10 surprising collectible cars of tomorrow
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Duesenbergs, El Caminos, and the Model T are emblems of their era. The Hummer H2 also falls squarely into that category. Little more than a butched-up Chevy Tahoe, the H2 was loved and hated in equal measure. The military-themed knockoff was a hit with individuals with a type A personality and a need for some conspicuous consumption. A huge tax loophole at the time made it a corporate write-off for everyone from hip-hop stars to construction bosses. When the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and green motoring became popular, the 8-mpg Hummer was vilified, becoming a poster child for everything wrong with GM and the decade. Just as suicide-door Continentals and fin-tail Cadillacs embodied the 1960s, nothing says 2000s like a bright red Hummer H2.
There is something about a Cadillac, especially the big two-door personal luxury cars. The Eldorado lived a nice long life before it was put out to pasture in 2002, and the final version was a beauty: a 300-hp Northstar V-8, crisp, tuxedo-like styling, and a high-tech but handsome interior that just didn't click with consumers more interested in SUVs. Its timeless styling and low production numbers will likely make it a classic.