These 10 Cars Can Make You Rich Thanks To Their Skyrocketing Prices

Of all the assets you can own, vehicles typically have the worst depreciation rate. A car instantly loses thousands in value the minute you drive off the dealership lot, and keeps losing value as time goes by. However, this rule doesn’t apply to every car. If you play your cards right, you can find a great used car that appreciates and makes you money should you decide to sell it in the future.

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Such cars usually gain value since they were produced in limited numbers, are no longer in production, have advanced engineering and technologies, or have other cool features that make gearheads desire them for many years to come. Take the first-generation Chevrolet Corvette, for example. This car costs around $100,000 today, which is about 30 times what it cost when it debuted in 1953. There are many awesome cars you can find in the today used cars market that we expect to rise in value in the coming years. Let’s explore ten of the best.

10 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

In 2015, a huge wave of excitement spread across the automotive world when Dodge announced that it was building the most powerful Challenger ever at the time – the SRT Hellcat. The Hellcat had an awe-inspiring muscular design that pleased muscle car fans, but what everyone loved about it was under the hood.

At the heart of the SRT Hellcat was a massive supercharged HEMI V8 engine pushing out 707 hp, making it the most powerful muscle car ever. A 0-60 of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of just under 200 mph made the Hellcat one of the best drag racing cars ever. You can still find a Hellcat for less than $50,000, but not for long.

9 Dodge Viper SRT

The Viper needs no introduction, as it’s one of the greatest American sports cars ever. The Viper impressed everyone when it debuted in the early ’90s thanks to its unique design and monstrous V10 engine.

The fifth and last Viper generation was produced from 2012 to 2017. In the more performance-oriented SRT trim, the fifth-gen Viper had a massive 8.4-liter V10 cranking out 650 ponies, making it a beast. Since the Viper is now discontinued, we expect prices to go up soon.

8th BMW M3 (E46)

The M3 is BMW’s pride and joy, as it has been one of the marque’s most popular vehicles since its introduction in the ’80s. All M3s are usually awesome, but we think that the E46 generation is arguably the best.

The E46 M3 debuted in 2000 and instantly impressed. It was powered by the final evolution of BMW’s S50 six-cylinder engine — a 3.2-liter unit generating 338 horses and 269 lb-ft of torque. The E46 M3 is still under $30,000, but prices are rising steadily.

7 Honda Civic Type-R EK9

The ‘Type R’ badge on any Honda is a surefire sign that it’s going to have great performance, even when it’s on a Civic. The first Civic to wear the Type R badge was the EK9, which debuted to much adoration in 1997.

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This tiny hatchback had a 182-hp 1.6-liter four-pot under the hood, enough to give it a 0-60 of just over 6 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. To this day, the EK9 is still considered to be one of the greatest hot hatches ever. The EK9 recently became eligible for import into the US, which means it’s the best time to buy it.

6 Toyota Century V12

The Toyota Century may not be mentioned in the same vein as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but it’s one of the best full-size luxury sedans in the world. The Century debuted in the ’60s and was designed to appeal to Japan’s wealthiest individuals.

The second-generation Century was a huge hit when it launched in the late ’90s. It still had an elegant design and luxurious interior, but unlike any other Japanese car ever built, it had a V12 engine under the hood. Like the EK9 above, the second-generation Century is newly eligible for import.

5 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

In the early 2000s, Cadillac introduced the CTS-V as the most powerful version of the CTS sedan. The CTS-V was an instant hit and became a huge success for Cadillac over the next decade. The CTS-V was so popular that Cadillac introduced a wagon version in 2012.

The CTS-V Wagon is unlike any other wagon you’ve ever seen. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 556 hp on tap, the CTS-V Wagon is incredibly fast. If you can find a CTS-V Wagon in good condition, hold on to it since it’s one of the greatest wagons ever created.

4 TVR Cerbera 4.5 V8

When naming the greatest British sports car manufacturers, most gearheads will mention Aston Martin, Jaguar, McLaren, and Bentley. TVR will likely be left out, even though it has built some of the best British sports cars of the last three decades.

One of TVR’s greatest hits is the Cerbera. The Cerbera had a gorgeous design and the power to match, thanks to various engines. The most powerful engine in a Cerbera – a 4.5-liter V8 with 420 hp on tap – was introduced in the 1997 model year. Cerbera versions with this awesome engine recently became eligible for import into the US, which is why we expect prices to start going up.

3 BMW i8

We now have a wide selection of awesome hybrid sports cars, including the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, 2016 Honda NSX, and Lexus LC500h. However, a decade ago, hybrid sports cars were largely unheard of until BMW introduced the i8 in 2014.

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The i8 was a huge hit when it debuted. It had a gorgeous wedge-shaped design inspired by the M1 and a 369-hp hybrid drivetrain. In 2021, the final i8 rolled out of BMW’s production facilities, which is why prices are expected to start going up.

2 Porsche 968

In the ’70s, Porsche introduced a new series of front-engined sports cars to attract buyers who couldn’t afford the 911 and other top European sports cars. The final car in the series was the 968, which debuted in 1991 to replace the 944.

The 968 had a lot going for it – a great design, Porsche’s advanced engineering, and a 3.0-liter inline-four under the hood making 237 hp. The 968 is still one of the cheapest Porsches you can buy today, but prices are rising.

1 Lotus Elise

In the late ’90s, Lotus rolled up its sleeves and built one of its best vehicles ever – the Elise. When building the Elise, Lotus had one goal in mind – to make it as lightweight and fun to drive as possible. The end result didn’t disappoint.

Although the Elise only had a tiny 118-hp four-cylinder, it weighed just 1,500 lbs thanks to an aluminum chassis and fiberglass body. The Elise stayed in production until 2021 when Lotus ended its production run.

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