Zane Collins ASKED THE GUIDE

Is the 1998 HSV Clubsport collectable?

Is the 1998 HSV Clubsport collectable? I have been told 164 were made with the last of the 5.0-litre V8, 61 of which were manuals. I’ve been offered $15,000 for mine, and seen $25,000 put up for one. If it’s what the mechanics and car clubs and HSV say then it’s a nest egg not a love affair.

The trade values them at around $8500, but the collector car market operates differently to the regular used car market. The value comes down to what someone else is willing to pay for it, its condition, odometer reading etc. The chances are that in the long term it will hold its value, and maybe increase. If you’re looking at it as an investment then park it, cover it up, and drive it as little as possible.

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