Collectible cars as an asset class have significantly outperformed many traditional indices such as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones over the past 15 years. However, this investment opportunity has only been available to a small group of elite investors due to the following barriers of entry to the market:
truly rare cars are sold through narrow, elite networks
such vehicles often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, which means that the minimum stake is very high
expertise is required to store and maintain the vehicles
specialist knowledge is needed to verify the provenance of the vehicles
the purchase, insurance and sale of the vehicles involves a lot of administration and paperwork
In combination, these factors have made this asset class even more exclusive than hedge funds, venture capital or private equity funds.