Our Love Affiar With Vintage Cars
January 27, 2011
Just as it is with commodities like jewelry, clothing and handbags, vintage automobiles that are in prime condition are definitely expensive. Such is the case with muscle cars which first hit the market in the 1950s and some of which are still available for sale today. These cars continue to show their prowess by selling for costs that are similar to that of a new car. If you are interested in owning one, you must prepare yourself for the substantial costs involved.
Back in the day, muscle cars were referred to as the most powerful cars on the market. They were also made with very modest weight to allow them to have the capability of excessive acceleration. Most of these cars were dubbed "American Muscle" and came in two door models with rear wheel drive capability and V8 engines. This kind of power and "muscle" appealed to many teenagers and young dragsters, making these cars extremely popular and thus giving them their enduring appeal today.
Manufacturers like Dodge, Buick, Chevy, Ford and Oldsmobile all put their spin on muscle cars over the years and many of the models were produced in ver limited quantities, making them very rare and somewhat pricey in today's market.
Whether they are owned by individuals or held on display in museums or automobile showrooms, I can guarantee that you will pay a lot of money for a vintage muscle car. Currently surviving models are now prized possessions for people and some of them even carry prices that easily rival prices of the high value European sports cars. In fact, if you attend an auction, some of the rarest vintage muscle cars from 1965 to 1972 can easily be sold for over $50,000. This would of course depend on the model, its condition as well as the demand on that car.
In particular, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with the ZL1 option is perhaps considered to be valued in the range of high value real estate or priceless pieces of art in museums.
So, although vintage cars are available for sale, you are going to have to ensure you have a lot of money saved up if you want to acquire one of your own. And if your intention is to allow it to retain its value, be prepared to invest a substantial amount back into the car, to keep it looking and running in optimal shape.
William Jason has admired classic cars ever since he was a young child and you can read his blog at: http://musclecarmonster.com/
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