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Updated: Oct 5, 2023

With lots of change sure to come in the car world what should you buy today which will prove to be a good addition to your collection in the future? Here we list our 5 picks sure to be future classics...

Change is the only thing we can be sure of in life. We’ve all seen enough change in the past few years to last us several lifetimes, but that won’t stop more coming. For car enthusiasts, the biggest change will be in 2030 with the ban on new sales of new petrol cars.

So what should you buy today which will prove to be a good addition to your collection in the future?

Everyone always talks about the poster of the car on the wall. Those prints of icons such as the Lamborghini Countach, the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959. But the works of art never lost their lustre and went on to increase in value.

As with any future classic car, the checklist to watch is as follows: impeccable providence and history, low production runs, class-leading credentials and iconic status are future success hallmarks. With the current market having such an abundance of super cars we need to choose widely. Many buyers have had their fingers burned over the past few years in the supercar market, faced with steep depreciation on models that are produced in their thousands and are not as ‘special’ as their makers would otherwise claim.

That is exactly why we here at Approved have put together our own list of 5 future classics. Ranging from £50,000 to a whole lot more, these cars are all genuinely special and should continue to be held in high regard come 2030 when they become future classic cars.


Today, even brands like Ferrari are now volume players, so not every model the company produces makes an ideal collector car. Instead, you will fare better with Ferraris built to a limited number. The 458 Speciale A is a prime example. The A stands for ‘Aperta’ – Italian for ‘open’ – and just 499 examples of this naturally aspirated V8 convertible were built between 2014 and 2015.


With nigh on 600bhp, the 200mph Project 8 is the most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever. With a limited run of just 300 cars worldwide, it ticks much of a collector car’s criteria. There’s also a whiff of madness about it. With its wailing supercharged V8 engine it most certainly does not go quietly into that good night of mass electrification. With Jaguar confirming recently that it will be all-electric by the middle of the decade, we will never see it’s like again.


Sporting an SVJ – Super Veloce Jota – badge, one of the most revered in Lamborghini’s history, a gloriously old school unelectrified V12 engine, a limited production run of 800 and a Nürburgring lap record this most fearsome version of Lamborghini’s Aventador will continue to fascinate many decades from now.


With a 1055bhp hybrid powertrain, a 250mph and an insanely beautiful body devoid of ugly wings, the McLaren Speedtail is a car unlike any other. And consider this, back in 1992 a McLaren F1 sold for £540,000, today, with the right collectors bidding an example could well reach £16m


Some cars unexpectedly obtain iconic status decades after their production ends. With others, their future appeal and the resultant increase in value they will yield, are evident from the start. The latter is the case with Porsche’s 718 Cayman GT4. Evo magazine summed up the car’s allure perfectly: “For a combination of pure driver appeal and value, the Cayman GT4 has no rivals. An instant modern classic if ever there was one.”

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