Muscle Cars

Index of 1960s American muscle cars

Muscle cars contracted slightly over the past four months, though they still hover near their all-time high. Overall most cars held steady, with the 1968 Yenko Camaro’s 10% drop being the main culprit in this index’s negative performance. Interestingly, of all Hagerty’s primary indices, this segment has the strongest three-year record of any. Making that claim in 2013 would have surely raised eyebrows and could have won some bets.

Some expect that muscle cars could see a price surge this year thanks to optimism among traditional muscle car buyers stemming from the U.S. presidential election. How quickly this push takes hold (if at all) and how long lasting it will be will make all the difference as to whether or not you are buying too early or too late, so pay particularly close attention if you are poised to purchase.


-Brian Rabold, January 2017

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 to the left shows the cars that make up the index, while the graph above shows this index’s average value over the past five years. Values are for #2 condition, or “excellent” cars.

This index includes