- Nov 8, 2019
I agree. With the COVID19 economic WORLD collapse, the prices of these vehicles will plummet. Even more desired 60's and 70's muscle cars will take a huge hit as even the most wealthy millionaires took a viscous beating in the market. Plus it's not over. The economic impact of this pandemic will last all year long, world wide, not just the USA.Then there's the $25,000 for a 16 second car; who wants to pay that much money for, whats considered a dog slow car by modern standards (a 2020 Camry will out run it in the 1/4 by 2.5 secs)?
Expect to see the Muscle car values fall and fall hard over the next 18 months. The old guys are going to be dumping their classics to free up money to buy stocks at a reduced rate or just get cash so they can retire. The days of ridiculousness at Mecum and Barret-Jackson are over. And sadly if you want to get good money for any Gbody you better be prepared to wait a looong time.
The 80's 442 were slow as can be and a modern sedan will out perform it both in acceleration, handling, braking and ride comfort. My Mazda CX5 is faster and more fun to drive than an 80's 442.
"Fun to drive" is a subjective term. I've owned many stock gbodies over the years and would prefer driving one over any Mazda.Like Rogue_Ryder said. A Mazda can be low HP and fun to drive but a 1985 Olds 442 was never known as a fun to drive vehicle in stock form. So where is the demand for it? To get smoked by a Toyota Camry is never fun.
Yes 80’s 442 cutlasses weren’t fast and didn’t handle, stop or have the best ride. $25,000 is too much to ask for it (IMO). Is it worth that with an LS and all the goodies? Not to me. Is a 80’s stock 442 fun to drive? To me, you ****ing right it is! I’m a g body guy. I drive them because I love them. That’s the reason why I am a supporting member of this forum. I know nothing about Mazda, nor do I want to. You are entitled to your opinion just like everyone else here. But how are you going to become a member of a “G BODY” forum, bash a stock 442, and praise a Mazda? These are the cars everyone here has a passion for. Don’t get off on the wrong foot with bad opinions of one of the many reasons we are here and say your Mazda is far superior. Join a Mazda forum. Just my 2 cents.Rogue_Ryder said it best. The 80's 442 were slow as can be and a modern sedan will out perform it both in acceleration, handling, braking and ride comfort. My Mazda CX5 is faster and more fun to drive than an 80's 442. Plus I can get 30mpg with my Mazda.
So the vehicle really doesn't have anything going for it when it comes to demand. Asking $25k for a stock 80's 442 is ludicrous. Now with the COVID19, these vehicles will plummet in value and getting $10k for it will be the norm. If the 1985 442 had an LS swap, better trans, better differential, then it could be worth more money because it's going to be fast and fun to drive.
Like Rogue_Ryder said. A Mazda can be low HP and fun to drive but a 1985 Olds 442 was never known as a fun to drive vehicle in stock form. So where is the demand for it? To get smoked by a Toyota Camry is never fun.
Plus, it's FUN TO DRIVE A HIGH HP VEHICLE! Summit, Jegs, etc are around because people want to modify vehicles to go faster, not slower. The 1970 Chevelle 454 would not be in high demand if it had a 307 that made 180HP. It would be a turd. They call them "speed shops" not "slow shops". People want HP because it's FUN! Nobody modifies a vehicle to go slower.
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