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Hagerty (UK) has just published its latest list of “future collectible” cars (i.e. older models that are sought after both by car lovers and investors).

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So:  if you were offered just one of those cars, which would you take, and why?  (And yes I know, some would be insanely expensive to maintain and keep running — Maserati hem hem — but ignore that for this exercise.)

My only real choice is the Maserati 3200 GT, made before hideousities like huge air scoops and ugly black rims with painted brake calipers became oh-so fashionable.


    1. The Camargue is tempting, because Rolls Royce. But, I can’t pass up an Italian car designed by Pininfarina, so the Ferrari is my choice.

  1. The MG looks good – I know someone who has one – but it’s a money pit. Rather than that I’d get a more modern Morgan Plus 6.

  2. The 458. Because Ferrari. — ( as a garage queen — actually driving it more than a few 100 miles costs too much in terms of depreciation and maintenance. )

    ” Future Collectables” ??? with the possible exception of the 458 and the TB, none of the rest of the list will ever be worth more than 1/2 the cost of the restoration, and the TB is already an 80 year old car with limited appeal to a rapidly dying fan base, that has probably peaked in value. They made far too many of any of the rest of the list.

    1. Me, too. That’s the only one I would have in my garage, although the “Secretary’s Porsche” might be fun to drive once in a while.

      1. Back in the day, my roomate’s dad had a TR6 in the driveway with the motor taken apart. It belonged to his brother, and the old man wanted it out of his driveway. Was going to get it towed to the junkyard.

        So I said, hell, I’ll take it off your hands. I planned on ripping out the motor and putting in a buick v6. Maybe a Toyota.

        It wound up an impasse. Old dude couldn’t let me have it for free, but would call a junkyard to come get it. “I’m not just giving it to ya!” Well, you were ‘giving it’ to the junkyard, what’s the difference?

        Screwit. Probably saved me pain and expense. Wouldn’t be the first time I had a basket case clunker I had to have towed after a huge struggle.

  3. None of the above thank you. Who cares about what is “collectible” if you didn’t want it in the first place?

  4. I’ve owned several of the cars on the list and worked on some of them. None of them would be my choice. My choice would be a rust free (yeah I know dream world) Alfa Romeo Giulia Spyder from the mid 60s. Easy to work on, easy to maintain, fabulous to drive and easy on the eyes.
    Over a 20 year period I owned 3 of them. Sadly NJ winter salt got to them. Just delightful cars.

  5. Ferrari. Because Ferrari. And it’s the only naturally aspirated engine to develop more than 100HP/liter. Besides my S2000. 😉

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