Classics

Hagerty Predicts Potential Collectibles

Larry Jewett - January 20, 2014 02:09 PM


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With so much attention focused on the record breaking classic car sales and their rapidly increasing values, many enthusiasts often wonder which cars of today will be collectible down the road. Always keeping an eye on the market, the collector car experts at Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely being collectible within the next 25 years.
In order to be considered for this years “Hagerty Hot List,” the vehicle must be produced within the 2014 model year with an MSRP of less than $100,000. Special consideration was given to newly launched versions not appearing on previous Hagerty Hot Lists.
“Most new car news focuses on the latest interactive technology, alternative power sources, and the race to increased efficiency,” said McKeel Hagerty, President and CEO of Hagerty. “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.”
The $99,000 Jaguar F-Type R topped the list, followed by the BMW M5 Sedan ($92,900). The first domestic product to get mention was the Chevrolet COPO Camaro ($90,000)  “Chevrolet basically guarantees future collectability of the drag-strip ready COPO Camaro by limiting production to 69 units.”
Other domestic products on the list were the 2014 C7 Corvette, which checked in at number six.
“The Corvette is the most popularly collected vehicle in the U.S. 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. Dollar for dollar this is the best performance buy on the market.”  Positioned at number eigth was the Dodge Challenger Shaker ($36,995). “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. We will take ours in Plum Crazy Pearl.”
 The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Ford Fiesta ST rounded out the list.