Fords ‘beat Fer­raris’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

New re­search sug­gests that if you bought clas­sic Fords in the 1990s and not clas­sic Fer­raris, you’re a savvier in­vestor.

The Clas­sic Car Auc­tion Re­sults web­site found that be­tween over the past two years 1970s Fords were trad­ing for 3.4 times what they were be­tween 1996 and 1999 – whereas 1970s Fer­raris were trad­ing at just 3.2 times the value they were in the same time pe­riod.

So if in the 1990s you were in the mar­ket for a 1970s car, then a Ford would have of­fered you a higher rate of re­turn than a Fer­rari of the same pe­riod.

Find­ings were compiled us­ing re­sults from sev­eral UK auc­tion houses, although it avoided val­ues from rare and lim­ited-run cars in its re­sults.

How­ever, CCW mar­kets edi­tor Richard Bar­nett is scep­ti­cal about Ford v Fer­rari val­ues gen­er­al­i­sa­tion.

‘So a Ford might have ap­pre­ci­ated more, but which model, and com­pared with which model Fer­rari? For ex­am­ple, don’t tell me a boggo spec 1.1L four-door Es­cort has in­creased in value as much as a MkI Twin Cam,’ he says.

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