Affordable Classics

Index of collectible cars priced under $30k

Our Affordable Classics Index has recorded steady, consistent growth over the past four years and particularly the past two, as a more discerning market homes in on either entry-level fun or ultra-exclusive low-production centerpieces. The index recorded another increase this period and was one of only two indices to do so, but it was miniscule at 1 percent.

Most of the component cars saw no change at all, but the Porsche 914 continued its two-year climb with a 3 percent increase and is starting to exit the realm of affordability. The 1967 Beetle, another air-cooled classic, is up 7 percent over the past four months but is still well within the range of cheap vintage motoring.

- Andrew Newton, May 2019

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