Love for collecting is familiar to everyone from childhood, and for many it remains a passion for life. Collectible model cars – this is one of the subjects to which passionate collectors manifest their love.
If in the childhood a small collector will be enthused about the new candy wrappers, to the more advanced age he will be crazy about more serious things. Here, however, not everything depends on love to subjects, but also on importance of the price factor.
What kind of automobiles are looked by the collectors?
Car collection is considered one of the most expensive hobbies. Usually these cars are produced in limited numbers by very known car makers. In some collections can even be found vehicles produced in a single copy. Recently, there was an increase of interest to retro cars produced approximately in 50-ies of the last century.
Another interesting category for car collectors are celebrities' cars. Collector can be a fan of any particular outstanding person and collect any related items, from socks to cars. Or maybe just crazy about cars ever owned by interesting people.
And the famous can be not only the individual but also the cars themselves. The collectors hunt them no less actively than the retro designs.
Well worth are sports and concept cars. Those and others are produced in limited quantities.
The largest collection
Collecting car is an expensive pleasure. At the same time, there are several thousands of clubs worldwide, whose members are in the hunt for rarities. The biggest car collection is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. 5,000 vintage cars – this is the amount of his collection. Sultan has a special love for sports cars, particularly for Ferrari - these car makes are in the vast majority in his collection. It also has Bentleys, Rolls-Roys, rare Mercedes models. Special attention is paid to the Formula 1 race cars.
As it turned out, the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II was a keen car collector and had a decent collection. At the same time he was interested not only in collecting cars, but also founded the automotive industry. The next largest, after the collection of the Sultan of Brunei is the fleet Shlyumpf brothers. Their fleet gathered in the French city of Mulhouse, totaled 2,500 vehicles.
Later this collection became the property of France, and it was shown to everyone who wants to look at rare instances.
There is also a category of businessmen who consider collectible cars a method of profitable investment funds. The fact that the cost of such vehicle grows and eventually brings a huge profit to their owners. To be involved in such a kind of investment, it is important to be sure that it is a good product, otherwise there is a risk to run into buying a fake car, which is significantly cheaper than its prototype.