Hagerty issued its yearly list of new cars that could become future collectibles in the "Hagerty Hot List." This year's list is pretty varied and includes a strong showing from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
As always, the cars have to cost less than $100,000 and must be 2018 models. Peering into its crystal ball, here are Hagerty's 10 picks for sought-after cars in the decades to come — and we weigh in.
Ferrari’s F430 Scuderia was about 60 years in the making. Larry Feherenbaker started tearing his apart in a matter of weeks. Actually, he hired Ai Design to do it. A custom car shop near Manhattan, Ai installed a roll cage, a fire extinguishing system, downdraft plates, a wing, a new exhaust system, a new suspension and a custom-built nose. In the process, the so-called prancing stallion—shiny and plush off the assembly line—became a rangy, raw-boned creature that was relatively painful to ride.
A notable landmark first was achieved over the weekend during Barrett-Jackson’s 16th annual sale in Palm Beach, Florida: the first time that a Japanese collector car has scored as the highest selling vehicle at any Barrett-Jackson auction. The car was something rare and special, indeed, a track-oriented 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition of which just 50 were produced. At one point, it held the record as fastest production car at the famed German track.
Alexander Rossi dominated from start to finish to win Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Starting from the pole, Rossi led 71 of the 85 laps to earn his first win of 2018 and the third of his career, behind the 2016 Indianapolis 500 and Watkins Glen last season.
“I can’t really put into words how good the car was all weekend,” Rossi told NBC Sports. “I think we proved that and I’m just so glad we were able to capitalize on that and nothing crazy happened.
For over a decade, Dylan Miles has learned the ins and outs of the trade from the very best names in the classic car world and, similarly, forged relationships with some of its most influential figures. Hence why he’s founded his own company specializing in sporting and classic automobiles.