RICHARD BAR­NETT

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

Which clas­sic should you buy this year? What can you pick up cheaply, and see its value rise dra­mat­i­cally, dur­ing the rest of 2016? These are ques­tions many pun­ters are ask­ing them­selves.

The thing is, that’s ex­actly what you shouldn’t be ask­ing. As a good friend of mine pointed out re­cently, you should be look­ing to buy the car you want, not the one that’ll gen­er­ate the most cash. Surely clas­sic own­er­ship is all about en­joy­ment? If you’re more con­cerned about mak­ing money, why not buy some shares in­stead, and then check their val­ues in the Fi­nan­cial Times ev­ery day? Now that would be fun.

I’ve said it be­fore, and I’ll carry on say­ing it: un­less you’re a dealer, own­ing an older car should be en­joy­able, not merely a way of mak­ing money.

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