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Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: March 26th, 2018, 4:00 pm
by ms2000
Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Curious, what makes some cars to become collectible - American cars seems to get this status easily - why?

Re: Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: March 29th, 2018, 6:47 pm
by 88'RS_TEG
I think these will be collectible, but only the best examples. I think it is because you cannot find parts for these cars and other rare JDMs like the Toyota Corolla GT-S AE86, whereas you can basically build a 1960s mustang or camaro from scratch there are so many parts made for them.

Re: Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: March 29th, 2018, 11:52 pm
by ms2000
- What is this JDM mean? What is special about it?
- are you saying 1960s mustang or camaro have parts and therefore most of them will become collectibles?

Re: Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: March 31st, 2018, 8:32 am
by thebranded
dont think so. They are not as special as the rwd's, they are unique but thats about it.

The styling on the old muscle cars are timeless, the integra still had some of the boxiness of the 80's

not parting with mine though

Re: Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: April 10th, 2018, 12:28 pm
by Bag
ms2000 wrote:- What is this JDM mean? What is special about it?
- are you saying 1960s mustang or camaro have parts and therefore most of them will become collectibles?

JDM is Japanese Domestic Market. That means items that are native to Japan (not imported)

Re: Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: April 10th, 2018, 3:02 pm
by ms2000
So these JDM engines are available through some dealers - enthusiasts get them and use it on their cars?
What is so special about these JDM compared to those that are exported to US market?

Are these JDM used engines?

Re: Will Gen1 ever become collectible or similar status?

Posted: April 13th, 2018, 2:46 am
by 88'RS_TEG
The JDM motors are used, but much less so than american engines due to Japan's strict emissions laws. Most of these JDM engines are pulled at 40-60K miles only and have much life left. They are imported by several places and can be found all over eBay.