While it can be easy to predict that the latest Ferrari or Rolls Royce vehicle models are destined to be regarded as classic cars in the future, it’s harder to predict which of today’s everyday vehicles will make their way into celebrated automotive history. By reviewing the marketplace and analyzing classic cars of the past, we can make educated assumptions on future classics. And in this blog, we’ll focus on three particular vehicles we feel are set to become famed in the future for their style and performance.
Looking back at the classic vehicles of the 60s and 70s, including the Chevy Camaro, the Dodge Charger and the Cadillac Eldorado, the V-8 versions continue to capture interest from collectors today. With its exceptionally powerful 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 engine, the Chrysler 300c offers speed, strength and performance. Its engine propels the 4,326lb sedan from 0-to-60mph in under 6 seconds. But the Chrysler 300c combines raw power with significant fuel efficiency. The combination four and eight cylinder engine operation offers mileage levels similar to the V-6, with 25 MPG for highway driving. Heated and cooled leather seats and cup holders add to the refinement of the Chrysler 300c. And the front collision warning system will help the vehicle hold its value in years to come. It’s a true classic of the modern era.
The Honda S2000 debuted to lots of fanfare within the automotive industry in 2000, and at the time, its 2.0L engine had the highest specific output of any normally aspirated production engine on the marketplace. It was also known as the roadster’s ideal revving machine. The Honda S2000 could rev to 9000 RPMs and go from 0-to-60 in 5.8 seconds. Unlike other sports car models that have been retired by their manufacturer, there are no new cars that could compete with the raw power and speed of the Honda S2000. It’s almost a classic within the automotive market already. In a few years’ time, its reputation will be cemented.
The 2014 BMW Mini Cooper
With its classic looks and timeless appeal, the BMW Mini brand has been revitalised in recent years. And this modern incarnation of an enduring classic car has the performance to take pride of place in future classic car collections by its own right. Built with the latest BMW technology and a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine, the 2014 version of the Mini Cooper now drives like a BMW while retaining the efficiency of the Mini brand. The car also carries an unexpected blast of power and can travel 0-to-60 MPH in under 7.5 seconds. BMW has also developed the Mini for greater on-the-road handling, which should help the car become a popular choice for a range of drivers in future years.
Making an investment in a future classic can help today’s vehicle buyers achieve a great return for their money. But true classics are designed to be driven and most drivers will have their personal model preferences. Only in-depth research and discussing the options with qualified professionals can help buyers find their ideal vehicle. To learn more on classic cars, speak with our trusted experts directly today!