Monday, January 16, 2017

Best Investment Automobiles

Hagerty is the largest insurance provider for vintage cars in the United States and knows its classic cars. Here are a few of Hagerty's top picks.
If you can get your hands on an Enzo it's only going to appreciate.
When Ferrari names a car after its founder you know it has to be something special. And the Enzo absolutely was. This carbon fiber supercar cost $659,430 new, but now it fetches more than $2 million. A total of 399 were built for sale and a 400th was built and donated to the Vatican to be auctioned off for charity. It made $6.05 million

A 6.0-liter V-12 provides 650 proud Italian horses. The car could hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and blast through the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds. Carbon ceramic brakes provided stopping power. Most of this is standard on supercars today, but it was groundbreaking stuff 14 years ago.
1970 Plymouth Superbird ($233,000) The Plymouth Superbird is one of the rarest and most specialized cars of the muscle car era. Production estimates range from 1,920 to nearly 3,000. Based on the Road Runner, only 135 were sold for street duty with the 425-horsepower, 426-cubic inch Hemi V-8. The other cars had the 440-cubic-inch V-8.
2007-'11 Porsche 911 GT3 RS ($180,000) The Porsche 911 is a special car and the 911 GT3 RS is a very special car.

The first version got a 415-horsepower 3.6-liter flat-6, while the 2010 model received a 450-horse 3.8-liter flat-6. Prices were in the $132,000 range then, and now they're $180,000 and climbing. A third GT3 RS was offered for 2012. It was the GT3 RS 4.0 with 500 horsepower. If you can find one, buy it, you can't go wrong.
1968-'70 Dodge Charger. Hagerty sees a five-year high in interest in the 1968-'70 Dodge Charger. A 225-cubic inch slant-6 was offered, but all of the other engines were V-8s, including the 425-horsepower 426 Hemi and the 375-horse 440. Charger R/Ts had the 440, dual exhaust, heavy duty suspension, and Bumblebee stripes. The most famous of this era is the General Lee, a 1969 Charger from the TV show 'The Dukes of Hazzard.'