Affordable Classics

Index of collectible cars priced under $30k

As has been the case for most of the past ten years, Hagerty’s Affordable Classic index slowly inched forward this past period with a two percent gain. This group of cars has never been showy in terms of market wins, although only one of these cars (the MGB) has lost value over the past three years. For enthusiasts, this class of cars has always been about cheap fun.

The Studebaker Avanti, Porsche 914, and Triumph TR6 were the three cars to move up, each at four or five percent. Excellent 914s are now threatening to shed their “affordable” label, though most of the rest of these cars are still attainable.


-Brian Rabold, January 2018

The Hagerty Price Guide Index of Affordable Classics is a stock market style index that averages the values of 12 cars priced under $40,000 from the 1950s-70s. Most of the cars in this index are priced below $25,000. The list below shows the cars that make up the index, while the graph to the left shows this index’s average value over the years. Values are for #2 condition, or “excellent” cars.

This index includes