As a guy in my 50s, and life long collector of cars ranging from prewar to late model sports cars, I will tell you for pure fun, there is nothing my wife and I enjoy more than a prewar speedster. We have noted there is a shift to younger buyers, but the interest is much more in driving than in showing. Interestingly, the HCCA magazine is fully of young families touring with the earliest cars. Be it a low budget Model T speedster or a Supercharged Auburn, these cars are just fun.
John, thank you, the Packard is absolutely stunning. Which is what I think it is. I have a sense that the Prewars as you say, will be a steady and appreciating influence in the Market and the Hobby for a long time.
Yeah but that "chicken farmer worked for Ford. Speedster people did not. Actually, the Ford executives did built one sporty Model T. Henry Ford took one look at it and smashed it to pieces with a hammer.
I have driven alot of Ts. While Ford did not make speedsters, they were grass roots modified in their day with catalog kits, and its a fun entry for the young enthusiast today. The real point was that we find our early cars to be the most fun...and to respond to the original post that see more younger enthusiasts than in the past.
The problem with the "repeat sales index" is that for the most part you are tracking cars dealer flip to each other. You don't truly establish a value until an actual buyer gets a hold of it. Until then, it's all perceived value.