🏁 Retro Rally Cars and an Unusual Chevrolet: The Latest Market Data

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Welcome back, car enthusiasts. I’m here again with your source for the latest insights and hidden gems in the classic car market.

Spring is here and my classics are poised to hit the roads again after a long winter hibernation. Bring on the sun!

On with today’s action. In this issue you’ll find:

📈 Classic Car Sales Data: March’s best and worst performing classic cars

📖 Focus Article: 7 Classic Road-Going Rally Cars

🎲 Bold Bets: Chevrolet SSR

Let’s go!

📈 March Market Data

5 of the Best, 5 of the Worst

Each month I gather sales data from classic car sellers across the globe.

The aim is to spot trends early, so you can get ahead of the game!

Let’s take a look at five of the best and five of the worst from March:

5 of the Best

Jaguar XJR-S

📈 1 year: +7.4% 5 year: +3.2% 

With its sophisticated blend of performance and luxury, the XJR-S has shown a healthy increase in value. This model’s rising popularity underscores its status as a collectible classic with a racing pedigree.

BMW Z3 M Coupe

 📈 1 year: +5.2% 5 year: +1.7% 

Known affectionately as the “clown shoe” for its unique styling, the Z3 M Coupe’s value increase highlights its growing cult status. Its performance and rarity have sparked renewed interest and appreciation.

Pontiac Grand Prix (5th Gen)

📈 1 year: +6.7% 5 year: +3.0% 

This American classic has not only stood the test of time but has also seen a notable uptick in value. Its appeal lies in its blend of style, power, and comfort, making it a cherished model among collectors.

Porsche 959

📈 1 year: +25.0% 5 year: +5.9% 

An icon of innovation and speed, the 959 continues to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its significant appreciation is a testament to its enduring legacy and groundbreaking technology for its time.

Bentley S2

📈 1 year: +26.0% 5 year: +3.4% 

This classic epitome of luxury has surged impressively in the past year. Its blend of elegance and performance from the early 60s has increasingly been recognized, making it a standout investment in the vintage car market.

5 of the Worst

Rolls-Royce 20/25

📉 1 year: -21.7% 5 year: -0.8% 

Despite its prestigious heritage, this pre-war luxury car has seen a significant dip. Its particularly niche market may have contributed to its current downturn.

Studebaker Lark

📉 1 year: -18.7% 5 year: -1.4% 

Once a symbol of American innovation, the Lark has unfortunately seen a sharp decline. Changing tastes and the brand’s historical closure may influence its current market performance.

Audi TT Mk2

📉 1 year: -7.0% 5 year: -4.1% 

The TT Mk2, known for its design and driving dynamics, has experienced a decline. It might reflect a broader trend of wavering enthusiasm for early 21st-century affordable sports cars.

Nissan Gloria

📉 1 year: -11.6% 5 year: -0.1% 

A luxury sedan with a rich history, the Gloria’s drop hints at the market’s fluctuating interest in Japanese classics, possibly overshadowed by more iconic models.

Volkswagen Golf R32 (Mk4)

📉 1 year: -13.2% 5 year: -1.2% 

Despite its acclaim as a hot hatch icon, the R32 Mk4 faces a downward trend. Even modern classics are not immune to current market fluctuations.

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📖 Focus: 7 Classic Road-Going Rally Cars

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, back to when rally cars were the undisputed kings of cool and the smell of burning rubber was the perfume of champions. 

And thankfully there are still plenty of road-going classic rally cars to get stuck into. Some of them might just be your golden ticket in the classic car market.

Whether you’ve got a garage full of classics or you’re dreaming of owning your first, here’s some insight on which rally legends could give your investment portfolio a bit of nitro.

Find out which classic rally cars are worth betting on

🎲 Bold Bets: Chevrolet SSR

In this section I look at cars that can be considered ‘Bold Bets’ for investment purposes.

This month I’m looking at a 1940s style hot-rod pickup truck with a 6 liter V8 engine and a retractable hard top… What?! It is, of course, the Chevrolet SSR.

Its blend of old-school charm with contemporary muscle positioned the SSR as a unique proposition in the automotive market.

But could it be a bold bet?

Find out whether I think it could be an investment opportunity for those with an eye for the unique

🙏 Thanks For Reading!

Thanks for reading! I want to deliver the best, most succinct market data and classic car news to help you navigate the world of classic car investments.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time!


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Adam Chinn writes about the intersecting worlds of classic cars, driving pleasure, and smart investment strategies. Starting his journey at 26, he’s proven that one doesn’t need to be wealthy to begin investing in classic cars.

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