💰 Classic Car Investments: June’s Best & Worst Performers

Adam Chinn

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Welcome back to our valued readers, passionate car collectors, and sharp investors! Fresh from the exhilarating ambiance of my first trip to Le Mans earlier this month, I’m thrilled to steer you through another edition of our indispensable guide to navigating the classic car investment landscape.

So, buckle up as we embark on this month’s riveting journey. Here’s what you can expect in this issue:

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

🔍 Focus Article: Will the Audi R8 Appreciate?

📣 Classic Car News: The latest updates from the industry

📖 Focus Article: Celebrity Wheels: The Impact of Famous Owners

🎲 Bold Bets: Maserati Quattroporte V

Let’s dive right in!

📈 June’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 June’s data.

5 of the Best

Alfa Romeo Alfetta

📈 1 year: 15.3% 5 year: 4.0% 

An Italian masterpiece known for its mechanical sophistication and poised handling. The Alfetta has been climbing steadily in value, reflecting a growing appreciation for its distinctive Alfa charm.

Volvo 850

 📈 1 year: 15.3% 5 year: 3.0% 

A Swedish icon that has robustly survived the test of time. The 850’s blend of practicality, safety, and performance has fueled a significant increase in its market value.

Fiat 850

📈 1 year: 14.7% 5 year: 9.6% 

This adorable Italian classic, with its compact design and joyful driving experience, has been revving up the interest of investors, demonstrating consistent growth.

Plymouth Superbird

📈 1 year: 13.0% 5 year: 3.5% 

Its outrageous aerodynamic design and storied NASCAR heritage have kept this American muscle car flying high in the investment market, proving that daring always has its rewards.

Ferrari 599

📈 1 year: 10.7% 5 year: 2.0% 

An epitome of Italian flair and formidable performance, the 599 has been showing a promising uptick in value, attracting Ferrari enthusiasts and investors alike.

5 of the Worst

AMC Eagle

📉 1 year: -16.7% 5 year: -2.0% 

Despite being a unique blend of a station wagon and a 4×4, the AMC Eagle has seen a decline in its value, suggesting that its quirky charm hasn’t quite hit the sweet spot with collectors.

Aston Martin V8

📉 1 year: -10.4% 5 year: -0.7% 

Even the prestige of the Aston Martin badge hasn’t saved the V8 from a recent downward trend in the market, revealing a surprisingly lukewarm reception in the classic car arena.

Suzuki Carry

📉 1 year: -9.5% 5 year: -3.5% 

Despite its practicality and charming mini-truck design, the Carry has struggled to carry its weight in the classic car investment landscape, facing a downward trend.

Lamborghini Diablo

📉 1 year: -8.1% 5 year: -4.1% 

This Italian supercar, despite its devilish charm and power, has seen a decline in value. This shows that even the most thrilling rides can sometimes experience speed bumps.

Shelby Cobra

📉 1 year: -6.5% 5 year: -0.7% 

This American icon, though synonymous with raw power and style, hasn’t managed to slither its way to positive gains in recent times, facing a disappointing slowdown in the market.

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🔍 Focus: Will the Audi R8 Appreciate?

In a world where Lamborghinis and Ferraris ruled the roost, the R8 dared to defy convention and offer a unique, fresh take on the supercar experience.

Early R8s have become somewhat of a bargain supercar over the last few years, but will values start climbing again? And more importantly, will the R8 become a classic?

Read the full article and discover if this affordable supercar is worth investing in.

📣 News: Classic Ford Fiesta STOLEN from TV’s Wheeler Dealers

Presenters of UK-based TV show “Wheeler Dealers”, Mike Brewer and Marc Priestley, have appealed for public assistance following the theft of a 1979 Mk 1 Ford Fiesta 1300S from outside their hotel this week.

Their restored Fiesta, which they describe as potentially “the best Mk1 Ford Fiesta in the country”, was due to be showcased at The Motorist car festival as part of a feature for the show.

The hosts have asked fans to share any sightings of their “stolen pride and joy.”

We’re hoping for a speedy return to its rightful owners, in one piece!

📖 Focus: Celebrity Wheels – The Impact of Famous Owners on Classic Car Values

What if I told you that the keys to a car could be as magical as Aladdin’s lamp, turning a humble vehicle into a treasure beyond belief?

Not because of the car’s make or model, but because of the star-studded hands that once held those keys. Welcome to the fascinating world of celebrity-owned classic cars.

But how much does that stardom, that breath of celebrity life, actually add to the car’s value?

Let’s peel back the curtain and take a closer look.

See what the world of celebrity classic cars has in store.

🎲 Bold Bets: Maserati Quattroporte V

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

This month we turn our gaze to a contender with Italian blood running through its veins, the fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte.

An old Maserati? As a classic investment? Yes, you heard it right. The Maserati Quattroporte stands in our spotlight, preening in its audacious Italian flair.

A sedan of beauty and controversy, this machine, born in the 2000s, is far from the typical choices found on collector’s lists.

Are prospective owners right to be scared off by the purported sky-high maintenance costs, or will the Quattroporte one day become a worthy classic?

Find out our views on the Maserati Quattroporte here.

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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