British Cars

Index of post-war British collectible cars

Hagerty’s index of British cars recorded its biggest drop since September 2009 at 3%. No cars increased in value while 6 fell, led by the Sunbeam Tiger’s 13% correction. No other car lost more than 3%. Most telling, is that no cars in this index are worth more than they were a year ago, and fewer than half of the cars in this group have gained value over the past three years.

At the moment, aside from the E-Type and the Tiger, none of these cars have shown themselves to be particularly attractive to younger buyers. If Generation X begins to discover the charm and appeal of these cars, they will enjoy a renaissance. If that doesn’t happen, long-term prospects look dim.


-Brian Rabold, May 2017

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