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Old 26 Oct 2001, 20:47 (Ref:165997)   #1
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Future Classics?

As we wander round Classic car shows in 30 years time, which cars from this decade will we be seeing? Will there be rows of lovingly restored X-Types alonside the Nissan Micra Owners Club? Will the 'must have' be a rebuilt from the ground up 'New Mini'? (And will we be allowed to drive them??) After all, who would have thought there would be owners clubs for such mundane cars as the Morris Minor and, more recently, the Ford Granada and Scorpio- and not forgetting the humble Austin Maestro?
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Old 26 Oct 2001, 20:52 (Ref:166002)   #2
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I guess there will be a club for that godawful ugly Multipla thing (or whatever it's called!). I have to avert my eyes whenever I see one for fear of being turned to a statue.
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Old 26 Oct 2001, 21:14 (Ref:166010)   #3
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We can but hope not!.....
You never know- there is already a club for the Smart- there were a whole load of them at one show I went to last year!
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Old 26 Oct 2001, 21:39 (Ref:166025)   #4
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Like life it is the survival of the fittest. Cheap cars tend to become 'disposable' and therefore any that survive 30 years hard labour will become classics. Meanwhile the Jag's, Astons, Ferrari's etc tend to be pampered and so will always keep or increase in price.

Therefore the thing to do is buy Granny that basic Fiat Uno to drive few miles a week to collect pension with a buy back clause after 25 years. You then have a possible 'classic' with 10k on the clock.

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PS Thats assuming that Fiat and Granny will actually last 25 years
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Old 26 Oct 2001, 22:05 (Ref:166037)   #5
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I'll put my money on Granny and let someone else take a flyer on the Fiat......

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Old 26 Oct 2001, 23:35 (Ref:166080)   #6
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OK Aysedasi, I tend to agree, which would of course make the Fiat even more of a Classic. Perhaps a Ford Focus, even so Granny would again start off as favourite.

Any suggestions ???

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Old 29 Oct 2001, 10:07 (Ref:166872)   #7
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I'm running a 15 year old Volvo 740 estate. So by SL's counting, I've only got another 15 years to go before someone calls it a classic. Mind you, whether it will ever attain the status of the Volvo Amazon is another matter...
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Kind of sad, really... I reckon the Peugeot 404 is twice the car the 504 is, yet the rust problem has all but eliminated the earler but better car and the 504 lives on... for now.
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OK. I know you're going to laugh at this - but what the hell.

Firstly, I would never call this a "classic", but...

My wife has a bright red Daewoo Matiz. And I just loveit!! Tiny engine which sounds fantastic when revved, smallish running costs - it goes like a little rocket. I'm even tempted to get one for myself.

OK. That's my stupidity over.





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You know, my sister owned a Yugo for a while. Then she traded it for a Chevette and it was a serious step back
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And I just loveit!! Tiny engine which sounds fantastic when revved...
There is certainly an appealing buzz about a revvy little motor when it's new and in good shape. Have to agree with you, but why does the drive have to be through the front wheels?
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KC's got it...the Yugo.

Few were sold, even fewer survived. Even the country in which it was built did not survive! It has a "so bad it's good" mystique and is the butt of many jokes. All the ingredients that will make it a future classic.

It's the Edsel for the 21st century! (Have you seen what a restored Edsel sells for these days?)
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There is certainly an appealing buzz about a revvy little motor when it's new and in good shape. Have to agree with you, but why does the drive have to be through the front wheels?
I couldn't agree more, Ray.
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OK,

Silly choice a first model Mazda 626. I am now intimate with the model.

Seriously, a series one Mazda RX7, there's a beauty down the road for sale for 6 grand.

Otherwise in 30 years, a Ducati 916 SP.
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