Are all classics an investment? | By The Numbers

Photography Credit: Courtesy Alfa Romeo

[Editor's note: This article origially appeared in the March 2015 issue of Classic Motorsports. Prices have been updated to 2022 values.]

Every car sold back in the day is money in the bank, right? Not so quick.

We grabbed Road & Track’s 1970 buyers guide and looked at the prices, comparing their “as tested“ prices to today’s average values as dictated by the Hagerty guide. To level the playing field, we also ran the original prices through an inflation calculator. Yes, a few members of the class of 1970 represent great investments. Most, though, didn’t do as well as expected. 

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