Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Retro through austerity

The fact that nobody's got any money these days should naturally lead to a trend for people keeping their cars for longer; this is certainly reflected in the plummeting new car sales figures. However, society seems to be taking this frugality to a logical extreme by following their dreams of classic/retro car ownership under the banner of money-saving. Whether or not the 23% rise in sales of cars from the '70s and '80s is down to more people wanting them or more people on the supply side needing to get rid of them is something you can argue amongst yourselves - the fact is that we'll see more Cortinas and Chevettes on the road instead of holed up in garages.

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