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Spotting a future classic

Spotting a future classic


We’re forever being warned of the dangers of depreciation and its crippling effect on our bank balances, but there is one way in which you can completely negate all this when it comes to buying a car. Choose wisely, and you might just find your brand-new car is worth close to, if not more than what you paid for it ten years down the track.

As a result, we deemed it a smart idea to put our heads together and come up with a list of cars currently on sale that we think will make a good investment. In other words, these are the classic cars of the future.

Ford Focus RS

Ford’s new RS came to market with the weight of expectation heavy on its broad, boy-racer shoulders. Any concerns that it might not live up to the hype, though, were quickly dispelled. It’s quick, it handles superbly, and for ultimate bar-room bragging rights it comes with a ‘Drift’ mode.

Priced from £31,000 and almost guaranteed to be a classic in ten years’ time, the RS is one of the most affordable and most secure automotive investments you can make this year.

Blue 4 door Ford hatchback with spolier

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Love it or hate it, the Evoque Convertible was certainly a bold move on Land Rover’s part, and it might have been quite a clever one, too. Considering the popularity of both convertibles and SUVs, the roofless Evoque is something of a jack-of-all-trades. It also has proper off-road credentials.

This incredibly niche car could kick off a new trend among manufacturers, and who wouldn’t want to own the car that started it all, even if it will set you back at least £47,500?

White Range Rover Evoque convertible driving through the city

Citroen C4 Cactus

Everyone loves an old Citroen. Think along the lines of the sublimely cool DS 20, or the classy SM. While they may have a fair few decades on the C4 Cactus, they all share that bold French styling Citroen has become famous for.

Just as people came to love the DS and SM, we think the C4 Cactus’ quirky looks will continue to charm people well into the future. With prices starting at £12,990, this could prove to be a shrewd purchase further down the line.

Aquamarine Citroen C4 Cactus with back trim


Small, six-cylinder M cars like the M2 are always going to be a fairly safe bet when it comes to future classics. Think of it as a sort of throwback to the M3s of yesteryear, and look at the sort of prices they command now.

With 365bhp, rear-wheel drive, a proper six-speed manual gearbox, and the possibility of future classic status, what’s not to like about the new M2? Buy in today for £44,080.

Blue BMW M2 3 door car with black alloy wheels