Top 10 Collector Cars of 2015

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

If you’re looking for a new car that might actually appreciate in value, here are your 10 best options.

The 2015 Hot List has been released by insurance provider Hagerty, revealing the top 10 collector cars from the 2015 model year priced under $100,000.

This year’s list took special consideration into newly launched versions of vehicles not appearing on previous lists and the company expects these 10 cars to stand out as likely being collectible within the next 25 years. Check out the top 10 collectible cars from the 2015 model year below, listed in alphabetical order.

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition

Priced from $69,685, Alfa Romeo is celebrating its entry back into the U.S. market with a launch edition version of its 4C sports car. After a 20 year hiatus from the market, the 4C is what some would call a true sports car with a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and boasting a carbon fiber chassis with bone rattling suspension.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

BMW M4 Convertible

For the 2015 model year, BMW put a new nomenclature in effect for its M models with the M3 Coupe becoming the M4. With a starting price of $73,450 the BMW M4 Convertible packs everything you can want from a luxury sports coupe and is the only M model under $100,000 available with a drop top.

SEE ALSO: 2015 BMW M4 Review

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

There’s really no replacement for displacement. The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is ready for the track but is built for the street, shedding 300 lbs compared to the standard model and powered by a 7.0-liter V8 engine with 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. But with a starting price of $75,000 some may want to consider the next car on the list.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Review

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Because for less than $4,000 more the Corvette Z06 can be in your driveway, starting from $78,995. The supercharged Z06 is touted as one of the best performance-for-dollar cars you can get in today’s market and how can you ignore its gorgeous style? With 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque at your disposal, it’s hard not to see why the Z06 would be a collectible in a couple of decades.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review

Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Dodge threw a huge surprise into the muscle car ring last year with the introduction of the Challenger Hellcat. Priced from $58,295 the American automaker has packed an insane 707 hp under the hood of the limited production model. Best of all, it can be had with a six-speed manual for those who really want to burn some rubber.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review

Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack

Ford wasn’t going to just sit around and let Chevrolet and Dodge steal the show. The all-new Mustang GT sports modern styling and an abundance of technology, living up to its nameplate as America’s sports car. Priced from $37,125 the GT Performance Package helps transform the GT into a driver’s car adding revised springs, upgraded engine cooling, new bushings, monotube rear dampers, larger rear sway bar and a K-brace under the hood.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Ford Mustang Review

Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary Edition

Sure the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata has made its debut, but those that still prefer this generation model’s styling can celebrate with the 25th Anniversary Edition. Having established itself as the affordable roadster to have, the MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition starts at $33,000 and will be the last of its generation. Only 100 models are available in North America, ensuring it to be a collectible in years to come.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Review

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop

MINI introduced a new Cooper for 2015 and the John Cooper Works (JCW) model is the one to have if you’re looking for performance. Billed as the most powerful MINI ever produced, the JCW has impressive specs with 231 hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Combine that with the notoriously fun-to-drive Cooper chassis and you’ve got yourself a winner at just a $24,950 price tag.

SEE ALSO: 2015 MINI John Cooper Works to Make 231-HP

Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition

It’s not the Subaru WRX everyone hoped for after seeing the concept that debuted a few years back, but the new Subaru WRX STI is one to be reckoned with. A stiffer body, advanced suspension and the staple turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine keeps the WRX STI reputation for another generation and with a price tag of $38,190 it’s competitive within the segment. The Launch Edition is limited to 1,000 units and comes painted WR Blue Pearl with 18-inch gold BBS wheels.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Subaru WRX STI Review

Volkswagen Golf R

Last but not least is the hot hatch from Volkswagen in the form of the Golf R. Featuring the German automaker’s 4Motion all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 292 hp, the Golf R offers an impressive bang for the buck at $36,595. It blasts from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph and it is also billed as the most powerful VW hatchback to date.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • David Harrelson David Harrelson on Mar 17, 2015

    Horsepower is nice, but when will designers find something as nice as the Duetto Jag XK 120, GTV. I know we need to look forward and not back, but the new Vette and Camero are ugly to the bone.

    • Richard Joash Tan Richard Joash Tan on Mar 20, 2015

      And you are an UGLY BULLSHIT because I am biased with the new Vette Z06!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Popeye D. Saylorman Popeye D. Saylorman on Mar 18, 2015

    Subaru and VW Golf....Don't make me laff!