The Most Affordable Classic Cars

Posted on 29 November, 2013

Many Audi models are considered top-dollar classic collectibles, due to the brand’s long and illustrious history. Audi models from the 1960’s like the Audi 100 and Audi 50 paved the way for forward-thinking German models from Volkswagen and other manufacturers.  As a result, these are still in high demand today. If you’re interested in purchasing a classic car, you’ll want to look at these models from Audi as well as a number of other manufacturers to find the best deal. You don’t need to splash out on a vintage Porsche or Ferrari to afford a classic car, and the following are some affordable collectible cars that offer the best value for your money.

Citroen 2CV

Like Audi and Volkswagen, Citroen was another European automaker who helps put Europe back on the map after WWII ended. Their 2CV model from this time period features a twin-cylinder engine, folding sunroof, and front wheel drive. Relatively low demand over the years has helped keep this stylish and unique cruiser distinctly affordable, even in mint condition.


One of the most sought after classic British sports cars, the MG B is cheap, speedy, and fairly durable. You can find classic models available in coupe and convertible forms, with fixer-uppers available as low as $1,000. A classic MG B is worth sinking some money into; because it looks so good when fixed up.

Audi 100

The classic Audi 100 helped revitalize the Audi brand after WWII, released in the 1960’s to provide a higher level of power and modern convenience. It was the first Audi car to offer a petrol five cylinder engine, which produced 136 hp and allowed this classic car to zoom along at speeds up to 120 mph. Yet its style is also what helps make it stand out from other collectible models, with clean lines and a refined modern shape. You can find Audi 100’s for relatively low prices, but they do hold their value well and are still a pleasure to drive.

Ford Mustang

Despite being one of the most iconic muscle cars of the 1970’s, the Ford Mustang can still be purchased for as low as $1,000, if you’re willing to give it a little TLC. In mint condition, it jumps to a less affordable $245,000, which shows the full range of prices you can find classic Mustangs in. The early models offer a spacious interior, a stylish exterior, and speedy acceleration for a fun ride.

Subaru Impreza

The original Impreza was released by Subaru in 1992, and these early models are now becoming prized for their performance and value for money. You can take a look at these new and used Subaru cars at Carsales to get a feel for the pricing, but classic models still tend to be in good working order. Furthermore, demand for original Imprezas should grow with time.

Volkswagen Beetle

Like Audi, this German brand is known for its longevity and high quality craftsmanship. Not only is the classic Beetle a fashion star in its own right, but it also is extremely reliable. Because the Beetle was produced up until 2002, there’s a multitude of parts on the market which helps keep the cost of repairs low.

Whether you’re interested in a classic Audi or one of these other affordable vintage cars, be sure to have it examined thoroughly and take a test drive before you spend any money.