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Hagerty predicts this year's future classics

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Hagerty predicts this year's future classics

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By Zach BowmanRSS feed

Posted Jan 30th 2012 6:59PM

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The world would be considerably less entertaining if we could all predict the future. Even so, the classic car gurus at Hagerty Insurance have cast a few chicken bones in an attempt to figure out which vehicles produced today might eventually turn collectible.

The company restricted entrants to hardware with a price tag of less than $100,000, so the list isn't populated with too many wild exotics. While vehicles like the Nissan GT-R Black Edition, Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Porsche 911 are low-hanging fruit, the list also featured a few surprises.

For starters, it begins with none other than the mighty Buick Regal GS. Hagerty says the vehicle is a win because it's the first Buick with a manual transmission since the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. The Fiat 500 Abarth also makes an appearance alongside an even hotter hatch, the Volkswagen Golf R. Of course, we're simply thrilled to see the sinister Audi TT RS make a showing. Hit the jump for the full list or view each vehicle in our gallery above.

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autoblog.com

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/30/hagerty-predicts-this-years-future-classics/

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Press Release

012 Hagerty Hot List: 10 Future Collector Cars Under $100' date='000[/b']

Scottsdale Auctions and Market Trends Highlight Next American- and foreign-built Classic Cars

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (January 26, 2012) – Hagerty, the world leader in classic car insurance and host to the largest database of classic cars, today announced its annual "Hagerty Hot List" of new vehicles that stand above their mass-produced peers. The announcement comes on the heels of the annual Scottsdale collector car auction week, a Mecca for classic car enthusiasts and the place where collector car values are established for the year ahead. With so many world-record breaking sales and increasing values, consumers may be wondering what cars have the best future collectability.

"After more than twenty years of witnessing car-collecting trends, we have the unique ability to look at new cars through the eyes of a collector," said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance. "This year's Hot List includes cars that are sure to develop a cult-like following because their characteristics resonate with driving enthusiasts."

Each year Hagerty asks its team of valuations experts to select which mass-produced vehicles with a MSRP of less than $100,000 will one day become collectible. The 2012 Hagerty Hot List (along with base price) is:

1. Buick Regal GS ($32,535) – It has been quite a long time since we could say "that isn't your Grandpa's Buick." Surprisingly, at a time when allegedly more sporting makes don't offer real three-pedal manual transmissions, Buick is doing it with the Regal GS.

2. Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition ($48,100) – Ford is calling this a "race car with a license plate," and it pays homage to the original and very collectible Boss 302. It is a beast on the race track, yet tame enough to drive on the street – and all for less than $50,000.

3. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ($61,785) – Let's face it, Americans love SUVs. The problem is most SUVs don't handle as impressively as they look. The SRT8 version of the Grand Cherokee takes the rugged, go-anywhere look of an SUV and combines it with performance characteristics that would earn respect on a race track.

4. Fiat 500 Abarth ($22,000) – With a 160 horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, Abarth-tuned suspension, brakes and dual exhaust, the latest in-house-tuned Fiat recalls the "small but wicked" models from the past. Fiat's performance division also includes complimentary admission to the Abarth Driving Experience with each purchase. The cognoscenti line has formed.

5. Volkswagen Golf R ($36,000) – The Golf's ancestor, the MK I GTI from the early 1980s, is now a legitimate collectible, and the rare 2004 Golf R32 is headed in that direction. The new, all-wheel drive Golf R is geared towards someone who enjoys driving and evokes the same "pocket-rocket" characteristics of its forbearers.

6. Porsche 911 ($82,100) – The Porsche legacy is built around the 911. Every generation runs the course from being fun used cars for good buys to eventually swelling in value. If you are most concerned about a car holding its value over the long term, then this is the car on this list to buy now and lovingly keep.

7. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ($54,095) – Since 2005, the current generation of Shelby Mustangs has owned the king-of-the-hill position in the pony car segment. The new ZL1 Camaro with 580 horsepower brings Chevy back into the hunt and demonstrates that old-school muscle is alive and well.

8. Nissan GT-R Black Edition ($95,100) – Until this year, this is the car that young people in the U.S. have only been able to experience on video games. It manages to squeeze 530 horsepower out of a six-cylinder engine. While the invoice price is out of reach for most in the younger generation, we predict they will remember these cars years down the road after their student loans are paid off.

9. Dodge Charger SRT8 ($46,795) – What won us over is the giant touch screen in the center of the dash. And not for the reasons you are thinking. It has "performance pages" that feed input to the driver about performance statistics such as available horsepower and torque.

10. Audi TT RS ($56,850) – For people who won't buy a Porsche because they haven't won Le Mans in quite a while, the Audi TT RS is the answer. This is a car with global appeal, which means it will have global demand several decades down the road.

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Mmmm, Golf R.

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Buick Regal GS? Yes plz.

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ZL1 :woot:

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A Buick, huh? Guess the Chinese will love this.

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That GS is so cool.

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Anyone want A solstice for a collectors piece? Heh heh

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Anyone want A solstice for a collectors piece? Heh heh

yes please!

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Anyone want A solstice for a collectors piece? Heh heh

Selling yours? :lol:

Love them Solstice Coupe GXPs :D

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Coupe Solstice? Yes plz :)

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I was kinda joking but I have thought about it simply because I dont really drive it at all and the money could buy a really fun car thats stick lol. But yeah those regals are nice I haven't got to drive a GS one yet only a turbo one.

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Anyone want A solstice for a collectors piece? Heh heh

How much? There are ZERO hardtops within 300 miles of me for sale. :(

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Ideally like 26k, I will throw in the stock exhaust, big wheel turbo upgrade, street intercooler, soft top, data logger for future tunnig from vince at trifecta tunning, has 4.5k bi-xenon Hids. I believe it has 2,2xx miles on it but its been awhile since its winter. It mostly just lives in a heated garage at my parents shop, with some of my dads toys. Normally buying a car isn't just on the spur of the moment but this was something that I had wanted ever since I saw the concept, the 2 coupes that I saw and drove around were awesome but they went for more than I paid for a brand new one. I just feel bad when I put miles on it and my work roundtrip is 84 miles. I am also crazy about cleaning it and it is black lol. I have no need to sell it but it also kinda kills me not driving it lol, actually last summer I was more preoccupied having fun with my bmw. When ever I thought about it I just didnt go through the hassle of cleaning off the dust and putting a tag on it and what not lol.

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Damn I want that Solstice... If you were closer and I could knock you down a few k's I would buy it ;)

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Well transporting isn't a big deal I could set that up for you. The prices for these are so random online that I have no idea, I asked one of the reps at the auction that buys for a couple really big dealerships what he thought a solstice gxp coupe was worth, he said ehh not that much really anymore. He wanted to see a picture, I showed him it, he took my phone and looked kinda dumbfounded. He had never seen a hardtop solstice before he was like wow that must be rare as hell since I have never seen one. He was like I have no idea it has to be worth at least what you paid for it if not more now. Might run it in the spring just to see what it brings, since there is no real baseline. I didn't mean to hijack the thread with my banter, love the car hate to ruin it with miles though.

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Mehh we are in the random stuff section for a reason :lol2:

I would love to have a solstice some day. To be honest though, the one car I really want to have when I get older is my Phoenix. I'm so attached to this car I KNOW I'd cry if I sold it and saw someone drive away with it.

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Well transporting isn't a big deal I could set that up for you. The prices for these are so random online that I have no idea, I asked one of the reps at the auction that buys for a couple really big dealerships what he thought a solstice gxp coupe was worth, he said ehh not that much really anymore. He wanted to see a picture, I showed him it, he took my phone and looked kinda dumbfounded. He had never seen a hardtop solstice before he was like wow that must be rare as hell since I have never seen one. He was like I have no idea it has to be worth at least what you paid for it if not more now. Might run it in the spring just to see what it brings, since there is no real baseline. I didn't mean to hijack the thread with my banter, love the car hate to ruin it with miles though.

Hmmmm... Tempting, yes...

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I think your car is going to be rare and a collectible someday....... I say hold on to it.

just leave it in a barn and the guy from chasing cars can find it, he loves barn finds. :lol:

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