4 Best Classic Cars to Buy in 2018
When’s the best time to buy a classic? As soon as you fall in love with a ride that’s destined to be one for the history books. Unfortunately, buying a “classic car” is kind of like investing in anything else, whether it’s real estate or the stock market. Earlier is better, but considering many car loans don’t allow for classic car financing, when you can buy really depends on when you have the cash saved up for it. Classics that are already in the “canon” are only going to appreciate in value (assuming they are kept in mint condition).
If you’re in the market for a classic ride this year, there are a few to consider—both staples and newcomers. Check out these classic or soon-to-be classics that will look incredible in your garage:
1967 Porsche 912
Just like in the also-classic movie “Risky Business,” as the saying goes: “Porsche, there is no substitute.” With routine maintenance by a Porsche expert who specializes in cars from the 1960s, you can easily take this beauty on a spin on a regular basis. The Karmann Coupe was created between 1965 and 1969 as an entry-level model, but quickly became one of the best-known sports cars in history.
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
The Pontiac Trans Am was created specifically to battle the Corvette for the Trans-American race. The first-generation model kickstarted a love affair with decadent hood ornamentation and the Trans Am was the original to “put a bird on it.” Featuring sunken headlights, often louvered rear windows, and a gold paint job with a T-top if you’re lucky, it’s guaranteed to get plenty of stares.
1964 ½ Ford Mustang
Technically, there is no 1964 Mustang, but if you can get your hands on one of the first (or anything in the 1960s) you’ll have a serious beauty on your hands. The preferred color for this era is cherry red, and they can be surprisingly affordable gems to add to your collection.
1969 Dodge Charger
Built for power and speed, this oversized muscle car is perfect for showing off at the local drag strip or classic car show. It’s the epitome of American muscle and if you really want a showstopper, seek out a white model.
Classic cars don’t necessarily have to be expensive. There are many gorgeous finds that are budget-friendly. Even better, they’re much easier to work on than many modern vehicles.
This is a collaborative article.