Yes, if you have the money, you can go out there and spend many millions of pounds on a Ferrari 250 GTO but there are plenty of classic cars that could be purchased for a few thousand pounds. Who knows, one day, they may be worth much more than what you paid for them.

So, let’s have a look at some possible makes and models that will hopefully not require you to take out a second mortgage to buy one…

Ford Capri

This was a sleek looking sports coupe that was loved by “boy racers’ as well as many motorists who just loved to be seen at the wheel of such a machine. The Ford Capri could get you from 0 to 60 mph in a few blinks of your eyelids!

The Peugeot 205 GTI is a classic hatchback

The Peugeot 205 GTI is a sporty hatchback

Peugeot 205 GTI

This small but very nippy hatchback that was originally manufactured back in 1984 packed a mean punch as you rapidly progressed through the gears on your way to breathtaking speeds.

Triumph Spitfire

This two-seater sports car was first built in 1962 and remained in production until 1980. The Mark 1 version was capable of a top speed of 92 mph but was rather sedate in its performance taking 16.4 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph. However, it certainly was eye-catching.

Ford Cortina Mark 11

The Ford Cortina Mark 11 was built between 1966 to 1970 in either a 2 or 4-door saloon or a 5-door estate version. It was a family car and, in 1967, was the most popular new car in the UK. It was also a favoured choice as a company car.

Jaguar XJ Series 3

There were over 132,000 of the Jaguar XJ Series 3 cars produced between 1979 to 1992 that can best be described as a luxury saloon with the interior being fitted out to a high standard. These were powerful vehicles coming with a choice of 3.4, 4.2 and 5.3 litre engines.

There are of course many other makes and models of classic cars that shouldn’t require you to need to win the lottery to buy one. It really is a question of doing your research in your hunt for a bargain. Many people will feel that that is all part of the attraction of investing in a classic car.