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Collector Car Values


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Collector car values often are the hardest to estimate in the automobile market today although there are many reliable car value guides like NADA or Kelly Blue Book. Most of the guides can only tell the standard or rough car values base on the year, make, and model. The condition of the car, the number of production, and the originality of the car are three other things need to put into consideration when one search for collector cars.

Collector cars can be antique cars, classic cars, or exotic cars that are extremely rare or with very limited edition. From the earliest Ford Model A to the latest Lamborghini Reventon (only 20 were produced), there are something you need to know about collect car values if you are going to buy any collector cars.

Make, Model, Manufactured Year

Many new cars were introduced every year from Japanese car maker, China car maker, Europe car maker, American car maker and among others. Millions of cars available for sale every year, but only small range of cars are worth to collect. Collectors usually look for special shape popular car or car with special history. Cars that won in many racing competition like the ‘60s Mini Cooper S or cars that became “People Car” like the Volkswagen Beetle are good example. If mention about muscle cars, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Corvette, Pontiac Firebird, Pontiac GTO (first muscle car built), and among others.

Number of Production

The number of production is one of the main reason that affect collector car values. In business world, high demand low supply will create value, same concept apply for automobile. Limited edition cars, production cars for anniversary, or any cars with limited production tend to have higher car value. For example, 1996 Mini Cooper 35th Anniversary (200 were produced), Lamborghini Reventon, Austin Eight of England, 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB, 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta, Ford GT 40, Enzo Ferrari, 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4, 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupé, multi-award-winning 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K, Mercedes-Benz SLS Gull-wing, and 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Riviera Town Brougham are some of the most sought-after collector cars with very production.

Car Condition

Collector car values are pretty much based on the condition. How many percent of the car parts is original? What are the parts aren’t original? Is it still possible to get the original parts? The car value will be high if the car is close to or 100% still in original and working condition. The value will drop when the parts aren’t original and not in working condition. 

Collecting classic cars or antique cars is one of the most glamorous hobbies, and also one of the most expensive hobbies to have. In conclusion, there are no standards about how much a car value should be. The best collector car values are the price that seller willing to sell and buyer willing to buy.


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