There’s a nearly forgotten generation of cars, known as the Malaise Era, where collectors rarely spend their money. Some people wish the cars would just go away. General consensus says the era lasts from the end of the Muscle Car heyday until the early ’80s, although plenty of buyers are put off by the hodge-podge of fuel injection and emission controls used in vehicles up until the introduction of OBD II that came much later. Still, some of those often-avoided cars are creeping into the consciousness of collectors and we’ve taken notice.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/15/near-classic-malaise-era-cars-heating-up-the-market