Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this is never truer than when it comes to collectable cars.
Everyone has a different opinion as to what makes a car collectable. From the Jaguar E-Type to a Classic Mini, what makes a car special is what it means to its owner.
These are just a selection of classic cars that have seen their popularity increase in 2020.
Jaguar E-Type and XJ-S
The 1960s Jaguar E-Type was once called the most beautiful car ever made. It’s a classic sports car that’s never gone out of fashion and is an icon of British motoring.
Its successor, the XJ-S is an understated but stylish luxury cruiser. Produced between 1975 and 1996, values have started to climb, and collectors are increasingly interested in this reliable model as well as its classy predecessor.
Launched to mixed reviews in 1975, the 924 was the first Porsche to be available with a fully automatic transmission. It was popular with enthusiasts and enjoyed considerable sales success with over 150,000 produced during its 1976 to 1988 production run.
Once unpopular with collectors, the Porsche 924 now creates quite a bit of interest and prices are climbing, especially for the Turbo or S models.
Aston Martin DB4
The DB4 is a grand tourer that was produced by Aston Martin from 1958 until 1963. There were five series of DB4. The most visible changes were the addition of window frames in series II and the adoption of a barred grille in Series IV. A convertible was introduced in October 1961.
Although the design and construction techniques were Italian, the DB4 was the first Aston Martin to be built at the company's Newport Pagnell works in England.
Alfa Romeo Spider Series 2
This drop-top Spider was launched in 1966 and had a sharp Italian look. The Series 2 Spider has the classic appearance of the earlier models and is a chic and stylish investment. However, rust is a problem, and the engine needs regular servicing.
Mercedes-Benz E-class W124
The first generation with the E-Class signature, the W124 has a reputation for amazing reliability, and many are still in use around the world.
It’s also an incredibly safe car that can withstand front and rear impacts. Available in five different body styles, these sturdy cars are becoming increasingly collectable.
The perennially popular Mini is still a favourite amongst collectors. Released in 1959, the original Mini was a masterpiece in creativity, given how much was packed into a very small space.
Although over five million were produced, many have rotted away. But these early Minis are still a favourite with collectors.
Produced from 1995 to 1998, the Corrado possessed one of the sharpest
ront wheel drive chassis around. Underrated in its time, the VR6 models are the most collectable. There’s also a very rare Corrado G60.
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