5. Land Rover Defender
When they presented it in 1948, the Land Rover was a simple but effective off-road vehicle. And along with the Jeep Willys, it was the pioneer of the segment. They built it out of necessity as well as the need for a capable vehicle that could be used for both military and civilian purposes.
Soon, Land Rover started exporting these cars all over the world and millions of buyers found out how good it was. Today, the rise in price marks newfound respect for this model.
4. Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Although it was inspired by the wild SVT Cobra Rs from the ’90s, they didn’t call the 2003 model “R” since it wasn’t a limited production. In fact, it was available to the buying public, rather than just racing drivers and private teams. The SVT took a standard 4.6-liter block and mounted different heads and a supercharger to produce 390 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque.
They named the engine the “Terminator” and the rumor was that it delivered more than the advertised 390 HP. To handle all that power and torque, Ford equipped the SVT Cobra with an independent rear suspension, which is a setup similar to the first Ford GT. Even though this is a 15-year-old Mustang, the prices are high and they will only get higher.
3. Jaguar XJS
Introduced in the mid-70s, the XJS was a big step for the company. Under the long hood, there was the well-known 3.6-liter six-cylinder. However, you could opt for a 5.3-liter V12 engine, which was a better choice if you wanted the full GT experience.
The XJS was an extremely popular choice, especially in America where Jaguar sold the majority of 115,000 cars they made. Due to its elegance, power, and speed, the XJS remained in production for an incredible 21 years. And, it is still a respectable car in every way. So, it is no surprise that prices are rising each year.
2. Mercedes 450 SLC
Debuting a year after the SL roadster, the SLC was a popular GT car that shared most of the engines, design, and interior with the SL. However, it provided much more comfort, better ride quality, and driving refinement. Despite the fact they offered it with smaller engines, for a more than solid performance, you want either the 450 SLC V8 producing 225 HP or the 500 SLC V8 with 245 HP.
They offered the SLC coupe for 10 years, from 1971 to 1981, producing over 62,000 of them. But those who can’t afford the SL models are turning to the SLC. And so the higher demand is making them more expensive.
1. Pontiac GTO
The first year for the modern GTO was 2004 and the car met universal praise from both buyers and the car press. The design wasn’t exactly new or aggressive, but the GTO had a muscle car form and street presence. Under the hood was an LS1 5.7-liter V8 producing 350 HP and enough performance to be one of the hottest American cars for the 2004 model year.
The target sales figure was 18,000 but Pontiac sold almost 14,000, which was a success. Even though they withdrew this model from the market by 2006, it was the last GTO And that is why the prices will probably go up soon. These cars are the 30 vehicles you should buy right now before the prices soar. So, if you want to start investing in collector’s cars, look for one of these classic beauties while they’re still affordable.