DETROIT (WWJ) – From America’s new cars and trucks launched in 2011, the Chevrolet Volt will become the most desired by future car collectors. That is the prediction of the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC).
Members of the organization, which supports the world-famous automotive collection at the Detroit Public Library, vote annually to predict the “Collectible Vehicle of the Future” from each year’s new North American-built cars and trucks. The Volt was selected from 23 all-new vehicles launched in 2011.
Charles K. Hyde, chairman of the NAHC Board of Trustees, said the selection is unique among all the “Vehicle of the Year” awards, because it is selected by car buffs who know what future collectors will value.
Previous winners are:
- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2009 Ford Flex
- 2008 Dodge Challenger
- 2007 Dodge Viper SRT10
- 2006 Pontiac Solstice
- 2005 Ford Mustang
- 2004 Chrysler 300
- 2003 Dodge Viper
- 2002 Ford Thunderbird
- 1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
- 1995 Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora
- (None selected from 1997 to 2001)
The NAHC is the world’s largest public archive of automotive lore and a treasure for automotive historians, journalists and collectors. Its collection of books, manuals, photos, company histories, and historic documents is open to the public.
The Friends of the Detroit Public Library supports the collection through the NAHC Board of Trustees, which raises funds and provides volunteer assistance.