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Will anyone care about most collector cars in 10 years?

By Autosaurus Published: October 20, 2008

Here's a sobering thought.  The people who were cruising around in the 1950's and hanging out at the drive-in are now at least 70 years old.  Those DA haircuts and bouffant hairdos are grey.  All of this emphasizes the question that is being asked by many collectors?  "Is there going to be anyone out there who is interested in €˜our' cars?"  The biggest argument against this is that no  one will be alive who could identify with these cars when they were new?  How can today's 25 year-old identify with a 1941 Studebaker?  You get the point.  However, that factor hasn't put a damper on the enthusiasm that seems to still exist for automobiles built from the 1910's through the 1940's.  Those original owners-and even most of their children-are now gone.  The real appeal of these cars, in addition to their appearance and engineering, is that they will always be a functioning example of their era, of a time gone by.  A 1935 Packard IS the 1930's.  A 1957 Chevrolet IS the 1950's.  Anyway, that's my opinion. 

What do you think?



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