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    Default What Aussie fords will become future collectables?

    Hi there,
    Now that Ford Oz has come to an end, Ive started to wonder, (and investing.) in what cars will be collectable in the future?

    I'm just an average Guy with a limited income, but enjoy bringing a run down Ford back to as new, so buy as cheap as possable, paint, repair or replace parts until I have a very nice driver, and luckily have plenty of storage room!

    My first Ford was a 1949 single spinner, side valve V8, (shoe box) and was pretty well hooked on Fords since then, sadly that went to the wreckers in 1970, but I have owned plenty of Oz built cars since.

    The first car I bought as a collector was an XF Fairmont Ghia station wagon, but made the mistake of storing it and not using it for 13 years, just with the odd start up over the years, however by not driving it occasionally, the mechanicals
    and electrics deteriated badly, to the point that the car needed restored,so I sold it on.

    My next investment was an AU Fairmont V8 station wagon, only 127 built, very tidy for a 15 year old car, and is slowly comming up to immaculate, unlike the previous car, I drive this car for a few months of the year, so I can monitor
    any problems and keep everything lubricated. (Plus I just love driving it, power and comfort.)

    I recently added an Au Fairlane Ghia, "millennium", One of less than 250 built, and is definitly an easy restorer. this too will be driven occasionally, as it's just so damn comfortable to drive.

    For me, my interest stops after the AU, I have owned later models, (BA, FG.) but find they are prone to Computer, PCU, problems that need a specialist to fix, and also have a limited life span, so will be harder to source in the future.

    I also like models that have dropped to there lowest price cycle, IE the two I have, wreckers are full of them, so parts are cheap, but over the next few years that will reverse, my findings are that after 20 odd years the cars become rear
    and after 30 years, they become very collectable.

    I am debating on what models I will buy next, I love chrome, so it will be in the higher brands, LTD, Ghia's, I still like 70's Fords, but even the roughest are high priced, as are parts, and they were prone to RUST.

    So, tell me your thoughts, have you started investing? or what do you think that todays cheapie will become tomorrows collectable?

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    Default Re: What Aussie fords will become future collectables?

    Good XDs and XEs are going up in price. However I don't see any Fords from 1980 on that are worth restoring to keep as an investment. One thing is for sure, unless it has a Tickford badge, NO AU will be worth anything. Now or in the future. I have seen EDs with seemingly plenty of life in them at the local Pick-a-Part. In my opinion, any Australian car currently less then 30 years old would be a very risky investment proposition.

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    Default Re: What Aussie fords will become future collectables?

    P5 and P6 LTD
    P5 landau LTD
    ZA-B-C-D-F-G-H and compact Fairlane's
    Any Hardtop Falcon
    GT Cortina's
    RS2000 Escort and GT or GS
    The big Ford Galaxie LTD
    The old F100's
    The old Transit
    1960 on little Ford Anglia
    MK 3 Zephyr

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    Default Re: What Aussie fords will become future collectables?

    All of the above are already collectables, go on any car sales sight and if these cars can be found, even in barn find condition, they can reach $20,000 +.
    Restoring them back to original could cost more than the purchase price as parts increase in value when the vehicle becomes more collectable.
    But yes, I would like one of each in my collection, in any condition!

    My question is pointed more towards what cars still on the road now, will become collectable.



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    Default Re: What Aussie fords will become future collectables?

    Not so many of the base models would be worth much now and for a long time to come, the usual hero car/limited edition stuff will be rarer to start with and harder to maintain but I cannot see how many of would ever hit GTHO status or be fixable in 50 years time. I have long held the opinion that any of the T series AU cars would be highly likely and I think limited edition cars like the new cobra specials would have to rate. The only other reason that a car would have to make the list would be as a result of some special nostalgia involved that I don't see in the likes of the XR's or lower models.

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    Default Re: What Aussie fords will become future collectables?

    Yes Lingus. Agree re the P6 LTDs. Such a shame., but which Aussie cars do you think will increase in value?

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