Insurance provider Hagerty has researched the Japanese used car market from the 1980s and 90s and found a serious price increase across the board. Here are the top 10 hardest hit models.
At the top is the R33 generation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R (Prod. 1995–1998). The sports car gained 52% in price in the first half of 2021 and now costs $ 68,000 Standard, $ 124,000 V-Spec N1, and $ 440,000 Nismo 400R (shown here in the video).
Datsun 280ZX (prod. 1978–1983) takes second place. The average price has risen steadily over the past half decades and is now $ 24,200, a 50% increase from $ 16,100 six years ago.
The trio of high-flyers is rounded off by the Mk2 Toyota Supra (Prod. 1982–1986). The study suggests that the reasons for this particular price hike have more to do with the rarity of the model than with its practical qualities. Simply put, it is very difficult to find a well-preserved specimen these days. Growth in the first half of 2021 was 44% (from $ 15,600 to $ 22,500), and the price has roughly tripled in the past decade.
In the top ten ranking, Nissan 300ZX, Honda Civic Si, Datsun 260Z, Mitsubishi Starion, Nissan Figaro and Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 / 62 are named in that order.
Editor Andrew Raspopov