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The classic car market has already decided what is classic, and what is not. That ship has sailed and we're* not on it.

 

If it's worth a lot of money (10 grand upwards) it's a classic. Mexico, 20000GXL, CX Prestige, XK150, 205GTI, 993C4 etc. Serious money.

 

If it's still worth nothing (Sxsxara, Peugeot 406 Rapist, an old Mondeo, E46 318Ci, Rover 75, Vectra, XJ40 then it's not. Light iron valued by weight.

 

Don't waste your time trying to work out what the next hot ticket is because there isn't one. Any value rise in some wanked 23 year old Jag will be used up keeping the fucking thing going.

 

 

* Well. Many moons ago I was given the rusty shell of a 1970 Escort Twin Cam. And since 2014 I've had the V5 for it. I have a window seat for the main event.  :-D

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If it's worth a lot of money (10 grand upwards) it's a classic. Mexico, 20000GXL, CX Prestige, XK150, 205GTI, 993C4 etc. Serious money.

 

If it's still worth nothing (Sxsxara, Peugeot 406 Rapist, an old Mondeo, E46 318Ci, Rover 75, Vectra, XJ40. Light iron valued by weight.

 

 

Disagree - what is considered a 'classic' depends on personal opinion just as much as value. Not all cars considered "classic" (even 15 years ago) have still yet to hit the dizzy heights of £10k - Most of BL's offerings during the 1970's are still not worth half that amount.

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I’m sorry if people have discussed this and I am too tired to notice, but do people here see the Rover 25, 45 and 75 classic cars yet? They’re still really common (atleast they are in sunny old Nuneaton) but I always see them at classic car meets.

 

 

The 75 yes, because it was a well designed, good car to drive, elegant to look at, extremely comfortable inside and good ergonomics. Just avoid the 1.8!

 

I'd still need convincing to consider the 25 & 45 as classics for the time being - the 2nd gen 200/400 wasn't bad for 1989, a bit dull and unexciting to drive (though better than some of its rivals), but by the time the it evolved into the 25 in 1999 it was still using the front chassis half of the older model so was hopelessly out of date.

 

My brother's other half had an 02-plate 45 she bought from an old duffer - it was hideous on the road, it felt so old fashioned to drive compared to, say, a Focus or Astra G. 

 

Then again the 25/45probably follows in the spirit of BL, the Marina/Ital feels older to drive compared to a Viva HC or Cortina MkIII

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The 75 yes, because it was a well designed, good car to drive, elegant to look at, extremely comfortable inside and good ergonomics. Just avoid the 1.8!

 

I'd still need convincing to consider the 25 & 45 as classics for the time being - the 2nd gen 200/400 wasn't bad for 1989, a bit dull and unexciting to drive (though better than some of its rivals), but by the time the it evolved into the 25 in 1999 it was still using the front chassis half of the older model so was hopelessly out of date.

 

My brother's other half had an 02-plate 45 she bought from an old duffer - it was hideous on the road, it felt so old fashioned to drive compared to, say, a Focus or Astra G.

 

Then again the 25/45probably follows in the spirit of BL, the Marina/Ital feels older to drive compared to a Viva HC or Cortina MkIII

I can't imagine the 25 or 45 being popular classics, however I can imagine the MG equivalents will be. After all, in 20 years time it was your grandad that drove the 25/45 while you had the ZT/ZR as your first car, first shag and first crash.

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