Throughout the years classic cars have epitomised a countries car culture, and old models are the foundations of what we see today. For example there are subtle hints to previous designs in Porches latest models, from the similar headlight shape to the indistinguishable front view of many Porsche models, these classic cars are inspiration for many new designs we currently see on the market.
In 2012 the prices of classic cars rose dramatically and only recently, has the market seemed to become more stable with investments being more safe and reliable alongside art and wine. There are many ways that a cars value can increase for example, the exclusivity of it. If the car was produced in limited quantity the price will rapidly rise. The Jaguar XK R 75 was the car produced to celebrate 75 years of motoring excellence, appropriately 75 of this model were produced each selling for $130,000. As this was a landmark and special car over time the price tag is bound to increase as it is seen as a collectable. Cars that have been driven by icons in pop culture also see an increase in price. The Jaguar E-Type was driven by Frank Sinatra, George Best and George Harrison just to name a few and was a symbol of style in its time. It still lives on and holds great value as it, alongside the Jensen Interceptor held great value in 2016. As Jensen went out of business in 1976 there cars are vastly unobtainable and will continue to hold an expensive price tag as time goes on.
As years pass old models that made brands famous become a part of history, throughout the constant design references in new models, classic cars are seen to be rising in value and overall interest. But when investing you must be incredibly cautious as many sceptical investors advise that with your first classic car purchase, it must be done for the love of the car and not to be thought of a financial gain. But overall the market for classic cars is thriving and will continue to in 2017 with classic and iconic models by Mercedes,Porsche, Aston Martin and with the Ferrari Daytona being one of the most sought after classic cars of this year, this market can hold many opportunities for car lovers and enthusiasts to make a smart investment.