The list of the top-10 most-searched-for vehicles on the ClassicCars.com Marketplace was remarkably familiar in the month of March, but things got really interesting further along the list.
There actually are two top-10 lists on which we report each month. One involves Marketplace searches by year, make and model. The other is a more generic list involving all years of a particular make or model.
With perhaps one exception, both top-10 lists were pretty stable in March. That exception was in the more generic list with the Ford Bronco climbing into the top 10 after several months among the “next 5.”
“The craze for Broncos has reached a fever pitch,” according to Tom Stahler, managing editor of ClassicCars.com Journal. “People see the prices going through the roof and the bargain hunters will go looking for easy flipping opportunities. A few of us here, including Larry Edsall, who wrote on the subject, are scratching our heads.”
The big news involved the “next 5” in the year-make-model list with the 1923 Ford T-Bucket hot rod coming out of nowhere to rank 11th and with the 1993 Ford Mustang also climbing into the “next 5” category.
“It doesn’t surprise me on the ’93 Mustang,” Stahler said. “I have never been a Fox-body fan, but in the day it was a very popular car.
“The T-bucket confounds me. But crude machinery is interesting. It’s part of the reason I like Rat Rods. Is there a resurgence on the horizon?”
The 1979 Dodge Charger, 1967 Ford Mustang, 1967 Chevrolet Impala, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and 1969 Ford Mustang continued to hold the top-5 places on the year-make-model search list, just as they have all of this year.
There was similar consistency at the top of the all-years list: Chevrolet, Ford, Mustang, C10, Volkswagen bus. However, Cadillac continued its climb up the listing, to 7th place in March, and the Bronco made its 2020 debut among the top 10 in 9th place.