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2012-08-01 09:37

ICON OF THE FUTURE?: The Mazda MX-5, according to some, could be one of the most sought after vehicle's in the next 50 years.

The Mazda MX-5, Bugatti Veyron and Audi TT have been voted as top vehicles most likely to be classic icons of the future.

According to a survey of 3500 classic vehicle owners by UK specialist vehicle and motorcycle insurance broker Footman James, 7% of classic vehicle owners predicted that the Mazda MX-5 was the vehicle most likely to be a classic icon in 50 years. 

Mazda’s roadster was followed by the Bugatti Veyron with 5% of the votes and the Audi TT (4%), which was also predicted to be a future classic.

ICONIC STATUS

Andy Fairchild, Footman James’ managing director, said: “2012 marks the 50th anniversary of many classic icons including the Lotus Elan, MGB and Renault 5. It is fascinating to obtain an insight into what classic vehicle owners deem to be the classics of the future. 

“With regards to which ones can claim iconic status in 50 years time – I guess we will just have to wait and see,” said Fairchild.

Classic vehicle owners felt that the Aston Martin DB9, Fiat 500, Audi R8, Lotus Elise and Jaguar XKR, XF and XK models could also be classic icons, with each model recieving 3% of the votes.

Classic icons of the future:
Mazda MX-5
Bugatti Veyron
Audi TT
Aston Martin DB9
Fiat 500
Audi R8
Lotus Elise
Jaguar XKR, XF and XK
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