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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Rizzo, Aug 1, 2020.
My 1996 Mazda disagrees.
Henry Bowman approves!
Most of those are scrapped because the batteries cost more than the car is worth. There is no parts support for them already. Not enough left for aftermarket to make anything.
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The Pinto is famous. I had this Hot Wheels version back then. I'm not surprised clean models are entering shows. I bet Pacers and Gremlins make appearances too.
What does it disagree with, that it's a classic or that it's a miracle?
My KIA Sorento, you can by it now before the price goes through the roof. Cash offers only, avoid the Barrett Jackson buyers premium.
Cars with limited production numbers and as mentioned that teenage boy lust.
Right now the trend is sports cars and SUVs manual transmissions and as few driver aids as possible.
Of course the “instant classics” are the waiting list exotic cars. If you go buy a Porsche 918, it will appreciate. But the entry price is high.
In 40 years what is restoration going to be like.
All of the current crop of muscle cars that survive to see old age, for sure.
Ford/Mercury Crown Vic/Grand Marquis
Pontiac G6 Convertibles
Grand Marquis won't ever be collectible. Too many of them and nothing special about them.
The (Grand Marquis) Marauder however will likely be collectible. They are already holding their value well for a 17 year old car.
I missed one of those by a week. An elderly couple in my church had one with less than 20K on it and loaded. They wanted a small pickup truck and I was looking for a Marauder and found out they sold it a couple days before I knew they were selling it. The old guy said I would have sold it to you at a good price if I had known. Errr!
That 'new' cars last less than 25 years.
Impossible to tell.
The model T Ford was built for a price and common as dirt.
Most of the famous American Cars from the 50's weren't anything special during their time. Like the 57 Chevy.
Who would have thought the VW Bug would be collectible back when they were dirt cheap?
Bugs are / aren’t collectable.
You can still get the beat to crap ones dirt cheap. It is the nice condition unrestored ones that are expensive. The restored are next in line.
One of the things that drive high prices are original, unrestored, “like new” condition low production cars that were somehow “special”
Where I really missed the boat was on Porsche 356s.
I was offered a rust buck with a disassembled engine (all parts were there) for $5000 about 15 years ago. I told the guy he was nuts because I could never get the price of restoration back out of the car. I told him it needed 30 to 40k of work and the car would never be worth that...
I also passed up a 914 for under $1000. It had door sill rust and I didn’t want to deal with having new steel panels removed/welded in. I figured that was $2000 to $3000 after paint. Didn’t think having $2500 to $3500 into a 914 was a good investment.
So the moral of the story. Find a car. If you ask me if it is a good investment and I say no, you probably have a good investment.
Watching what people talk about and price trends.
Jeep YJs (again, nice condition and mostly stock or very minor upgrades) are what some are saying will be the next Early Bronco, Scout, FJ40.
Ford Focus RS
Anything with a V 8, especially naturally aspirated. I think V 8's are on the short list and simply wont be produced much longer.
Also agree with manual transmissions.
Toyota Corollas, because most of them will still be on the road and still running reliably.