Global Investing Hot Spots
1 / 11    

9 foreign collectible cars that make good investments

» more from Global Investing Hot Spots

Like wine and art, classic cars are a finite tangible resource often produced in overseas markets that, as investments, can appreciate in value without a correlation to stocks and bonds. Unlike art, you don't have to compete with billionaires to pick up a coveted — and often beautiful — asset in the car market.

The Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) tracks vintage collectibles with its HAGI Top Index and subindexes. The index was up near-14 percent through the first three quarters of 2015 (the index hit an all-time high in September) and is up more than 500 percent in the past decade. Many of the fastest-appreciating cars are sporty models from Europe.

But which European sports cars make the best investments? We asked HAGI founder Dietrich Hatlapa, specialty-car insurer Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty, and RM Sotheby's car specialist David Swig to provide a range of options — from as low as $10,000 to as much as half a million dollars, starting with the most affordable.

(Note: Current value is based on average pricing data, unless otherwise noted.)

By Joe D'Allegro, special to
Posted 4 December 2015

Toshifumi Kitamura | AFP | Getty Images