Pretty much. Cars these days are disposable due to the higher number produced and the complex computer systems being virtually un-serviceable without expensive equipment.The question I always have is, how long does one need to keep this car to make it a viable investment? Bought it at 46, its worth 28 or so now... Am I to hold on to this thing, taking up space in my home, for 50 years for it to surpass the original purchase price? Doesn't really seem like a great investment. Thoughts?
I'm not sure on the exact timeframe, but there will eventually be a market.Pretty much. Cars these days are disposable due to the higher number produced and the complex computer systems being virtually un-serviceable without expensive equipment.
My guess? 20 years from now people will still be restoring Pre-OBD cars like the 60's and 70's Camaros, Mustangs, 'Cudas, etc....I doubt we'll see a "vintage" CTS-V bringing big bucks in the next 20 years.
But the 04's had fewer cars made since they represented only a half year of production. Collectible car value is usually based upon scarcity (is that a word?).2005's would be even more.. The VERY last run of the LS6 for the current generation (I think its the 3rd??) of the motor!
Yeah, that same expert also mentioned something about tuned Honda Civics also being collectible. :alchi:P.S. did anyone else notice that the 'expert' in the article indicated that the 5.7L V's would be collectible, because they had a race inspired engine, with racing components in them, like titanium rods. :bigroll:. :thepan:
Same with me, either you drive the hell out of it, or you put it in a garage for 20 years. If you are looking at the V solely as an investment, call a Financial Advisor, they can get you into a Hedge Fund paying much more annually that the V will appreciate.I love my car, and don't see selling it. I also love my car too much for it to be much of a collectible, as I drive it all the time beacuse it's just so much fun. I have 56k on the clock now, and see no let off on the miles anytime soon.
Yeah that.... I've had in mind that I want to keep the V forever. I'm looking for it to be a collectible, not for the $$$, for the fun of it. I've kept it pretty cherry. And like I said, I'm keeping all the stock parts, even the armrest.
I would love to be an old fart, cruising to shows in a stock, mileage in the 60s and 70s, mint V. Whether the V series takes off or dies, that shouldn't matter.