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|6) Chevrolet Corvette
We always expect to see Corvettes in the top ten and this year is no
exception, but it wasn't a good year for Corvette sellers in our opinion,
the market appeared to be a little soft overall. I wish I could tell that
one body style was doing better than another, but it seemed that as long
as it was a Corvette there was interest, perhaps more so for the decade
that spaned 1965-1975.
|7) Pontiac GTO
Coupes and Convertibles from 1964 through 1970 these cars were in demand
|8) Chevrolet Bel Air
Of course it was the '57 two door coupe was most sought after, however all
years that bore the 'Bel-Air' name seemed to be in demand.
|9) Pontiac Firebird
The interest in the Firebird was strong. Granted it paled when compared to
those in search of a Camaro, but still folks searched for solid mid to
late seventies Trans Ams and hunted convertible firebirds from the late
|10)Plymouth Barracuda & 'Cuda
We put these two together as we saw a good amount of interest in both of
them, however it was coupes from the 1969-71 model years that people
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|6) MG MGB
Last spring at an auction in Arizona, an 1967 MG BGT (that's the coupe)
was bid to $22,000 before it was removed from the block incredibly UNSOLD!
The seller had this notion that the restored vehicle was worth at least
$3000 more. Me and a lot of other folk firmly believed he had totally lost
his marbles as he ended up trailering the car back to California after the
event. I have yet to see an MGB roadster worth $25,000 much less a coupe,
but perhaps times are a changing as demand for these 'little British cars'
|7) Triumph Spitfire
This was a surprise! It's nice to see these cars beginning to be
appreciated, in production for almost two decades, the Triumph range of
cars won some of the greatest motor sports events in the world. In America
it's 'TR' range that folks are most familiar with, but it seems that even
on this side of the pond American are realizing what Europeans have known
all along, and that is that these Spitfires equal cheap top-down fun
|8) MG TD
It takes a special kind of enthusiast to want a 'TD' or similar types of
car from the early fifties. These are not fast cars, they are not
comfortable cars, what they have that endures these masochists is a
quaintness that is acutely English and a heritage that makes you feel part
of something great. We found that a fair number of buyers are on the
lookout for good examples of these cars.
|9) Porsche 356
This car sat at the top of our list last year when demand peeked. In 2001
we still heard from buyers looking to get one in their driveway, but with
the feeding frenzy over for now the prices have stabalised around $30,000
or so for excellent convertible examples and less for the coupe, with
incidently where what people were looking for more.
The final car to make the list this year was the Austin-Healey 'Bug-eye'
sprite. This one falls into the same genre as the #7 car only its cuter!
They've always had their following, but perhaps this years added interest
is because America has finally realized it's not all about horsepower and
number of cylinders, but rather about power-to-weight. One can only hope.
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