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Collector cars continue to be popularFriday, September 20, 2013

Category:Car & Maintenance Tips

It seems any aspect of the automotive industry is seeing strong gains in 2013, from new to used cars, all the way to collector vehicles.

The latest Hagerty Price Guides showed that prices for some of the most sought-after collector cars are increasing. The guide showed that five of its seven indices increased in prices, while four of those reached record highs. According to the data, the Blue Chip Index increased 10 percent from the previous issue of the guide published May 21, and jumped 22 percent on a year-over-year comparison. The Ferrari Index increased 15 percent from the previous issue and 32 percent from a year ago. And finally, the post-war German Index increased 16 percent from last issue and 40 percent from a year ago. 

"We continue to see strength at the top of the market," said McKeel Hagerty, president and CEO of Hagerty. "But when examined from a global economic standpoint, it still is an issue of supply and demand. There's a growing group of capable collectors chasing a limited supply of great cars."

As collecting cars is clearly big business, owners of any vehicles that need to be well-maintained to hold their value should look for preventative measures to ensure they look brand-new for decades to come. Husky Liners® custom fit floor mats are the ideal solution for individuals with collector cars. These mats will take the brunt of everyday wear and tear, leaving a vehicle's interior looking as clean as the day it pulled off the lot, even if that was in 1969. 

Floor mats are the ideal solution for any vehicle owner looking to get the most of their car. They are also the ideal solution for any fleet owners. 

Commercial market in need of extra care
Those who own commercial vehicles know that drivers can be extra tough on these cars, so floor mats are the ideal solution. According to a report from Experian, these vehicles are likely Fords.

The report showed that Ford vehicle accounted for nearly 21 percent of the commercial market, more than any other automaker. 

"While the number of commercial vehicles on the road pales in comparison to the number of passenger cars and light trucks, as the data shows, the medium- and heavy-duty market is just as complex and is primed for growth opportunities," said Marty Miller, senior manager for Experian Automotive.