National Automotive History Collection picks Camaro as the most Future Collectible Car of 2010

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

How many times have we wished we had wad of disposable cash back in the mid 1970’s to gobble of all the 1960’s muscle cars that found their way onto used car lots: HEMIs, Shelbys, Vettes, and Camaro’s that your dad’s buddies traded in for a Vega or Pinto and case of Bud.

Well, the National Automotive History Collection try to pick current year models that everyone well wish they had hung onto in 2035. This year’s crystal ball pegs the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro as the most Future Collectible Car of 2010.

So, how accurate is the glimpse 25 years into the future? Based on the National Automotive History Collection’s (NAHC) previous selections? -Not vary. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro joins the ranks or previous winners like the 2006 Pontiac Solstice, 1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, and the 1995 Buick Riviera / Oldsmobile Aurora. Sure, in 2005 Mustang topped the list along with the Dodge Viper SRT10 in 2007 and the Dodge Challenger in 2008, but making the list is tantamount to nothing.

After all the NAHC is parts of the Detroit Public Library’s Special Collections. Honestly, the librarians and conservationist, who maintain the largest public collection of Automobilia,  are better at preserving history than predicting it.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Red Flash

Full Press Release:

Auto Library Friends Pick Chevrolet Camaro
As 2010’s ‘Collectible Car of the Future’

DETROIT – From America’s new cars and trucks launched in 2010, the Chevrolet
Camaro will become the most desired by future car collectors. That is the prediction of the
Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC).

Members of the organization, which supports the world-famous automotive collection at
the Detroit Public Library, vote annually to predict the “Collectible Vehicle of the Future” from the
year’s new American-built cars and trucks. The Camaro was selected from 13 all-new vehicles
launched in 2010.

The award will be presented to Chevrolet executives by the Friends of the NAHC at their
annual holiday reception on Thursday, December 9 at the NAHC’s quarters in the Skillman
Branch Library in downtown Detroit.
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 2035.”

“Our mission with the 21st century Chevy Camaro was to draw on the passion and
heritage, expressing it in a new and modern car with design, technology and quality to carry the
legacy forward,” said Tom Peters, Camaro chief designer. “It’s simple; the new Camaro puts
smiles on the faces of car enthusiasts of all ages.”

Previous winners are:
2009 Ford Flex
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
1995 Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora
(None selected from 1997 to 2001)

The NAHC is the world’s largest public archive of automotive lore and a treasure for
automotive historians, journalists and collectors. Its collection of books, manuals, photos,
company histories, and historic documents is open to the public.

The Friends of the Detroit Public Library supports the collection through the NAHC Board
of Trustees, which raises funds and provides volunteer assistance.

Information is available from the NAHC at 313-481-1865 or at
http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/nahc/. The NAHC is in the library’s Skillman Branch at 121
Gratiot in downtown Detroit, opposite the People Mover’s Cadillac Center station.

Contact:
Mark Bowden, Coordinator for Special Collections, Detroit Public Library
(313) 481-1395
mbowden@detroitpubliclibrary.org
http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/NAHC

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2 Comments

  1. That is the prediction of the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection NAHC …Members of the organization which supports the world-famous automotive collection at the Detroit Public Library vote annually to predict the Collectible Vehicle of the Future from the years new American-built cars and trucks. The Camaro was selected from 13 all-new vehicles launched in 2010…The award will be presented to Chevrolet executives by the Friends of the NAHC at their annual holiday reception on Thursday December 9 at the NAHCs quarters in the Skillman Branch Library in downtown Detroit. 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.

  2. great post


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