Interested in Collectible Cars? Here’s a Look at the Future

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Collectible cars are a big part of the auto-resale industry, with the best sales at the top end for rare or luxury cars. But, 30 years from now, who knows? The collectible car of the future is likely to be a big surprise, evoking more nostalgia for quirkiness and innovation, rather than flash or luxury. So, hang on to that AMC Pacer. It could be worth a fortune some day…
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Pontiac Aztek

The Aztek is like the Volkswagen Thing of the 2000s. It’s practically like a giant Lego set that you can jump into for more pretzels and beer…
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Scion xB

It seems the whole purpose of the Scion was a joke. Not since the Pinto has a car been laughed at with such gusto. Until you packed it up for a trip home from the grocery or a cross country marathon. That “big box” idea really worked…
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Plymouth Neon

Notable only because the resale value is literally $0 and most of them are rusting away in junkyards all over the globe. The perfect recipe for the collectible car of the future…
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Isuzu VehiCross

The VehiCross is one of those cars that will be collectible because it was basically the dying gasp of a company hoping to be bought out by GM when the deal fell through. But, it presaged the look and style of SUVs to come for owners who wanted a sporty look combined with economical advantage. Already a classic…
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Cadillac Eldorado

Right car, wrong time, the Cadillac Eldorado went out with style and grace. But SUVs blew it off the road before thousands were returned to the factory unsold. Hoarders will find they made the right investment by having a couple lying around, not rusting in the front yard…
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Chrysler Magnum

The “Woody” of the Millennial generation, The Magnum had one thing going for it: It was a station wagon. And, it kinda looked Gotham City-ish just as the Batman film franchise took off. It’s like, “this is the car the Caped Crusader would drive to K-Mart” when he was loading up on all those wonderful toys the Joker marveled over…
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Honda Insight

At the dawn of the Hybrid era, there was plenty of interest. Until the Insight hit the market. Known for its unsexiness, weird, chopped off tail design and poor performance, it was years before a Hybrid was considered “cool.” Speaking of which…
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Toyota Prius 2

The first Prius was pretentious enough and basically a joke. “Hey! Can I plug my car into your can opener? The babies need milk!” But the power, styling, mobility and, most of all, the gas savings, made the Prius 2 a classic. Now that fuel is down to like, a buck a gallon, the novelty is wearing off. But, how long will that last?
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Hummer H2

Anyone who remembers seeing a Hummer H2 on the street for the first time can’t forget thinking, “Finally, Detroit gets it: We want a TANK, not a Jeep!”
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