Best classic cars from the future The man who said the magic line "Ray, fire up Quattro" is Gene Hunt, a fictional detective in "Ashes To Ashes" - a television series set in the 1980s Britain - and he runs a bright red Audi UR Quattro. And while Hunt's completely un-PC image of the world is making convincing viewing, it is undoubtedly the Quattro that has become the star of the show.They download 8,000 pounds on eBay, internet forums are alive with people trying to track a model for themselves and for the 30 somethings who were teenagers who lived in the 80s, they made them realize that the cars they loved could be tomorrow's classic cars.Some believe that with some justification, the car they have had for 20 years can qualify for a good classic car insurance. Others have found some extra money, gone out and bought a Mk1 Golf GTi campaign and are now stuck in the mindset of the classic car fan.Besides this time, the talk is not of Morris Minors and Triumph Heralds (although we love them of course) is it about what will make future classic cars?Sports CarsMazda MX5 - A brilliant two-seat softtop that has a large fan base for the original Mk1s with pop-up headlights. Started life with a 1600cc engine and then enlarged to 1800cc. Offers "old" styling with crackability and an excellent spare part backup.Fiat Barchetta - weird but weirdly appealing. Left driving and sold only in limited numbers in the UK, it has distinct appearance and makes it a future classic security.Lotus Elan (1990 models) - The guys at Lotus went a little crazy and plumped for front wheel drive and an Isuzu engine. But with sharp action and the Lotus brand, it has an appeal. But be aware that the front wheels are responsible for.