British Cars

Index of post-war British collectible cars

The British car index slipped slightly, primarily due to a near correction in Jaguar E-type prices (which fell 7%). Four other cars also lost value, but only by nominal amounts, while the other half of the index stood still. No car in this collection has gained ground since September.

For the better part of two years, values for these cars have been flat, as appreciation was localized to the E-type and Sunbeam Tiger. For the moment it appears those models have hit their highs and are seeking a new equilibrium. Look for classic British cars to hold firm at best during the course of this year, or perhaps continue to take only incremental losses.


-Brian Rabold, January 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 to the left shows the cars that make up the index, while the graph above shows this index’s average value over the years. Values are for #2 condition, or “excellent” cars.

This index includes