Should I Buy A Ford Flex As An Investment?
by Jim Corbran - posted 9:08 pm, December 16, 2009
The 2010 Ford Flex has been selected by the Detroit-based National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) as its most collectible vehicle of 2009. Charles K. Hyde, chairman of the NAHC Board of Trustees, said, “This selection is unique among all the ‘Vehicle of the Year’ awards, because it is selected by car buffs who know what future collectors will value. We asked our members to predict which of this year’s new vehicles will turn heads in the Woodward Cruise of 2034.”
Personally, I like the idea of a station wagon-type vehicle as a collectible. Right now, wagons from the 50s, 60s, and even the 70s and 80s are catching on with collectors, a trend which started when prices for the more popular hardtops and convertibles put many classics out of reach for the average buyer.
Previous winners of the NAHC award are: 2008 Dodge Challenger, 2007 Dodge Viper SRT10, 2006 Pontiac Solstice, 2005 Ford Mustang, 2004 Chrysler 300, 2003 Dodge Viper, 2002 Ford Thunderbird, 1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, and 1995 Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora, (None selected from 1997 to 2001).
Jim Corbran, You Auto Know