Obviously someone is predicting long-term collectibility.
I have a hard time believing that anything made today will have the same value in 50 years... that something made 50 years ago will have today.
I think it's because of how general production and how we think has changed. I mean, 50 years ago, no on said "this will be a collectible." And I think that's what has made them collectible today. This applies to numerous areas of production, namely cars and guitars.