British Cars

Index of post-war British collectible cars

British cars have had a surprising return to form since September 2018, with a four percent lift. This was the most assertive move this group has made since May 2015, largely due to a 13 percent surge by the 1965 Jaguar E-type. Another three component cars inched upward, though more modestly, with the Mk II Sunbeam Tiger growing two percent and the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 phase two gaining three percent.

Hagerty’s British Car Index is the highest it has been since May 2016, the group’s all-time high. The long-term forecast doesn’t bode well for this group as younger buyers haven’t shown a strong preference for this genre of car, but for now these cars have enough sustained interest to give values a boost.


-Brian Rabold, January 2019

The Hagerty Price Guide Index of British Cars is a stock market style index that averages the values of 10 of the most iconic British sports cars 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