Traverse City, Mich. (Monday, April 13, 2009) – In their quest to identify the classic cars of the future, Hagerty is constantly monitoring the pulse of the automotive industry, looking for potential future classics. With the recent news surrounding government bailouts, potential bankruptcies and turmoil amongst GM and Chrysler, many Americans are wondering how this will impact what cars they will see on the road.
As the world’s leader in collector car insurance, Hagerty decided to poll their client base to get the public’s take on what models would be missed the most should American car manufacturers start eliminating models from their current lineup. All Hagerty clients were included in the poll with only one question – “What American Car Could You Not Live Without?”
“Now more than ever, American car manufacturers are the center focus of this economic decline,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty Insurance. “As car enthusiasts, many of us would hate to see these cars become extinct. We appreciate the place in American society that a great car can occupy and the value of that car to future motorists down the road. It would be sad to see them go.”
Nearly 1,000 enthusiastic responses came in, with American muscle overwhelmingly topping the list of “favorites”. Below is Hagerty’s list of the “Top 10 Cars Americans Can’t Live Without”:
1. Chevrolet Corvette
2. Ford Mustang
3. Dodge Challenger
4. Chevrolet Camaro
5. Ford F-150
6. Cadillac CTS
7. Saturn Sky
9. Dodge Ram
10. Chrysler 300
Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (historic or collectible items linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.