It's hard to know what cars will be future classics. Oh sure, some of them are obvious — damn near any exotic will certainly go up in value eventually, and it's hard to go wrong with a limited-edition ride like the Porsche 911 Sport Classic.
But what about the cars that aren't so obvious? What models sitting in showrooms might be the next 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350? The guys at Hagerty Insurance Agency think they know. Each year the company, which bills itself as “the world leader in collector car insurance,” takes a look at everything in showrooms and compiles its “hot list” of 10 future collector cars.
“We have fun each year looking at which new vehicles embody the characteristics of collector cars, to help predict which ones might have classic appeal in 15 to 20 years,” CEO McKeel Hagerty said in a statement. “The Hot List is our prediction for which cars manufactured this year will hold their value and consumer appeal long enough to one day be regarded as collectible.”
Given that it's an annual list, all of the cars are 2011 models. The list is Hagerty's, the comments are ours. It's sure to spark some debate — lists always do — so feel free to spout off in the comments.
Above: Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible. The drop-top retro ride offers a 6.2-liter V8 producing 426 horsepower. By the way, if you haven't read Dan Neil's review of the Camaro SS, do so now. It's the best car review ever. Photo: General Motors