Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - RICHARD BAR­NETT, MAR­KETS ED­I­TOR

Last year we had ‘that’ Europe Ref­er­en­dum, the year be­fore a Gen­eral Election. And here we go again, star­ing down the bar­rel of yet an­other Gen­eral Election, and no doubt we’ll be see­ing all sorts of com­ments about how the vote will im­pact on the buy­ing and sell­ing of clas­sics.

The clas­sic mar­ket has re­mained buoy­ant fol­low­ing the last two big votes and there is ab­so­lutely no rea­son why that shouldn’t con­tinue after the next election. En­thu­si­asts are a pretty hardy bunch who will stick with their hobby come hell or high wa­ter – or what­ever the clas­sic equiv­a­lent of that hap­pens to be.

That same sto­ical at­ti­tude is also found in auc­tion­eers and deal­ers, who sim­ply want to get on with sell­ing cars. En­thu­si­asts want to buy, no mat­ter what the opin­ion polls might be say­ing and what the news­pa­pers are telling us. The busi­ness of buy­ing and sell­ing will carry on, ir­re­spec­tive of what’s go­ing on in West­min­ster.

Which means that while the me­dia goes into election frenzy we’ll carry on with this first-rate hobby. So if you don’t mind, I’ve got a few tasks to at­tend to down in the garage.

‘We’ll carry on re­gard­less of West­min­ster’

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