There has been a lot of talk about whether SS Commies are going to rise in value. Time to share some info which may help answer the question and probably also have huge holes in logic which will be exposed. For what its worth have a read if its interesting to you. Apologies for the length We know VNs are asking big dollars and have been for some time But now, asking prices for the three VT SS on carsales: 9800, 15000 and 16000. Whether they will get that much is debatable but 4 years ago nobody was asking more than 5k. I know i have been tracking aversge asking prices for 5lt VTSS on a graph since 2015. I own one so i was interested but i think the same findings would be true for all your V8 SS so sm posting for all. No doubt the special ones (eg HSV) will show even better results. I got interested then to see what would happen post close of production. For the other geeks and maths teachers out there the equation that fits the data from december 2015 to december 2019 is this: Y = 119.2x + 4979 This means in 2015 the average asking price was 4979 If you stayed awake during maths you might recall the graph y = mx + b. B is the reading or average value at dec 2015 when i started recording. M is the gradient... the rise in value for every unit of time I have recorded the average asking price on carsales for 5.0lt vt ss 34 times in 4 years. That's about once every 42 days. So every 40 days the asking price has increased by $119.2 If you want to get exact it works out at $2.78 increase in asking price every day Who ever thought maths would actually be useful. It all depends on whether asking prices on carsales are any indication of value. I think people generally ask too much but even if you halved the asking prices over the past 4 years you would still find the same trend And its not just for the VT. I also graphed the EL XR8 as my bro has one. Similar equation.... Y = 137.49 × 6816 Same thing. Going up consistently over the past 4 years. For both, most of the increase had been in the past 2 years.

It's interesting that it's a straight line function. I would have thought it would be moderately exponential. Perhaps over 4 years it approximates a straight line, but over maybe 20 or 30 years it loses linearity. I have a VS L67 manual and I doubt there will ever be any data on its appreciation.

Sorry i should have said it was a trendline. Graph below.... above.... somewhere. Probably heavily influenced by speculative increase in last 12 months. We will see in a other 4 years!

I think it all depends on want vs rarity and everything else inbetween. Rare doesn't always mean wanted. A great comparison is the BMX bikes from the 80s. Some were very common but the costs now are quite up there to buy them, and of course there are the dreamers out there. However some of the "rare" items don't have as much value because back then they weren't wanted and still aren't wanted today. Still kicking myself, about 8 years ago was looking at a few weekend cars, such as EH's all the way through to HSV VZ Coupes (GTO). Either way they would have been a nice buy, especially since the GTOs have gone up a good $30-40k in that time.