YOUR GUIDE TO THIS YEAR’S MAR­KET MINE­FIELD Seven pun­dits give us their mar­ket pre­dic­tions for the year ahead. If you’re buy­ing or sell­ing a clas­sic in 2017, then you need to read this!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - WORDS Theo Ford-Sagers PHO­TOG­RA­PHY Magic Car Pics/ CCW ar­chive

It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing time to be watch­ing the clas­sic car mar­ket – pre­dict­ing how prices will de­velop in the months to come has never been more of a chal­lenge. Some sec­tors have en­joyed mas­sive growth in val­ues dur­ing the last cou­ple of years, strong enough to feel as if they could run and run – but can they? If the mar­ket even­tu­ally cools this year, how can we pre­dict which mod­els will be among the first to slow? And as the Brexit de­bates con­tinue, how will our chang­ing eco­nomic cli­mate af­fect the prices peo­ple are will­ing to pay?

To help nav­i­gate this chal­leng­ing land­scape, we’ve as­sem­bled a panel of mar­ket ex­perts from all ar­eas of the clas­sic car world and asked them to de­scribe their vi­sion for 2017. They agreed on some key is­sues, in par­tic­u­lar over the rise of ‘mod­ern clas­sics’ (the 996 Porsche 911 seems to be on ev­ery­one’s mind), but their opin­ions some­times di­verge and Brexit re­mains a par­tic­u­lar enigma.

As de­mo­graph­ics shift, buy­ers change and prices evolve, it’s cru­cial to keep your fin­ger on the pulse.

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