I'm not sure why anyone wanted some of these cars in the first but, here they are:
Saturn SKY (2007-2009)
- Sister car to the Pontiac Solstice, the Sky was around for even less time than its Pontiac sibling. Despite being dropped by General Motors, the Saturn brand has its share of passionate fans, and the sexy Sky is sure to have its share of collectors nipping at its tires in the years to come.
Subaru SVX (1992-1997)
- Subaru's first foray into the world performance vehicles, the SVX lacked sales but when it comes to collectors, it made up for it with its styling. You won't find many of these around, but if you're a fan of rare cars, you may want to look into hunting one down for your collection.
Dodge Magnum SRT-8 (2005-2008)
- The Magnum came out at the same time as the Chrysler 300, with both causing quite a stir among car fans with their out-there designs. While the 300 continues on today, the Magnum only lasted until 2008 model year. While there's bound to be plenty of collectors looking for Magnums in the future, the even more rare performance-minded SRT-8 versions are what will really get peoples' wallets open
Chevrolet SSR (2003-2006)
- Here's a vehicle that is impossible not to notice when it drives by. It would be all too easy to describe it as a pickup truck, when in fact it's so much more than that. Hot rod, convertible (yes, really!), some would even go so far as to call it a roadster, thanks to its two-seat setup. Either way, it's a big toy that wasn't around for long. It's bound to garner the interest of prospective buyers in the future.
Honda S2000 (1999-2009)
- The S2000 enjoyed a decade of production, but sales and production numbers began to wane as the years went on. It received its share of revisions during its life cycle, but not a true redesign, which is likely one of the reasons interest in the little roadster dropped. Still, two-seat dropt-tops are always tempting, and the S2000 drove like a dream. There's little doubt this Honda will satisfy more than a few midlife crises in the future.
Pontiac G8 (2008-2009):
- With retro-styled muscle cars coming back in a big way in the mid-21st century, Pontiac decided it was time to step up, considering it made what many believe is the first muscle car, the GTO. Enter, the G8, which was a spiritual successor of sorts to the GTO. The love affair wasn't to last long though, with Pontiac going under soon after the G8's release. The G8 is a shoe-in to be in many Pontiac lovers' garages as a collectors item.
BMW Z8 (2000-2003)
- Only a few thousand of these little cars were produced in total. Whatever you believe from critics, you're sure to be the envy of many people if you manage to snag one of these to put in your car collection.
Plymouth Prowler (1997, 1999-2002)
- It's rare for a vehicle this recent to look this retro, especially considering it comes from the same family as a vehicle like the PT Cruiser. There weren't a lot of Prowlers made, and even less made under the Plymouth name (it was discontinued, putting later Prowlers under the Chrysler umbrella). A true collector's car from top to bottom.
Pontiac Aztek (2001-2005)
- Criticized by some pundits as one of the ugliest cars ever designed, the Aztek didn't last very long. Still, the fact that it was so widely derided may be just the reason why it could become quite the collector's item in a few years.
Saab 9-7x (2005-2009)
- This would be about a hundred times more collector-worthy had Saab never survived, but even so, with the automaker alive and kicking, the 9-7x could easily become a collector car in the future considering it was only around for a few years before being discontinued. Plus, Saab has some of the most passionate fans, meaning there's bound to be people who will pay a pretty penny for one in the future.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (2006 -)
- Mustang fans are some of the most passionate car fans in the world. So giving them an uber-powerful version of the iconic muscle car - in small quantities - is the perfect recipe for a future collector car. We bet these will go for a ton of money!
Ford Flex (2010 -)
- The Flex is a family car through-and-through, yet its boxy styling practically turns its nose up at other typical family cars like SUVs and minivans. The funky, head-turning looks of the Flex make this a longshot at finding itself on the list of future automotive collector items.
Volkswagen Phaeton (2002-2006)
- The Phaeton is still being produced for roads outside North America, but it did have a short run in the mid-2000's. Despite positive reviews, consumers simply didn't warm up to a $100,000 Volkswagen. Still, there's every possibility that some car collectors in the future will keep an eye out for a North American-spec Phaeton to show off.
Cadillac XLR (2004-2009)
- Like the S2000, there's bound to be those who just can't resist a powerful roadster from General Motors' luxury division. Even if it wasn't around for very long, and didn't receive nearly as much of the spotlight as other Cadillacs, the XLR possesses a sexiness that will be hard for collectors to resist.
Jaguar X-Type SportWagon (2004-2008)
- The X-Type may have been a fully competent vehicle, but many considered it unworthy of carrying the leaping Jaguar hood ornament. The SportWagon model is bound to be even more rare than the sedan bodystyle, making it even more of a collectible to any Jaguar fanatic looking for a unique ride in the coming years.
Lexus IS300 SportCross (2000-2005)
- Positive reviews and a good reputation couldn't help this wagon version of the early IS from lack of sales. Still, it could stand as a cool collector's item in a few years.
Jeep Commander (2006-2009)
- This big SUV simply came out at the wrong time. As gas prices continued to rise, the Commander was not the kind of thing many people were looking for. As such, sales suffered and it was discontinued. Still, there's nothing to say that offroading afficionados won't look to add one of these to their collection of trucks if given the chance ... and a decent price.
Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG (2005-2007)
- Has there ever been a family car as wicked as this one? Having the letters 'AMG' on the back of a vehicle lets you know right away that it has some serious performance prowess. Add to that the fact that the AMG R-Class was only around for a few years, and you have a collector's dream in the making.
Toyota FJ Cruiser (2007 -)
- Old Toyota Land Cruisers have always enjoyed a passionate following, and judging by the strong reception from its spiritual successor, the FJ Cruiser, we'd bet dollars to donuts that fans will be just as eager to snap these up even after they've gone the way of the Dodo.
Volkswagen Passat CC (2008 -)
- Not just an extremely stylish four-door coupe within the VW family, but an extremely stylish vehicle, period. The CC likely won't sell as many units as the more plain-Jane Passat that we currently know, which is exactly what is likely to make it so appealing to those who covet a vehicle that's more rare.
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