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Pontiac Solstice: Why It May not Be the Collectible It’s Predicted to Be

Pontiac Solstice: Why It May not Be the Collectible It’s Predicted to Be

Pontiac Classic CarsThere are two types of car collectors. One collects cars for the financial investment. The other collects cars for the emotional attachment. The financial collector does research, follows trends, and buys wisely. The emotional collector does not worry about the financial value of the car; the car’s value is in the feeling it provides, usually in the form of a powerful family memory or a joyful driving experience.

Cars That Feed Both Types of Collectors

Serious Collectible: Select 60 Buick Reatta

Serious Collectible: Select 60 Buick Reatta

1990 Buick ReattaOne little known car in the collectible world is the Buick Reatta Select 60. All of the Buick Reatta models were made by hand, making each of the more than 21,000 cars special to General Motors and to their owners. These luxury sports cars were made for just a few short years, between 1988 and 1991. While the majority of the Buick Reatta models are overly collectible, there are a few select ones – called Select 60 – that truly are.

Special Models for a Select Group of Dealers

Classic Pickup Trucks

Early Ford Model As and More

1951 Classic Pickup TrucksMove over classic cars, pickup trucks are the hot new item in collectible, vintage, and antique vehicles. Cars are great, but why not start collecting classic pickup trucks? Trucks can be turned into hot rods if that’s your preference. They also make great everyday cars and can hold more stuff than a car. At the next classic car show, you will be one of the few showing off a truck. Here are some of the more popular classic pickup trucks you might want to consider adding to your collection.

Vintage Trucks

Vintage Trucks

1955 ChevyCollecting classic cars is not always the cheapest hobby, or one without its particular frustrations, but there is something rewarding about finding old treasures and restoring them to a former state of glory. For lovers and collectors of classic vehicles, there is no better feeling than a great find that ends in a successfully completed project. Today, collecting vintage trucks is more popular than ever. Move aside muscle cars and hot rod coupes, the trucks are getting their day in the sun.

Cruise Cars

Cruise Cars

1960 Chevy CorvetteFor any fan of classic cars, the word cruise does not immediately bring to mind a vacation in the Caribbean. A cruise is a gathering of classic car enthusiasts who want to show off their rides, enjoy the fine weather, and talk cars with like-minded people. Cruise cars can be any antique, classic, or collectible car that catches eyes and draws admiring stares. From old Ford or Dodge pick-ups to Model Ts, to 1950s wagons, ‘60s muscle cars, and everything in between, cruise cars represent the whole range of American automotive history.

Frankenmuth Car Show

Frankenmuth Car Show

Frankenmuth Car Show

The annual Frankenmuth car show, called Auto Fest, is held in Heritage Park on Weiss Street and showcases nearly 3,000 classic cars. The weekend event occurs in early September and is kicked off with a street party on the Friday night. You can enjoy the party and then view the classic cars on both Saturday and Sunday. For 2013, the Frankenmuth car show will be held from September 6th to 8th.

1956 Olds Super 88

1956 Olds Super 88 1956 Olds Super 88

The 1956 Olds Super 88 and other members of the 88’s second generation are considered to be among the most stylish and collectible of the cars of the 1950s. The 88 came out in 1949 and continued to be produced by the GM division until 1999. For the first half of that admirable run, the 88 outsold everything else in the Oldsmobile line-up. The series included several different levels over the years. The Super, especially the 1956 Olds Super 88 was one of the most popular.

Show Cars

Show Cars

1970 Ford MustangShow cars are the babies of their owners. These are the vehicles that have been hunted down, scrimped and saved for, paid for, and then labored over to fix, repair, restore, and customize. If you have been through the process of restoring a classic car, then you know how satisfying it can be to finally show it off. The best show cars are the ones that have been so lovingly and carefully restored. No matter how long it takes to do it, a car that has been restored and treated with love by its owner is a gem that all car lovers can appreciate.

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Every summer, classic car enthusiasts gather in Fernandez Park in Pinole, California to honor and enjoy the cars of yesteryear at the Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show. The annual event has grown into a major spectacle for the area, attended by hundreds each year. To show a car in the event requires pre-registration. The organizers limit the show to the first 325 cars that are from 1975 or earlier model years. It costs just $35 to register.