Index of 1960s American muscle cars
The rise in Hagerty’s Muscle Car Index continued through the summer achieving an all-time high. The rise was spurred on greatly by Hemi MOPARs. Most notably Hemi Cuda Convertibles gained in value by 79% after an exceptional example crossed the block this spring. GM muscle also saw notable gains with 70 Buick GS455 convertibles gaining 20 percent and 425-horsepower 64 Impala SS 409 Convertibles gaining 52 percent.
Outside of the component cars, the muscle car market has been surprisingly active. Previously steady cars like the 67-69 Camaro SS gained 14 percent on average and 68-70 Dodge Charger R/Ts gaining 28 percent. Such broad gains in value like this have not been seen since before the 2008 crash. All this despite previous fears of the market weakening as younger enthusiasts begin to take over the market. This goes to show that muscle cars are still popular and sought after as ever. What the future holds remains to be seen, but for the moment, this triumphant comeback is certainly going to be welcome news to muscle car owners everywhere.
-Greg Ingold, September 2021
The Hagerty Price Guide Index of American Muscle Cars is a stock market style index that averages the values of the rarest and most sought-after muscle cars. 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.