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Do you think your modern high-volume car will be a classic?

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  • Apr 5th, 2018 3:22 pm

Poll: Will your modern car be a classic?

  • Total votes: 26. You have voted on this poll.
Yes, any car that is over 50 years old will fetch a high auction price
 
2
8%
Yes, but only if it's a Special Edition that isn't just an appearance package
 
0
0%
Yes, because so many will be wrecked, fall apart and yours is totally mint
 
2
8%
No, there are too many of them made
 
5
19%
No, 50 years from now we won't even have gasoline
 
4
15%
No, just No
 
13
50%

Poll ended at Apr 19th, 2018 10:43 am

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Do you think your modern high-volume car will be a classic?

One Sunday I was just lazing around playing iPad games, and I had the TV on - just to whatever channel was last there, NBC.
On came a Mecum auction show and they were counting down the top 10 Mopars that fetched some rather outlandish prices.
They ranged from an intro-year Viper to a 1970 Hemi 'Cuda convertible that went for $2,675,000. Yikes!
Now I know that Mopars were mass produced, but given this scenario, not many were Hemi 'Cuda convertibles.
Exotic cars still have them beat, but there are so few of those.

So basically, do you think your modern, mass produced car will be valuable in 50 years?
Can it be mass produced but have to be a special edition - like a Boss 302 or Bullitt version of a Mustang?
Or are there so many of them made nowadays, it's highly unlikely unless it's far more exotic.
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mirror mirror on the wall who's the beigest of them all
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My rust free Mazda sure will!
Smash that like button!
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My mazda 323
With turbo awd from the factory should fetch a fair penny.

Jk. But i do recall how shocked i was when my coworkers fiancee drove up in one. Thats some seriously rare obscure 80's chic right there!

Guy has to order parts from japan to fix his 30+ yr old car
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I was watching the Roadkill episode the other day when they made the C4 'Vette-Cart." They were comparing it to a modern day 'Vette, and comment was made, it's hard to believe that in 50 years from now, people will be rescuing these from junkyards.

It got me thinking about classic cars of the future. It's hard for me to imagine anything current being classic. It's all the electronics that I fear won't age well, and limit the amount of restoration projects that happen. It seems like a competent mechanic can take almost any car from the 60s or 70s, and get it running and driving, with little more than fluids, tires, a new battery, a new carburetor, a new master cylinder, and some tinkering.
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-- Self driving cars get banned unless they were built before year X?
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Honda Type R will fetch a nice price 50 years from now

Gasoline or not - true petrol heads will build their own oil rigs or siphon the gas from pixie dust. We'll make it work, DW!
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RFDaniel wrote:
Apr 5th, 2018 2:24 pm
Honda Type R will fetch a nice price 50 years from now

Gasoline or not - true petrol heads will build their own oil rigs or siphon the gas from pixie dust. We'll make it work, DW!
That's not a high volume car though
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I love watching the Barrett Jackson automobile auction on a lazy weekend.

But yeah, none of these mass produced cars will be considered a classic.

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