28 classics that we think are ripe for appreciation
Chris Bound has spotted this article on the Classic & Sports Car website were they have "picked out 28 classics that we think are ripe for appreciation". They include the MGBGTV8 but where do they get their prices from?

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In a feature article by Chris Chilton on the Classic & Sports Cars webshite he says "We’re not bankers, but if there's a choice between sticking our cash in a low-rate savings account or buying a tidy classic car, we know which we’d go for.

Not only do you get to enjoy the life-affirming experience of driving a thrilling vintage motor, but your new hobby might just make you some money: recent research by AXA Art showed the value of a decent MGA rose 47% in a decade – which probably trumps your pension.

Admittedly, you need to do a lot of homework, not to mention a thorough inspection, before piling your spare change into an ageing automobile, but the opportunities are definitely out there.

With that in mind, we’ve picked out 28 classics that we think are ripe for appreciation. The best bit? Even if values don’t rocket, you’ll be able to enjoy them on the road".

See the C&CS online article

C&SC's article says" built by British Leyland at its lowest ebb, this muscular ’70s coupé saw a beefy American V8 bolted into the previously underpowered sports car – and the result was something little short of spectacular. As balanced as the standard MGB, the combination of a low kerbweight and bags of torque from the thrumming 3.5-litre motor saw the GT transformed into the proper sports car BL should have been building for years. Think 0-60 in 8.6secs and 125mph at the top end.

Alas, despite the blistering thrills offered by that uprated power plant, the V8 iteration was blighted by the torrid reputation of the badge on its nose and the upgrade simply came too late in the day to make it a runaway success. Which is great news for buyers today: just on the cusp of appreciation after decades in the wilderness, the GT remains affordable despite its relative rarity (fewer than 2600 were built).

Decent examples can be found for just north of £10k, with excellent chrome bumper numbers asking closer to £20k. Prices are unlikely to rocket, but a 0.4% rise in value according to Hagerty last year suggests the numbers are creeping up".