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Best Budget Classic Cars

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Best Budget Classic Cars

What are the cheapest classic cars?

Classic cars seem to be gaining increased popularity in this day and age; many celebrities collect and sport these cars as a symbol of prestige and class. 

Due to the fact that these cars are older, classic cars not only are insured for much less but due to recent tax laws and regulations, these cars are also tax-free. Purchasing a classic car is not only a good investment to start out, the value will likely appreciate as time goes on.

1) Porsche 924 (£500 - £4,000)

This legendary classic car was originally designed to be a Volkswagen and as such used an engine designed for a van. 

Here you will want to go for the 2.5 engine model, which is essentially a 944 model in a 924 body. This is a very good option while looking to buy a classic car, as it's iconic model with a steady buyer market.

2) Volkswagen Corrado (£1,500 - £4,000)

This model is arguably one of the best cars that Volkswagen has ever manufactured and sold. It has front-wheel drive, and its performance is superb. 

The funny thing is, these cars struggled to sell but are now are sought after and admired. That being said, the more time that goes on, the more the prices for these cars are going to go up.  

Porsche 924
Toyota MR2

3) Ford Granada MK2 (£1,500 - £4,000)

The Granada was originally named the Consul, but the name was later dropped. The Ghia X model is the one most individuals seek after and end up buying. 

While the MK1 is a classic in its own right, the MK2 is starting to surpass the reputation of the former in the classic market for its style and performance.

4) Toyota MR2 MK1 (£1,500 - £3,000)

This one hasn't quite reached the same status as a classic car as some of the other models listed in this article; that being said, the W10 MR2 is very light and has great manoeuvrability.

5) Ford Capri (£2,000 - £5,000) 

This was a dream car for many back in the day and is still sought after and considered to be a great classic car. 

Although the price is a little steep compared to others, this may be due to the fact that it has shaken off its former reputation as a poor man's Aston Martin, and is a fantastic car in its own right.

6) Mercedes Benz CE (W123) (£1,500 - £3,000)

Mercedes Benz has always held up to their reputation as dependable, sturdy vehicles. This classic is no different. 

With the right maintenance and upkeep, this car will still be on the road even after some of the newer cars out today have long passed.

Ford Capri
Mazda RX7

7) Mazda RX-7 Series 1 (£1,500 - £3,500)

Although the price may seem a little higher than some others, we promise it's worth it. 

It has a great design with what was a revolutionary rotary engine. It was a great car in the early '80s, and still is to this day.

8) Ford Puma (£500 - £2,000)

Another Ford on the list, they have shown to be a great car even to this day. 

Although the classic Puma will not break the bank, with proper care this car can stand the test of time. Rust especially is one thing you will want to look out for, and you should opt in for the 1.7 alloy wheels.

9) Jaguar XJ Series 3 (£1,000 - £3,000)

This one is definitely for those who enjoy a project. You can pick one up for relatively cheap, but you get what you pay for with this. 

Restoration and upkeep costs can be high, and you should try to find one with the V12 engine.

10) Audi TT Series 1 (£2,000 - £6,000)

Arguably the most expensive on the list, this classic car is a design classic and is holding its value well, even to this day. 

This car still boasts speed and high performance, especially if you are lucky enough to find one with a V6 engine and a 225 turbo.

Audi TT