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Hello to our newcomers and a hearty welcome back to our loyal classic car connoisseurs!
Whether you’re joining us for the first time or you’re a long-standing member of our community, I’m delighted to have you on board.
Our journey through the world of classic cars continues, and this month’s issue is brimming with knowledge, data, and inspiration.
Inside, you’ll uncover:
📈 Classic Car Sales Data Analysis: Discovering this month’s best and worst performing classic cars
📣 Classic Car News: An update from the industry
📖 Focus Article: Iconic cars from each decade
🎲 Bold Bets: Volvo C30
📈 October’s Market Data
5 of the Best, 5 of the Worst
Each month we gather sales data from classic car sellers across the globe.
With every update we’ll give you a snapshot: five of the best performers, and five of the worst.
The aim is to spot trends early, so you can get ahead of the game!
Let’s have a look at this month’s data:
5 of the Best
📈 1 year: 53.0% 5 year: 0.1%
The Mistral is showcasing Maserati’s timeless allure with a sudden jump in interest. As one of the brand’s rarer models, it’s finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves.
📈 1 year: 26.0% 5 year: 0.7%
The Subaru Brat has proven itself as a quirky but solid investment this year. This versatile little pick-up has seen a notable uptick in value, capturing the hearts of enthusiasts and investors alike.
Alpine A110 (1st gen)
📈 1 year: 4.5% 5 year: 0.7%
This French sports car is making waves with a steady climb in value. Its lightweight design and racing heritage continue to make the Alpine A110 a favorite among classic car enthusiasts.
Fiat 600 Multipla
📈 1 year: 49.0% 5 year: 13.1%
The adorable Fiat 600 Multipla has skyrocketed in popularity and price recently. With its unique design and charming presence, it’s no surprise that this microvan is experiencing a remarkable renaissance among collectors.
📈 1 year: 14.4% 5 year: 0.1%
The Urraco is enjoying a well-deserved moment in the spotlight, proving that it can hold its own even among Lamborghini’s more famous models. This dark horse is revving up in value and charm.
5 of the Worst
Mercury Comet (1st Gen)
📉 1 year: -8.8% 5 year: -1.9%
The first-generation Comet is currently on a downward trajectory, much to the dismay of its admirers. It seems that this Mercury has lost some of its shine in the eyes of investors recently.
Renault Clio Williams
📉 1 year: -5.1% 5 year: -2.0%
Despite its hot hatch charisma, the Clio Williams has taken a hit this year. It seems that the market is currently looking elsewhere, leaving this speedy little Renault behind, at least temporarily.
📉 1 year: -6.1% 5 year: -2.2%
The Z1’s distinctive drop-down doors weren’t enough to keep its value from sliding. It’s a tough season for this innovative BMW, as it faces challenges in the classic car market.
Oldsmobile 88 (3rd Gen)
📉 1 year: -9.1% 5 year: -1.8%
The once beloved Oldsmobile 88 is struggling to keep up, facing a significant downturn. It’s a reminder that even classic American muscle isn’t always a sure bet in this volatile market.
📉 1 year: -14.5% 5 year: -1.3%
The Ferrari F12 has seen better days, experiencing a decline that leaves investors pondering. Even with its prancing horse pedigree, it seems not all Ferraris are immune to market fluctuations.
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📣 News: 94-year-old Finds and Restores Father’s 1930s Classic Talbot
In a touching blend of modern technology and nostalgic sentiment, Malcolm Stern from Hertfordshire, UK, stumbled upon his father’s cherished 1930s Talbot Darracq on an auction site while attempting to create a 3D model of it.
This bright yellow Talbot, originally acquired by his father in 1935, brought back cherished memories. Despite its initial dilapidated state, Malcolm purchased the car for £6,000 in 2020 and embarked on a meticulous restoration journey.
Three years and 3,000 hours of dedicated work later, he managed to restore the car to its former glory.
The 94-year-old, along with his son Jonathan, recently enjoyed a 15-mile maiden voyage in the restored vehicle, much to the admiration of classic car enthusiasts.
Malcolm plans to further refine the car’s interior over the next six months before eventually passing this sentimental heirloom onto his son in the United States, continuing the family’s automotive legacy.
The heartwarming venture not only rekindled cherished memories but also celebrated the boundless passion for classic cars across generations.
📖 Focus: Iconic Cars That Defined Each Decade
Journey back to a time when cars were more than just a means of transport; they were statements of identity, embodiments of the era’s spirit.
As we cruise from the muscle car roar of the 60s to the eco-conscious whispers of the 2000s, we explore vehicles that didn’t just drive the streets; they drove the narrative of automotive evolution.
From the rebellious Ford Mustang to the futuristic DeLorean DMC-12, and the eco-champion Toyota Prius, each decade had its own automotive stars, reflecting the changing tides of society and technology.
Strap in as we take a nostalgic cruise through the decades, spotlighting the iconic cars that not only defined their eras but also paved the road for the automotive marvels we witness today.
🎲 Bold Bets: Volvo C30
In this section we look at cars that can be considered ‘Bold Bets’ for investment purposes.
In this edition we shift gears to explore the potential of the Volvo C30.
The compact hatchback with a distinctive design ceased production in 2013, and is a statement of style and performance that stands apart in the hatchback realm.
With its unique allure and growing cult status among enthusiasts, could the Volvo C30 be the hidden gem ready to shine in the collector’s market?
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