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.
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.