1800 classics at Sarasota show
Image: Sicnag 2007
Close to 2000 classic cars turned up for the Devereaux-Kaiser Antique Car Show last weekend in Florida, with many custom and vintage motors parading alongside one another.
In an interview with the Herald-Tribune, the owner of a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner said that he had been offered $275,000 for his classic in recent months, but explained that there was realistically no amount of money that would convince him to part ways with his favorite motor.
Given that this model was originally sold for a little under $5,000, it is easy to see how classic cars can appreciate in value over the years, bucking the trend which usually afflicts vehicles.
It was the 43rd year that the show had been held and the stellar turnout seemed like a suitable way to celebrate the longevity of the event.
One of the oldest cars out on the day was a Ford Model-T from 1922, although this vehicle was unique even amongst its stable mates, because a farmer had converted it into a pickup truck many decades earlier.
Owner, Ron Chilton, said that it has a top speed of about 25 miles an hour, which you might assume would make getting to shows something of a chore, but he said that it was perfectly suitable.