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Hagerty Lists Top Collectibles For Every Price Bracket

Hagerty’s List of Best Buys for Every Price Range: A Guide for the First-Time Collector

Hagerty – the world’s leading provider of collector car insurance – has put together a list of “Best Classic Cars for Every Bank Account” as a guide for the first-time buyer. Hagerty’s list includes cars that are fun to drive and will likely continue to increase in value over time, so you can feel confident with any budget.

“When the world’s economy plunged into chaos in 2008, astute investors looked around for items of lasting value and started asking us for advice on which classic cars serve as the best value for their investment,” said Angus Forsyth, Managing Director of Hagerty International.  “Collectible cars have proven a smart way to ride out the vicissitudes of the money markets, and this list serves as a guide to some of the best buys on the market today whether you have £5,000 or £100,000 to spend.”

In addition to their expected increase in value, the vehicles were selected according to the following criteria:

  • Accessibility: Each car on this list is readily available.
  • Ease of ownership: Parts and information are plentiful.
  • Great driveability: Capable of safe and enjoyable operation on modern roads.
  • Strong support network: Energetic and effective clubs to assist with spares, technical advice and sympathy (when called for).

The Hagerty selection of “Best Classic Cars for Every Bank Account” is as follows: 

£5,000 – 15,000

  • 1949-71 Morris Minor Saloon/Convertible/Traveller
  • 1958-61 Austin-Healey “Frogeye” Sprite Convertible
  • 1962-74 MGB Convertible and MGB GT Coupe
  • 1962-68 Austin/Morris Mini Cooper Saloon

£15,000 – 25,000

  • 1961-67 Jaguar MKII Saloon
  • 1954-68 Morgan Plus 4 Convertible
  • 1969-76 Triumph TR6 Convertible
  • 1964-70 Ford Mustang Coupe/Fastback/Convertible

£25,000 – 50,000

  • 1960-67 Austin-Healey 3000 Convertible
  • 1961-69 Jaguar E-Type Coupe/OTS
  • 1967-73 Porsche 911S/E/T Coupe and Targa
  • 1963-71 Mercedes-Benz 230/250/280SL Convertible

£50,000 – 100,000

  • 1949-61 Jaguar XK 120/140/150 Coupe/OTS
  • 1974-89 Lamborghini Countach Coupe
  • 1955-66 Bentley S1/S2/S3 Saloon/DHC
  • 1956-63 A.C. Ace Bristol Convertible

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