'I sure do DO NOT WANT to "piss" you off ..HONESTLY...
But why or how is any 1970 Coupe .. ( HIGHLY ) ... Collectable...? Damn
nice car for sure, and one I would be very happy to own... I would call
it HIGHLY Desirable !'
REPLY: 'Highly desirable' and 'collectable' are semantics. If its
highly desirable , then its going to be something that qualifies as
collectable . Its desirable because: 1. Early C3's are far more
reachable (in price) than late C2's are 2. "Early" C3's are the last
of the true performance C3 era Vettes...especially those with big block
motors with 4 speeds and 370 rears . 3. Early C3's have escalated in
value quickly (mine has doubled in price in the last 8 years ,
conservatively) 4. Early C3's are from the Baby Boomer era and many of
these middle -aged folks can well afford a performance car that they
grew up around/or once owned .
'Is it even a Collectable...? not alone a highly collectable car?'
REPLY: The 454 motor (alone) in an early C3 vette jumped 35% in value
in 'ONE' year according to Corvette Fever mag. spring 2003 issue.
'Guess what I really want to ask is how do we define a Car as
REPLY: 1. Do people 'want it ' 2. Was it a relatively low production
car with its motor and options 3. Is it a good investment 4. Is it
something that brings warm fuzzy feelings cause you grew up in that era
5. Is it a piece of Americana . 6. Does it go rumpity, rumpity,
rumpity rump 7. Do u have to go to the Chiropractor for a neck
adjustment each time you floor the gas pedal .
'I do share your driving habits however...gareage doors open on April
Fools day each years and I drive mine thru TURKEY DAY (Thanksgiving)
REPLY: Then is should last a long time , stay in good shape, and
steadily increase in value .... all while you enjoy it immensely .
Essentially, you are owning it and driving it 'for free' , due to the
appreciation its bringing.