Plymouths Worth More Than Dodges, Fords: Barrett-Jackson Data Analysis

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Yesterday we brought you news about classic cars fitted with manual transmissions fetching more than those equipped with automatic gearboxes at auctions. The numbers were provided by an analysis based on data from this year's Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Today, were back with more interesting info from the said inquiry, which reveals that automobiles wearing Plymouth badges are worth more than Pontiacs, Dodges and even Fords. According to the study, the average value of Plymouth vehicles sold at the aforementioned event was $82,221, while Dodge and Ford cars averaged $77,471 and $60,058 respectively and Pontiacs earned $50,000 on a par.

Despite outgunning the three marques, Plymouth is not the most valuable American badge, as the same analysis says Chevrolets were sold for $84,904 on the average. But this doesn't make Plymouth's figures less impressive, especially if we consider the fact that the defunct automaker is fetching big bucks with very few models, such as Hemi-powered Barracudas or the Roadrunners.

As you might recall, Chrysler pulled the plug on the Plymouth brand on June 2001, after a decade with sales that rarely exceeded 200,000 units per year.

The study that evaluated more than 1,300 cars also concluded that collectors pay more for vehicle with dark interiors, while the most expensive exterior paint on the average is silver ($103,934), followed by black ($84,262), red ($79,851) and yellow ($73,564).

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Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
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