Index of post-war German collectible cars
Following a year of almost no movement, Hagerty’s German Car Index has come back to life posting a two percent gain over the past book. Nearly half the component cars posted gains this time around with only one component car losing value. The clear winner for this update is the 3.0 CSL Batmobile, which posted a 21 percent gain over the previous book. Early 911s had a strong comeback as well with the 67 911 S gaining 15 percent.
The overall market for German cars came out quite strong with the most movement being seen from 80s and newer models. For example, W126 Mercedes gained anywhere from 30-40 percent and Z3 BMWs gaining at a similar rate showing strength in the more affordable segment of this market. Older models such as Porsche 356s and immediate post war Mercedes experienced no movement with few German collectors of any segment losing value. As we’ve seen book after book, popularity for German collectors remains strong as ever. With something for every driving style and budget, it isn’t hard to see why.
- Greg Ingold, September 2021
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.