Muscle Cars

Index of 1960s American muscle cars

Like much of the rest of the market, our American Muscle Index has essentially been static since January, moving down only 0.9 points. Four cars went up in value and three went down, with the remaining eight staying unchanged.

While most of the cars in this index have been treading water, an interesting development in this segment has been increasing values among lower-spec cars. Over time the value gap between the most powerful engine for a given model and the second and third best options has grown so wide as to leave cars with a 440-cid or 396-cid engine as relative values. Buyers who may be wary of putting money in an LS6 Chevelle or a Hemi Mopar are feeling more comfortable buying a lot of the same muscle at a cheaper price.


-Brian Rabold, May 2018

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.

This index includes