January in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the place to be for the vintage, collector, and classic carsspectacle known as Auction Week. In 2013 the event broke multiple records and achieved $228 million in sales. Thirty-one cars sold for $1 million or more, including a 1958 Ferrari GT California Spyder that fetched a record-setting $8.25 million at Gooding & Company, and the original George Barris-customized Batmobile, which sold for $4.6 million at Barrett-Jackson.
Sadly, a million-dollar car is not in the cards for most of us. But that’s not to say every classic is out of reach. There are plenty of old autos the experts consider to be undervalued or just now becoming collectible, and are thus affordable—at least for now.