Even at the 3500 ballpark.. V6's,TS and spiders, that is still a very low number for a Fiat based, mass produced car.
Value wise I think they will be similar to Triumph Stags and TR6's for good examples, once they hit the 25 to 30 year age range.. not quite in E type country.. There's a lot of heritage, DNA, iconic British sixties design/culture stuff going on there. And it was based on a Le Man winning race car. And I'm not sure that a one make/model, marketing ploy, Cup racing series will cut it with the purists.
Popular Classic values have little to do with rarity or engine size. It's complicated. nostalgia. perceived contemporary social impact.. . maintainability.. Press reports.. purists.. Rose coloured rear view spectacles. It's almost archaeology..
I was never that keen on wooden Morris 1000's but a lot of people pay good money for them.
some mass produced cars never make it.. no matter how rare.. most Fords, Japanese etc.. because no one wants one....
We need firms like Autolusso to keep supporting the model. If there are not enough of them out there, it won't be economically viable.
MGB's will run forever because there are enough of them in a massive owners club to have some clout. So there's a whole industry supporting just those cars.. Christ, you can virtually build a new one out of a parts book. e.g. we could end up with a lot of cars and no ABS computers. the cost of backward engineering would be massive for a low population of cars.
V6 owners trying to distance themselves from TS owners may not work.. I could never understand why a Mk1 Spitfire was worth more than a later GT6. Mk 1 Spit is seen as the purest and earliest incarnation of the breed. same for Jags and MG's.. Think popular antiques.. the stuff that was never meant to be collected is the most valued. when I was a kid I threw away thousands of glass Coke bottles.. (idiot) I won't mention the Hornby train set..
I reckon the values will top out in 10 to 15 years at about the same as their predecessors.. GTV.. GTV6 etc.. I can't see how 916's can overtake them.
In the meantime I don't care about values.. I don't think you can talk values up or down.. It's the law of supply and demand..
I just enjoy owning, driving and maintaining my car. If I sell it I won't have it anymore
And I was never that keen on train sets..