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Jasen Rice

Jasen Rice Owner, Dealer Management

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Whats going to be our Generations Classic Car?

 

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I have always wondered what is going to be the next "Classic Car". I watch Mecum Auctions and Barrett Jackson auctions and wonder, whats on the road today that will be running through these lanes for stupid money 20-30 years down the road? What somewhat common, everyday type car will people be kicking themselves, when they are 60 years old, that they wish they never got rid of? I think this would be a good topic for this crew...chim in with what you think will be worth money 20-30 years from now that was built 1990's til now.

One of my picks would be the Pontiac Solstice for the common car, but the coupe for that rare car. I had one as a fun Sunday convertible car, but then traded it in for something more practical with kids and got a Jeep Wrangler, I think I will be kicking myself down the road. My reasons would be that Pontiac was a huge staple in the car industry and is no longer in production and thay only built 65,724 total Solstice from 2006-2010 and they are a car that will look good on the road still 20-30 years from now. Here are the numbers from Wikipedia

The car went on sale in early 2009.[4] The Pontiac Solstice Coupes are considered to be quite rare: There were a total of 1,266 Solstice Coupes that were able to be manufactured before the production line in Wilmington, Delaware was shut down: 102 pre-production 2009 models, 1,152 sequentially-vin'd regular production 2009 models, and 12 pre-production 2010 models. This is in contrast to over 64,000 of the Pontiac Solstice Convertibles that were manufactured.

Production[6]
2006 21,273
2007 24,018
2008 15,587
2009 4,826
2010 20
Total 65,724
 

What is your pick for "that car to hold on to"?

Ed Brooks
My Audi TT coupe is ALREADY a classic ;-)
Jasen Rice
TT's would defiantly make my list too
Grant Gooley
This is an interesting question. If we compare the question to: "What is our generations classic band" People still say Led Zepplin or the Beatles... It's almost like they can't be touched and never will be touched... That being said 63' Stingray is the Led Zepplin for me :)
Jasen Rice
Grant what about any thing 1990 or newer? Something people maybe over looking now but in 20-30 years could pull some big money? 63' Stingray is already pulling big money
Megan Barto
Honda S2000's.

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