In Reply to: The future prices of n-series fords posted by ButtonRock on March 07, 2023 at 13:06:54:
I didnít buy my 8N as an investment, I bought it to use as a tool, and it has served me well, indeed, even working well today and I expect it to continue to do so.
Sad, to be sure, that the vintage and antique tractor market isnít running in parallel to the classic, vintage and antique car market. Although it seems to be settling down some, classic cars are selling for record numbers.
Again, not having bought any of them as investments, my collection of early Datsun Z cars has become a small gold mine. I bought a 1971 Datsun 240Z race car in 1989, for $3,000. Today I could sell it for over $30,000. In 1992 I bought the second Z, a 1972 240Z (not a race car), for $2,000, for my first wife. All original, numbers matching 77,000 miles. WhenI divorced the first wife, I kept the car. It was in storage for 22 years, when Covid came along. I was sent home for quarantine after contact tracing identified me as exposed (a two week paid holiday!), so I pulled it out of storage, charged the battery overnight and it started right up! A few days of cleaning and polishing and it looks awesome. I checked values, and it could fetch well over the $30,000 that the race car.
In the years following the purchase of the race car I somehow managed to acquire 12 more Datsun Z cars, mostly as parts cars, all for little to no money. Even the incomplete ones should net a couple thousand bucks, complete but non running Z cars can fetch around $10,000.
So, why not these cool old tractors?