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Top Collector Cars: Corvettes

Some models muddle along for years, paid little attention, until they are plucked by collectors as a diamond in the rough of history. Others, however, take the world by storm, and ride on to glory amidst a wave of popularity. The latter, certainly, describes the Corvette. A beautiful car from the day it was released, it grew to become a hallmark of American power, performance, and style. We’ve seen a lot of them lately, and thought we’d share a trip through the generations…

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Rockin’ 50s – Classics Become Antiques

The 2010s mark the passing of cars manufactured in the 1950s from classics to antiques. Though for many of us, those lines and curves will continue to define out notion of “classic”, they are in fact now pushing 60 years old. Cars of this era are aging quite gracefully, however, and continue to increase in popularity and value. Here are some of the beauties we’ve come across lately:

Custom Collector Cars: Where the Wild Things Are

As they say, there are customs, and then there are customs. Some take a gentle approach to the art of automobile customization. Some prefer to make there’s a bit more evident. And then there are the wild things – cars that are noticed everywhere they go, for the looks, the sound, the performance, or a combination thereof. Here’s a smattering of some of the showstoppers we’ve seen recently…

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The Gift of Collector Car Restoration

Companies like Lexus have received considerable and due scrutiny for such ludicrous suggestions as buying a loved one a new $50,000 vehicle as a surprise holiday gift in a time when most are still reeling from the recession. And while the expense is preposterous for all but the very wealthy, maybe there is a great idea buried in there somewhere.

There are a number of classic cars and collector cars in need of restoration throughout the United States. This is especially true of ‘modern classics’ – generally cars that are legally classics in the US but haven’t yet become popular. Most of these cars were made from around 1973 to 1991. Examples might include the Mazda RX-7, Honda Prelude, Jaguar XJ Series II & III, Citroen CX, or Alfa Romeo Milano.

These cars are typically available in repair-needed condition for relatively little money, and can make a great project for couples, a parent and child, or friends to work on together. A wealth of information and support is available online for a wide variety of classic vehicle restorations, and communities exist for enthusiasts around the country to support one another and have a good time. Though these models are somewhat less popular today, you never know – you might end up one of the lucky few who chooses the next great collector car!

Top 3 Collector Car Blog

We’ve been busily blogging away at Condon Skelly about collector cars, classic cars, vintage cars, collector car insurance, classic car insurance, and more. As the new year approaches, let’s take a look back at a few of our most popular blogs: