AUTOS CHEAT SHEET
With classic cars going at auction for millions of dollars on a fairly regular basis, part of the fun for auto collectors is trying to determine which vehicles available in great numbers now will be worth large quantities of money later.
It’s not as easy as one might think: Cars that are deemed a good investment, which will appreciate in time, are highly sought after as a result. Finding vehicles that are currently available for less money than they were new — say, under $20,000 — and will appreciate over time is especially difficult, but readers of Jalopnik took up the challenge.
10. Dodge ViperA brand spankin’ new SRT Viper will retail for about $100,000, even before options. But travel back a ways to the generation that started it all and examples of Dodge’s V10-powered Corvette fighter can be swung for under $20,000.
“It has no windows, no roof, the engine from a truck, an exhaust that burns your leg, and Power Wheels build quality. It’s absolutely perfect,” Jalopnik pines, acknowledging that the Viper fell a little outside of the pricing threshold — as of the time of writing, bids were asking a hair over $22,000.