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Is a Ford Puma Black a future classic?

I own a year 2000 Ford Puma Black Special Edition with 53500 miles on the clock which has been a much-loved family owned second car for around 14 years. I've had the car serviced annually by a Ford trained and reputable one-man-band mechanic, (who loves the car!) and regardless of annual mileage.

The car is pretty much original, but we've added cruise control, DAB radio converter and rear parking sensors. According to the DVLA there are 171 currently registered. In your opinion, when is it likely that this model might begin to qualify as a 'modern classic' and perhaps start to increase in value? I've recently seen two similar cars advertised at £1900. I'm at a crossroads at the moment? Do we keep it or sell it as we no longer really need to run two cars?

Asked on 9 January 2020 by Ken Boniface

Answered by Keith Moody
Sounds like a lovely car. The Puma is already starting to garner interest as a modern classic. Its fortunes could be given a boost by Ford's decision to revive the name for its latest SUV - which should remind people of what a great car the original Puma was. And, let's face it - classic sporty Fords normally do very well in the UK. We've already covered the Puma in a review on our site (classics.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/ford/ford-puma/) so we'd urge you to stick with it or find an enthusiastic buyer. Your car sounds like it's near the top of the tree when it comes to values so you may be able to price it slightly higher than the average example - especially if you're in no hurry to get rid.
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