10 Future Classics

To Buy Right Now

There is one point in life, at which you realize that eternal youth is a true myth. The cars of your youth, in which your parents chauffeured you around, transfer seemingly overnight from up-to-date cars to late-model beaters to classics.

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To qualify for classic car status in most states, a vehicle has to be 25 model years old. A car, built in 1990 can be called a classic one. But fortunately not every 25 year-old car gets a real legend status. Thankfully some of them have just been forgotten. There are set up criteria by automotive experts to separate the remarkable from the average. Check out the following list of the 10 future classics. Don’t be surprised.


10. 1985-1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E

Mercedes spent billions on developing a car, which is established as a real top class car. As a result the Mercedes-Benz 190E was born, but BMW E30 3- Series overshadowed for quite a long time. Finally the 190E starts to get its due.

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9. 1990-1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata, a modern interpretation of the classic British roadster, has become one of the most popular and beloved cars ever built. More than 900.000 Miatas were sold after 25 years of production. The most striking characteristics of the car are its reliability, its affordability and its accessibility. A perfect entry-level sports car.

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8. 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder

The MR2 Spyder was introduced to the market in 1984. At that time it had to compete against a crowded field of small affordable sports cars like the Fiat X1/9, the Honda CR-X and later the Mazda Miata. As a result, it left the U.S market in 1995 only to return in 2000 as a spartan convertible-only Spyder. Again the car sold poorly as a result of a lack of a hardtop and nonexistent storage space. But who buys a real radical sports car, which offered one of the purest driving experiences of all small budget sports car for the daily routine?

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7. 1991-1997 Subaru SVX

The Subaru SVX, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was one of the most interesting cars of its era. Unfortunately it was never understood in its days. It featured an all-wheel-drive system and its 231-horsepower, 3.3.-liter flat six was the largest engine the company had ever put in a car.

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6. 1992-1994 Volkswagen Corrado VR6

Bad timing for the Corrado VR6. At that time, Volkswagen considered to leave the U.S. market, although the Corrado was a superb, but expensive front-wheel drive 2+2 coupe based on the Golf platform. The car’s clean lines, its impressive performance and security makes it an aspirant for the next-generation classic status.

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5. 1982-1991 Porsche 944

The 944 was introduced in 1982 as a successor of the 924. From a turbocharged 250- horsepower to a 150 horsepower grand tourer the 944 was available in several versions like the iconic 911.With the 944’s 50/50 weight distribution and its water-cooled inline four mounted up front, Porsche offered one of the best handling cars, they ever did. That is why the 944 finally gets its due, after being overlooked for several years. The Porsche 944 is truly one of the best sports cars of its era.

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4. 1993-1997 Land Rover Defender

Due to the fact Land Rover offered the Defender for only four years in the U.S as a result of safety regulations, people are disposed to spend almost $90.000 for possessing such a beast in the USA. However the Defender is still for about $34.000 on sale in the U.K. The Defender is a tough body-on-frame four wheel driver with unique and world class off-road-abilities. For sure a real future classic, especially on the U.S market.

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3. 1991-1995 Mazda RX-7

The first Mazda RX-7 was introduced to the market in 1978 as the first Japanese sports car with a sequential twin-turbo setup, which enables the driver to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4,9 seconds. Nowadays the RX-7 timeless lines, its strong performance and popularity in tuning car communities makes it to one of the most sought after cars of the 90’s.

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2. 1986-1991 BMW M3

The M3 also called “the Ultimate Driving Machine”, is one of the most legendary and iconic street-legal race cars BMW ever built. Based on the E30 model 3-Series, the M3’s striking race-ready performance, its superlative handlings and real-world usability makes the nearly 30-year-old masterpiece to one of the greatest of all time. The times for getting these awesome performers on the cheap are long over.

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1. 1991-2005 Acura NSX

The NSX showed up on the U.S market in 1991 equipped with a mid-mounted 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 providing 270 horsepower. It also features a sleek all-aluminuim bodywork and a suspension developed in cooperation with Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna. This supercar set up cleared the way to one of the most high quality, most reliable and best drivable car in the segment. No wonder that the price climbs back over its original $60.600 base price. A real future classic car.

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Report by collectorscarworld.com

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