Robin Roberts explains…
The Audi TT is the most likely modern car to become a future classic, according to more than a third of British and Irish drivers, despite only 5% having owned one.
Polling over 1,000 drivers across the UK and Ireland, Carole Nash quizzed the nation about which car they think has the greatest chance of becoming a future classic, on the back of launching its latest free prize draw.
More than a third (36%) of people surveyed said the German sports car is the most likely, closely followed by the MINI Hatchback (30%), which was owned by the same proportion of people.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI was the only one of the top five cars most commonly owned in the past five years (by 7%) to also feature in the top five future classics, with 22% voting for it.
Meanwhile the most commonly owned among the respondents, the Ford Focus (by 16%), was voted the ninth most likely to become a classic, with just over one in ten (11%) choosing it.
The most likely modern cars to become classics, by proportion of votes, are:
- Audi TT – 36%
- MINI Hatchback – 30%
- Volkswagen Golf GTI- 22%
- BMW 3 Series Coupé (E36) – 17%
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 16%
The study also found that younger drivers cherish their current cars more than older generations, with an astonishing 63% of 25 to 34-year-olds thinking their motor will one day be collectible – compared to just 16% of those aged over 55.
People in this age group were also found to spend more each month on keeping their car in mint condition, with 35% shelling out up to £1,800 per year, while the majority of all other age groups tend not to spend over £50 per month.
The specialist classic car insurance broker is offering one lucky winner the chance to win an iconic 1991 Mazda MX-5/ Eunos. To be entered into the free prize draw, simply contact Carole Nash for a classic car insurance quote by Friday 20 October (Tel. 0800 130 0636, or go to: https://cherished.carolenash.com/classic-car.aspx ). What’s more, existing classic car policyholders with Carole Nash will be automatically entered into the free prize draw.