I am sure we have all been amused at the claims made by dealers for the cars they have for sale. I thought it might be interesting to see how private owners rated their vehicles in terms of a “hedge against inflation”. So, here is my survey of the May issue’s private sale ads using some very familiar terms meant, no doubt, to catch the buyer’s eye:
Of course, one of these words is not always adequate. Hence we also find one appreciating classic (Alfa Romeo Duetto).; 2 appreciating assess (MG-C GT, Mini Cooper 1275); 2 appreciating investments (1 A-H Frogeye, Dino 246 GT) and one solitary classic investment (Jaguar Mk. IX).
Well so what? But isn’t it strange how recent all these cars are? MGs and Jaguars are obviously the best way of protecting your money. And how circumspect the sellers of pre-war marques are in refraining from Using these hackneyed terms perhaps they assume we already know they are purveying gilt-edged investments’
With best wishes to all at Motor Sport from this land of relatively uncrowded roads, 80 k.p.h. speed limit and horrendously expensive cars and motorcycles.
Raumati, South, NZ MARK E. HOLMAN