Future Classics: Cars to Buy Today to Make a Buck Tomorrow

Two classics of tomorrow: Corvette ZR1 and Nissan GT-R

We all wish we’d bought Microsoft Corp. stock in the 1980s. But what if you’d tucked away a 1965 Shelby roadster like the one that just sold at auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for more than $1 million? Or garaged a pristine 1971 Dodge Challenger, which went for $187,000, or that rare 1970 Ford Mustang for $275,000?

More to the point, what should you buy now that will turn out to be the collectible car of tomorrow?

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Call It An All-American Supercar: The Corvette ZR1

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) — Can Americans still build a phenomenal car? One can forgive the question, since the Japanese have run away with hybrids and the Germans and Italians rule the sports-car world. Yet one of the brighter spots in the U.S. auto scene is the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 — a relatively inexpensive car that tangos with uber-expensive exotics.  


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Fastest Corvette EVER (ze ZR1)

So you don’t really need a 600-plus horsepower Corvette. But get the $105,000 Corvette ZR1 on the road, and you might realize it’s actually a Ferrari-spanking bargain. Hear the sound of the terror here.