Book: Investing in Cars
In which cars have people been interested in the past 35 years and why? The aim of this book is to indicate which factors determine the demand for classic cars.
Size: 10.6 x 10.6 inches / 27 x 27 cm
Total colour photos: 1,083
Photos of different cars: 391
Photos of different brands: 97
Price development of cars in bar graphs: 141
Investing in cars
In 2011 Dr Vincent van der Vinne wrote his first book about this subject in Dutch. His second book was published in 2014 and was sold out in less than a year. In December 2015 his third book arrived, this time translated into English.
The aim of this book is to indicate which factors determine the demand for classic cars. These factors are brand awareness, the original market segment, the type of coachwork, the coachbuilder, the rarity of the coachwork, its beauty, the originality, the production totals, the condition, and the history of the car. The last factor that exercises influence on the price of cars is the collector himself. A changing interest among collectors leads to shifts in the price development of cars.
Investing in cars shows price movements of a large number of cars in bar graphs (such as models made by: AC, Alfa Romeo, Amicar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Delahaye, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Riley and Vauxhall). Using this information, the book gives an explanation for the changing interest in classic cars. By studying the price developments of classic cars of the past 35 years, an outline of the interest can be provided. And with this explanation in mind, an estimation can be made of which classic cars will be most sought after in the future.
Additionally, it contains unique picture material of the most exceptional and most valuable cars in the world, made available by Artcurial, Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s.
The author is a graduated historian with a keen interest in classic cars. He received his doctorate on a research into the rise of the automobile in the Netherlands. For this book, he has scientifically analyzed the demand for cars over the past decades. Although the book was published a few years ago, the content has not lost any relevance. It is the only book ever published that focuses on and explains the demand for classic cars.