Index of post-war German collectible cars
Hagerty’s German car index suffered its fifth consecutive decline, dating back to May 2016. This is the longest sustained decrease for any of our seven primary indices, leaving the index slightly behind where it was in September 2014.
This is partly a matter of “what goes up must come down” as this segment has the second strongest 5-year track record of any segment we regularly report on. Mercedes SLs continue to correct following meteoric rises. Otherwise, activity was mostly staid. Late summer and fall has traditionally been a very busy period for Porsche, so if any shift in those cars is in the works it will soon be apparent.
The Hagerty Price Guide Index of German Cars is a stock market style index that averages the values of 21 of the most sought after cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche 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.