05.19.17 - Porsche 968

Before the Prices Soar

In General by CQ Livingston

If you’ve had your eye on some of the cars from the 1990s, especially those that were considered to be some of the most admired and fun to drive on the road during that decade, now is the time to buy. Chances are that some of these cars will rise in value over the next few years and could even become collector’s items at some point. Now is the time to buy some of these gorgeous cars from a couple of decades ago before you can’t find these cars offered on the market at these same prices.

Chevrolet Corvette – The fifth generation (C5) version of the Corvette is attractive, smooth and will come to you at a value that will surprise you. Right now you might find one of these Corvette models for close to $15,000 and have the 350 horsepower engine under the hood that can give you the top speed of 175 mph and plenty of style to love what this car can be.

Aston Martin DB7 – The James Bond car is one that you expect to pay a high price for and the DB7 is the 1990s version of the DB which came in with a straight-six under the hood and 355 horsepower for you to have the ride you want. This is the car you can have for around $40,000 and enjoy the elegant style and performance of the car you want to drive.

Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo – If you want one of the Z cars that makes it easy to head to the track as a tuner, this is the one you want to enjoy. The look and feel of the 300ZX has remained fairly reasonable in its price and you can enjoy the benefits of 300 horsepower from the 3.0-liter V6 engine for around $20,000.

Lotus Esprit – While you’re certainly taking a chance with an older Lotus there’s not much you’ll like as much as the Esprit from the 1990s. The price for this car comes to you between $20,000 and $30,000 to have one of the most elegant and attractive performance cars of the decade. You do need to be ready for some of the parts that will need to be taken care of with this car.

Porsche 968 – This is a car that came in as a bit of something different for us in the 1990s and shows us what that front end can be. The power for this car comes from a 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 236 horsepower in regular models and 305 in turbo models to give you the fun and lightweight sports car you want. You’ll find some of these listed for less than $20,000 if you look in the right places.

Mercedes-Benz SL600 – Even though this car was expensive when new, you can find one from this decade for under $20,000 and enjoy the ride. You might have to pay more for maintenance, but in a few years the value of the car will skyrocket as long as you take care of it and make sure it drives and looks like a new car on the road.

BMW M3 (E36) – While the original M3 which was the E30 model has become more expensive over the years the next generation model is still afford able and brings you what you want in this car. Let the E36 be the right version for you and pay less now while you keep this car in shape for when it too becomes one of the most sought after and expensive M3 models in history.

Dodge Viper – The Viper has been there and back, it’s been a recent supercar and an old school throwback at the same time. This is a car that you can buy for as little as $40,000 and have one of the models from the 1990s to admire and enjoy on the road. This is a car that offers you a huge amount of fun no matter which generation of the vehicle you choose.

Porsche Boxster – The early years of he Boxster show us a car that has stayed at a reasonable price for many years. You can find one of these models for as little as $10,000 and enjoy the ride in a car that’s ready to be the sports car you need. Let the Boxster be the admired sports car you want before it joins the ranks of the air-cooled 911 models that are priced extremely high.

Mitsubishi 3000GT – This was one of the most advanced performance cars of this decade and it gave you the high performance ride you wanted to enjoy in a sports car with AWD. You can find one of these beauties for less than $15,000 and have the car that you’re looking to enjoy on the road and take to the track as well.