C body Chrysler value seemingly on the rise

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Our car rise in values are less, relative to the increase in value to everything else.
A,B & E bodies, C body parts, housing, wages, my portfolio have all increased at a greater percent.
 

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Look at datsun 240Z...….Porsche 911/912...….you pay 3-4 times more than 8 years ago.
 

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The more we show off our cars the more attraction we will get. I have been going to car shows in NJ for years and cant recall a time I have ever seen a C body at any of them other then my own. My bronze poly 70 Newport coupe draws so much more attention then the more common classics typically seen.
 

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The more we show off our cars the more attraction we will get. I have been going to car shows in NJ for years and cant recall a time I have ever seen a C body at any of them other then my own. My bronze poly 70 Newport coupe draws so much more attention then the more common classics typically seen.

The premise that the more we show them the more attraction they will get is hogwash.
 

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I just theorize the more people see our cars on the road or at car shows, may just be enough to get attention of some who do decide to buy into the fan club. The result over time would be more people who are interested = more competition = the more prices will go up.
 

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I understand the thought but most of us have our cars for one reason or another. Most times it's from a memory, Dad, Pop pop, uncle or cool kid down the block. Or it was a happenstance .

I've never seen anyone show up at the shows in a Polara because I had one.
 

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The premise that the more we show them the more attraction they will get is hogwash.

Why do you think Dodge Chargers are so popular at the moment? Is it because in its own respect - it’s a sought after car with a lot of available options? Absolutely. Has its market always been on the rise? Yes. But it wasn’t until it started appearing in a TON of Hollywood movies, specifically fast and furious, that the market for the Charger (based off Doms) Supras, Evos, and other cars shown off started to explode exponentially.

If you put a black 1970 Chrysler 300 as the start car in a extremely popular and iconic show such as say, Friends, Supernatural, Grays anatomy, Orange is the new black, or whatever else people watch, you don’t think it would create an interest in that particular car and cars like it? The same applies to showing them off.
 

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Why do you think Dodge Chargers are so popular at the moment? Is it because in its own respect - it’s a sought after car with a lot of available options? Absolutely. Has its market always been on the rise? Yes. But it wasn’t until it started appearing in a TON of Hollywood movies, specifically fast and furious, that the market for the Charger (based off Doms) Supras, Evos, and other cars shown off started to explode exponentially.

If you put a black 1970 Chrysler 300 as the start car in a extremely popular and iconic show such as say, Friends, Supernatural, Grays anatomy, Orange is the new black, or whatever else people watch, you don’t think it would create an interest in that particular car and cars like it? The same applies to showing them off.

Chargers have ALWAYS been popular . The Fast and the Furious has had very little to do with its popularity .
Dukes of Hazzard, Bullit, DMCL all had Chargers in the production. So maybe someone had to have a Orange 69 Charger but that's a huge difference than me rolling down rt 30 in a 71 Polara don't ya think ?

If you've had one in your life as long as I have and been on the boards just as long you'd see people aren't buying C bodies for Glamour or because they saw one at a show. That percentile is below 1%.
 

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@polara71 said it best, Chargers have always been hot, and my Polara isn't going to make anyone go out and buy one that didn't already want one.
 

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Almost makes me want to turn out the metering screws on the big blocks just to be difficult.

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Chargers have ALWAYS been popular . The Fast and the Furious has had very little to do with its popularity .
Dukes of Hazzard, Bullit, DMCL all had Chargers in the production. So maybe someone had to have a Orange 69 Charger but that's a huge difference than me rolling down rt 30 in a 71 Polara don't ya think ?

If you've had one in your life as long as I have and been on the boards just as long you'd see people aren't buying C bodies for Glamour or because they saw one at a show. That percentile is below 1%.

Yes it has always been a popular American car as we both agree, but movie franchises such as F&F or others have undoubtedly increased interest in Chargers and other JDM cars and to not think so is being blind.

Your generation probably doesn’t get a huge rise out of seeing Paul Walker drift corners, but I would say the vast majority of my generation (under 30) has never even heard of the movie Bullit let alone know there’s a Charger in it. The same thing with Vanishing Point, Christine and to a lesser extent, Dukes Hazard. A majority of the American youth don’t see those films as relevant or in culture.

Whenever I tell someone under the age of 25 that I’m into old Dodges (I can’t say Chrysler products because they think I’m talking about FIAT Chrysler and I can’t use the term MoPar because most of them don’t know what that is either) a reoccurring thing people often say is “Oh so like a Charger like in the fast and furious?” It’s what the youth know and identify with. They don’t know DoH and Bullit.

Let’s use another example. The ‘67 Impala out of Supernatural. Since the shows release that has became arguably one of the most popular full-sized, 4 door cars, and the show has driven up prices for clean examples cause people often clone the car. Hell I can find a 1stGen F-Body, a Mustang or Stingray Corvette before I can get a clean Impala. Could the same not have happened to C-Bodies? Another full size line up offered under a different brand name? What if all the Marvel hero’s only drove Polara’s and the cars were plastered all over the box office, you don’t think that would change the market in the slightest?
 

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The more we show off our cars the more attraction we will get. I have been going to car shows in NJ for years and cant recall a time I have ever seen a C body at any of them other then my own. My bronze poly 70 Newport coupe draws so much more attention then the more common classics typically seen.

Yes it has always been a popular American car as we both agree, but movie franchises such as F&F or others have undoubtedly increased interest in Chargers and other JDM cars and to not think so is being blind.

Your generation probably doesn’t get a huge rise out of seeing Paul Walker drift corners, but I would say the vast majority of my generation (under 30) has never even heard of the movie Bullit let alone know there’s a Charger in it. The same thing with Vanishing Point, Christine and to a lesser extent, Dukes Hazard. A majority of the American youth don’t see those films as relevant or in culture.

Whenever I tell someone under the age of 25 that I’m into old Dodges (I can’t say Chrysler products because they think I’m talking about FIAT Chrysler and I can’t use the term MoPar because most of them don’t know what that is either) a reoccurring thing people often say is “Oh so like a Charger like in the fast and furious?” It’s what the youth know and identify with. They don’t know DoH and Bullit.

Let’s use another example. The ‘67 Impala out of Supernatural. Since the shows release that has became arguably one of the most popular full-sized, 4 door cars, and the show has driven up prices for clean examples cause people often clone the car. Hell I can find a 1stGen F-Body, a Mustang or Stingray Corvette before I can get a clean Impala. Could the same not have happened to C-Bodies? Another full size line up offered under a different brand name? What if all the Marvel hero’s only drove Polara’s and the cars were plastered all over the box office, you don’t think that would change the market in the slightest?

The original disagreement was getting the cars out on the road and to shows which would generate interest, I say unlikely .

You are taking the stance that if the movies and media were flooded with classics or particular models of Metrics then those cars will become popular . Possibly true but it also turns off others.
 

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The current Charger/300 are popular due to the Hemi. The Pentastars are wanna-be’s.
I don’t even walk the rows of metrics at Carlisle. What’s to see? One row of silver 300s. Another of black 300s. Rows of Chargers/Challengers with window tint and J.C. Whitney stuff stuck on em. Even when I owned one that field held no interest.
 

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The current Charger/300 are popular due to the Hemi. The Pentastars are wanna-be’s.
I don’t even walk the rows of metrics at Carlisle. What’s to see? One row of silver 300s. Another of black 300s. Rows of Chargers/Challengers with window tint and J.C. Whitney stuff stuck on em. Even when I owned one that field held no interest.
They didn't like me parking my SXT near their R/T's and SRT's last year. :lol: It's got stripes...
 

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I just found this article published in 2018.

Market watch: Classic fuselage Chryslers finding new love

I have been personally watching the market over recent years as I have bought/sold/traded/still own a handful of C Bodies and agree the value of these cars are going up especially after seeing how many sell to overseas as well as resell over seas. Just search any 1969-73 Chrysler on Youtube and over half the videos are in foreign languages.

What do you guys think? Are these cars as hot here in the US as overseas? Are we going to be priced out of the market anytime soon?
There is Mopar lovers all over the world who appreciate the engineering and timeless shapes of these vehicles..today when you are getting 1-2% interest at the bank, a old/vintage car is actually a better investment....dont get to excited as c Bodies as we know are not as popular than other classes so prices will be lower than b bodies etc...Europeans are fascinated by the size and motors of these cars compared to what they drive overseas
 
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