Right now, it seems both Radwood era-vehicles and older boxy SUVs are experiencing their time in the sun. The Radwood effect is real and has certainly pushed otherwise pedestrian 1980’s and 1990’s cars and trucks onto the radar of many. Additionally, vintage Broncos have lifted up Land Cruisers, which in turn are giving rise to a desire for stuff like Monteros, Troopers, older 4Runners, and more. Of course, this “want” always seems to have an ebb and flow, at least on a larger level. Euro stuff gets popular than it’s swept out by some JDM specials. Time and triangles of want move on. So what’s next?
I am one who has jumped onto the simple box off-roader. That’s because I wanted something I could go drive down trails, through mud, and have fun off of the pavement. I chose a Montero because I didn’t want to spend what I believe to be too much money for an FJ60/62-era Land Cruiser. They are wonderful machines that have been given a serious shot in the value ass thanks to sites like Bring-A-Trailer.
There has to be something coming next. There’s always a next. So what is it? What do you think will be the vehicle segment or specific make/model that rises to the attention of the Internet? I don’t have an answer here. I am genuinely curious to hear what you think. If I had one suggestion though… it would be 70’s-era Cadillacs.
They’re dirt cheap right now. And yes, I want one of those too.