It’s every muscle/antique/collector car owner’s dream that their car is “Rare”. However, determining that your car is rare can be tough. So, there is nothing cooler then having the numbers/statics that help prove that your car is special. Take such as the Marti Reports for Ford products. They provide those numbers for the Ford collector.
If you aren’t familiar with the products Kevin Marti can provide here is a link to my post where I the Marti Report for #ProjectSportsRoof – Classic Mustangs – #ProjectSportsRoof’s Marti Report .
There are other similar services for other brands like PHS (Pontiac Historic Services) which has similar documentation. Whatever your favorite car maker – go check out forums that are related to that brand and ask around. Now that I have a 1973 Mustang, I hang out at 7173Mustangs.com a wealth of knowledge exist here as well great looking cars and enthusiastic owners from all over the world.
The Marti Report #ProjectSportsRoof show that is is 1 of 76 with that paint and trim codes. No doubt it is ‘rare’ if you boil the data down far enough and that’s great. I as mentioned in the posting above that’s great to boast at the local car club hangout. But what does it mean for value?
Logically someone, who has been exposed to car values through the web or the online car auctions like Mecum and Barrett-Jackson, can equate rarity to value. Just count the number of times the auctioneer says the word “rare”. But really what equates to value is ‘desirability’ and rarity is a component of desirability. There are a lot more Boss 302 Mustang produced in 1969 or 1970 then 76 in 1973, but the body style of my Sports Roof isn’t as desirable as the 1970 or 1969 Boss. So during this Classic Car Auction season in Arizona, keep that in mind when you are attending an event live or virtually.
But value isn’t everything….you have to enjoy your ride!!!
Thanks for reading.