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Underappreciated Classic and Exotic Vehicles

Car values continue to climb in the auto world, and certain models are skyrocketing at an even quicker pace. Models like the Porsche 911 are driving the trend to higher prices, but there are many vehicles missing the appeal buyers are looking for today. See below for our top picks for underappreciated vehicles and why they’re worth considering.

2005 Lotus Elise

lotus elise

Estimated Payment $527*

Average Sale Price $45,000

The Lotus Elise came to the US market in the early 2000s with a formula based mainly on smaller sports cars like the Mazda Miata. It was more potent and exciting with a more performance-focused goal and an aluminum chassis. Maintenance on the Elise is relatively inexpensive with its Toyota-sourced engine, but repairs can be costly due to its fiberglass design and rarity.

*Monthly payment of $526.68 based on a purchase price of $45,000.00 with 7.27% APR financing for 96 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1989 Chevrolet Corvette

chevrolet corvette

Estimated Payment $289*

Average Sale Price $20,000

The Corvette nameplate has undergone many evolutions through its eight generations. The C4 generation is the quintessential 80s vehicle. Like many 80s vehicles, they haven’t been appreciated the same way as older model vehicles, but that trend is changing. While GM continued to make changes on the generation, by 1989, it was fitted with a new transmission and other improvements making it a real competitor.

*Monthly payment of $289.00 based on a purchase price of $20,000.00 with 8.93% APR financing for 84 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1992 Acura NSX

1992 acura nsx

Estimated Payment $688*

Average Sale Price $70,000

This mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sportscar came to the market with a lightweight aluminum body, intending to exceed the performance of Ferraris at the time. It beat the Ferrari at its own game from the get-go but never quite caught up to the volume or brand presence. Today there is a good selection of NSXs available and make a good case with legendary Honda reliability.

*Monthly payment of $687.74 based on a purchase price of $70,000.00 with 6.90% APR financing for 120 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1973 Datsun 240Z

1973 Datsun 240z

Estimated Payment $496*

Average Sale Price $40,000

Inspiring the design language in the latest Nissan Z, the 240Z was an initial success with sleek styling, modern engineering, relatively low price, and impressive performance. Get your hands on one ready for restoration under $15k, or see top-of-the-line restorations with pricing climbing close to six figures.

*Monthly payment of $496.02 based on a purchase price of $40,000.00 with 7.29% APR financing for 96 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1975 Porsche 914

1975 porsche 914

Estimated Payment $521*

Average Sale Price $42,000

The 914 has the reputation as the 911’s not-as-good stepbrother. Having been designed and engineered with Volkswagen, it was perceived to be a watered-down version of what enthusiasts had come to expect from Porsche. It’s proven to be a well-balanced, relatively spacious, and albeit slow, it has been going up in value alongside its other Porsche brethren.

*Monthly payment of $520.55 based on a purchase price of $42,000.00 with 7.28% APR financing for 96 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1987 Buick Grand National

1987 Buick Grand National

Estimated Payment $557*

Average Sale Price $45,000

Sometimes referred to as the Ultimate 1980s muscle car, it was comfortable and packed up a punch credited to a partnership with McLaren Performance Technologies. With a zero to 60 time in under 5 seconds, its turbo engine made other vehicles at the time seem archaic. Fandom is starting to grow, but it’s still a great deal on a McLaren tuned machine.

*Monthly payment of $557.35 based on a purchase price of $45,000.00 with 7.26% APR financing for 96 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1968 Mercury Cougar

1968 mercury cougar

Estimated Payment $373*

Average Sale Price – $30,000

Debuting as a rebadged version of the Mustang, the Mercury Cougar was a strong seller thanks to its more luxurious features and design. The GT-E Cougar was built with the 428 Cobra Jet engine making it known to be the rarest Cougar of all time.

*Monthly payment of $373.36 based on a purchase price of $30,000.00 with 7.39% APR financing for 96 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

1995 Mazda RX-7

1995 Mazda RX-7

Estimated Payment $446*

Average Sale Price – $38,000

The third-generation RX-7 was part of the golden age of the Japanese sports car. With its rotary engine and wishbone suspension with aluminum components, it was perfectly balanced, making it fun and fast. With its relatively low price at the time, the RX-7 can be found today for a steal, so long as the very 90s style suits you.

*Monthly payment of $445.59 based on a purchase price of $38,000.00 with 7.32% APR financing for 96 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

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