🚗 Top Picks & Pitfalls: 5 Good & 5 Bad Classic Car Investments This Month

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Hello to all new enthusiasts and a hearty welcome back to my dedicated classic car lovers!

Whether it’s your first time flipping through the newsletter or you’re a familiar face here, I’m thrilled you’re joining me.

Our adventure in the world of classic car investment rolls on, and this month’s edition is overflowing with fresh insights, up-to-date information, and plenty of inspiration.

In this issue, get ready to explore:

📈 Classic Car Sales Data Analysis: Discovering this month’s best and worst performing classic cars

📣 Classic Car News: An update from the industry

📖 Focus Article: Decade Spotlight: Cars from the ’80s

🎲 Bold Bets: Holden Monaro

Let’s go!

📈 November’s Market Data

5 of the Best, 5 of the Worst

Each month we gather sales data from classic car sellers across the globe.

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

The aim is to spot trends early, so you can get ahead of the game!

Let’s dive into this month’s data:

5 of the Best

Jaguar XJ Series 3

📈 1 year: 16.5% 5 year: 1.4% 

This epitome of British luxury and elegance, the Jaguar XJ Series 3, has been steadily gaining the attention of investors. Known for its graceful design and smooth ride, it’s becoming a prized possession in the classic car world.

Mercury Eight

 📈 1 year: 6.8% 5 year: 1.4% 

The Mercury Eight, with its sleek lines and post-war charm, is enjoying a steady climb. It’s a symbol of American automotive history that continues to capture the hearts of vintage car enthusiasts.

Peugeot 504

📈 1 year: 54.5% 5 year: 12.5% 

The Peugeot 504, with its classic charm and robust reliability, has seen a surge in value. Its reputation for durability and comfort is making it an increasingly sought-after model among collectors.

Volvo Amazon

📈 1 year: 7.4% 5 year: 1.9% 

The Volvo Amazon is making its mark as a reliable and stylish classic. Its understated elegance and reputation for durability are factors contributing to its gradual appreciation in the market.

Studebaker Avanti

📈 1 year: 15.8% 5 year: 0.6% 

The Avanti stands out with its unique and forward-looking design. This model, with its blend of innovation and performance, is gaining momentum among classic car enthusiasts.

5 of the Worst

Lancia Delta

📉 1 year: -35% 5 year: -0.8% 

Despite its rallying heritage, the Lancia Delta is currently experiencing somewhat of a downturn in the market. It seems that even its legendary status is not immune to the ebbs and flows of classic car investing.

Jeep Willys Pickup

📉 1 year: -10.3% 5 year: -1.4% 

This rugged and utilitarian vehicle has unfortunately seen a decline in interest and value. Its historical significance isn’t currently translating into market success.

Classic Mini Cooper S (Mk1)

📉 1 year: -8.6% 5 year: 0.0% 

The iconic Mini Cooper S Mk1, famous for its agility and British charm, is facing a surprising slump in value. This downturn challenges its historical popularity and status as a cultural icon.

Mercedes-Benz SLK (R172)

📉 1 year: -8.4% 5 year: -2.3% 

The Mercedes SLK, a model known for blending luxury and performance, is currently on a downward trajectory. The market may be looking towards more iconic Mercedes models.

Aston Martin DB24

📉 1 year: -9.4% 5 year: -3.0% 

The Aston Martin DB24, typically a symbol of sophistication, is currently navigating through a rough patch. This dip could reflect shifting trends or preferences in the classic car market.

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📣 News: George Foreman’s Heavyweight Car Collection Hits the Auction Block

Boxing legend George Foreman, known for his prowess in the ring and entrepreneurial success, is gearing up to auction his formidable car collection.

This December, over 50 automotive treasures, spanning eras from the 1930s to modern times, will be available on Hagerty Marketplace with no reserve.

Highlights include a barely-driven 2005 Ford GT and a rare 2000 BMW Z8 in a unique color scheme.

Foreman, eager to pass his four-wheeled passions onto other enthusiasts, promises an exciting auction, blending high performance with high prestige.

So, gear up, collectors – it’s time to see if you can grill the competition and land a knockout bid!

📖 Focus: Cars From the ’80s That Have Experienced a Resurgence

The 1980s: a decade of neon, synthesizers, and some of the most iconic cars ever to hit the road.

It wasn’t just about big hair and bold fashion; the automotive world was revolutionizing design and technology, laying the groundwork for the modern vehicles we see today.

Now, there’s a wave of nostalgia bringing these legends back into the spotlight.

Classic car enthusiasts are reigniting their love for the ’80s, hunting down these vintage beauties like rare treasures. And why not?

Buckle up as we explore why these nine ’80s icons are making roaring returns.

Read the full article as we explore why these nine ‘80s icons have made a comeback.

🎲 Bold Bets: Holden Monaro

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

This month we’re looking at the potential of the Holden Monaro (also badged as the Pontiac GTO in the US, and the Vauxhall Monaro in the UK).

From 2001 to 2006, the Monaro roared back to life, rekindling old flames.

More than a car, it’s a time capsule of huge engines and fierce design – a throwback to the golden era of muscle cars.

But does this underdog from Down Under have what it takes to climb the ranks of classic car royalty?

Explore whether the Holden Monaro is merely a nostalgic nod or a savvy investment poised for the spotlight.

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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