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Old 05 May 2014, 10:48 am
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Default Cruisers...classics of the future??

I am thinking, I can't believe I haven't got a cruiser before now!
Have always liked the look of them, but imagined them to be heavy on the steering, slow etc.
I have been pleasantly surprised by my diesel one so far, it's not bad on the juice either!
We seem to be able to pick them up for peanuts over in the uk, ATM
My mates can't believe I only paid 1,500 for mine!
Wondering if they will make it to classic status one day?
And will prices suddenly rise?
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Old 05 May 2014, 11:27 am
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Depends ion your interpretation of the word classic.
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Old 05 May 2014, 12:04 pm
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Yes, the PT Cruiser will likely be a classic one day. It has all the trade marks including high initial interest, high initial sales, a long manufactoring period and a certain "sport" factor. Also, the PT is now going through a devalued period where many of them will likely end up in the car crusher for scrap metal. In the future, this will help increase the PT's value since fewer of them will be left.

But it's always hard to predict things like this that are twenty or more years away. If all cars are required to be electric by then, the value of a gasoline or diesel car that cannot be driven on the road may be fairly low unless it is highly collectable.
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Old 05 May 2014, 01:20 pm
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Awhile back, I think on the PTCruizer web site they had a list of what models they thought would be the most collectable. I can't seem to find it.

They started out the 05 Dream convertible as number 1, follow by the GT convertibles and than the GT models.
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Old 05 May 2014, 01:21 pm
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Depends ion your interpretation of the word classic.
The hillbilly definition of 'classic' is "something that withstands the test of time".

From Wikipedia - "A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality. The word can be an adjective (a classic car) or a noun (a classic of English literature). It denotes a particular quality in art, architecture, literature and other cultural artifacts. In commerce, products are named 'classic' to denote a long standing popular version or model, to distinguish it from a newer variety. Classic is used to describe many major, long-standing sporting events. Colloquially, an everyday occurrence (e.g. a joke or mishap) may be described as 'an absolute classic'."

Yes, a PT Cruiser will be a classic. It should be considered as the Model T of the 21st Century.
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Old 05 May 2014, 02:44 pm
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Here is the link. There is more to read at this site.

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The "classic" situation in Europe and the British Isles will differ from that here in the states.
I suspect you start off already in a greater condition of scarcity, relative to possible demand.


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Awhile back, I think on the PTCruizer web site they had a list of what models they thought would be the most collectable. I can't seem to find it.

They started out the 05 Dream convertible as number 1, follow by the GT convertibles and than the GT models.
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Old 05 May 2014, 06:57 pm
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The "classic" situation in Europe and the British Isles will differ from that here in the states.
I suspect you start off already in a greater condition of scarcity, relative to possible demand.
Agree.
And we never got the "tractor" engine in the US.
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Old 05 May 2014, 07:01 pm
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I see this being sort of the '53-'54 Chevy of the future. For decades it will be a low value classic; affordable, easy to find parts for, commonly customized, entry level classic.
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Look at the vw bus. Yes eventually it will be on Barrett Jackson.
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Interesting read, thanks guys
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