Time is not kind to many of the things car enthusiasts love. Oxidation never sleeps, and combines with a multitude of other factors to slowly strip cars from the care of loving owners. However, there is also some cars that might be rare for a reason.
Be it that the styling was a bit polarizing, or maybe the drivetrain had the reliability of broken clock and the repairability of Humpty Dumpty. Even the most passionate and dedicated owners have a breaking point where they send a car down the road for the next person to "enjoy."
So tell us below what car you might think is rare for a reason.
That's a really good point: the moment upgraded trim parts are reproduced, every restoration is gonna get it. I am speaking from experience, as I recommended a buddy put a Pony interior in his 1966 Mustang when it needed new seats.
Yes! It’s why i love a 63 base model, 4 door Falcon with no options other than a factory 260 v8 🙂
(or at least that’s what i tell myself because it was cheaper than a mustang that ill never be able to afford) 😞
Well here's my 2 cents worth.. my rare car would have to be a truck. A truck I have and has been a dream of mine for quite some time; 1983 Jeep Honcho Stepside pickup. I love other stepside trucks, they are all beautiful to me but the Honcho stepper (1980-1983) just screams I'm an American bada**! And then.. there was the number made of them; best information I can find (and yet another reason the truck is so alluring ) indicates 300 were made in '83. For a brand name, factory made vehicle that has to put it in Holy Grail territory. There were 1263 total made, all years and even that number has a story to it.. Someone told me that by the early 80's jeep was down to 1263 dealers n the USA. Does ANYONE know more about these numbers?! I would love to talk to someone that might have information on this. So that is the reason or what I think the reason is my truck has such low build numbers.
I hope I'm not too late to reply but my choice is also the Ford Falcon. Musta been a gazillion of them built, but not too many of them left now except in the junk yards and they are getting scarce also. I own two of them...64 Futura Hardtop and a 63 Futura Convertible. Parts are still available thanks to the popularity of the early Mustangs, but that's another topic. As far as the rarity; think about it. Of all the Falcons produced, how many do you see at the car shows? When I present mine I always talk to someone who remembers them. Rare? Maybe. Reason....look around. Thanks again yall and keep up the good work.