AUTOS: JAPANESE SPORTS CARS
Lexus SC 400 (1991–2000)
The svelte design of this
Grand Touring coupe went virtually unchanged for nine years. Forget its squishy 2001 second-gen replacement and buy it
for less than $15,000.
Datsun 240Z (1970–1973)
Crisply styled, fun to drive and maintenancefriendly, the 240Z singlehandedly put British sports
cars out of business. Aim for $50,000—there’s
room to climb.
Mazda MX-5 Miata (1989–)
A rev-happy engine and excellent handling made the lovable little Miata America’s most popular club racing car. Built in huge numbers, they’re unlikely to go past $15,000.