5 Reasons Why Nigerians Don’t Have Car Collectibles


Most Nigerians buy cars mainly for practical use. Their interest lies in buying a car that moves from one point to another without developing serious mechanical faults. Not many people are fans of collecting classic cars, buying them or wanting to hear about them because let’s face it: there are more problems we are dealing with, plus Nigerians are into modern cars that are ostentatious.

It makes sense. We get it.

BUT, have you taken time to look at classic cars? Their timeless beauty will make you fall in love all over again!

There are people around the world who collect cars as a hobby and an investment. Car collection is art itself and is extremely valuable. The late Carroll Shelby who was known for his involvement in creating the Mustang and AC Cobra had his first car sold for over $13 million dollars at a car auction.


Nigeria’s Dino Melaye who has been an open enthusiast for cars owns over 10 classic cars with a net worth of over $1,000,000. Part of his collection is a classic Rolls Royce which retails for $400,000 alone!



While we fully understand the importance and wealth these classic cars bring, we cannot help but state reasons why Nigerians do not really care for classic cars and here’s why:

1. Price Tag:

Many people who love cars can’t afford a classic collection because they are very expensive. Most classic cars cost a fortune and even if people had that amount of money, there are better investments to make on their own end.

2. Space:

Nigeria’s Dino has a lot of space to keep his incredible car collection as he can afford to do so. But, the average Nigerian only has parking space for one or two cars. Plus, land in Nigeria is gold and acquiring more space to park cars would drill a huge hole in anyone’s pocket.

3. Time:



Classic cars are not as fast as the cars built now. No one would think of driving an old car down the road when they could easily reach their destination in a matter of minutes with a modern car.

4. Availability:

Another reason Nigerians could care less would be availability. Most of these cars are rare and even if they are found, bringing them to the shore of Nigeria would take time. Plus, classic cars are rarely available anymore.

5. Roads:

Need we say more on this? Bad roads in Nigeria will help destroy what is left of the rare beautiful specimen. Even if there was money to fix it, how many technicians are equipped with the know-how to fix an old car? We will love to see people who could do that.

Believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to start your own car collection. You can start with as low as ₦200,000!

Yes, you heard right.

Our official retail partners, CarsBazr have a huge inventory of cars that have been verified and are extremely affordable. All you have to do is visit www.carsbazr.com, key in your search word for any car of your choice and get full details on the car you are looking to buy with a full inspection report attached to each car.


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