There has been a tremendous increase in the investment in classic cars in Australia as well as many other countries for the last two decades.
According to classic car experts, Porsche is the most sought after classic car. Whether it is an early 356, an air cooled 911, a mid-to-late turbo 911 or mid 80s 930, all Porsche models are in great demand and their values are growing by leaps and bounds.
Other classic cars on high demand are E-Type V12 Jaguars, mid 80s Ferraris, Nissan Skylines and classic Mercedes Benz Roadsters.
You can plan to buy a classic car and get car transport from Brisbane to Perth from Dazmac Logistics or from any other city easily. To help you choose the best classic car, here are some top suggestions.
The first Porsche 356 was made in 1948 and continued till 1965. In 1965, the 911 replaced it. The models and body styles in the A, B and C series include the Cabriolet and Coupe, and the Roadster, Speedster and Convertible D.
Produced from 1975 to 1989, the Porsche 911/930 was the topmost 911 model for its whole production.
The model of 1984 was the fastest of the 930 Turbos with top speed of 278 km/h and 0-60 in 4.6s and is in the highest demand.
The model made and sold from the late 1993 to early 1998 was the air cooled Porsche 911/993. Its discontinuation was also the end of air cooled Porsches and also of hand built 911s.
With just 273 made, the Ferrari 288 GTO is world’s rarest classic supercars. Ferrari’s flagship during the decade was the Testarossa and with less than 10,000 of it built, it makes this supercar extremely sought after.
The E Type Jaguar was made from 1961 to 1975. The older the E-Type, the more expensive and sought after it is.
Original cars were right hand drive and were rare with around 85% of them produced for being exported to the US and Europe.
4. Mercedes Benz
Manufactured from May 1955 to February 1963, the two-door super luxury Mercedes Benz 190 SL roadster is a highly sought after collectible classic.
A two-seater roadster/coupe produced between 1963 and 1971, the Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster, replaced the 190SL is an all-time favourite of classic car collectors from Australia as well as from across the world.
The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R earned fame for itself in the history as a powerhouse dominating the racing track.
Two world records were produced at UK’s Silverstone by a 2010 Guinness Book of Records event:
- The highest recorded Nissan Skylines at one time at one meet
- The highest number of Nissan Skylines at the same time on a track
Useful Tips to Buy a Classic Car
Know What You Want
It’s important to think about your purchase. Do you want to buy a classic car solely as an investment or you want to join a classic car club? Or are you just bored and want to develop a hobby of classic car collection?
If you live in an Australian city with a lot of traffic, a classic car won’t benefit you. Classic cars are perfect for open road driving. Only the late 30s to 70s models may be better for driving in traffic particularly when your vehicle is idling.
Getting parts of classic cars is difficult but not impossible. Especially, if you join a club (for which you have to pay an annual fee upfront), you can get the parts.
Set a Budget and Stick to it
You can do this by buying a restored product within your budget so, you get an already restored and ready to go car.
Or you can buy something very cheap and restore it yourself or hire someone to do it. But make sure the person knows about your particular model’s ins and outs.
Another important point for staying within the budget is to hire a classic car imports Australia like Dazmac Logistics to get the service at a reasonable price.
Choose among the best classic cars mentioned above with the help of these tips and enjoy owning a unique vehicle.