Index of the Automotive A-List
Hagerty’s Blue Chip index backtracked this period, losing 2% since September. Only a single car managed to improve in value, and that was just a scant 1% move by the 1958 Porsche 356 1600 Super speedster. All others stood still or lost ground. Specifically, the Toyota 2000GT fell mightily (by 18%) and the D-Type suffered from a weak pound (tumbling 11%)—this despite the fact that Le Mans winning XKD 501 captured the title of most expensive British car ever sold in August. All other changes were much more modest by comparison.
The top of the market has experienced a sustained pause, gaining only 5% over the past three years—the lowest amount during such a timeframe in Hagerty Price Guide’s 10-year existence. At present this pattern looks to hold true for the first half of 2017.
The Hagerty "Blue Chip" Index of the Automotive A-List is a stock market style index that averages the values of 25 of the most sought-after collectible automobiles of the post-war era. The list to the left shows the cars that make up the index, while the graph above shows this index’s average value over the past five years. Values are for #2 condition, or “excellent” cars.
The term "Blue Chip" at one time referred to the highest value chip at a casino. Since the 1920s, "blue chip" has been a stock market term for the most stable and consistent stocks.