Walk into a showroom, plunk down your money and within a few years that new car will likely be worth a fraction of what you paid. Or so it goes with most vehicles, but there are a handful of models that will defy the aging process only to become collectibles that buyers not only covet but that they’ll be willing to pay a premium for.
How do you sort out the mundane from the someday rare and unique? It helps if you know someone like McKeel Hagerty, the president and CEO of the eponymous Hagerty Insurance and a recognized expert in the car collector world. For those who don’t know McKeel on a first-name basis, no problem. He’s offering up his annual Hot List, a guide to the vehicles – notably priced at under $100,000 – that are most likely to be tomorrow’s collectibles.
“Most new car news focuses on the latest interactive technology, alternative power sources, and the race to increased efficiency,” Hagerty explains. “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.” (more…)