The top of the Classic Car World
Everybody knows that the world of collecting can be a strange world. And everybody knows that among the thousands of collections that exist, there is always some that do differ. The reasons for the differences can be divers. But we all agree that there will be always collections that are far superior compared to others. Nothing else is the truth in the world of car collecting.
Worldwide, the classic car market is a multi-billion market where passionate collectors and aficionados do business with major manufacturers, auction houses, dealers, restorers, race organizers, and event promoters. And so far, there was virtually no hard data available but the ones from the auction houses. And we all know, there is far more cars sold among collectors than those crossing the block at auctions.
More, the very very best of the cars, the top 1% will probably change hands between the top collectors. The Classic Car Trust took a closer look at the top end of the classic car world, gathering and analyzing data from more than 200 collectors who between them own thousands of the most relevant classic cars on the planet. Many top level collectors opened their private collections to the Classic Car Trust. All the research, combined with the knowledge gained during the visits to the different collections lead to his fantastic book The Key 2019.
It presents a wealth of expert opinions, including from the president of FIA – the International Automobile Federation – Jean Todt, the Chairperson of the Concours at Pebble Beach, Sandra Button, and Lorenzo Ramaciotti the renowned designer and President of the Jury of the Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este.
Even though this book is absotely not a book about the subject Porsche, we consider it a valuable addition to any library. The book “The Key – Top of the Classic World” gives an insight to the origin of the passion of car collectors. Important collections as the Revs Institute or the Mullin Museum are introduced. And on top of that, there is an updated list with a ranking of the top 100 car collections in the world. Today, the top 100 collectors together own cars worth $10 billion (+20%), and their average age is 71 years.
The book is available at The Classic Car Trust