The Fiat Dino tops 12 classic cars that have risen most in value in a year


The little-known Fiat Dino has been named as the classic car that has risen the most in value over the past year – more than doubling in price, according to a new survey.

But while the top-end of the classic car market may commandeer the headlines, more affordable classics also feature heavily in the list of those that have risen the most in value over the past year.

That comes as the increase in classic car values in recent years is attracting more to invest, according to insurer Footman James which carried out the report.

It claimed one in five of those it polled were considering buying a classic and three in five who had bought one said low returns on their savings encouraged them to take the plunge.


And the interest in classics is driving prices of more modest vehicles up – those costing tens of thousands of pounds rather than hundreds of thousands.

Star cars such as the Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari 275 GTB and Aston Martin DB4 made an inevitable appearance in the top 12 risers compiled by Footman James.

But more humble classics such as the Peugeot 205 GTI, Land Rover Defender, VW MK1 Golf GTI and Morris Traveller have also all risen by more than a third in value.

They join a selection of expensive but potentially attainable classics such as the Jaguar E-Type, Austin Healey 3000, Porsche 911 and Fiat Dino on the list.

Here are the other 11


Lamborghini Miura – up 62% in a year


Peugeot 205 GTI – up 44% in a year


Land Rover Defender – up 43% in a year


Volkswagen Golf GTI Mark 1 – up 43% in a year

Morris Traveller – up 35% in a year


Jaguar E-Type – up 29% in a year


Ferrari 275 GTB – up 28% in a year


AC Cobra – up 28% in a year


Aston Martin DB4 – up 19% in a year


Porsche 911 – up 15% in a year


Austin Healey – up 14% in a year