Originally Posted by Scrivs
I agree, but even then, will only be worth peanuts in the future. If you want a car that will be worth money tomorrow, you have to pay money today. Just like cards and comic books, you buy them when nobody else is buying them and the term rare isn't coined yet for that item. Remember when Upper Deck started making baseball and hockey cards in the early 90's b/c the early 80's and 70's cards were worth something and people were talking....they are virtually worthless now.
the HHR SS could end up a future collectable car if demand grows but who knows what 20 years will do and how it will effect this car.
Many collector cars that have value today often were cars few people wanted back in the day. A Cobra was not a car many people wanted used and often went cheap. Also the Superbird was a car most dealers had to discount to a very low price because people thought it looked funny. Many took dealers a year or more to sell. For years they were cheap and not worth much till demand came out for them that few expected.
The SS has the low volume down right now but demand is something few can predict. So like I always have said take the thing and drive it. Odds are against if ever making you rich so why save it for someone 25 years from now getting a cheap well kept car.
Most collector cars today that were put away and saved were buy guys who never enjoyed them and often sold by their kids who go out and spend the money on a Nursing home for dear old dad or a new Hyundai.
Enjoy life where you are hear as you are not coming back. Life too short not to enjoy good cars.
Two good examples of cars that may be collectors are the Pontiac 2+2 for 86-87 or the notchback Trans am form 1988. Few of these cars were made one was just over 1000 and the other never made it to 1000. Neither sold because they were expensive and odd. Time will tell if demand for these cars will rise. They may never amount to anything and only future unknow demand will control the value.
The SS will always have that little special thing over the regular HHR. How much more time will tell. Just don't depend on it to buy that Home on the coast or send the kids to collage.