The collector car market is a lot like the real estate market: it’s always seeking growth in that next new, hot neighborhood. And just like real estate, new areas appreciate while others plateau or depreciate.
With collector cars, there are a number of intangibles that go into predicting The Next Big Thing. It’s a complicated algorithm that considers rarity of remaining examples, affordability relative to comparable models, design, performance, desirability and everyday usability.
This is set against a backdrop of an increasingly younger enthusiast demographic, which values the cars from their childhood memories, not necessarily ours. No coincidence then that the new growth is occurring in the ‘70s-era cars.
Here are a few overripe apples that are ready for harvest. I have identified six entry-level collector cars that could pay dividends in the next 12 to 24 months.