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Hagerty 2014 Hot List Names Future Collectibles

Hagerty 2014 Hot List Names Future Collectibles

By Jeff Youngs, January 24, 2014
An insurance company specializing in classic cars and motorcycles, historic tools and parts, all kinds of automobilia, and more, Hagerty publishes one of the most respected valuation guides for collectible post-war vehicles. Each year, the company publishes the Hagerty Hot List, naming the 10 new-car models that are currently on sale that are likely to be collectible within the next 25 years.

"For a car to be collectible in the future, it has to be cool right off the assembly line. A collectible car has to grab you and not let you go," explains McKeel Hagerty, president and CEO of Hagerty.

To make the Hagerty Hot List for 2014, the car needs to be a 2014 model-year vehicle and priced less than $100,000. That's it. So without further ado, here are the 10 cars that Hagerty thinks people will be collecting a couple of decades from now, listed in ascending order of price.

2014 Ford Fiesta ST
Based on the smallest car in Ford's U.S. lineup, the Fiesta ST is a performance-tuned 5-door hatchback that epitomizes bang for the buck. "The Fiesta looks, sounds, and acts the part of a modern day enthusiast's car," says Hagerty.

2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X
Sitting at the top of the 2014 Wrangler lineup, the new Rubicon X model rolls out of the factory with numerous off-roading upgrades and cosmetic enhancements. Hagerty gives the Rubicon X a nod for 2014 in light of increasing enthusiasm for vintage SUVs.

2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker
Based on the Challenger R/T Classic, the new Shaker model adds a functional black hood scoop that shakes when the V-8 engine is idling, along with numerous cosmetic modifications to set it apart from other models. Hagerty does not mention the rare '14 Mopar Challenger that is also on sale, and which also gets the Shaker treatment.

2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO
Because vintage Japanese cars are increasingly collectible, Hagerty believes that fans of Asian sports cars will value the latest version of the Nissan 370Z NISMO in years to come.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Redesigned for 2014, the C7 takes Corvette design, engineering, and technology in a new direction. Acknowledging that the Corvette is the most popularly collected vehicle in the United States, Hagerty says, "Dollar for dollar, this is the best performance buy on the market."

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Enthusiasts of Italian cars have been waiting a long time for this. Lightweight, powerful, and dressed in distinctive design, the Alfa Romeo 4C is characterized by Hagerty as "a budget-friendly Italian sports car."

2014 Maserati Ghibli S
Hagerty thinks the twin-turbocharged version of the new Maserati Ghibli will be the one that enthusiasts covet in years to come. This new "entry-level" Maserati sedan is already making the Italian luxury sport automaker one of the fastest-growing brands in the business.

2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
By limiting production to 69 vehicles and pricing each at about $90,000, the Chevrolet COPO Camaro is essentially guaranteed to become a collectible car, according to Hagerty. Built for drag racing, the COPO Camaro cannot be "registered, titled, licensed, or driven on public roads or highways," according to Chevrolet.

2014 BMW M5
Revised for 2014, but not new, the latest BMW M5 luxury performance sedan retains its manual gearbox option and an actual clutch pedal, making it a rarity in a segment where automated manual transmissions and automatics are by far the norm.

2014 Jaguar F-Type R
Sliding in just under the $100,000 price cap, Jaguar's new F-Type R Coupe makes the cut. With 550 horsepower, acceleration to 60 mph takes just 4 seconds by Jaguar's stopwatch, and the F-Type R can reach a top speed of 186 mph.

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