Why Trucks Are Today’s Hottest Collectibles

Forget about classic sports and luxury cars — the hottest collectibles today are trucks.

According to the latest Hagerty Vehicle Rating, which tracks how the value of a historic vehicle is performing relative to the entire market, the 1945-1968 Dodge Power Wagon and 1966-1977 Ford Bronco are killing it.

Both have a 95 rating, with 50 being the average.

The Bronco is currently riding a wave of interest generated by the looming return of the nameplate in 2020 that’s driven values of top examples from just over $50,000 to $60,000 in the past year.

Meanwhile, Power Wagons are having their own moment. Restoration companies are selling luxed-up versions of the tough-looking trucks for over $200,000, and the cleanest originals have jumped in value from $45,000 to $57,800 since last May.

Another truck from the big three, the 1973-1987 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup, was next on the list with a 94 rating that tied it with the high performance 1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS. The 1976-1986 Jeep CJ-7, a former chart-topper, filled out the top five with a 93 rating.

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Just nine of the 26 highest-rated vehicles were cars, with the 1993-2002 Pontiac Firebird and 1994-2004 Ford Mustang trailing the Impala in a five-way tie for sixth place with (you guessed it) a couple more pickups and a 92 score.

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Last Modified: August 4, 2017, 1:38 pm

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