German Collectibles

Index of post-war German collectible cars

After twenty months of eroding prices, the Hagerty German Car Index finally took a one-point upswing. Losers still outweighed gainers six to five, but those cars that notched increases saw more significant gains. Most notably, the rarely seen Porsche 356 Gmund coupe improved by 20 percent and the BMW 2002 tii made a long-awaited push of 35 percent courtesy of several high-profile, high-dollar sales.

Mercedes-Benz SLs continued to traverse a rough road, as the 300SL roadster fell a further six percent (now down 15 percent year over year and 28 percent down over the past three years), the 190SL dropped five percent (down 24 percent year over year) and the 280SL fell by four percent (down 17 year over year).

Excepting the Gmund coupe, Porsche was notably quiet, and has been so over the course of the year. While interest in 356s is reportedly picking up, price increases haven’t followed on yet.

-Brian Rabold, January 2018

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.

This index includes