10 American Classic Car & Truck Values That Are Climbing Fast in 2017
The collector car market is starting to heat up again and 2017 has some great news for those of you that own any of the following 10 vehicles. Values on these 10 classic cars and trucks are spiking in 2017.
Ford Bronco (First Generation)
These First generation SUVs were an instant success when they rolled off the production line. And these first generation Ford Broncos (1966-1977) are seeing a resurgence with collectors. Maybe it has something to do with Ford’s decision to bring back the Bronco in 2020.
Slowly but surely the Wagoneer, what is considered by many as the first SUV, is gaining speed in the classic truck market. It was produced for 30 years, but since there were minimal design changes over that period of time, it is the newer models that everyone is chasing after.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
We should probably clarify that we are talking about the “Smokey and the Bandit” edition with the bird on the hood that are the most sought after at this time. At the 2016 Barrett Jackson event the 1977 Universal Studios Promo Bandit Trans Am from the movie sold for $550,000! That was a one-of-a-kind TA that was auctioned off with Burt Reynolds on stage. No other Trans Am is likely to fetch that price, but the price is certainly East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’!
Chevrolet C10 Pickup (CK Series)
For years they were considered simple farm trucks, but times are changing! What once was considered a pretty simple looking truck has recently begun to pop up on the collector truck market as a hot find. Sales prices for these trucks is steadily rising.
Buick Regal Grand National
What happens when you take a Buick Regal, paint it pitch black and toss in a turbocharged V6 engine? Well you get the “no replacement for displacement”, Grand National. They have been on the collector’s radar for quite a while since a limited amount were made. With that said, there has been a noticeable increase in selling prices nationwide.
1968-1970 Dodge Charger
Our friends over at Hagerty have flagged the Charger as a very safe investment. In fact, they claim they are at a five-year high in value. Looking at the forecast, they show no signs of slowing down either. Many of them already come with a $20-30K price tag and up, but with the sign of the times, they still are a solid car to add to the collection.
1970 Plymouth Superbird
This rare and elusive species has soared to the stratosphere. It’s extraordinary styling, coupled with an interesting history has made this muscle car a highly sought after vehicle by collectors. Prices are well into triple figures for the Superbird. Almost hard to comprehend, but those prices are expected to continue to climb! How high can this bird fly?
1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette
20 years has now passed by since the first C5 Corvette rolled off the production lines making it a classic in our eyes. You can still get one of these for a pretty decent price, especially when you consider the performance this car provides. Now is the time to get your hands on one of these beauties. Depreciation is pretty much over and these American icons are going to start increasing in value over the next few years.
1971-1972 Dodge Challenger
Hagerty has also named this car as one to watch. The classic car market is speaking and what experts are hearing is that the 71-72 Challenger is really revving up. Maybe it was the recent comeback Dodge has had with the release of the new Challengers, but we think this has been a super sweet collectable since it was released in 1971.
2003-2006 Dodge Viper
2017 might mark the final year for the Dodge Viper, but that may very well equate to a higher value in the years to come. These cars are still selling strong and holding their value respectively. Don’t expect to grab one in good condition for less than $40,000, and if you do get your hands on one, hold onto it… there is a lot of venom in those rides, and that is certainly going to make the Viper a super contender in the collector’s market.
Tags: Buick Regal Grand National, Chevrolet C10 Pickup, Corvette, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Viper, Ford Bronco, Jeep Wagoneer, Plymouth Superbird, trans am
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