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Re: Future of Pro Touring??
I think you will see some branching of the hobby to some degree. A lot of "regular folks" want to have a good looking car that they can drive and get all the looks. This type of hobbyist might want some of the comforts and dependability for longer range driving, and is more interested in performance and maybe a little individualism rather than pedigree. On the other side of the coin will remain the purists and collectors, who still get excited over a car with original parts still intact, and love to argue of minute details like correct finishes, clips, etc. Some are fortunate enough to have the ability to own both types of vehicles. I think the high end collector cars might show some minor price fluctuations through the years, but they will always be relatively popular, as the folks who can afford cars like this for a collection are usually not as severely affected by economic downturns. I think the jury is still out on the staying power of the pro touring cars, but the fact that they are usually much more driveable than the older Pro Street cars, they have a better chance to stand the test of time.
1967 RS/SS 350 Conv - triple black, 4sp, tach & gauges
1969 VN-built RS/SS 396 Conv - Garnet Red/Black, 4-sp, tach & gauges