For What It's Worth Wisdom and Insight from the Auto Appraisal Group

Early auction results across the US show a continued interest in collector cars. And along with that continued interest we’re seeing an increase in classic car values as 2013 gets underway. What should we be watching this spring?  Here are a few of my picks for cars with the potential to see a reasonable increase in the near future:

  • 1955-1962    Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce CVT
  • 1955-1962    Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Coupe
  • 1986 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Spider
  • 1968-1970 AMC Javelin Coupe
  • 1969 AMC SC/Rambler Coupe
  • 1961-1968 Amphicar Convertible
  • 1950-1952 Aston Martin DB2 Convertible
  • 1979-1985 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible
  • 1961-1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BN7/BT7 Roadster
  • 1971-1975 BMW 3.0 CS Coupe
  • 1971-1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Coupe
  • 1949-1953 Buick Super Convertible
  • 1951-1953 Buick Special Convertible
  • 1958 Buick Limited Convertible
  • 1967 Buick Wildcat Hardtop Coupe
  • 1954-1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
  • 1961-1962 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
  • 1955, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
  • 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 2D HT 396
  • 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 2D HT 427
  • 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
  • 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
  • 1956 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1957 Ford Thunderbird “E” Convertible
  • 1957 Ford Thunderbird “F” Convertible
  • 1955-1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
  • 1957-1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

As you can see there are a wide variety of vehicles that are showing good potential at this time. And it’s not just because spring is around the corner that you see a lot of soft tops on this list.  They will always be more sought after in the collector car market.

Watch for more of my picks in future issues. “Like” our page on facebook to see what’s happening in the collector car world and in your local community.

Happy motoring and stay safe.  Larry Batton, AAG Founder and President