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Top five cars to invest in now before they become future classics

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We take a look at five cars that aren’t just future investments but could be future classics, too

There is often discussion on which classic cars make the best investments, but what about modern cars?

Whether they are rare or desirable, there are many current cars that will are definitely investment opportunities.

To find out we have compiled a list of the top five cars currently on sale or recently on sale that we feel won’t just be a great investment, but many of them will definitely be future classics.

Ford Fiesta ST200 – price when new: £22,935 used: £16,750

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Powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, it is a rare little hot hatch that is quickly becoming a collector’s item, not just because of its scarceness, but because of its 200bhp output making it the most powerful Fiesta to date.

It can go from standstill to 60mph in 6.9 seconds and on to an impressive top speed of 143mph.

Unique features include its special Storm Grey paintwork, chunky black alloy wheels with red brake callipers and half leather sport seats.

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Honda NSX – Current price new: £143,020 used: £175,000

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This second-generation 600bhp supercar from the Japanese automaker doesn’t disappoint.

On board is a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is mid-mounted and thanks to a four-wheel drive system can propel itself from 0-60mph in a blistering 2.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 191mph.

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Because it is so desirable, used prices have skyrocketed, with some examples selling for more than £200,000 – around £57,000 more than its list price.

BMW M2 – Current price new: £45,750 used: £47,990

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The M2 has been dubbed a pure drivers car and is seen to be a proper M car – meaning it is collectable and its value is in fact increasing already with second hand models costing more than when it was new.

People aren’t willing to wait for a new one so prices are already increasing on the second hand market. Buy now before the premium increases as this gem of a coupe continues to be a fantastic car.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Current price new: £58,424 used: £48,895

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Thanks to it being lightweight too, at just 999kg, it is an agile sports car which has been highly praised by motoring writers throughout the UK.

And because of its very attractive styling, it is viewed as a future classic, which has the potential to make owners money, as production numbers are low.

Porsche 911 GT3 – Current price new: £111,802 used: £120,000

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The second-hand market for classic Porsche’s has gone through the roof in the last five years with premiums soaring for earlier examples to as much as £1 million.

As such the GT3 is very much heading in a similar direction, with nearly £10,000 above list price being paid for used examples.

By Aidan Rennie-Jones

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