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Hottest collectibles include Honda, Range Rover

Are Hondas and Acuras really classic cars?

Yes, according to the new annual Bull Market List from classic-car insurer Hagerty, which includes the previously scorned front-wheel-drive vehicles that are surging in popularity.

The annual Bull Market List contains aging SUVs and sports cars, such as the Honda CRX Si and the Acura Integra Type R. It shows that a new generation of classic car buyers is emerging, and they aren’t exclusively interested in old stalwarts like the Corvette and Mustang, says Larry Webster, Hagerty’s editor-in-chief.

The 2020 list is “looking less like traditional classics and more like the wish list of the high school Class of 1999,” Hagerty reports.

“Automotive enthusiasm is alive and well and being passed along to the next generation,” Webster says.

The 1996-2002 Dodge Viper GTS is among the hottest classic cars of 2020, according to the Hagerty Bull Market List.

Hagerty compiled its Bull Market List based on projected value, insurance quote trends, digital buzz and dealer insights.

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“It’s a complete 360-degree view of the market, not just based on sales,” Webster said.

Here are Hagerty’s projections of the hottest affordable classic cars in 2020:

1996-2002 Dodge Viper GTS

Price when new: $66,000

Current Hagerty value: $47,800–$55,900

This 10-cylinder-engine vehicle’s “outlandish design” is one reason why it’s particularly popular among Generation X and millennials, according to Hagerty.

“The Viper is an automotive roller coaster,” Webster says. “It’s an experience like no other.”

1990-95 Volkswagen Corrado

Price when new: $17,900

Current Hagerty value: $5,700–$8,000

The Corrado was the first car you could buy with an electrically operated rear spoiler, Webster said. It also had a supercharged 4-cylinder engine at an affordable price.