So you’ve finally decided to take the leap and buy a classic car. Congratulations! As a collectors’ item, an investment, or simply the realization of a childhood dream, there has never been a better time to buy your dream car. In the US and abroad, classic car sales are booming. This article will examine whether your baby could benefit from being protected with PPF.
The day you purchase your classic car, you realize how special they are. Beyond a sound investment, a classic car is functional and nostalgic. For our money, there is no better feeling than to sit behind the wheel and take control of a machine that used to only live in your imagination. The one thing better than seeing the ’68 Mustang GT Fastback is to actually drive it.
We’ll begin by taking a look at the classic car industry in America, and then examine whether the relatively new technology of PPF can stand to benefit a classic beauty.
The Rise of the Classic Car in America
For some it’s a British elegance. For some it’s American muscle. But whether it’s the Aston Martin from Bond or the Volkswagen from Herbie, everyone has that car which holds a special place in their heart. There are roughly 5 million collector cars in the US alone, and the variety is truly extraordinary.
The reasons people buy classic cars are as varied as the cars themselves. As investments, the value of classic cars continues to rise. At the high end, a Mercedes-Benz W196 Racer sold for $29.6 million. There are many factors that push the value of a classic car skyward, from scarcity to quality of design to sheer power. Investors determine what matters to them when they shop.
But most classic car buyers aren’t investors.
For them, a classic car provides the opportunity to live out a dream. The cars evoke the excited feeling they had when they first saw it, often when they were young. Since the majority of classic and collector cars fall in the $25,000-$35000 range, this is a dream many are able to attain.
Projected Market for Classic Cars in the Future
The classic car industry continues to rise. The industry is up .7% from last year, and is worth an estimated $2 billion.
Despite that, some people believe the industry might be heading for trouble. As baby boomers age, more classic cars are ending up on the market. And while this surplus might spell trouble for investors, it is seen as good news by people passionate about owning their dream car, because the additional supply means more chances to buy.
It remains to be seen whether the industry will continue to rise, but people all over the world appreciate cars, and they are becoming increasingly able to buy them.
What PPF adds to Classic Cars
With more classic cars on the road now than ever before, more people are wondering how to keep their vehicles safe.
People don’t want to worry when they take their classic for a spin. They want to hear the engine roar and enjoy the wind ripping through the windows. That’s why they opt for the protection PPF can offer.
Look, we all know that things happen, even when it’s not our fault. Sometimes, cars kick grit and rocks up from under their tires. Sometimes a bird mistakes the roof of your beloved Mustang for a toilet. Sometimes extended exposure to pollutants in the air can discolor an otherwise perfect paint job. Those random events we’ve all come to expect can ruin the finish on a classic car, which might compel the owners to drive them less.
Paint protective films offer classic car owners peace of mind through an extra layer of protection. PPF is designed to shield cars from the everyday things that can ruin it’s finish. Those little scratches and dings from rocks can be buffed out easily with just a small application of heat. Once it is installed, it can last up to ten years.
That’s good news for any car, but especially good for a car you want to last a long time.
Whether the car is an investment or your own personal dream machine, keeping it pristine is an absolute priority.
Accommodating Every Shape
Caring for your car by sealing it in PPF is a great idea, and while some templates exist, many classic cars will require custom cuts.
This is no problem whatsoever! The latest PPF technology ensures a perfect fit on any body shape, no matter what. The sealing process is gentle and intensive, and will leave no air bubbles or indication on the finish of the car.
You will have full protection as you venture out regardless of the shape, design, or scarcity of your car. The film will be as unique as the vehicle itself, and the fit will be perfect, every single time.
PPF products seal invisibly. Once it is applied, it is next to impossible to detect. The polyurethane film, unique adhesive, and DuraShield Titan™ topcoat will ensure your classic car is going to retain 100% of the original styling that caught your eye in the first place.
PPF also seals and protects the car from pollutants in the air. Pollutants such as dust and diesel fumes can interact negatively with the chemical complexion of the vehicle. This can lead to discoloration and staining.
Not so with PPF.
They just don’t make ’em like they used to. That’s the appeal of a classic car. The idea that this thing from the past has been so perfectly conserved and cared for. It is a testament to the strength of a bygone era.
PPF lasts an average of ten years, and will keep your car looking pristine.
A Good Investment?
When you’re cruising down the road in your dream car, the last thing you want to think about is something popping up and scratching your baby. PPF offers freedom from worry, and allows you to focus on the things that matter.
The beast you’re driving and the open road ahead.