I was walking down the street in Chicago and I caught a glimpse of one of my favorite non-custom manufactured cars... the PROWLER. The car certainly has its flaws (lack of power, not very practical) but it turns heads like crazy where ever you go. I couldn't believe they didn't have the top down since it is a nice day.
They came out worth about 40k and the consensus wasn't there whether they'd be a classic meaning that their value would stay or even increase or if they'd decrease down to nothing like most cars.
I saw this listing for a Prowler on ebay and this car (black) seems to be going for about $19,000. It is a 1999 which is the third year for the car (came out in 1997) as you can see in the Wikipedia listing for this car.
The web is pretty amazing. In the old days, if you wanted information about a car like the Prowler, you'd have to do a lot of digging and leg work. However, nowadays it just takes someone with a bit of web knowledge and voila! you have a very detailed web site that tells you anything you'd need to know about the car (if you can trust the source, of course). Here is the ProwlerOnline web site, a free site put up by some dedicated owners with lots of information about the history of the car as well as message boards to ask questions and learn.
I know it is impractical but at some point it is in my range of impractical purchases for consideration. If only I wouldn't have received my property tax bill...