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Investment: 10 classic cars that you can earn money with while driving

Oldtimer buying tips - investment from 20,000 euros
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Z given: There is always some risk. But if you make a little effort in the search for your classic, invest a lot of time in preparation and viewing and do not strike at the first opportunity, you can benefit twice from the purchase. First, he then has an investment that exceeds the current conditions of savings accounts many times over. And secondly, he can use his classic as a therapeutic agent. Just get in, start the engine and enjoy a few hours. We have selected 10 classics where the chances of double profit - investment and enjoyment - are very good.

Citroën SM - from approx. 30,000 euros

The name alone commands respect - if you believe the legend surrounding the meaning: SM stand at Citroën in the early 1970s for 'Sa Majesté' - in German 'His Majesty'. There was never an official explanation. The abbreviation probably stands for “Sport Maserati”.

A V6 engine developed under the direction of Maserati chief designer Giulio Alfieri works under the long front hood. The propulsion was initially provided by a carburetor unit with a displacement of 2.7 liters and, from 1973, an injection version with the Bosch D-Jetronic from Germany. But the SM with its futuristic and streamlined shape (Cd value 0.30) and its sedan-like driving style.

' This is a new art of driving ', enthused the French journalist Jean-Paul Thevenet from the two-door model with majestic dimensions and a length of 4.89 meters and a width of 1.84 meters: a grand tourisme à la française.

  • Citroën SM: 1970 to 1975, 178 hp, 225 km /h

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - from approx . 28,000 euros

At first glance, driving a Rolls-Royce not as expensive as the image of the English car nobility would suggest st. The prices are relatively low. But theEnthusiasm is quickly slowed down again: High consumption and, above all, the high maintenance costs and spare parts prices take a financial toll.

But something else is astonishing about the Silver Shadow, which with 29,000 units has become an almost popular bestseller: It has a good running gear with independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels.

  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow: 1965 to 1980, approx. 220 hp, 185 km /h

Fiat Dino Spider - from approx. 45,000 euros

For the open version of the Fiat Dino Pininfarina designed the body. With its pronounced curves, it looks much more spectacular than the no-nonsense coupé line that Fiat commissioned from Bertone.

But the real booster for the open top-of-the-range Fiat is under the bonnet: that of Formula 2 -Motor derived V6 with initially 2 liters and from 1969 with 2.4 liters displacement, which takes its name from Enzo Ferrari's son who died in 1956 Dino got. The version built from 1969 is technically more sophisticated with the 180 hp engine and independent suspension on the rear axle, but was only built 425 times.

  • Fiat Dino Spider: 1969 to 1972, 180 hp

Dodge Charger R /T - from approx. 45,000 euros

This is charisma: The Charger not only fought in the popular NASCAR races with the Ford Torino and Mercury Cyclone, but also played a demonic role in the Hollywood film 'Bullitt'. The body shape of the Charger is matter-of-fact by US standards, but looks due to its weight.

The V8, which in the final expansion stage of the R /T develops 390 hp from 7.2 liters of displacement, rolls under the hood. The letter combination R /T stands for “Road” and “Track” and therefore confidently stands for a powerful coupé that is suitable for both road traffic and use on the racing track. But be careful: behind an R /T classic there is often a later upgraded civilian charger.

  • Dodge Charger R /T: 1968 to 1970, 360 hp, 215 km /h

Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet - 30,000 euros

Think of the name Mondial Ferrari- Fans first of all in the open racing cars from the 1950s. But in 1980 the marketing strategists in Maranello took up the name again and gave it to a 2 + 2-seater sports car, which was initially powered by a three-liter engine. In 1985, the larger 3.2-liter V8 was used, which developed 30 hp more.

The first copies of this model are now ready for theH mark. While the prices for other Ferrari models continue to rise, such as the 308 GT4, which we present on the next page, the Mondial, as a convertible, continues to be one of the legendary Italian brand's affordable sports cars. This is due to the image of the wallflower that still clings to the series.

Although Ferrari's decision was well received, after the Bertone excursion with the 308 GT4 for the new 2 + 2-seater, it was back at in-house designers Let Pininfarina work. But the result of the collaboration is controversial: The proportions polarize.

Nevertheless, the Mondial is a genuine Ferrari, whose cost price is temptingly low. However, you have to reckon with high prices for spare parts, maintenance work and repairs that match the brand's image.

  • Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet: 1985 to 1988, 270 hp, 250 km /h

We show other classics up to 50,000 euros in our photo show

  • Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Citroën SM
  • Dodge Charger R /T
  • Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet
  • Fiat Dino Spider
  • Glass /BMW 3000 V8
  • Iso Lele
  • Opel Diplomat A V8 Coupé
  • Porsche 912
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow


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