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Alfa Romeo voted 'future classic'

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione has been voted the car most likely to become a future classic, in a survey run by Carsite.co.uk.

The survey featured more than 30 different cars sold in the UK from the last ten years, ranging from supercars to superminis.

The top ten featured a variety of luxurious and reasonably-priced models from the 253mph Bugatti Veyron to the retro-styled Fiat 500 Mk II.

Alfa’s 8C Competizione, launched in 2007 and limited to just 500 models, took the top spot with over 30% of the votes. Echoing the styling of the original 1930s 8Cs, the stylish two-seater cost around £110,000 new and is powered by a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine delivering 450bhp. Only 41 examples made it to UK shores. The 8C Spider - a convertible version of the Competizione launched in 2008 - was also limited to just 500 models. Recently, 8Cs have been seen for sale with price tags of upwards of £185,000.

Alistair Jeff from Carsite.co.uk commented, ‘Britain has a love affair with the ‘classic car.’ Stories of vintage Bugattis discovered in barns, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 going to auction or Chris Evans spending £12m on a Ferrari really captures the public interest.

Carsite wanted to find out which cars produced over the past decade could have a similar effect in the future. There have been so many distinctive models introduced recently, it will be interesting to see which ones retain their appeal and become highly sought after.’

 Carsite’s top ten ‘future classics’
  1. Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  2. Ford Focus RS
  3. Bugatti Veyron
  4. Fiat 500 Mk II
  5. Honda S2000
  6. Nissan Skyline GTR
  7. Enzo Ferrari
  8. Audi TT Mk I
  9. VW Scirocco Mk III
  10. Tesla Roadster

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