HOW TO PICK A ’90s FUTURE CLASSIC
It’s a question so many of us are trying to answer these days. Which ’90s cars are set to become classics? Well, for starters, a classic car needs to resonate. And given lots of ’90s cars were, well, rather bland, that could be tricky. However, there are exceptions – the Peugeot 406 Coupé, for example, or the sharp-suited Alfa Romeo GTV. Rarity will factor in, too, and as the scrappage scheme has led to a number of cars from this decade meeting an early end, there are surprisingly few examples of some once-popular models left. A future classic will need to have a strong following, so check online forums such as Pistonheads and owners’ clubs to see what’s being discussed. Fords usually have a fanatical following so cars like the Puma are a safe bet for deification. One giveaway of a car having potential classic status is whether you lusted after it when you were younger. It’s cars that evoke that sort of strong emotional attachment that buyers are most likely to chase after in years to come.