Collectible cars are hotter than ever. But if you're looking at future resale, it's important to remember that not all automobiles appreciate at the same rate. So, your favorite car might not also be your best investment.
Take, for example, these three very different classics that were all once popular in California.
The 1932 Ford Roadster was the car everyone wanted to make. It performed. It was pretty. And the attention to detail was the envy of the industry. In 2010, you could've purchased one for about $85,000.
At the same time, for about double the price, you could've bought a 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster. This was the car that took performance to a new level. In a stripped-down, consumer-friendly version of the high-achieving racer, owners could take this beauty to the track, and they could also take it to the supermarket. It picked up where the Ford Roadster left off.