Nostalgia is one of the more powerful forces in the collector car market. Not even designers, marketing departments, and new-car shoppers are immune. Just look at the current crop of retro-styled pony cars like the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. Or look back to the previous decades with the Ford Thunderbird and Plymouth Prowler, or the first revivals of the VW New Beetle and Mini Cooper. They’re all clear examples of trying to enhance a company’s image in the present by borrowing from the past. But does it work in the other direction, with fresh interest in a successor boost values for the original cars?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/03/26/does-a-revival-model-make-the-original-more-valuable