If you listened to your parents as a know-nothing youth, you’d have learned that cars are horrible investments. While that line of reasoning may work on mom’s GMC Esquilax, there are a few cars that can actually give you a hearty return the longer you hold on to them. Your job is to find those cars with a $25k cap on price. Go forth and fetch these gems, my friends!


Here are the rules:

  • One entry per post.
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $25,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn’t go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the best future classic for less than $25,000.

Start here and find a car with a future valuation that will would make Dave Ramsey giggle.


I’ll arrange the best selections afterwards and it’s possible your answer may be used on a new show we’re working on at Jalopnik.

Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes and makes videos aboutbuying and selling cool cars on the internet. You can also follow him on Twitterand Facebook. He won’t mind.