Orphan Vintage Collectible Cars

‘Orphan’ cars coming back as collectibles

Auto researcher and appraiser Kelley Blue Book named its list of the Top 10 “orphans” this week to mark the half-century anniversary of the release of the Edsel by the Ford Motor Co. on Sept. 4, 1957. The car lasted two years.

…The Edsel originally sold for $2,500-$3,800, but “some models have traded in collector circles for well above the $100,000 mark,” said Robyn Eckard, spokeswoman for kbb.com.

There are other such orphans. The 1948 Tucker Torpedo Sedan, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2,450 that year, has had the most meteoric rise to a current value of $250,000-$450,000.”

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