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It's been crazy over the past year or so with how many automakers are bringing back old car names into the modern era. It's pretty nuts when you start to list them all.

In total we have:

  • GMC Hummer EV
  • Toyota Supra
  • Ford Bronco
  • Ford Ranger
  • Jeep Wagoneer
  • Jeep Gladiatior
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Chevrolet Blazer
  • VW Microbus/Hippy Bus
Most of them have been hits so far, hopefully the Hummer is another one!
 

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Agree 100%, @JimsH3. You can add the 8 Series to that list as well. It seems like we're entering into the same phase that we had in the 2000's; if you remember, we got a ton of reborn nameplates like the Thunderbird, GTO, Challenger, Charger, GT, Regal, 300, etc. There was definitely a nostalgia for old names, and everyone was going back into the history books to revive legends of the past. Since then, we've been seeing so many brand-new nameplates hit the showroom floor, but it seems like we're going back to the retro craze of the 2000's! What's old is new again!
 

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Agree 100%, @JimsH3. You can add the 8 Series to that list as well. It seems like we're entering into the same phase that we had in the 2000's; if you remember, we got a ton of reborn nameplates like the Thunderbird, GTO, Challenger, Charger, GT, Regal, 300, etc. There was definitely a nostalgia for old names, and everyone was going back into the history books to revive legends of the past. Since then, we've been seeing so many brand-new nameplates hit the showroom floor, but it seems like we're going back to the retro craze of the 2000's! What's old is new again!
Yeah the 2000's were a crazy time for that stuff! I'm still bitter that the GTO didn't take off lol. I loved the design that GM took from Holden in Australia.
 

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Yeah the 2000's were a crazy time for that stuff! I'm still bitter that the GTO didn't take off lol. I loved the design that GM took from Holden in Australia.
My favorite car of all time is the Pontiac G8 GXP with the 6 speed manual. I remember being in high school and CRAVING one of those things so badly. 415 hp LS3, RWD on the Camaro chassis, 6 speed stick, and BMW-esque handling, all for just under $40k. What's not to like? Really was a 4-door Camaro, i hope to get one down the line!
 

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My favorite car of all time is the Pontiac G8 GXP with the 6 speed manual. I remember being in high school and CRAVING one of those things so badly. 415 hp LS3, RWD on the Camaro chassis, 6 speed stick, and BMW-esque handling, all for just under $40k. What's not to like? Really was a 4-door Camaro, i hope to get one down the line!
I have a feeling we're going to see those G8's become very collectible in the future. It was the perfect car for Pontiac but they came too late to help save them.
 

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I have a feeling we're going to see those G8's become very collectible in the future. It was the perfect car for Pontiac but they came too late to help save them.
Yeah I agree. Even the GXP's today, while stickering for about $40k in 2009, the vast majority of them refuse to drop below $30k unless they have over 100,000 miles. The manual GXP's are virtually impossible to find under $35k if they are under 100,000 miles. Talk about retaining value! Being the last great car to wear the red arrowhead, and I believe being the most powerful production car for Pontiac as well, will keep those values going up in the future.
 

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Yeah I agree. Even the GXP's today, while stickering for about $40k in 2009, the vast majority of them refuse to drop below $30k unless they have over 100,000 miles. The manual GXP's are virtually impossible to find under $35k if they are under 100,000 miles. Talk about retaining value! Being the last great car to wear the red arrowhead, and I believe being the most powerful production car for Pontiac as well, will keep those values going up in the future.
I just a quick search on google and in 2017 a manual G8 GXP with 11,000 miles sold on Bring a Trailer for $29,750! Like you said the value retention is insane.

 

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I just a quick search on google and in 2017 a manual G8 GXP with 11,000 miles sold on Bring a Trailer for $29,750! Like you said the value retention is insane.

That is INCREDIBLE!! I had to triple-take when I saw that price, that car was sold for a criminally low price. Had I known about it, I'd have robbed a bank to get the cash! I was sure it had to be a rebuilt title or something, maybe a past accident, but nothing! That is truly insane.
 
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