If you're looking for an investment car, you have a lot to choose from. There are numerous classic Ferraris, old muscle cars, and limited-production '90s supercars out there that'll undoubtedly grow in value over time. But there's one car I don't see get mentioned as much as it should: The original 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage. This is the cheapest one I could find for sale online. You should buy it.
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Why do I think the V12 Vantage would make a great investment car? Just look at the facts. Usually, cars that go up in value have a desirable engine, look good, make a great sound, and have a manual transmission. The V12 Vantage checks all of those boxes, backed up by a prestigious marque and incredibly limited production numbers (this particular model is a Carbon Black edition car, of which just 40 examples were built). In my opinion, it looks better than its successor, the dogleg seven-speed-equipped V12 Vantage S. While it's not as quick, it still has all the essentials listed above, which is really what matters to collectors.
This particular car has 29,476 miles on the clock, which would explain . For some perspective, that's cheaper than a lot of newer V8 powered Vantages, which should give you an idea of how much of a bargain this car is right now. It's currently for sale at the nation's only official Pagani dealership, Pagani Newport Beach in California. Details are limited, but the description says the car has been serviced locally in the past, meaning it's probably lived a good chunk of its life in California—another for collectors. If I had the money, I know I'd buy it.