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Cars Classic cars officially the 2nd best investment for your money

14:34  13 november  2017
14:34  13 november  2017 Source:   uk.motor1.com

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The classic car market presents the second best place to invest your money in the UK, according to financial experts. Classic cars are continuing to provide the best value as alternative investments , research shows.

Classic cars officially the 2 nd best investment for your money . HPI's motoring expert Clive Wilson said: ' Classic cars have shot up in value over the last few years and in many cases represent a great investment opportunity.

Jaguar XK150 Jaguar Land Rover Classic Drive Eastnor Castle © Motor1.com UK Jaguar XK150 Jaguar Land Rover Classic Drive Eastnor Castle

Classic cars are continuing to provide the best value as alternative investments, research shows.

It's not been the best year for classic cars, but despite that, the assets have grown by 192 percent, performing well against other investment asset classes, such as fine art and wine.

 In recent times more classic cars have come onto the market, causing values to dip in the last year, but global art insurance specialist AXA Art say that the classic car market as a whole has still managed to enjoy a three percent growth.

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Classic car investments : from £5,000 to £1,000,000, these are the old cars that'll make you money in 2017. Now prices for good early cars with low miles are £140,000 with the very best costing £200 Pick up your classic car investment at Hexagon Classics , 82-92 Great North Road, London, N2 0NL.

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The specialists revealed that for the first two thirds of 2017, 7,443 cars were sold at auction – an increase of four percent on the previous year.

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Nevertheless, these classic cars represent a unique asset class — part investment , part thrall to automotive art and part childhood dream. Collectable toys might be the closest investment comparison, yet unlike those little James Bond Aston Martins that tumbled out of Christmas stockings

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The increased sales didn't help revenue though, with auction turnover dropping to £674m, a dip of seven percent over the past 12 months. Top-performing cars included the MG A which went up in value from £14,900 (in 2006) to over £22,000 this year, almost doubling in price.

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Classic Corvette Stingrays have also enjoyed an 83 percent rise with one even achieving a price close to half a million pounds at an auction in May 2017. But the star performer has been the Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider.

A limited run of just 761, they passed the million pound mark this year after a staggering 450 percent price increase in the last decade or so.

Despite the strong performance of the classic car market, it isn't the strongest alternative investment market. Jewellery still trumps classic cars. Helped in part by the rise in the price of gold, the jewellery market as a whole has increased by 235 percent over the past decade.

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The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index is good news for anyone with a classic car . The report can be read in its entirety here, but the top line is this; Porsches have risen 24% from January Money in the bank or shares just feels boring in comparison. Classic cars , however, can be tricky things.

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Back to investments of the four-wheeled variety, it's not just classics catching the eyes of the money makers. Modern, limited-run supercars are also shooting up in value. Just this week a Bugatti Chiron appeared for sale in the UK. Brand new it would set you back £2.5m, but now for the inconvenience of missing out on a new one, it'll cost you £3.6m – a 44 percent increase.

The Porsche 911R, a back-to-basics enthusiasts 911 came onto the market last year with the somewhat reasonable list price of £170,000. Now prices tend to be between £350,000 and £400,000, with some even fetching more than £900,000. So, if you've got a crystal ball and can tell what cars are going to shoot up in value over the coming years, go out and buy one right now.

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You should never buy a car in the hope that you’ll make money on it. The key is to buy what you like and if it rises in value to offset the running costs – well that’s just a bonus.: It won’t have escaped your attention that values of most classic cars have shot up over the past few years, but there are some that the market has either overlooked, or have the potential to rise significantly further.<br><br>If you want to join us in the crystal ball gazing, tell us what you’d have added to the list – we’re sure there are more classics out there that deserve a higher profile. We include guide pricing for both the US and the UK, and there are market differences, mostly due to how many of a particular model were sold in that market. We start with the cheapest and work our way up. Sports cars that should go up in value

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