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Here Are the 6 Most Expensive 1980s Cars on Autotrader

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If you even pay the smallest iota of attention to the collector-car world, you know that the prices of certain 1980s models are on the rise, as people start appreciating them as "classics" rather than simple used cars. For extra proof of that, I've rounded up a list of the six most expensive 1980s cars on Autotrader. Note that these are the most expensive individual models, not the most expensive overall vehicles -- because if I made that list, it would be flooded with Testarossa owners trying to capitalize on the recent jump in their values. Anyway, to the list:

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo

1. 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo -- $399,888

The most expensive 1980s car listed on Autotrader is this 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo, which is offered for nearly $400,000 by CNC Motors in Southern California. But don't go thinking this is a normal price for a "930" Turbo: This model is a rare Turbo Cabriolet, it comes from the car's final year, and it has just 1,313 miles on the odometer. A regular "930" Turbo is still a six-figure car -- but this one is exceptional.

1988 Lamborghini Countach

2. 1988 Lamborghini Countach -- $389,888

It won't surprise anyone that the Lamborghini Countach occupies a high spot on this list. Offered by eCarList in suburban Dallas, this 1988 Countach has it all: the huge wing, the side strakes and Marcello Gandini's breathtaking wedge-shaped design. It's also traveled just 5,600 original miles from new, and it's claimed to have a new clutch and a fresh timing-belt service. This is likely one of the best Countach models on the market right now -- hence its high asking price of $389,888.

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

3. 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante -- $349,000

The 1980s version of Aston Martin wasn't as prevalent -- or as prolific -- as the modern brand. As a result, 1980s Aston Martin models are scarce -- as this asking price proves. This is a 1989 V8 Vantage Volante, and it's in pristine shape, with a perfect interior and exterior and just 27,700 miles on the odometer. It's offered by Long Island Sports Cars in New York for a whopping $349,000 -- a big number, but not surprising when you consider this car's rarity.

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

4. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa -- $225,000

The Ferrari Testarossa has shot up in value over the past few years, and Autotrader is full of owners (and dealers) trying to capitalize on that jump. This is the most expensive '80s Testarossa on Autotrader. Listed by Ferrari of New England near Boston, it's covered just 16,000 miles, and it's in gorgeous original condition. It also has a $225,000 asking price, which just barely edges out Testarossa models offered by other dealers and private sellers. These days, if you want a Testarossa, you're going to have to spend big money.

1987 Lamborghini Jalpa

5. 1987 Lamborghini Jalpa -- $119,900

This 1987 Lamborghini Jalpa is one of the few Jalpa models listed on Autotrader. Like the Testarossa above, the Jalpa has seen a big increase in values lately, as drivers search for analog cars that are gently descending into "classic" status. With that said, the Jalpa market hasn't quite taken off like the Testarossa market has. This one is among the most expensive I've seen, with an asking price of $119,900. It's available at Motorcars by Bill Nuccio in the Chicago suburb of Addison, Illinois.

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

6. 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS -- $119,328

Like a few of the other cars on this list, the Ferrari 328 was formerly a $40,000-to-$50,000 car -- until appreciation for the "analog" nature of 1980s cars made these shoot up in value. This particular 328 GTS is among the nicest listed on Autotrader: It hails from the car's final model year of 1989, it features the most desirable exterior color (red, of course), and it boasts low mileage (just over 20,000). It's offered by CNC Motors in Southern California for $119,328 -- a price that would've been laughable for a 328 just a few short years ago.

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