📈 The Best and Worst Classic Car Investments: July’s Data

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Welcome back to all of our dedicated classic car enthusiasts and savvy investors! We’re back with another edition of your go-to guide for classic car investments.

As always, we’re ready to help you navigate the exciting and profitable world of automotive treasures.

Prepare to rev your investment engines and join us on this exhilarating journey. In this issue, you can expect:

📈 Resale Data Analysis: Discovering this month’s best and worst performing classic cars

🔍 Focus Article: Will the BMW Z4 Be a Future Classic?

📣 Classic Car News: An update from the industry

📖 Focus Article: The Emotional Returns of Classic Car Investment

🎲 Bold Bets: Chrysler PT Cruiser

Let’s go!

📈 July’s Market Data

5 of the Best, 5 of the Worst

Each month we gather sales data from classic car sellers across the globe, and turn it into a bite-sized email for your consumption.

With every update we’ll give you five of the best performers, and five of the worst.

Let’s check out this month’s data.

5 of the Best

Mazda RX-7 (2nd Gen)

📈 1 year: 9.1% 5 year: 1.3% 

The RX-7, with its unique rotary engine and stylish design, has been accelerating in the investment market recently. Its blend of Japanese reliability with sports car performance is makes it a high-revving entrant.

MG TF

 📈 1 year: 20.5% 5 year: 9.5% 

The British sports car that combines classic styling with modern performance is roaring in the market. Its investment performance is as smooth as its ride, making it a darling of the classic car investment scene.

Porsche 914

📈 1 year: 11.5% 5 year: 3.0% 

Not just a pretty face, this mid-engined sports car is proving its mettle in the classic car market. Its modest size but robust investment returns echo the adage: great things come in small packages.

Nissan 280ZX (S130)

📈 1 year: 10.2% 5 year: 2.8% 

This Japanese classic has revved up the investment scene, its performance demonstrating the timeless appeal of Nissan’s design ethos. A beloved classic, it’s gaining traction among savvy investors.

Jensen Interceptor

📈 1 year: 11.4% 5 year: 1.7% 

This British-made beauty is intercepting its way up the classic car investment ladder. Known for its distinctive design and luxury features, it’s become a rising star in the market.

5 of the Worst

Chevrolet Silverado (4th Gen)

📉 1 year: -13.0% 5 year: -6.0% 

This tough American workhorse has, unfortunately, been lagging in the investment race. Despite its utility and popularity on the roads, it’s not yet mirrored in the classic car market.

BMW 5 Series (E28)

📉 1 year: -10.9% 5 year: -1.9% 

While an iconic series from the German automaker, the E28 hasn’t been faring well in the investment space. However, with its rich pedigree, there’s potential for a future rebound.

Audi S4 (B5)

📉 1 year: -10.7% 5 year: -1.3% 

This German powerhouse has not been as phenomenal in the investment circuit as it is on the road. A surprisingly slow market performer, it’s currently experiencing a dip.

Land Rover Series II

📉 1 year: -8.3% 5 year: -1.3% 

This off-road icon is currently navigating some bumps in the market. Its investment performance has been less adventurous than its reputation, marking it as one to watch for possible future shifts.

Pontiac Bonneville (4th Gen)

📉 1 year: -7.3% 5 year: -2.2% 

This American classic has been trailing behind its counterparts in the market. Its unique charm hasn’t yet translated into strong investment performance.

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🔍 Focus: Will the BMW Z4 Be a Future Classic?

When the BMW Z4 first pulled out of the garage and onto the international stage in 2002, it was seen as a breath of fresh air, a vivid expression of the new millennium’s audacity.

With its avant-garde styling and impressive performance, the Z4 patiently waits for its time in the limelight. So, is that time now upon us?

Read the full article and discover if it’s likely to be a future icon in the world of classic cars.

📣 News: Lifelong Friends Restore Classic ’73 Mustang to Support Friend with ALS

In a heartwarming act of friendship, Texas-based classic car enthusiasts Richard Watson, Brett McMath, and their companions, spent a year restoring a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 for their high school friend Craig Reagan, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016.

The classic Mustang, which has been in Reagan’s possession since he was 17, had been sitting in his garage for over two decades.

The restoration was unveiled in front of a crowd at the Valley Ranch Town Center, a special gift to Reagan and a gesture to raise ALS awareness and funds for his family.

Despite his prognosis, Reagan has lived 85 months past his diagnosis and expressed his joy at seeing his treasured car restored. He’s also created a website to share his story.

📖 Focus: The Emotional Returns of Classic Car Investment

Can you put a price tag on nostalgia? When it comes to classic car investments, it’s not just the rattle of coins we’re after – it’s accelerating heartbeats.

Investments, in the conventional sense, are cold, hard, and numerical. They’re all about the figures, the decimal points, the rising and falling graphs.

But not when it comes to classic cars. They provide returns that rev up our spirits, not just our bank accounts.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and investigate why classic car investments are so much more than a financial return.

🎲 Bold Bets: Chrysler PT Cruiser

In this section we look at cars that can be considered ‘Bold Bets’ for investment purposes.

This month we’re setting our sights on a quintessential expression of American retro-futuristic design, the Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Born in the turn of the new millennium, its birth cry echoed with a bold throwback to vintage style, harking back to the sedans of the 1930s and 40s.

The public blinked in surprise. Some embraced it; many sneered.

But is it time to reconsider this nostalgic ride that undeniably has personality in spades?

Join us as we delve into our review of the Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Got an idea for a bold bet? Reply to this email with your suggestion. We read them all!

🙏 Thanks For Reading!

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Until next time!

Adam

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Chinn writes about the intersecting worlds of classic cars, driving pleasure, and smart investment strategies. Starting his journey at 26, he’s proven that one doesn’t need to be wealthy to begin investing in classic cars.

Adam’s insights have been recognized on platforms such as MoneyInc, Swagger Magazine, and Top Speed.

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