Let’s talk about investment cars today.
In particular, the five investment cars no one is talking about that have BIG upside because no one is buying them right now.
The “right now” part is important, because eventually the market will catch up to these, and they will never be available at today’s prices again.
Here they are (in no particular order)
1. 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2
This is easily the most undervalued 911 models at the moment. Now that the 996 market has caught up to the 997 market in terms of values for the Turbos and GT2s, the 997s will start to creep up. Even though the GT2 model is not an RS, it’s the last manual GT-trim turbo car to come from Porsche – quite possibly ever. These cars in the $150k range today could see the price doubling in the next 24 months. You want a car with four-digit mileage.
2. 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow
You may have heard me say before that the SL500 is going to be an iconic classic, especially the older boxy-style cars of the 90s and early 2000s. If you can find a sub 30k-mile 2002 Silver Arrow edition (the rarest version of the final production year), it’s a great buy in the $20,000 range. I am predicting that Mercedes will eventually cut the SL model range entirely, which could also affect appreciation, but even if they don’t, the 2002 Silver Arrow is the most iconic SL ever made.
3. 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S
The next car on our list is an absolute classic from Aston Martin that is due for a renaissance. What was once a $300,000 car can be had for $60,000 today. A lot of people don’t like this generation of Vanquish cars as they had problematic transmissions particularly from 2002-2005, but the 2006 S model is a cut above the prior generation and is still being overlooked because of the issues that plagued the older cars. This final edition is quite a good car and can be bought in the 60s.
4. 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena
The 360 Modena is the next Ferrari to really pop off in value. This is a very special car in the Ferrari lineup as it brought the brand back into the limelight in the 2000s, being embraced by celebrities & musicians and being shown off in movies, TV shows, and more. 6-Speed cars are hard to find out there but picking one up in the $100k range with low miles is not a bad bet. Even the F1 paddle shift 360s are worth buying today for long-term appreciation if kept in excellent condition. Buy a red one.
5. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Coupe
Last but not least, the SLS Coupe is still one of the best bangs for the buck ever. The gullwings are going to be amazing all around for resale, as Mercedes isn’t making any other models with these doors. Yes, you can argue the AMG GT/S may be a better car, but the gullwing doors will make the SLS a better INVESTMENT every time. The uniqueness and exclusivity of this car will pay off for you in the long term. Don’t buy a convertible, the doors are what make this car special.
Let me know which of these you’ll be targeting for your collection :)