While I agree, prices are generally going up; I also see a lot of pricing euphoria out there: If you use the “completed listings” button in eBay, you’ll find lots of cars that did not hit the reserve price. I have been following prices for Buick Grand Nationals lately. Nice examples are prices at or near $30K, and crappy rust buckets are still priced at $15K… Telling, though, is very, very few GNs trade hands at those asking prices.
Fifth Avenues; and a whole slate of 80s cars will begin hitting the secondary market. After 30 years or so, the “estate” cars start to hit the market. I’m seeing a lot of that now. I’m a J-Body Cordoba guy myself. For years, I could nary find one or two for sale. Now; with only a little effort, it’s not too tough to find 10 J-Bodies in any given week.
Getting all that out of the way; I do advise being careful for what you ask for. We’re lucky that we can afford this very expensive hobby because we like stuff a little off the beaten bath. I’m now priced out of the GN market, and that makes me a little sad.