Future Classic Cars

Classic cars are an investment like no other. In recent years, the values of certain cars have exploded. Fortunate owners have made enormous profits on particular makes and models, but others have seen lackluster returns.

Manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini will always grab the headlines, but it’s not only at the top-end of the market that we see cars appreciating. There are plenty of affordably priced cars that are also seeing an increase.

But how do you identify the best cars to invest it?

We love keeping our eye on the classic car market here at The Car Investor. Here’s our take on the best affordable future classics to invest in.

A silver Porsche Boxster (986)

9 Future Classic Cars to Invest in Now

As we enter a new decade, there’s still plenty of appetite for investment cars. It’s not only classic Ferraris and Porsches that we’ve seen rise in value over the last few years; there are loads of affordable future classic cars to invest in too.

A blue BMW Z3


In 1995 BMW were ready to jump back into the two seater sports car market, and launched the Z3; a successor to the disappointing Z1. This time around, all the ingredients were in place to make the latest Z car a mass-market success.

A Lotus Elise with racing stripes

10 Affordable Future Classic Cars

The good news is that there are still certain modern classic cars that you can buy, drive, enjoy, and potentially make a profit from when it’s time to sell. Here are some affordable future classic cars that we feel could appreciate in value this year.

A red Volvo 850R

Volvo 850 T-5/R

Volvo has a reputation to uphold; sensible, safe and reliable. But back in the nineties there was a revelation in the making. The shrewd Swedes had spotted an opportunity to loosen their shackles, and decided a performance car was the way to go.

A grey Honda Civic Type R EP3

Honda Civic Type R

Back in the nineties, Honda was looking to rejuvenate its racing ancestry. 1990 saw the launch of their everyday supercar, the NSX, which had design input from the one and only Ayrton Senna, and featured their famed VTEC engine. It wouldn’t be too long before this racing pedigree started filtering down to the more affordable cars in the range, including the Civic.

A yellow BMW M3 E46

BMW E46 M3

As car investors and enthusiasts we’re all well aware of how prices of the original BMW M3, the E30, have surged in recent years. Rarity, pedigree, and nostalgia have all combined to dictate asking prices of £70k plus, which, when you look at it objectively, is absolutely absurd. But can we expect to see prices of later M3 models heading northwards as well?

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