When you think of auto auctions and collectible cars, visions of slick vintage muscle cars and curvaceous boat-like sedans may come to mind. But, will these cars last forever? Not necessarily. The reason why those cars are now heralded as collector’s cars is because of their innovation, be it in technical prowess or design. But what about electric cars?
Electric cars are becoming more popular and more common, so will people be vying for a 2020 Tesla Model 3 in 50 or 60 years so they can complete their sweet set of electric collectible cars?
Time Will Tell
Now, Teslas are probably the most popular electric cars, at least from a social standpoint, because its owner/leader/visionary mastermind/Bond villain Elon Musk keeps his company in the news. Updates about production or new features or new projects keep Tesla’s name alive and going, but other electric cars are out there and becoming ever popular.
The thing about electric cars is that people who are into them are really, really into them; arguably like someone who’s really into 1930s roadsters. With the era of electric cars still basically in its infancy, there’s plenty of room and time to craft a following and create collectible cars. And one thing electric cars have done is turn people who were never into cars before into auto enthusiasts; through the limited scope of electric cars, that is.
The Way of the Future
The reason? Maybe it’s not so much about electricity and plug-in features. Rather, it’s the constantly updated features like touchscreens, auto-pilot, infotainment, etc. The Mustang GT may give way to the Chevy Volt; the Dodge Challenger (like, the real Dodge Challenger) may make room for the Nissan Leaf. And the thing is, this is actually something legitimate to think about. Collectible cars owners of today who house old Corvettes and Chevy Novas will probably heartily disagree, but unless advances in modern science take over soon, we all probably won’t be around in 2080. So, what do we know?