Any way you look at them, cars are expensive. It doesn’t matter if you just bought the newest model off the lot or have a needy used car, you’re going to be spending money on your ride. That’s what keeps lots of would-be gearheads from classic car ownership. Old cars are beautiful and fun to drive, sure. But with stories of record-setting sales coming out seemingly every month, can the average hobbyist ever hope to afford something cool to take to their local cruise nights?
The answer, of course, is yes. Hagerty, the authority on classic car valuation and insurance, analyzed data on hundreds of classic car models and found 10 of the hottest classics on the market that trade hands for well under $10,000. So if you’re looking for your next weekend toy, check out these 10 easily attainable classics.
1. 1990-1994 Volkswagen Corrado
Sold at a time when Volkswagen was all but an afterthought in the U.S. market, the Corrado was an underrated gem. Despite accolades from the motor press on both sides of the Atlantic, the Corrado’s $20,000-plus price tag (around $45,000 today) kept a lot of buyers at bay. A legitimate Porsche 944/Audi Quattro Coupe competitor, the Corrado’s too-cool ’80s looks and excellent driving dynamics have made it one of the hottest young-timer classics out there. With average drivers trading hands for around $4,600 today, grab one while you still can.