JBR identifies classic potential

JBR Capital has identified five modern classics set to become standout automotive investments.

The vehicle finance provider claims that over the last decade classic cars have ranked as one of the most attractive luxury investments ahead of traditional items such as jewellery and art. Only fine wines (24% increase) appear to have proved a better investment in the last 12 months, with cars from Porsche, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz generating the most increase in value over the last year.

The trend towards buying a classic car via lease purchase has increased in recent years, with JBR Capital finding that the use of finance in classic car purchases has become increasingly popular over the last five years. Customers pay an initial deposit and then make regular monthly payments, taking advantage of highly competitive rates. They then have several options at the end of the term, owning the car outright or refinancing and releasing equity.

Darren Selig, CEO and co-founder at JBR Capital, said, ‘The classic car investment market has calmed down slightly over the last 12 months, but prices are still rising and it is modern classics – cars from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s – that are one of the safest investments.’

Darren’s five vehicles which show great promise for increasing in value over the next five years are:

1989 Mercedes 300SL (R107)
1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (manual)
2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S
2012 Porsche 997 Turbo S
2000 BMW Z8