I don’t have all the answers. Never pretended to. But I thought I mostly had things figured out, you know? Like I had a pretty good grip on things, knew how to handle myself and get around. But I don’t recognize reality anymore. Not when a late 1990s Honda Civic Si can sell for as much as a new one, or an Acura…
I’ve always been jealous of people I know, like Jason Torchinsky for example, who have been able to keep the same car pretty much forever. I’ve owned some great cars over the years, stuff I’ve really loved (and loathed), but I have nothing like the relationship Jason has with the yellow Volkswagen Beetle he’s owned…
It’s been a somewhat bewildering week for cars I grew up admiring. First, an automatic (!!!) but super clean 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo seems poised to crack $70,000 when its Bring a Trailer auction ends tomorrow, and then a humble 2000 Honda Civic Si sells for a stunning $22,700 on the same site—nearly as much as a…
There’s more to becoming a “classic car” than just getting old. And even though today’s vehicles might not seem as regal and timeless as ones from decades past, you better believe we’ll be looking back longingly at some modern machines someday. Here are some of our current favorites.
It’s not inaccurate to say the car video space is awfully crowded these days. It seems like everybody with an iPhone, a Reddit account and a pipeline for cars is out to make it big on YouTube. So much so that it’s rare to see anything truly original anymore. Enter Future Classics, a new video series shot on Super 16mm…
The GSX-R 750 was a revolutionary motorcycle when Suzuki introduced Japan’s first race replica in 1985. It was lightweight, air-oil cooled and fast as hell. And unlike Italian counterparts of the era, it was reliable. The conservative, upright Universal Japanese Motorcycle’s era was ending and this full-fairing…
The topic of future classics is an interesting one, especially when it involves an expensive purchase you may or may not be trying to justify in your own mind. But of course, any car enthusiast’s guess about what cars will be hip and cool decades in the future is just that—a guess.
So you want a little adventure rig but you’re not willing to take out a second mortgage for a used Wrangler. I bet you’re already looking at old Toyota 4Runners and Jeep Cherokees, but have you seen how cheap Nissan Xterras are these days?
The topic of “future classics” comes up all the time in car enthusiast circles, often as we try justifying expensive and questionable automotive purchases. It’s an investment, right? (Not usually.) But the folks at Hagerty Classic Car Insurance have to assign values to old cars all the time, so they know a thing or…
The Ram Rebel is only a minor tweak on Chrysler’s popular four-door, short-bed, half-ton pickup truck platform, but it sure is a whole lot cooler. At least Chrysler hopes you think so. And in a few decades, you probably will.
When something like a Mercedes 190SL goes from being a $40,000 car to fetching a quarter of a million dollars at auction in the span of a few years, you start to wonder what other cars are future classics in the waiting.
From Car Buying: A few weeks ago, I asked what cars on eBay under $20k are due to appreciate in the coming years, and you replied with 10 gems that have drained my bank accounts, credit cards, and emergency piggy bank. Having said that, here's 10 more cars that could make you some real cash:
A few weeks ago, I asked what cars on eBay under $20k are due to appreciate in the coming years, and you replied with 10 gems that have drained my bank accounts, credit cards, and emergency piggy bank. Having said that, here's 10 more cars that could make you some real cash:
What if I told you that for well under $20,000, you could get yourself an import car with two doors, four seats, a stick shift, a 6.0-liter V8 with 400 horsepower and a legendary nameplate attached to it? Meet the Pontiac GTO. No, not that one, the under-appreciated one from the 2000s.
Ragging on GM for their decades of lackluster efforts at making compact cars is such a popular activity that it may as well be an Olympic sport. Lately, they've done a great job with the Cruze, but it's not the best compact they've ever made — the Cobalt SS is. Here's why.
Before I start talking to you about why the Mercury Marauder deserves future classic status, I want to start by talking about biology. Specifically, evolutionary biology, and the concept of the "apex predator." It's science-learnin' time!
I try hard, dear reader, to avoid obvious answers when I pen these Future Classics stories. You don't need me to tell you that the Toyota Supra or the E46 BMW M3 are great cars. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the Porsche 993 will be highly coveted one day. That's too easy and not much fun.
Here's a fun game: can you name the car that, in 2003, offered a combination of power, handling and technology so potent it was able to obliterate the BMW M5, the Jaguar S-Type R, and the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG?
When I go hunting for cars to feature on our new Future Classic segments, I try to look for unique, unappreciated cars with a lot of character, style and performance for cheap. The second-generation Infiniti M nails it on all counts.
We have yet to feature an American car on Future Classics, and that is an oversight I plan to correct today. And I will do so in the most American way possible — with a V8-powered Ford Mustang that takes its name from a Steve McQueen movie famous for a car chase.