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01-12-2015, 12:25   #61
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The Elephant in the room regarding "classic" cars is that nobody will be driving vehicles with Internal combustion engines in 20 years time. Everything will be electric/battery/hydrogen by then.

A couple more smallish advances eg. ramp up the infrastructure (charging points) and make a few improvements to battery life ....and its curtains for fossil fuel engines.

So your future classics could be worthless .. it will probably be illegal to drive them. (or prohibitively expensive to pay for a special carbon emissions license $$$$)
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01-12-2015, 12:33   #62
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The Elephant in the room regarding "classic" cars is that nobody will be driving vehicles with Internal combustion engines in 20 years time. Everything will be electric/battery/hydrogen by then.

A couple more smallish advances eg. ramp up the infrastructure (charging points) and make a few improvements to battery life ....and its curtains for fossil fuel engines.

So your future classics could be worthless .. it will probably be illegal to drive them. (or prohibitively expensive to pay for a special carbon emissions license $$$$)
Won't be the case at all, far too many car fanciers worldwide and people who won't be able to afford new cars so they will have to keep their old clunkers on the road.

Sure they take smoky old 19th cent technology steam locomotives out for runs here and in the uk burning nasty old coal and our usually OTT H&S culture doesn't have a blue fit about them either.
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The Pininfarina designed Peugeot 406 coupé.

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Agreed, I think they will become future classics. Especially the V6 in Silver or Red (or even sky blue)

Everything that it takes to be a classic, beautiful looks, great driving, fairly exclusive without being ultra expensive to get parts for, reliable (they are based on bog standard but solid 406 Saloon) and most came lavishly equipped.


One other important point, the successor is not nearly as nice... so there was a limited production run.

Would already be a classic but they were actually quite popular (sold well).. and that means there are still lots around.

V6's are scarce in Ireland and I reckon you could turn a profit on a good V6 in as little as 5 years time.
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01-12-2015, 13:24   #64
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The Elephant in the room regarding "classic" cars is that nobody will be driving vehicles with Internal combustion engines in 20 years time. Everything will be electric/battery/hydrogen by then.

A couple more smallish advances eg. ramp up the infrastructure (charging points) and make a few improvements to battery life ....and its curtains for fossil fuel engines.

So your future classics could be worthless .. it will probably be illegal to drive them. (or prohibitively expensive to pay for a special carbon emissions license $$$$)

Yes .. probably we will all be driving Electric (or at least hybrid) cars in 20 Years time .. but that will make traditional Internal Combustion Engined cars even more exclusive .. so possibly more valuable. (for those that can afford to run them)
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these are a contender, especially if you can get a mivec. The mirage was a coupe version, very rare
Mirage even rarer in manual in Ireland.
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The Elephant in the room regarding "classic" cars is that nobody will be driving vehicles with Internal combustion engines in 20 years time. Everything will be electric/battery/hydrogen by then.

A couple more smallish advances eg. ramp up the infrastructure (charging points) and make a few improvements to battery life ....and its curtains for fossil fuel engines.

So your future classics could be worthless .. it will probably be illegal to drive them. (or prohibitively expensive to pay for a special carbon emissions license $$$$)
Not a problem. If everyone has an electric car in twenty years, I'll just pull the biggest motor I can out of a crashed car and transplant into my W123.
As there are almost no wearing parts, second hand el. motors will be cheap as chips.

Anyone remember the German guy who did this with his Mk 3 Polo?
He works for the electric forklift manufacturer, Jungheinrich.
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Yes .. probably we will all be driving Electric (or at least hybrid) cars in 20 Years time .. but that will make traditional Internal Combustion Engined cars even more exclusive .. so possibly more valuable. (for those that can afford to run them)
I have my doubts on that.
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Some people are missing the point, OP means cars practically worthless now that will rise in price.

How many Mk1/2 Escorts were driven in fields or blocking gaps? Look what there worth now... Try to find the modern equivalent.


Mk1 Mondeo (A Ghia or Si Model)
Can't remember the last time I seen one on the road, Not going to go Mk1 Escort mad obviously.

Mk3 Fiesta, Will follow on the Mk1&2s.
Also a Puma 1.7.

E36 has to be in with a chance, How many got diffed/wrecked. I can see a decent 318is & bigger being worth €5k in a few years.
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all the auld fords will be well rotten to pieces before there ever classics, the tim man is the biggest killer of them these days
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Mk1 Mondeo (A Ghia or Si Model)
Can't remember the last time I seen one on the road,

I reckon a Mk 1 Mondeo is as collectable as galloping knob rot!
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I reckon a Mk 1 Mondeo is as collectable as galloping knob rot!
They'll get there.

People probably said the same about the Cortina, Then the Sierra. They're both collectable now.
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The Elephant in the room regarding "classic" cars is that nobody will be driving vehicles with Internal combustion engines in 20 years time. Everything will be electric/battery/hydrogen by then.
Even our hoverboards?
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all the auld fords will be well rotten to pieces before there ever classics, the tim man is the biggest killer of them these days
Somebody should have a word with this Tim fella
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The Elephant in the room regarding "classic" cars is that nobody will be driving vehicles with Internal combustion engines in 20 years time. Everything will be electric/battery/hydrogen by then.

A couple more smallish advances eg. ramp up the infrastructure (charging points) and make a few improvements to battery life ....and its curtains for fossil fuel engines.

So your future classics could be worthless .. it will probably be illegal to drive them. (or prohibitively expensive to pay for a special carbon emissions license $$$$)
Will we all be wearing silver suits, eating protein tablets, have hunger and poverty banished and spend our days 'contemplating'....and will 'freedom fighters' worldwide have abandoned their Toyotas in favour of 'emissions friendly' hydrogen powered troop carriers.... 20 years is a very short amount of time... the world wont have changed that much..
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The new FIAT 500 I think. Streets ahead of the mini in my book.
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