German Collectibles

Index of post-war German collectible cars

For the third consecutive period, Hagerty’s post-war German car index recorded a 2% loss. This slide has all but erased gains made since September 2014, a point some consider to be the high-water mark of the most recent market cycle.

The loss was driven by price changes for Porsche 930s, four-cam 356s, and 300SLs, all of which comes on the heels of hockey stick-like growth. These brands continue to enjoy intense interest among buyers of all ages, but these particular models have outpaced many enthusiasts’ budgets over the past five years. Generally speaking, a sustained slide is unlikely here simply because these cars will quickly regain mass appeal if prices dip too much and they become more affordable for more people.

-Brian Rabold, January 2017

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 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