b'Street stock details abound wherever you look.This signals aly from car to car, its difficult to draw a solid trend line for the shift in both the direction of the market upward, and the prefer- phenomena.Well, this 6.4L Hemi 71 Duster custom sold pre-ence of the buyers willing to put down big bucks for what theyviously in January, 2019 for $107,800, which was unprecedent-ed.This year, in Houston, it sold again for even more money; $123,200!Custom cars dont tend to do that.As builds age and the state-of-the-art in technology moves on, prices for the same want.This sale says they want high quality, and they want to drive.When the gavel fell, it brought $101,200.cars usually only go in one direction - down.While the sample size is small, the 24-month average is also shocking at $95,700.24 Month Average:$85,443I expect A-body guys lining up with torches and pitchforks as 5 Year High:$105,600their segment grows beyond what many find affordable.But,its also an opportunity for those who have more than a few A-A-body Customsbody project cars lying around to capitalize on.So, build your-self one and sell another to pay for both!This car? Certainly, I n a previous installment of this report, we pointed to the ris- well sold - even if they claim it took twice that to create.ing trend of big dollar builds on (formerly) budget-minded models.Darts and Dusters have been rising in popularity amongstthecustombuilders,ProTouring,andRestoMod24 Month Average: $95,700 crowd.Because build content and craftsmanship vary so wide- 5 Year High: $264,000 (RTS Duster Factory Show Car)T he numbers are conclusive.Those creative busi- through 2022. Make no mistake, auction houses, dealers, ness owners and service providers who rose to theand brokers alike, will be looking to Hoover up as much occasion to meet the challenge the governmentinventory as they can source to satisfy the hunger for relief responsetoCovidpresentedin2020arenowfrom the diet of constant bad news from corporate news reaping the rewards this year and beyond.That itoutlets, activist social media companies, and heavy-hand-is indomitable spirit of the free market - one persons crisised egotists passing themselves off as political leaders.The is another persons opportunity.Given the head of steamcollectiveresponsetotheseforcesfromourhobbyhas that has built up over 2021, we see this trend continuingbeen, Screw it, lets get out and drive!Xwww.moparcollectorsguide.com97'