The values ​​of “not distinctive” basic automobiles are growing quickly

The values ​​of conventional classic cars surpass some iconic, coveted classics such as the Jaguar E-Type.

a car parked in a parking lot: Austin Allegro

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Austin Allegro

That says the classic car insurer Hagerty, which records the market values ​​of more than 2,000 vehicles. It is said that “non-exceptional” cars that were once the backbone of the UK are proving to be popular investments.

a car parked on the side of the road: Ford Cortina

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Ford Cortina

The company gets its data from UK auctions, commercial sales and private sales. When comparing the values ​​from 2020 to 2021, the top 10 best performers are:

  • 1965-1970 Triumph 1300 by 20.4 percent
  • 1962-1966 Ford Cortina Mk1 by 19.4 percent
  • 1973-1982 Austin Allegro 13.6 percent increased
  • 1962-1980 Renault 4 by 10.6 percent
  • 1963-1976 Hillman Leprechaun by 10.1 percent
  • 1970-1976 Ford Cortina Mk3 7.8 percent increased
  • 1968-1979 Renault 16 plus 7.4 percent
  • 1948-1960 Peugeot 203 plus 5.2 percent
  • 1975-1981 British Leyland Princess by 5.1 percent
  • 1987-1994 Alfa Romeo 33 4.4 percent increased

During the same period, the values ​​of the Jaguar E-Type Series III rose by 8.2 percent, added Hagerty.

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The company speculated that part of the appeal of the above 10 classic cars is that they cost less than £ 4,000 on average.

a car parked in a parking lot: Triumph 1300

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Triumph 1300

“These everyday cars are becoming increasingly rare,” says John Mayhead, Head of Automotive Intelligence at Hagerty. “For decades, the vast majority of them were unloved workhorses, which in the end were at best sold as scrap.

“Now, with rarity on their side and nostalgia in their hearts, enthusiasts snap up the remaining examples, sometimes because of an emotional connection and sometimes perhaps because they feel obliged to preserve them for the enjoyment of future generations.”


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