You know you're getting old when the current main-stream generation is starting to collect "classic cars" from your childhood!! Personally, I'm not sure why anyone would swoon over an 86' Ford Escort, but apparently that's what the "kids" are in to these days!! This year, for the first time, millennials are responsible for more collectible car activity than the pre-baby boom generation, according to Hagerty Insurance, the largest insurer of collectible cars. And they are changing the idea of what model cars deserve preserving.
There are some standard cars that remain on the "hot list" for millennials, though. Nearly every generation of Ford Mustang is on the list, along with Chevy Camaros, Corvettes and pickups. Icons like the 1955-57 Chevy Bel Air and ‘49-'80 VW Beetle get plenty of love from car fans of all ages.
But, for the most part, get ready to see more Cutlass Supremes, Land Rover Defenders, Mazda RX-7s, Ford F-series pickups, Datsun 260Zs, Chevy Monte Carlos, BMW M3s and VW Corrados at classic car gatherings and the Woodward Dream Cruise!