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  1. Owing a "Bathtub" Lincoln in 2020 My wife and I have a 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Sport Sedan - that we purchased from an elderly friend - back in 2008 for $2,500. It doesn't run - but it's all there. Looking at classic cars today (2020) - I've noticed that the "bathtub" shaped cars are coming in. Modern cars look so different to the "bathtub" shaped cars of the 1950's. The cars of the 1950's, that had lots of chrome and large fins, are now selling between $50,000 to $140,000 dollars. And muscle cars of the 1960's to the 1970's - for even more. The collector genre has remained the same - muscle cars and convertibles tend to fetch more at an auction. But the overall starting price on an old car has gone up! Sadly - this is making it more difficult for car enthusiasts like myself to find a car that can be driven - and purchased at a reasonable price. I've noticed that most cars today (2020) start around $7000 if you're hoping to find one that goes. We have two Lincolns - a 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Sports Sedan - and a 1970 Mark III Continental. Continentals are now selling for $5,000 - $10,000 more than they used to in "2007." For example - $6,000 in 2007 would get you a tidy drivable 1969 - 1979 Lincoln/Continental. Today (2020) - a car in the same condition is now selling for $15,000 - $35,000 - a big jump in prices. For investors that's great news, for the low budget car enthusiasts like myself - it's making it financially impossible to invest in an old car as a hobby. "Bathtub" cars of the 1950's can still be found at "affordable prices" - and I personally think they look better in local car parades. "They washout the competition." 👍 My wife and I definitely like our Lincolns/Continental.