There are classic cars, and then there is the recent excitement around what is known as the modern classic. It’s already given rise to numerous websites and magazines around the world and focuses mostly on cars from the 1980s and 1990s. It can even stretch beyond that, to cars that are possible future classics or even investments.

Generally it’s about cars that were popular in their heyday and then largely ignored before becoming popular again with collectors and enthusiasts. In the SA context, think the Gusheshe BMW 3 Series, the Opel Kadett Superboss and later 200ts or even the Volkswagen Citi Golf CTI...

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