Index of 1960s American muscle cars
Like most of the rest of Hagerty’s primary indices, our Muscle Car Index had minimal changes since September 2018, dropping by one percent. The 1970 Hemi Cuda convertible shed $50,000 in value and Shelby models exhibited some weakness, all of which overpowered the slight gains made by the Hemi Superbird and and Boss 429 Mustang.
Even though this segment of the market hasn’t had a big boost in values, the encouraging news is that they are proving to be attractive to younger buyers, which are now more active than older buyers in the market. This may not translate to big appreciation in the future, but it is at least a hedge to fading values.
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.