CNNMoney.com is great at compiling lists, particularly automotive tabulations of top cars, worst cars, best valued cars, etc. Its latest list is Best Dirt Cheap Collectible cars and it includes surprises, BMW to Volkswagen.
In conjunction with Hagerty Insurance, which specializes in covering collectible cars, here are 10 vehicles presented as “Collectibles: Best of the Dirt Cheap.”
The first on the list, with text written by Peter Valdes-Dapen, a CNNMoney.com senior editor, is the V8-powered Ford Mustang.
“With demands for fuel economy rising, performance took a back seat in most late 1970s and early 80s cars,” writes Valdes-Dapen. “That made the 205 horsepower Mustang 5.0 HO a particularly desirable model for performance fans. Starting next year, Ford is bringing out a new 5.0-liter displacement V8 for the Mustang, which will bring more attention to the original.”
Here’s the top-10 list and estimated value (in average condition) for each car:
1985-93 Ford Mustang 5.0 HO, $3,000
1975-80 AMC Pacer, $4,300
1974-80 Triumph Spitfire 1500, $5,000
1975-78 Datsun 280Z, $5,000
1989-91 Ford Taurus SHO, $3,400
1977-83 BMW 320i, $3,900
1968-76 Volkswagen Beetle
1986-88 Pontiac Fiero GT, $5,000
1979-81 Fiat Spider 2000, $5,000
1956 Buick Roadmaster Sedan, $5,000
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