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Coveted cars for Enthusiasts

June 5th, 2014

Collecting cars is definitely an expensive hobby. However, for serious enthusiasts, updating their collections is always a satisfying and enjoyable experience, irrespective of the price!

That said, there are some who are interested in vintage models while contemporary variants also go down as valuable investments, especially in the books of the younger generation. Here are a few models, both old and new, worth considering.

Ferrari f40

Ferrari F40 (1987–1992)

This car has many distinctions to its credit. Being the very first street legal model to cross 200 mph, the F40 was the last model personally cleared by Enzo Ferrari. An aerodynamic carbon-fibre body, backed by 471 hp, is definitely a neat blend of stylish looks and brilliant performance.

Buick GNX (1987)

The Buick is any day a prized possession from the 80’s. This spruced-up version with a hotter turbo, packed with 276 hp and 380 lb-ft torque, and reaching speed limits of 60 mph in just under 5 seconds, was a limited edition with just 547 units hitting the markets. The GNX (in impeccable shape) even today commands a high value.

VW Vanagon Camper Syncro (1986–1991)

A solid and reliable camping unit, this model – very similar to other models with four-wheel drives – sports a powerful engine and a five-speed transmission system with really slow first gear speeds. Optional locking for both front and rear differentials made the model quite safe for camping almost at any place. Other collectibles from VW include Type 2 VW Microbus, the later models of Westfalia campers.

Contemporary models such as Ford GT (550 hp, 0-60 in 3.7 sec), Porsche Carrera GT (605 hp, speeds of up to 205 mph) also vie for attention.

For those interested in vintage car models, it’s worth noting that the recent Bonhams’ Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia sale reportedly witnessed Aston Martins’ and Bentleys’ values clearly beating expert estimates, indicating their popularity among collectors.

A 1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer was the prize catch, with the selling price topping estimates by over $100,000. Other vintage models that bagged attention include the Aston Martin DB6 Vantage (1966), Bentley S-Series Continental (1956), Lamborghini LM 002 4X4 (1987), and the Jaguar E-Type 4.2L Series 2 Roadster (1967).

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