Having watched both Mecum and Barrett-Jackson auctions I honestly don’t understand the hype except as “made for TV entertainment”.
I love Classic, Muscle and Hot Rods but I don’t understand why anyone would pay a ridiculous price for what’s basically a tarted up family car unless they’re under the influence or a schill.
Sorry guys but to me a '60s Impala, regardless of how large an engine and how flashy you paint it is still a “Boat”, it’s still a hand me down from your dull parents or grandparents.
On the other hand, talk to me about a 60’s Corvette, GTO, Mach 1, 'Cuda, “Daytona”, “Judge”, Javelin, AMX, Jaguar XKE, MB SL and I’m listening.
And for the future I’d add the “modern classics”, the Datsun/Nissan Z’s, the Honda 2000, the Toyota Supra, the Subaru WRX, the VW gti.and possibly even the Toyota/Subaru FRS, Hyundai Genesis Sports Coupe and even the Chrysler Crossfire.
All great cars, all affordable and all evocative of an era.