The run-out version of Ford’s ever-popular Fiesta ST was only ever sold in limited numbers here in the UK, despite the regular ST proving so popular across Europe that more than 30,000 were sold. It commanded a £5000 premium over the entry-level ST, but that didn't stop Ford from selling its entire allocation.
The ST200 boosted the stock car’s 180bhp up to 197bhp, with overboost temporarily pushing that figure up even further to 212bhp when called upon. It also recieved suspension upgrades and shorter gearing, which made it all the more engaging to drive.
Prices start from £13,000, but the fact that second-hand models are changing hands for as much as £17,000, not a million miles off the retail price of a brand new third-generation Fiesta ST, gives an indication of how popular the ST200 is.
Read more: Ford Fiesta ST - used buying advice
BMW Alpina 5 Series
Seeing how it sells far fewer cars than the brand it specialises in, any Alpina-badged BMW will already carry a collector’s premium - but it’s the latest 5 Series-based models that are predicted to become a big hit in the future.
With 600bhp from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, capable of 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds, the B5 BiTurbo begins life as an M550i but gets treated to Alpina’s legendary suspension tweaks that make it such a relaxed Bahnstormer.
Fewer than 100 are expected to ever be produced, so finding one on the second-hand market will be challenging enough, and with barely a year since it first went into production prices are still likely to be close to retail, but if you can find one for between £65,000 and £80,000 it could still be worth the investment.
Read more: Bargain BMWs from £5000 - buying guide
Audi TT Quattro 3.2 V6