How often have you dreamed of attending the Okotoks Collector Car Auction in Alberta? Or the CCP Classic Car Auction in Ontario? Maybe you’ve dreamt of making the trip to Arizona for the Mecca of collector car auctions – the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. Whether you grew up riding in the back seat of a muscle car or simply love the lines of rides produced before the turn of the millennia, it is definitely tempting to want to place a bid on these beauties. But it seems you need to shell out the big bucks to afford the perfect collector car.
Or do you?
These surprisingly affordable options are on the market right now for prices you can get excited about.
A Piece of Automotive Art for Under $40,0000
1994 Dodge Viper RT/10
Just when we thought the world had given up on unapologetic horsepower housed in a long and low ride, Dodge gave us the Viper. You get the artfully crafted fibreglass body, a growl of an 8.0L V10 engine, rear-wheel drive, and a sporty manual transmission. And you didn’t drop six figures at the auction house.
1995 BMW M3
Celebrate the very best of German engineering in a timeless four-door that looks as good today as when it came off the boat. Experience an athletic ride as its 3.0 inline-six produces 240-horsepower while you are treated to leather seats, a power sunroof, and a sporting suspension.
Sleek and Stunning Ride on a $30,000 Budget
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
The wonder of a Mercedes is how it continues to deliver a ride like sailing over calm seas, even after it has endured more than 20 years on the road. With some extra effort checking out the auction houses, find one with the 5.0L V8 and manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, and that classic executive coupe design worthy of stares and sighs at the car show.
1965 Ford Mustang GT
While the Mustang originally debuted in 1964, it wasn’t until 1965 when the GT and Shelby options became available. The 1965 Mustang GT featured a 225hp Challenger 289 4V V8 engine, and was available in hardtop, convertible or fastback. It also came in unique colour options such as the iconic Caspian Blue, Poppy Red and Twilight Turquoise.
High-Performance Muscle Cars for Under $20,000
1972 Chevrolet El Camino
Are you ready to give a little extra love to some real sheet metal and interiors? It’s a truck! It’s a muscle car! It probably has ticked the odometer over at least once, but you can still grab all the looks at the car show when you polish up this singular ride unlike any other ever made.
1980 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Remember when these two-door machines burst onto the scene and everybody wanted one? Yes, you can finally look like a movie star with that iconic bird on the hood, the 4.9L engine under it, bucket seats, a spoiler, and a set of wide summer performance tires. It will need some tweaks here and there, but it is worth every drop of sweat.
A Toy to Tinker with for About $10,000
1991 Toyota MR2
Place yourself behind the wheel of a zippy compact sports car that simply oozes personality. Yes, it features those pop-up headlights, the rear-mounted engine, and just enough horsepower to get out of its own way. Its silhouette remains iconic for the period and still delivers a pop of excitement when you roll down the street. It’s a fabulous choice when you need a classic car to play with without emptying the bank account.
1998 Jeep Wrangler
The best part of owning any Jeep Wrangler is that it was engineered to get a little dirty. Add a ride to your garage that is perfect for taking off-roading and can be customized to your content. The Sport offers two doors, the classic removable soft top, four-wheel drive, and is ready to accept tow hooks, winches, and light bars. Your local restoration shop can give it a new paint job, too.
Finally owning that dream collector car can be much more affordable than you ever thought possible. If you are wondering about the added cost of insuring a collector car, or whether or not you qualify for coverage, give us a call today at 1-844-929-4768 and we will be happy to help.