- 1982–1991 Porsche 944 — Whether younger buyers are priced out of the 911 market or just looking for something different than the norm, Hagerty said the 944 has recently gained a renewed following. “Expect to see many nice low-mile examples come to market in the near future, with pristine Turbos selling for surprising amounts.” The Hagerty Price Guide values for this model have increased 8 percent over the last 8 months, with 1988 Porsche 944s starting at $15,600.
- 1997–2002 Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler — Once described as a car better to be photographed next to, “there is no denying the standout looks of one of the first modern retro cars,” Hagerty said, adding that Prowlers have been one of the hottest cars at auction over the last 12 months — with a 9-percent increase in the number offered, a 6-percent increase in average sale price and a strong sell-through rate of 72 percent over the last 12 months. Plymouth Prowlers, model year 2000 , start at $32,000.
- 1966–1977 Ford Bronco — Today's SUV-dominated car culture continues to love the simple utilitarian look of the first generation Bronco, Hagerty said. “Coupled with excellent reliability and parts availability, the Bronco makes for an excellent first-time collector vehicle.” Activity in the private market has been particularly strong for these SUVs, with 1966 Ford Broncos starting at $24,800.
- 1994–1999 Ferrari F355 — Hagerty described the Ferrari F355 as “a true performance car with a fantastic engine sound and great looks.” Its price gains “have lagged other Ferrari models over the past five years, which has suddenly made them relative bargains.” Hagerty Price Guide values have increased 39 percent over the last 12 months for these, though the company pointed out that the cost of ownership for these cars can be high, “so make sure to scrutinize service records.” 1997 F355 Spiders start at $68,900.
- 1970–1974 Dodge Challenger — Early 1970s Mopar muscle cars have had the biggest swings in values going back to 2006, according to Hagerty. “After being impacted by the recession, they have recovered nicely, and Dodge fans are back to searching out as many ‘1 of 1' variations as they can find.” Challengers have been performing very well at recent auctions, the company said, with cars offered up by 17 percent and average sale prices up 41 percent over the last 12 months. A 1970 Challenger starts at $36,200.
- 1968–1976 BMW 2002 — Called an iconic BMW, this model remains very popular, especially on both coasts, Hagerty said. Similar to other German cars mentioned in this list, their Hagerty Price Guide values have been especially strong for 2002 models, with an 18-percent gain over the last eight months. The company tabs the starting price for 1974 2002 tii's at $26,800.
Hagerty bills itself as is the “world's leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners.”
In addition to offering insurance for classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, the company also handles motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts as well as “automobilia” — which it calls “any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles.”