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💰 Classic Car Market Trends: This Month's Top Performers

Five of the best and five of the worst performers. Plus, 10 Japanese cars worth investing in.

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Welcome to all our new subscribers, and welcome back to our devoted classic car aficionados!

The seasons might be changing, but our collective passion for classic cars is only warming up. Another edition of your essential guide to classic car investments is coming right up.

In this issue, you’ll find:

📈 Resale Data Analysis: Discovering this month’s best and worst performing classic cars

📣 Classic Car News: An update from the industry

📖 Focus Article: 10 Japanese cars worth investing in

🎲 Bold Bets: Saab 9-5 Aero

Let's go!

📈 September’s Market Data

5 of the Best, 5 of the Worst

Each month we gather sales data from classic car sellers across the globe.

With every update we’ll give you a snapshot: five of the best performers, and five of the worst.

Let’s check out this month’s data!

5 of the Best

Audi RS4 B7 Cabriolet

📈 1 year: 12.9% 5 year: 4.5% 

The Audi RS4 B7 Cabriolet is not just about top-down thrills but also a promising investment. Its blend of performance and luxury is driving its positive trajectory, proving that modern classics have a place in the investment landscape.

Ford Torino (3rd Gen)

 📈 1 year: 15.4% 5 year: 0.1% 

The third-generation Ford Torino is gaining traction, illustrating the enduring appeal of American muscle. Its powerful presence and cinematic fame (thanks to "Starsky & Hutch") are contributing factors to its rising status in the classic car realm.

Noble M12

📈 1 year: 7.9% 5 year: 0.4% 

The British-manufactured Noble M12 is making waves with its notable annual performance. This rare find, known for its bold design and racing capabilities, continues to attract enthusiasts seeking a unique blend of exclusivity and speed.

Ferrari 512 BB

📈 1 year: 24.3% 5 year: 12.5% 

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, with its iconic 12 cylinder engine and striking design, remains a cherished classic. Its recent appreciation showcases the lasting allure of the prancing horse brand and the model’s particular charm.

Pontiac Grand Prix (5th Gen)

📈 1 year: 7.6% 5 year: 1.5% 

Renowned for its blend of comfort and performance, this American classic is attracting a renewed interest from collectors. Its distinctive style and versatile character contribute to its appeal, making it a notable entry for those seeking diversity in their classic car portfolios.

5 of the Worst

Audi RS2

📉 1 year: -7.7% 5 year: 0.0% 

The Audi RS2, despite its pioneering status as the first RS model, is experiencing a downturn. In the short-term, the market seems to be overlooking its historical significance and performance pedigree, but we expect it to rebound.

Ferrari 308 GTB

📉 1 year: -5.7% 5 year: -0.5% 

The Ferrari 308 GTB is facing a slump, a reminder that not all Ferraris are immune to market fluctuations. However, its iconic design and racing heritage suggest potential for future recovery.

Lancia Aurelia

📉 1 year: -11.9% 5 year: -12.0% 

The Lancia Aurelia, once a symbol of Italian innovation and style, is currently facing headwinds. Its decline is a cautionary tale, but true enthusiasts may still find value in its elegance and historical importance.

Oldsmobile 442 (5th Gen)

📉 1 year: -6.8% 5 year: -1.8% 

The fifth-generation Oldsmobile 442 is encountering challenges, reflecting the varied fortunes of American muscle cars. Its current decline underscores the importance of careful selection within this category.

Maserati 3200 GT

📉 1 year: -14.5% 5 year: -1.3% 

The Maserati 3200 GT, despite its compelling design and performance, is struggling in the current market. It serves as a reminder that brand cachet does not always guarantee investment success.


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📣 News: Kevin Hart To Showcase His Private Collection of Classic Cars

For the first time, renowned comedian and actor Kevin Hart is unveiling his treasured private collection of custom-built vehicles, the Kevin Hart Kollection, at the Los Angeles Auto Show from 17th - 26th November.

This exclusive collection, a decade in the making, features 11 vehicles, each embodying unique personalities and meticulously crafted by some of North America’s top muscle car designers and builders.

The collection will be housed in a dedicated hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, offering attendees a glimpse into Kevin Hart’s automotive world.

Highlights include the 1970 Dodge Challenger, Bane, and the horror movie-themed 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, Michael Myers, which sports a 940hp supercharged Hemi V8 engine and a distinctive Halloween-themed design.

“I’m pumped for people to see my cars in person,” said Hart. Here’s the full list of cars being displayed:

  • 1959 Chevrolet Corvette (Mint Condition)

  • 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle (Darkness)

  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro (Bad News)

  • 1969 Pontiac GTO (Chocolate Droppa)

  • 1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible

  • 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner (Michael Myers)

  • 1970 Dodge Challenger (Bane)

  • 1970 Dodge Charger (Hellraiser)

  • 1987 Buick Grand National (Dark Knight)

  • 2022 Ferrari SF90 Spyder

  • 2023 Ferrari 812 Competizione

📖 Focus: 10 Japanese Cars Worth Investing In

Japan, the land of rising sun (and also innovation), has graced us with vehicles that aren’t just transport mechanisms but pieces of art.

Not to mention the huge JDM sub-culture that forms an enormous part of the automotive lifestyle.

We’re diving into 10 of these masterpieces that are likely to appreciate in value and be worth every dollar, pound, or euro you’d consider putting into them.

🎲 Bold Bets: Saab 9-5 Aero

In this section we look at cars that can be considered ‘Bold Bets’ for investment purposes.

This month we're setting our sights on the second generation Saab 9-5 Aero; a car that had its production drastically cut short due to the downfall of the Swedish manufacturer.

The 9-5 Aero was the last flagship to take off from Saab’s runway before the curtains fell.

It’s a piece of automotive history, a symbol of what could have been, and potentially, a canvas for future value.

Got an idea for a bold bet? Reply to this email with your suggestion. We read them all!

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