These are the best performing luxury investments right now

The average value of investment-grade classic cars and wine has increased by 8% over the past year, according to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index.

The index noted that classic cars remains the top performer – with growth totaling a staggering 458% over the past 10 years (to Q2 2016), while wine is on an upwards journey over the past 12 months.

Coins meanwhile, remain a solid investment.

Knight Frank said that collectors are still prepared to dig deep when rare cars with a great provenance and in authentic condition become available.


At the Monterey sales a 1962 Shelby Cobra ($13.8 million) became the most expensive US car to sell at auction, while the  1955 Jaguar D-Type pictured below ($21.8 million) secured the equivalent record for a British marque.

Read: Why this ‘superbuffalo’ just sold for R168 million

In Paris earlier in the year, a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport (€32 million) took the overall crown, in sterling and euro terms at least.

On the other end of the scale, art and antique furniture continues to disappoint.

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These are the best performing luxury investments right now