Those of us who’ve driving long enough will likely recall “the one that got away,” the Jaguar E-Type or split-window Chevrolet Corvette that we coulda-shoulda hung onto because today it’s a hot ticket on the collector car circuit.
But what about the cars on the road today? Are there some models that are more likely to become collectible than others a couple decades from now? Absolutely, says our friend McKeel Hagerty, the head of collector car insurance specialists Hagerty Insurance and a go-to guy when it comes to spotting classic car trends in the making.
The fact is that those trends are rapidly evolving, and what one generation considers hot the next generation might not. The trend in recent years has been favoring muscle cars and other ‘60s classics, but, as we recently reported on TheDetroitBureau.com, three new segments to watch are classic pickups, early Japanese imports, like the original Honda S800, and classic motorcycles.
But what are the cars you can buy today and count on being collectible tomorrow? The Hot List may surprise you.