9 February 2017

2017 Hagerty hot list of future collectible cars

The age of driverless vehicles isn’t here yet, so which new 2017 vehicles are expected to one day join the ranks of fully drivable classic collectibles?

According to the valuation experts at Hagerty, 10 vehicles in the 2017 production run by major worldwide automakers stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal to classic car enthusiasts.

“All ten have that ‘it’ factor that makes them stand out from the crowd,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “In some cases it’s power, in some cases it’s innovation or drivability, but all of them have the qualities that define a future classic.”

In order to be eligible for the “Hagerty Hot List,” a vehicle must be produced within the 2017 model year and have an MSRP of less than $100,000.

The Hagerty “Hot List” for 2017 includes:

  1. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio ($72,000) – Packing 505 horsepower, the Giulia Quadrifoglio can reach 60 mph in 3.8 seconds from a complete standstill via a bi-turbo V6 engine. Beating every other car in its class around the Nurburgring, the Giulia Quadrifoglio takes the crown in its segment.
  2. Audi TT-RS ($60,000 est.) – Bringing supercar speed to the sports car market is the wildly popular follow-up to the TT-RS. With 400 horsepower from a widely-acclaimed, new 5-cylinder, the TT-RS corners at an extreme 1.2 g-forces and accelerates from 0-62 mph in only 3.7 seconds.
  3. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ($61,140) – The Camaro has seen many generations and performance upgrades, and this is the most important one yet. The 2017 Camaro ZL1 has a stat sheet that would make last year’s Corvette nervous, and comes to the table ready to race. The legend continues to inspire today just as it did 50 years ago, as the Camaro reaches a whole new audience with this instant collector’s item.
  4. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ($40,995) – Americans love their trucks, especially purpose-built, off-road versions. The ZR2 comes with a suite of off-road tech including dynamic shocks, locking front/rear differentials, increased ride height and widened track. Its future collectability lives in the hands of Chevrolet’s production volume planning staff.
  5. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport ($65,450) – With a sprint to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and an 11.8 second ¼-mile time, the Grand Sport has the technology to compete with the big boys while offering a striking visual reference to its ancestors: the 1963 and 1996 Grand Sports.
  6. Fiat 124 Spider Abarth ($28,195) – When Fiat announced they were resurrecting the classic 124 Spider, many enthusiasts were ecstatic. When the firm announced the architecture would be shared with the Mazda Miata, which made last year’s “Hot List,” roadster fans knew they were in for a treat. With a 0 to 60 mph sprint in a healthy 6.3 seconds, the 124 Spider provides more power than its cousin through a MultiAir turbo engine with true Italian verve.
  7. Ford Raptor ($49,520) – The original Ford Raptor defined a new production truck segment when it debuted in 2009. The first-generation special edition F-150 made it through the economic collapse, fuel crisis and the Baja 1000 and - due to conservative production decisions - is already becoming a collector favorite. For 2017, the Raptor is back with bigger muscles and a makeover, featuring additional horsepower and weighing 500 pounds less.
  8. Mazda Miata RF ($31,555) – This familiar face is a popular alumnus of the 2016 “Hot List.” This year it brings an exciting new feature: a hard top targa roof. Featuring the same fantastic qualities that make the roadster Miata such a hit last year, the RF opens the door to a new market with a more rigid structure and coupe-like design.
  9. Porsche 718 Cayman / Boxster ($53,900-$56,000) – Those who have a love for cars have a love for driving and few things are better to drive than the 2017 Porsche 718 lineup. Featuring a brand-new, turbocharged, flat-four engine, the 718s offer 25 more horsepower than previous models, even with reduced displacement.
  10. Toyota 86 ($26,255) – Since 2013, the Scion FR-S has been the darling of the entry-level sports car market. Now, its spirit lives on in the upgraded Toyota 86. The 86 brings on more aggressive styling with a wider stance while agility is turned-up a notch through shock tuning and a spring rate change. The Toyota 86 comes in a manual, which is a major win for driving fans who indulge in the purity of a three-pedal car.

14 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Matt Kansas February 12, 2017 at 20:35
    ...or you could buy a car that's already a proven classic for much less money than most of these modern cars.
  • 2
    Wally Messner Wisconsin February 15, 2017 at 18:17
    I agree with Matt. There are so many beautiful true classic cars that can be purchased for far less money. The cars on this list are all going to take a downturn in value before the start climbing in value. You better be a young collector if you intend to wait for that.
  • 3
    Douglas Ontario, Canada February 15, 2017 at 20:41
    I'm sorry, but none of these cars I would consider to be future classics. There are other cars from the late 80's and mid 90's that could be future classics or collector cars. Two to consider would be the 1992 thru 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertibles or the Buick Reatta, Coupe 1988 thru 91 and the convertible 1990 - 91. Both cars have low production numbers and short production runs. This, I would consider to be criteria to be considered a future classic car.
  • 4
    RICHARD POLLERI East meadow Long Island ny February 16, 2017 at 16:54
    I agree with you a 100% Douglas There are plenty of other cars out there that i think are more valuable than the ones in the article.
  • 5
    Harry Radtke MI February 16, 2017 at 12:59
    I am too old to even consider these as future classics. guys my age over 65 would buy these as daily drivers. I agree with you guys that there are many true classics that are available at great prices. I just purchased a an 85 Eldorado with 23,000 miles for $9,000. This is what I consider the last great styled Cadillac
  • 6
    Stefan Rochester Michigan February 17, 2017 at 20:02
    I agree only partially, because for me the Corvette, the Audi TT RS, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Camaro LZ1 are collectible cars. But I would consider the Shelby GT350 and the Audi S5 Coupe (V8) as the top future collectible cars as well
  • 7
    Dan K GR MI February 18, 2017 at 07:57
    How collectable is the 1980 Monte Carlo, future or otherwise? I bought one a few years ago with under 25,000 miles because I've always loved that particular year and for far less than those on the list above. Enjoy what you want because YOU want it both current and from the past. BTW, REALLY nice car Harry!
  • 8
    Gary Homer Glen February 18, 2017 at 23:20
    I agree with everyone 40 years from now those car might be good for a demolition derby. I prefer my old cars where I can see the motor and don't kneed a lap top to work on them.
  • 9
    Dean Asheville NC February 20, 2017 at 13:53
    Say what you will, but these are the cars of the future collectables. Sure, your old 60's and 70's stuff is cool, but in 30 years, who is going to want what you think is cool. I got sage advice many years ago "people will buy and collect the cars they couldn't have when they were 17-19 years old...". True story. You got yours, and the next generation will have theirs.
  • 10
    David P Houston February 21, 2017 at 13:03
    Lots of confusing terms being tossed around here. What is a "classic"? What is a "collectable"? Are all classics collectable? Are all collectables valuable? Almost any car over a certain age (say 25+ years) and no matter how bad the car was regarded, can be called a classic. A Renault from 1980 is classic, but hardly collectable (unless you collect Renaults) or valuable. In Hagerty's mind, I think they are listing cars that "might" eventually appreciate in value...but maybe not in our lifetime. I am 53 years old and own a 2013 Mustang Boss302....a very limited production car and was called an instant "collectable" when they appeared again in 2012. New they were $65k. Mine is immaculate with and has less than 10K miles. I'd be doing good to get $36K. Now, 30-50 years from now, the Boss302 will be worth something. But I will be dead. Unless you are Jay Leno or Jerry Seinfeld who collect million dollar cars - in the end, you need to decide what your purpose for wanting a car is without regard to it future value. 5-8 years ago "all original cars" were in demand. Now, the demand seems to be for resto-modded cars that look old, but have all new technology so you can drive them safely. All cars are or will be classics. A few will be collectable. Even fewer will appreciate in value and most of us don't have the $$ to buy those cars.
  • 11
    Ken W Ontario February 21, 2017 at 01:31
    Why would anyone buy one of these vehicles when you can still buy a decent 1st generation(65-66) Mustang for less than $15 grand and still get thumbs up from everyone when you're driving it?
  • 12
    darwin adams AR March 3, 2017 at 23:40
    That's what the old guys said to me in the late 60's an in the 70's and now I wish I had of listen!!! Corvette and Camaro I can see that but the forgot about the Hellcat Challenger!!! Just saying....
  • 13
    Robert NV March 11, 2017 at 11:35
    So I have a 1987 1987 Cadillac Allante. 2dr Convertible. Bodies were designed and manufactured by Pininfarina in Italy. Cost 50 grand and now worth 15 grand in EXCELLENT condition. So after 30 years, is it a future classic as it is rare and italian
  • 14
    Eddie Texas June 26, 2017 at 01:49
    Well, I'm just gonna hang on to my true classics. My 71 Dart 340 & 91 Nissan 300ZX twin turbo.

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