Modern sports compacts are popular, but their ancestors are also shooting up in value.
Today’s sports cars are constantly getting bigger, better, more technically advanced, and faster. However, in a world where cramming cars full of tech is commonplace, classic sports cars are gaining appeal among car enthusiasts. Whether you grew up with the sports cars of yesteryear, or you’re looking for something unusual, Japanese sports cars of the ’80s and ’90s are quickly appreciating in value. Consider this: prices for iconic Japanese sports cars such as the last-generation RX-7, Toyota Supra Turbo and Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo are shooting up in recent years. Why are these ’80s and ’90s sports cars becoming more expensive? For many, it’s because of heritage. Who wouldn’t love to own a part of history that led to some of today’s ultra-modern sports cars?
While some significant Japanese sports cars may be beyond most peoples’ reach, there are still affordable models out there. However, even some of the “less popular” models are starting to creep up a bit. Bearing that in mind, this special TFL Today video shows you 10 of the top Japanese sports cars that you should buy now before they get absurdly expensive. Check out the video above for our opinions. The entire list is below (with a couple bonuses!):
Top 10 (plus two bonuses!) overlooked classic Japanese sports cars to buy now:
10. Mazda Miata MX-5 Miata
9. Lexus SC 300/400
8. Nissan 300ZX Turbo
7. Mitsubishi Starion or Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Conquest TSi
6. Misubishi Eclipse/Eagle Talon TSi/Plymouth Laser
5. Mazda RX-7 (FB or FC)
4. Toyota Supra Turbo (A60 or A70)
3. Honda CR-X Si
2. Toyota MR2 (First or second generation)
1. Acura Integra
BONUS: Subaru SVX/XT