The collector car auction market is a whole lot bigger than it used to be even just a few years ago, and newer cars that are less than five years old have seen tremendous recent growth over the past year. 25 percent more cars came to auction in 2015 than in 2007. Part of that growth has come from the newer gigantic sales from companies like Mecum that can draw over 1,000 vehicles from all over a particular state or region. With so many classic cars sold at auction (over 135,000 over the past five years), it could be that there just aren’t as many traditional classics available for sale, leading auction companies to fill their sales with newer cars.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2015/12/11/graph-of-the-week-2010s-vehicles