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#35567 of 38597 Re: production model [tjc78]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2013 (9:42 am)
Not many 80s car, no. People keep saying "oh, one day Car X or Car Y will be a collector car" but let's face facts here---if a car hasn't made its move toward collectibility by 25-30 years, it's probably not going to happen.
There have been a few (very few) "sleepers" that took 40 or more years to wake up (e.g., the Tucker) but these were very VERY rare low production cars of extremely unique design and interest.
So if you can think of a very low production car (not a trim-only variant of a high production car) of unique performance, styling, etc. from the 1980s, then yeah, that car might have a shot.
But a 1984 C4 Vette or a Taurus----not likely.
#35568 of 38597 Re: production model [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 14, 2013 (1:42 pm)
1980s BMWs, particularly M-cars are already collectibles. People will pay good money for a nice E30 or E28.
I think original VW GTIs are in demand but it's hard to find a good one.
An 80s Mercedes Turbo-Diesel model might do pretty well --if it doesn't have 80 gajillion miles on it.
#35569 of 38597 Re: production model [andys120]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2013 (1:59 pm)
Yes, true, but the M cars are rather low buck collectibles given how old they are and how much they cost to bring back to life--- and they've remained totally stagnant in value for quite some time. You can get more for a 1980s era Camaro Z-28 than you can for a M car.
The problem is that they look like regular BMWs and they really aren't that fast anymore.
But yes, some people do collect one or two--the reason values are stagnant is because everyone who wants one, now has one--so they just change hands at the same price because there is no strong buyer pressure to escalate. It's like "oh, you want X dollars for your M5...well call me if you'll take less".
So...collectible? Yeah. Hot collectible? No. Future collectible? Maybe not.
#35570 of 38597 Re: production model [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 14, 2013 (6:39 pm)
maybe if you took that DeLorean back and told some of the companies what to do then the 80's cars would be collectable.
Jan 15, 2013 (11:35 am)
#35572 of 38597 Re: 196?> [andys120]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:41 pm)
I wonder what the white wagon is beside the 64 Galaxie - I was thinking Datsun 510, but that's not it. Maybe a Rootes group car?
Small car driving is a Datsun Bluebird, I think.
#35573 of 38597 Re: 196?> [fintail]
Jan 15, 2013 (3:34 pm)
That white wagon has me stumped too. But the next 4 are all Ford; a '64 Galaxy, about a '66 Falcon, a TBird ('66 also I think) and a '57. Beyond that is a 2nd gen Corvair.
#35574 of 38597 Re: 196?> [fintail]
Jan 15, 2013 (3:36 pm)
I think the white wagon is a Datsun but the taillights are wrong for a 510, perhaps a late 60s Bluebird.
#35575 of 38597 Re: 196?> [andys120]
Jan 15, 2013 (4:44 pm)
What is that big dark red/maroon car way over to the left side of the picture?
Looks like a big 70's Impala to me.
Jan 15, 2013 (9:56 pm)
Looks like a Datsun wagon but lights are not quite right. I wonder if it was local production under license or some sort of knock-off (popular in China and Taiwan)