DEARBORN - According to collectible car insurance provider, Hagerty, alongside classic Alfa Romeos and muscle cars will be Ford’s very own Fiesta ST. According to this year’s “Hagerty Hot List” which lists vehicles that are likely to be collector’s items within the next 25 years, the excitement surrounding the ST’s performance and styling help it stand out across the board.
“Most new car news focuses on the latest interactive technology, alternative power sources and the race to increased efficiency,” said McKeel Hagerty, president and CEO, Hagerty. “But for a car to be collectible in the future, it has to be cool right off the assembly line. A collectible car has to grab you and not let you go.”
With its small and mighty 1.6-liter engine, the Fiesta ST attracted the attention of young buyers and compact car enthusiasts. Aimed at buyers that did not want to sacrifice performance for size and fuel economy, the younger sibling of the Ford Focus ST has been a hit since it was launched last year.
The Fiesta ST also separates itself from other vehicles on the list including the Maserti Ghibli, Jaguar F-Type R and Corvette, by offering consumers the performance they want at a value. Starting a U.S. $21,400, it’s a vehicle that enthusiasts can enjoy at a fraction of the price.
In order to be considered for this years “Hagerty Hot List,” the vehicle must be produced within the 2014 model year with an MSRP of less than $100,000. Special consideration was given to newly launched versions not appearing on previous lists.
*** Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty is the world’s leading insurance provider for classic vehicles and host to the largest network of classic car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles).