Index of 1960s American muscle cars
After dropping for five consecutive updates, Hagerty’s Muscle Car Index leveled out this past period with no significant change. It still currently sits at a five-year low. All but two of the index’s component cars recorded no change, and drops were minor at 3 percent ($2100) for the 1964 Chevy Impala SS 409/425hp convertible and 2 percent ($3000) for the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird. Prices outside this index were largely quiet as well.
Muscle cars thrive at the kind of large live auction extravaganzas that have been largely absent during these past months, but they continue to trade hands on the private market as they always have. Longer term effects of the pandemic on the muscle car market are still unclear, but for now prices are steady with no evidence of significant softening. Muscle cars’ accessibility, usability, and broad appeal across budgets and demographics also ensure their relevance in the hobby for the foreseeable future.
-Andrew Newton, January 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.