Is the VWUp gti going to be a collector's item ?
I'd imagine the Escort is famed for its rally performance and therefore just to have an Escort would do in these days maybe? Limited knowledge on me of course but I can see the sense in itI had two Escorts in a row when young, as company cars, both with the terrible and rough CVH engines, and both blew up. Can't see why people like them.
It's the same concept as saying in the future, "oh the Golf R was amazing" and then buying a classic Golf Match!Yes, those Escorts (RWD) are rightly prized. I quite like them, but the ones I had were FWD with CVH engines - it was Ford's first "billion dollar new car" development. I could have done better with some mates in my shed for half that money!
I doubt it. It will take a long time IF it happens and even then it probably won't be any more collectable in that time than any other ICE vehicle as presumably we will all be driving electric cars at that point. More likely to gain collectable status will be cars with larger displacement NA engines as already these are pretty rare. The tiny displacement turbos of the world still have a long time left to serve us before electrification overtakes entirely.Is the VWUp gti going to be a collector's item ?
Well, yeah, but rotating parts tend to wear at a rate dependent the average torque going through them! Or peak shock. Gentle driving is best for longevity, and short trips are no big issue in an up/citigo/mii they are kind of designed for it - mine is up to 90C water temp in 1/2 mile (OK, it is Cornwall!). Probably not good to stay at low rpm all the time though, but that's where the A30 helps!Cars like to be used, short journeys and irregular use do the most harm