We use our crystal ball to predict cars that will be priceless in the future.
It takes a really special car to be worth over $1 million. There are a handful of insane hypercars like the McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari that are priced more than $1 million new, before they go through any appreciation. Still, we thought it would be fun to predict which cars we think will be worth over $1 million in the future. Our top five list includes modern cars built within the last decade that we think will be the next crop of priceless collectibles.
For any car to be worth over $1 million, it has to be something special. The Ford GT is one of the most unique supercars ever built. Even back in 2005, manufacturers were moving away from the simple manual transmission to chase performance numbers. The GT was special because it was a homage to the GT40 race car that won Le Mans but we don't think that all 4,038 cars will be worth over $1 million some day. Only 343 Heritage models were ever built, and these cars already command around $500,000 in the used market. If you can snag one at this price, we bet you will double your investment in the near future.
We knew that a modern Porsche had to make this list, but there were so many good ones to choose from. The GT2 RS instantly came to mind, but we couldn't pass up on the GT3 RS 4.0. Possibly one of the longest names in Porsche history doesn't begin to describe how special this 911 really is. Only 600 examples of the 4.0 were built worldwide. This was one of the most special 911s ever made thanks to its incredible 4.0-liter flat-six which produces 500 hp. At 123.25 hp per liter, the 4.0 is one of the most powerful six-cylinder production cars of all time. The engine was heavily based on the 911 RSR and comes with something that is currently becoming extinct, a manual transmission.
The Lamborghini Murcielago is not a desirable classic. Not yet at least. However, the LP670-4 SV is the more track-focused version with a 661-hp V12. The SV also makes extensive use of carbon fiber to keep it lightweight. 350 cars were originally planned, but only 186 were built to make room for the Aventador's production. These 186 cars are extremely rare, and are already selling for around $500,000. However, we believe that a few of these will be worth far more than that. According to various sources, only six SVs were built with a rare six-speed gated manual transmission. This would be the last V12 manual Lamborghini ever produced, and could be worth well over $1 million in the future.
The Lexus LFA may be the biggest stretch on this list, but we think that it has the potential to for greatness. When it was new, the LFA cost $375,000. Based on its performance, this price was outrageous, but it was only after you learned about the car's expensive birth that you could understand why it was so costly. It is rare for a Japanese car to be worth over $1 million. The first one do ever hit this mark was the Toyota 2000GT, so the LFA wouldn't be the first Toyota product to do so. There are examples of the LFA that have nearly $500,000 asking prices, but these have hardly any miles on them. It may take a little longer than the other cars on this list, but the LFA is special enough to be worth $1 million some day.
The Alfa Romeo 8C is actually the least expensive car on this list. You can currently find an 8C for less than $400,000, which means it has the furthest to go to hit the $1 million mark. However, we think that the 8C is special enough to become a priceless collectible. There are only 1,000 examples in the world, 500 coupes and 500 convertibles. Only 35 convertibles made their way to the US, making them extremely difficult to find. We think that the 8C could go down as one of the prettiest cars ever made, and thanks to a 4.7-liter Ferrari-built V8, it sounds amazing as well.