Jaguar E-Type (1961–1974)
Credit: Courtesy Gooding & Co.

Though the E-Type market has had its ups and downs in recent decades, Gooding considers these, the most gorgeous of Jags, to still be an excellent value. E-Types were manufactured from 1961 through 1974, but the earlier models are the most desirable. "[There's a] misconception that they're impossibly unreliable cars," he explains. Luckily, it's a hurdle that educated buyers and owners can overcome. "Find the right car and maintain it properly," he advises. "They can be lovely drivers if they're well-sorted." As an example of this kind of available bargain, the gorgeous E-Type Series I convertible pictured here sold significantly below its pre-sale estimate at a recent Gooding auction, for only $90,000.