Hey, Colin –
From your elevated position above the classic-car market, do you see any recent recognition in the market for the 840 and 850 models from 1991-1997? I know the Ci and CSi are on the collector-car radar already, but not so the base “i” models.
Hagerty mentioned these a year or so ago in a story about up-and-coming under-valued sleepers, but haven’t begun to track them yet in their valuation section.
And as far as I can tell, values have declined steadily until very recently, when they seemed to have finally stopped falling.
I simply don’t understand: great brand, still-attractive lines (with a front clip taken from the M-1), pretty limited availability, good ones for sale all over the country at something like 10-15 percent of their original (inflation-adjusted) lofty prices – whew, it just seems like people are missing something here.