Hagerty listed the Roadmaster Wagon as the collectible wagon to buy now!

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  1. 81X11

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    Just out of curiosity, has anyone gone back and looked at Hagerty recommendations from years ago to see if those cars really did become "collectable?" And, does "collectable" equate to "increased value" or not?
     
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    One of the top pics some years back was the Grand Wagoneer. Those have gone up a LOT in the past few years. ;)
     
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    That's ONE. Even a blind squirrel eventually finds a nut. How about others?
     
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    Well...here's the 2010 list. :)

    Hagerty presents the Hagerty Hot 2010 List:

    1. 2000 BMW M Roadster – The four-cylinder Z3 was a bit of a snooze, but the M Roadster with 240 hp and a 0-60 time of around five seconds is a Gen-X Shelby Cobra. Quad chrome pipes out the back, fat tires, special side grilles and M badges identify this very special Z3. We believe in the years to come this car will be highly desired by collectors for its gracious curves and powerful engine.

    2. 2001 Corvette ZO6 – While the 2001 ZO6's 385 horsepower is less than the current base model Corvette, it did mark the return of the vaunted ZO6 for the first time since 1963. The enthusiast publications were shocked by GM's willingness to sell essentially a race-ready Corvette straight from the factory.

    3. 2002 Pontiac Firebird WS-6 "Ram-Air" – The Firebird burned bright in its last year— this was the most powerful Firebird ever produced (and with the death of Pontiac, almost certainly the last). GM claimed it was rated at 325 horsepower, but many Firebird enthusiasts claim they were underrated by up to 40 horsepower. Not bad considering the most powerful Mustang offered in 2002 had nearly 65 horsepower less.

    4. 2003 Mini Cooper S "JCW" – In 2003 the Detroit Auto Show awarded this Mini "North American Car of the Year". This car made our list not only because it was the first year the "John Cooper Works" Tuning Kit was available, but more importantly because anyone who drives one of these cars walks away with a silly grin. It just begs to be driven hard and often.

    5. 2004 Cadillac CTS-V – This is the Cadillac for the Corvette enthusiast who has to haul around kids and their gear. After decades of Cadillac catering exclusively to the to those buying their last or second to last cars, the new CTS-V with its 400 horsepower Z06 Corvette engine will surely earn the respect of car collectors down the road as the most memorable Caddy from this past decade.

    6. 2005 Acura NSX – The NSX was the first production car to feature an all-aluminum chassis, suspension and body, and was produced from 1990-2005 with very little changes throughout its 15 year run. The breakthrough design influenced other supercars including the McLaren F-1. It isn't uncommon to see an NSX on the auction bill at collector car auctions often selling for nearly what they cost new.

    7. 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 (viper powered pick-up) – Unlike any other Ram pick-up, this one was produced solely for the purpose of speed. With 500 horsepower and even more torque straight from the factory, these trucks would run less than a 14 second quarter-mile and easy modifications put them into the 12 second category.

    8. 2007 Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500 – Following the introduction of the fifth-generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for the first time since 1970. This new high performance version of the Mustang as a way to pay tribute to the legendary Carroll Shelby. With its retro looks, 500 horsepower, and Shelby's autograph on the dash, this car introduced the younger generation to the glorious racing days of the 1960s.

    9. 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 - Mopar enthusiasts waited a long time for this much anticipated tribute to one of the icons of the muscle car era. When compared to all the retro inspired muscle cars of this decade, our vote is for the Challenger as it most closely resembles its first generation ancestor.

    10. 2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP Coupe – With the death of Pontiac announced toward the end of this decade, their last true sports car was the Solstice GXP. The convertible version sold respectably for several years, but this Coupe version was only produced for half a year. This rare model will certainly be desirable in the years to come.
     
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    just saw the article as well;great to hear on the Buick Roadmaster wagon, as I have one :)
     
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    I have to laugh at all this. I remember, back in the late Eighties, how ZR-1 Corvette buyers were socking away their new purchases for a 'rainy day,' thinking that their value would skyrocket. Then it was revealed some years later, that when people were buying their Zr-1's, the list was so long, that GM extended production capacity to accomodate them all, and so many are out there, that the dreams of early retirement evaporated. I brought this up because in the last 3 or 4 months, I've spotted two ZR-1s getting driven, and one guy was quite the leadfoot.
     
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    And now maybe more people simply want to be reminded of enjoying being a kid and not having so many worries so they get a Wagon. That's how it was for me at least.
     
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    I remember further back, the '78 two-tone Silver Anniversary and Pace Care Vettes were supposed to be collector gold. They are more valuable than the regular models, but the only way they have any real value is if they were never driven, and even then, it's not THAT much more.

    BUT I remember when in the late 80's-90's you could not give away a 80-81 Turbo Trans Am or Turbo Formula, and those have finally really started to shoot up now. You never know!

    -Mike
     
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    That's true, you never know. Hell, I remember how the big cars in the '80s were so cheap and plentiful, you could score a good runner for less than $200, a polished jewel for less than $500. My late friend Dale scored a '78 LTD (the Large Thirsty Dog) for a few hundred; it was in polished jewel condition, had less than 40K on the odom, and was fairly loaded for a Ford. Now, if a like car showed up today, it'd be several thousand.
     

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