German Collectibles

Index of post-war German collectible cars

Hagerty’s German Car Index was the biggest mover of all seven primary indices this period, and this was the second consecutive positive move, marking a turnaround of sorts from nearly two years of sagging prices. Its two percent change, however, is a distant cry from 2013 when German cars were the hottest index, regularly moving by 10 to 15 percent every 4 months. In fact, take away the BMW 507’s 13 percent increase and this index would have been unchanged like 4 of Hagerty’s other major indices. As it stands, this group is five percent off of its all-time high set in January 2016.

Porsche Speedster prices showed some strength this cycle (the 356A 1600 Super Speedster moved ahead three percent), but declines for the 1973 911 Carrera RS (down two percent) and the 930 Turbo (down eight percent) had Porsches as a group worse off than they were at the start of the year. Looking outside this index, though, shows Porsche 964s and 914s to be exceptionally strong.

-Brian Rabold, May 2018

The Hagerty Price Guide Index of German Cars is a stock market style index that averages the values of 21 of the most sought after cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche from the 1950s-70s. 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