5 Collector Cars You Might Want to Buy Right Now

by Gabrielle DeSantis

While some cars come and go, other cars are forever. Collector cars have a short shelf life of availability before such oddities might disappear forever. Some classic cars on this list include an old BMW race car, a sweet yellow Volvo, and even a Fiat / Ferrari creation.

The other Ferrari collector car: 1968 Fiat Dino

The 1969 Fiat Dino Spider is a cool classic car | Touring Club Italiano/Marka/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The 1968 Fiat Dino name refers to Alfredo Ferrari, who happened to be the son of Enzo Ferrari. Alfredo happened to be a fan of V6 engines that he designed while ill. In 1967, the FIA decided that the cars used in Formula 2 races needed to be produced to run on the street. A “minimum of 500 units had to be built for the street, after which the engine could only be used on the circuit,” Classic Driver said.

With that, Enzo set off to create the 1968 Fiat Dino with the V6. Thus, Ferrari and Fiat came together in this creation. A 163 bhp manual engine modern marvel that has resurfaced after 51 years in the same home. The Verde Scuro color original from the factory and makes it quite the collector car.

Price: $158,639

A restored 1995 Land Rover Defender

Coolnvintage restored the 1995 Land Rover Defender 110′ in 2019. It has the 300Tdi Engine and five-speed R380 Gearbox. Aquamarine is the listed exterior color. The inside is oxblood red leather.

It has full air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and some extra gear. A Slimline II roof rack, top tent, mount kit, and even a shower arm for camping. This one is ready for adventure!

Price: $158,000

The last classic car by Ferrari: The 1996 Ferrari F355

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The example of the 1996 Ferrari F355 listed here is already sold, but there are others out there. Classic Driver says this car was one of the last “classic” Ferrari cars to look like a Ferrari. It does have a very Miami Vice feel to it.

It comes equipped with a naturally aspirated V8 engine and a Targa roof (in some cases). Ferarri created only 454 right-hand drive Spider models between 1994 and 1995, making this option even cooler.

Price: $105,000(ish)

A track-ready 1981 BMW 635 Csi Gr.2

The 1981 BMW 635 Csi comes equipped with an FIA Historic Technical Passport and is ready to race! Just kidding, please do not race it. Back in the 1970s, BMW was known as BMW Motorsport and quickly took to race circuits.

The in-line six-cylinder engine was an improvement over the original three-liter version. With an ideal weight distribution of 53.6% in the front and 46.4% in the rear, the Csi had it all. Not many of these were made in this configuration. The Gr. 2 M30B34 dry-sump engine with 340 hp raced at Spa and Le Castelet. With the included paperwork, the previous owner said it is ready for a track day once again.

Price: $34,778 – $366,090 (Not a typo, just a wide range of possibilities)

The cream yellow 1995 Volvo 850

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A lovely cream-yellow 1995 Volvo 850 T5-R Estate with 217,480 miles. What’s not to love? This Volvo has 217,480 miles and a black leather interior. Classic Driver noted that “the 850 T-5R is one of the most iconic Volvos of the last decades. ”

Volvo created about 6,964 units at the time alongside Porsche. It has a 225 horsepower five-cylinder engine coupled with a Garrett turbo. The 850 has a top speed of 146 miles per hour (235 kilometers per hour). It has some modern offerings like airbags and overall, is in good condition.

Price: $19,525 – $25,626

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