Where will the old car hobby be in
2020? In the 1980s Duesenbergs, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts,
Bugattis and early sports cars like 1950s Ferraris and
Aston Martins were examples of big money collector cars.
Now, 20 years later, muscle cars of the late 1960s and
early 1970s are more in vogue. The prices of Boss 429
Mustangs, 440-6 pack 'Cudas and Yenko Camaros are just
a few of the auction circuit headliners. But these cars
are the exceptions. Still they are the trend setters
for most enthusiasts and investors.
The Future - 2020: Well, here
we are, puttering around in traffic on a Sunday afternoon,
surrounded by hydrogen fueled monster SUVs, pickup trucks,
luxury sedans and the occasional high performance sports
car. Thankfully, those mini-hybrids have all disappeared
and the antiques of the 1970s-1990s are once again on
the road. $30 per gallon gasoline is now history. Going
to hydrogen created a cheap surplus of gasoline and
the old car hobby is going crazy. Everyone wants a "classic"
and seem willing to pay the price. Look a DeLorean...
a Myers Manx dune buggy... a Zimmer... a wait,
is that a 1987 Buick Grand National? Yes, it is! Those
go for millions at auctions. WOW! a 1977 Dodge
Warlock Pickup Truck, followed by a Lamborghini Diablo.
That old Porsche Turbo actually fits in with all those
1970s kit cars that are so popular. Yes, the old car
hobby is very much alive and well and going stronger
What cars will be the stars of the auctions in 14
years? I can make predictions, but so can most informed
enthusiasts. You are reading this so you are one of
those informed people. What excited you in the
past is the key to your future. Think about
that. It is also the key to a fortune. Those cars will
rise in value. Get ready for the future now by doing
the necessary research today. Literature is the source
most collectors use to determine the year, make, model,
options, trim selections, colors, etc., that they are
looking for. Armed with that information you determine
originality and the most desirable set up.
Did I miss something? I probably did, so tell us what
Pick your top 10 choices for the top stars on the auction
circuit in the year 2020. In the future we will show
your lists with all the others submitted.