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Stocks letting you down? Try a collectible car

     With big-name collector-car auctions like Barrett-Jackson and Kruse coming to South Florida in April, and the glamorous Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance March 13-15, it's a perfect time for Hagerty Insurance to come out with its list of best collectibles for every price range.

     The list is based on market accessibility, ease of ownership (parts and information), drivability (safe for today's roads), and strong support (clubs and organizations with which to connect).

     $25,000 -- 50,000: 1972 Mercedes Benz 350SL Roadster, 1965-66 Ford Mustang Fastback or GT fastback, 1969 Buick Riviera GS Hardtop, 1970-73 Datsun 240Z, 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Coupe.

     $50,000 -- 75,000: 1954 Dodge Royal Convertible or Pace Car Convertible, 1971-74 Jaguar E-Type Series III Convertible, 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, 1970 Dodge Charger 440-390 SuperBee Hardtop Coupe, 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster.

     And, for the bigger spenders, 75,000 -- 100,000: 1965 Plymouth Satellite 426-425 Convertible, 1969-70 Maserati Mistral Coupe, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1956-57 Lincoln Continental Mark II, 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator BOSS 429 Hardtop Coupe.

     For more info on the April auctions, both in Palm Beach County, visit barrett-jackson.com or kruseinternational.com


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