Could Owning One Of These Rare Beasts Pay Off?

By: Lisa Harper

These cars may not currently top lists of the most wanted cars however with them becoming rarer on UK roads could buying one now prove to beneficial to your pocket in years to come?

Ford Sierra

Ford Sierra

In production from 1982-1993 there are now less than 4,000 left in the UK. The Sierra succeeded the Cortina and was available as a five-door hatchback, a four-door saloon and a five-door estate. The majority of Sierra’s now available are hatchbacks with either a 1.8-litre or 2.0-litrel engine.

Currently Ford Sierra prices range from a couple of hundred to thousands for rarer models.

If you buy one now and keep it safe and damp free it could prove a worthwhile investment once they become rarer. Plus with plenty of parts on the market picking up parts for repairs and break downs is surprisingly easy.

Vauxhall Victor

Vauxhall Victor

The Vauxhall Victor was in production from 1957-1976 and there are now less than 1,000 left in the UK. The Victor was Britain’s most exported car back in its heyday and debuted Britain’s first ever wrap-around windshield.

The initial investment of purchasing a Vauxhall Victor doesn’t come as cheap as some of the other models mentioned, with you needing a few thousand to get your hands on a basic model. However being older and rarer you can hope for a quicker return on your investment.

There’s a Vauxhall Victor owners club with regular meets taking place around the country, so you can meet up with like-minded enthusiasts as well as benefit from their network of knowledge and contacts when it comes to repairs.

Austin Metro

Austin Metro

A fantastic entry level classic car the Austin Metro might not be everyone’s idea of a classic car, but with less than 500 now left on UK roads it’s worth the investment.

You can pick up a Metro for around £500 but it’s likely to need considerable TLC, spend a bit more and you’ll need to put in less effort. Whilst the rarer MG Metro turbo might cost you up to £4,000.

Classic insurance companies will cover the Metro very cheaply compared to other models. The Austin Metro also shares many parts with other British Leyland models so parts are easy to track down and are competitively priced. 

Morris Marina

Morris Marina

The Marina enjoyed great success during its heyday selling over a million models in just 13 years. However there are now less than 300 now said to be registered in the UK, so it might be an idea to get your hands on one quick before a retro craze for stand out seventies style hits.

The Marina is available as a saloon, coupe and an estate and was only produced as rear-wheel drive. Originally produced to rival the Ford Cortina the Morris Marina first went into production in 1971.

Buying a Marina will set you back a few thousand pounds so it’s not the cheapest on our list, but it is one of the rarest.

What Do You Think?

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