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Old 04-19-2009, 09:08 AM   #26
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It will certainly be a collectible, but don't think of it as an investment.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:51 AM   #27
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I don't think at all these cars will be worth anything. Maybe the first few maybe worth something, A limited run car is worth something. Ie. 2008 Challenger, Iroc-Z, F-1. All these were limited runs and could see them being worth something in 20 years
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:21 AM   #28
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I don't think at all these cars will be worth anything. Maybe the first few maybe worth something, A limited run car is worth something. Ie. 2008 Challenger, Iroc-Z, F-1. All these were limited runs and could see them being worth something in 20 years
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #29
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Then again Fedzilla can keep stomping things and force the V8 out then SS's become and overnight collectors item.

Never know in this day and political climate.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:53 AM   #30
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anything is a collectible when it is 50 years old
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:01 PM   #31
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:38 PM   #32
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everything can be made to be collectable that doesnt mean the general public shares your interest or worth, for cars today i would say at least 40 years before they are considered "collectable" the guy who said 10 years it will be a collectable lol... good luck with that, cars are not the greatest investment but then again it's a car, not a stock fund... drive it enjoy it, and make it worth something to YOU.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:56 PM   #33
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No way a collectable, way, way too many will be made. If they had a Yenko, Baldwin Motion or the like, maybe it would.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #34
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I believe in 20-25 years they will stop depreciating/start appreciating. In 30-35 years they will start to become valuable.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #35
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No way a collectable, way, way too many will be made. If they had a Yenko, Baldwin Motion or the like, maybe it would.
The ones that remain in pristine condition will be collectibles.. Yes many will be made, just like you see many 80's Trans-Am's and camaro's on the road. Most of them look faded, and in terrible condition.. Those that were kept like new, re-painted, have become show-cars and collectibles to many already.. Same will happen with the Camaro. Many will look like the 94-98 Mustangs that are only 10 years old but look like crap today...But those few kept looking great will be worth something to somebody and appreciate in value.. If yours is one of the first pre-orders with the special VIN number, then that will also hold its value 30 years from now in comparison to all following years..etc..
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The ones that remain in pristine condition will be collectibles.. Yes many will be made, just like you see many 80's Trans-Am's and camaro's on the road. Most of them look faded, and in terrible condition.. Those that were kept like new, re-painted, have become show-cars and collectibles to many already.. Same will happen with the Camaro. Many will look like the 94-98 Mustangs that are only 10 years old but look like crap today...But those few kept looking great will be worth something to somebody and appreciate in value.. If yours is one of the first pre-orders with the special VIN number, then that will also hold its value 30 years from now in comparison to all following years..etc..
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:29 AM   #37
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Why does anybody buying a new one care??? If you are concerned and want your car to be collectible some time in the future, then you should get the SS 6-speed and order every option available on the Camaro- ground effects, engine cover, sunroof, RS, high spoiler, expensive wheels, and DON'T modify the car at all. Original cars are more valuable.

And you should probably wait for a ragtop!

At least that is what makes the old muscle cars more desirable. Highest horsepower, most options, stick shift, convertible------------------------------------------------------------but WHO CARES!!!!! Your grandchild will be worrying about this car's value in the future!
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:34 AM   #38
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When I bought this car new in 1967 for $3,000 Cash, I did not think about keeping it for all of these 42 years. I drove this car across the county several times with my kids in the back seat, and it even survived their learning to drive in it. It has survived several minor accidents and because of financial conditions I never really considered trading it in. After all it was the first year of the Camaro. Now I am buying a new 2010 SS Camaro for ten times what I paid the first time. I am planning on keeping this one as long as I can. Hopefully my children will keep it going after I am gone. In about twenty to thirty years it will be another Classic Camaro.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:47 AM   #39
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Totally gonna be collectible, especially when you count how many are gonna be totalled in the first year by 16 year old kids who's parents buy them a 426 HP car. Because they are very good drivers and have so much experience and promise to never ever race
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:11 AM   #40
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i would say normally 20-30 yrs however it is possible the v8's may be gone within ten yrs. or at worst if gm totally tanks and stops manufacturing cars in the next few yrs then this would be the last camaro produced for ever making it an instant collectable.no matter a v8 or v6 ,i could just see it now the preorder cars are built then halt ,.a few yrs later a normal guy couldnt even touch one only aquired through barrett jackson for big $$$$. whew man that was a bad dream i had last night.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:48 AM   #41
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Remember the more people that think it will be collectible, the less collectible it will probably be!

I think my SKY Redline is more rare and probably has the potential to be more collectible. Only time will tell.
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What is a 1993 Z28 worth now? In a few years it will be 20 years old. I don't see these camaros being very collectable. There are going to be thousands of them produced. It doesn't seem like there are very many ways to order a "unique" one either. If everyone back in the late 60's could know what we know now, there whould be thousands more 69 Z28S with 4 wheel disc brakes and crossram intake manifolds out there. Im sure there would be plenty of Yenko and COPO cars too. These cars may not depreciate as rapidly if they are put away and never driven. But why buy the car if you aren't going to drive it? Your not going to have the next ZL1.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:54 AM   #43
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I say only the special editions like the Tom Henry's and such, and that is only if you have very low miles and it looks it just left the factory.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:25 AM   #44
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I didn't vote as i think it's a matter of opinion.
Here's the the thing with "collectibles." I'll use Hot Wheels as an example since I USED (fortunately) to collect them. Around 40 years ago no one ever imagined that things like that would bring the big money they bring now. Parents bought them for their kids, kids bought them, and they played with the VAST majority of them tearing them up. A VERY FEW adults and EVEN fewer kids actually preseved them and even fewer kept them in the package. So now they bring hundreds, and even thousands of dollars. Now adays people see this and every one and there mother buys two of everything so they have at least one in package thinking that in 30 or 40 years they'll be worth big money. Supply and demand high school economics. Thirty or fourty years from now there will still be a lot of Hot Wheels in their packages by people thinking they will be worth big money very unlike what happend 40 years ago. So IMO they will never acheive the status that the Hot Wheels from the late 60's and early 70's did.
Much like first gen Camaro's. They were mass-produced and there were so many of them that virtually noone envisioned what their value would be today. People drove them and got rid of them.
You do see perfectly preserved "collector" vehicles cross the blocks now and then and they generally go for near what they cost.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:34 AM   #45
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WIth all the Plastics and Rubbers on todays cars (as opposed to the 67-69) do you think these cars will make 20-25 years. I would be suprised if they do not look like crap in 5 - 10 even just sitting in storage.
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in a LONG time, maybe. these aren't cars like the 60's cars that had their charms. You don't see the value of 3rd gens going up, and those are in the 20-30 year range.

I think your going to have to look into the 50+ year range for them to be in collector status, if ever.
.. maybe even longer ..

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I didn't vote as i think it's a matter of opinion.
Here's the the thing with "collectibles." I'll use Hot Wheels as an example since I USED (fortunately) to collect them. Around 40 years ago no one ever imagined that things like that would bring the big money they bring now. Parents bought them for their kids, kids bought them, and they played with the VAST majority of them tearing them up. A VERY FEW adults and EVEN fewer kids actually preseved them and even fewer kept them in the package. So now they bring hundreds, and even thousands of dollars. Now adays people see this and every one and there mother buys two of everything so they have at least one in package thinking that in 30 or 40 years they'll be worth big money. Supply and demand high school economics. Thirty or fourty years from now there will still be a lot of Hot Wheels in their packages by people thinking they will be worth big money very unlike what happend 40 years ago. So IMO they will never acheive the status that the Hot Wheels from the late 60's and early 70's did.
Much like first gen Camaro's. They were mass-produced and there were so many of them that virtually noone envisioned what their value would be today. People drove them and got rid of them.
You do see perfectly preserved "collector" vehicles cross the blocks now and then and they generally go for near what they cost.
SO TRUE.

Not only that even if something IS rare it doesn't mean its valuable. Case in point years ago when I was buying a used LS1 TA I found a 98 WS6 in this Purple color they had briefly, apparently there was some problem with the paint so they replaced it with NBM. They made only 6 WS6's in this color. It had like 60k miles, and was going for LESS than an equivalent WS6, it was in great shape too! But in the end.. it was still a purple trans am LOL!

There are many other examples of cars as rare as a Hemi Cuda that are worth less than their original sticker price.

Take a look at the Buick Grand National, an infinitely desireable and collectable car. Sold new fully loaded for $17k. A mint low mile one right now goes for $20k to $25k. They only built 28,000 GN's between 1986 and 1987 (the 84-85 GN is less desireable and does not go for the price the intercooled cars go for). Or the 89 Turbo Trans Am, they only built 1,555, it sold new for almost $30,000 (which was REALLY expensive for a TA back then), MINT low mileage cars go for $25-30k now.

Those cars are FAR less common than the Camaro will be, they are extremely desireable, and just now they are just about matching their sticker price.

Drive it, enjoy it, and whatever you do don't stick it in a garage for 30 years, its a waste of a fun ride!
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:02 AM   #48
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I still think that the value of these cars will never see a price above the original sticker price!! Unless there is something rare about it, and I bet there are some copo like cars that were built for some people who know people that we just don't know about! 20 years from now we will see a fully documented 2010 camaro with a hugger orange paint code and that would be priceless! jmo
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Collectible yes, but not for at least 30yrs. And only the SS/RS's will bring the bigger money. Not worth it IMO, there are better ways to invest money for profit. But if you want to invest money for fun, buy a camaro and drive it!

Trying to predict what will be collectible 30yrs from now is almost impossible. Who knows, after all the baby boomers die off, riced out 90's honda's might be what gen X and Yers make collectible.
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Who knows, after all the baby boomers die off, riced out 90's honda's might be what gen X and Yers make collectible.

Not this gen Xer. NEVER!
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