As time goes on, the prices for less rare UT's shoud rise. Cars such as BMW E36's, Z3's, certain Porsche 993's- there has already been increases in the $$$ the Ferrari 355's are changing hands for. The last 'new' UT I saw was an Estoril blue Z3M coupe, that was in about december last year; which was still going for the same price as they were in 99(it was a welcome blast from the past). I didn't buy it and still regret it.
I was looking at my collection and wondering the same thing as some of them have a higher commanding price than what I purchased it at.
From watching eBay and purchasing a few rare sought after models is that you can never really tell in the beginning which models will fall into this category. One thing I have noticed is that models that are always abundantly available often aren't later on, these become the ones that are sought after in the later days.
Interesting topic - of course it's all speculation. I suspect to see prices rise on AUTOart Vipers, Jags and Corvettes. Kyosho's long term viability in diecast worries me - not a lot of new product coming out. So their Ferraris may be a good buy...just my 2 cents.
The L&M 917 10 will if it is never available in North America which appears to be the case. I purchased two, for my brother and myself so no extras. I did mention to wife these would be good investments when I ordered mine...oh well.
What I am seeing on Ebay confirms this.
This is probably an obvious statement but I would say the UT McLarens will continue to rise. There's 4 I really want (I have one of them) so hopefully timing and lady luck will be on my side for the other 3.
Another one that may eventually rise is the yet-to-be-released AUTOart Mazda 787B. No idea what the production numbers will be though...
The UT Ferraris will continue to be desirable unless another company (other than Mattel) can eventually make them in 1:18. I would love to see AUTOart get those rights.
And, as Road Runner 72 said, the Minichamps 1:18 M3 GTRs.
Lastly, we're all in trouble if the 1:12 Tamiya Enzo reaches the same price as the 1:1.
The UT Porsche 993 Turbos are getting crazy. I'm seeing regular Turbo's crack the $100 barrier. Just a year ago that sum would get you a Turbo S. I expect these to keep increasing, especially the black ones.
I've also seen the scarcity of the UT Ferrari F355's drive up the value of the Hot Wheels versions. I've seen a few of their Berlinetta's go for over $60.
I second Pillarless Coupe with his info about the 911 Turbo's. My holy grail is a red or yellow Turbo S, and they just do dumb money. I have seen them do over $200 and it is more than my limit, and will not cross it. I look back at seeing one on Ebay with a BIN of $115, and cry :cry , I want one soo bad.
i just bought a ferrari f355 blue prototype which only 200 were made as well as a f355gts in yellow. the 2 cost me over $300 us and i was wonerding if you guys think i got a good deal as this completes my ut f355 collection.