Having reached the status of classic cars, they have much lower fixed costs and represent a good opportunity to drive a piece of history. Here are 10 “must-see” ones.

The more time passes, the more the many nuances of car collecting take on shapes that are at times surprising, “brightening up” market niches that were difficult to imagine only a few years ago. Among those hitherto least frequented, that of the super sedans from the 80s to the 2000s is beginning to reach a pool of enthusiasts worthy of attention, and which can say a lot about the emergence of new trends alongside the more classic “dots”, such as the flaming spider to overcome the midlife crisis or the famous grandfather’s car that you are so fond of.

OUR TOP 10 – By virtue of their undisputed charm, their high performance and more affordable prices than when they were new (but certainly not “popular”…), these cars today “tease” lovers of the genre. To discover these fascinating and very fast sedans, we have selected ten that deserve, for their ability to combine elegance, sportiness and mechanical qualities at the top of their category. Furthermore – an aspect of primary importance, from the point of view of management costs – they are all at least twenty years of age: this means that, if duly registered in the appropriate registers as historic cars, they enjoy important concessions both on insurance and on stamp duty (here our guide on property tax reductions and exemptions, region by region). Which is your favourite?

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After the Delta Integrale, the most powerful and exclusive version of this elegant sedan, which shares the mechanical layout with the Fiat Croma, the Saab 9000 and the Alfa Romeo 164, represents the second most loved model in recent Lancia history. The rally scent of the “Deltona” gives way to more sophisticated notes, in which the quality of the briar root and the Poltrona Frau leather with which the passenger compartment is upholstered mixes with the exuberance of the 32-valve V8 engine, derived directly from the of 2927 cc of the Ferrari Mondial and 308 and “softened” just enough not to “displace” the more noble Lancia clientele, certainly not used to the “rough” driving of the Prancing Horse racing cars. Produced in two series from 1986 to 1992, thanks to a power of 215 HP (205 for the catalytic version) it is capable of reaching a top speed of 240 km/h. The price range is quite wide: scrolling through the announcements on the main specialized web portals, requests range from around 18,000 to over 40,000 euros.

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