From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: March 1989
Price then: $9,850 ($18,900 adjusted for inflation - about the cost of a new 2015 Kia Forte today)
Price now: $60,700-$205,000
Approximate dollar difference: $186,000 (assuming No. 1 condition)
Approximate annual rate of return: 9.6%
Sunbeam: 1967 Tiger Mk II, 289 V8, red, black interior, fast, fun, reliable, vgc, $9,850
Tigers have really muscled their way into the spotlight over the past year, with two examples selling at Pebble Beach last August for over $200,000 each! Much like the Cobra, the Tiger uses the same formula of a small, light British body coupled with Ford V-8 power. With a 289 under the hood of this Mk II, it is the rarest and most desired version. Needless to say, the seller is probably regretting not keeping the car all these years.