Collectable car experts are on record for saying that there were no future collector cars made after the mid- 1970s. The rise in prices and popularity for cars from the 1980s and 90s are showing that this is not necessarily correct. Here are 10 possible future collector cars to consider:
1984 – 1989 Toyota 4Runner
Test marketed in partnership with Winnebago, the precursor to the first generation 4Runner was produced between 1981 and 1983. Called the Toyota Trekker and sold in the United States and Canada, only 1,500 units were produced. The quirky Trekker basically made the business case for the 4Runner, which eventually shut down the Trekker.
It was rumored that Toyota built the 4Runner as a way to get around paying the “infamous” chicken tax. By adding a fiberglass roof, rear seats, and seat belts, Toyota sought to reclassify the vehicle as a passenger car. The chicken tax levied a 25 percent duty on imported trucks.
Early generations of Toyota trucks along with the 4Runner are looking like the 4-wheel drive vehicle of choice for those collectors who have been priced out of the market for Toyota’s legendary FJ40.