2011 Volt named ‘Collectible Vehicle of the Future’


Among America’s new cars and trucks launched in 2011, the Chevrolet Volt will become the most desired by future car collectors.  That is the prediction of the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC).

Members of the organization, which supports the famous automotive collection at the Detroit Public Library, vote annually to predict the “Collectible Vehicle of the Future” from each year’s new North American-built cars and trucks.  The Volt was selected from 23 all-new vehicles launched in 2011.

The award will be presented to Chevrolet executives by the Friends of theNAHC at their annual holiday reception on Dec. 8 at the NAHC’s quarters in the Skillman Branch Library in downtown Detroit.

Previous winners are:

  • 2010     Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2009     Ford Flex
  • 2008     Dodge Challenger
  • 2007     Dodge Viper SRT10
  • 2006     Pontiac Solstice
  • 2005     Ford Mustang
  • 2004     Chrysler 300
  • 2003     Dodge Viper
  • 2002     Ford Thunderbird
  • 1996     Chrysler Sebring Convertible
  • 1995     Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora

(None selected from 1997 to 2001)

Charles K. Hyde, chairman of the NAHC Board of Trustees, said, “This selection is unique among all the ‘Vehicle of the Year’ awards, because it is selected by ‘car buffs’ who know what future collectors will value. We asked our members to predict which of this year’s new vehicles will turn heads in the Woodward Cruise of 2036.”


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