‘Im­port­ing from dry cli­mates is worth it’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - KRIS­TIAN GELDARD SPE­CIAL­IST CARS

‘Peo­ple are more ed­u­cated and se­lec­tive these days be­cause they’re buy­ing for the long term. As restora­tion costs are higher, peo­ple have learned that it pays to in­vest more up front and buy the best, so there’s an in­creas­ing gap be­tween ex­cep­tional cars and av­er­age cars. Ex­cep­tional orig­i­nal cars need­ing lit­tle or no restora­tion are the best way to go. The UK cli­mate has never been kind, so we think im­port­ing from a dry cli­mate is the way for­ward.

‘Cars we would tip to watch now are def­i­nitely 1990s mod­ern clas­sics. At the higher end are mod­els such as the Fer­rari 348 and 360, Porsche 996 C4S and Turbo and Audi S2. Fur­ther down, the R129 Mercedes SL and W124 es­tate will do well, as will Range Rover P38s. The in­ter­net has made the world a small place, so don’t be afraid of LHD cars – in time they’ll have a larger au­di­ence and more po­ten­tial buy­ers.’

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