Interest in early Porsches has been high for some time, but it has shifted into another gear during the past year. High-profile, high-dollar sales of some of the earliest 911s has brought this into sharp relief, and we see this interest bear out in Hagerty Price Guide's Index of Collectible Porsches. This group is up 10% since January 2011, and are at their highest value since we began tracking Porsche values in September 2006.
This interest isn’t limited to the ultra high-end collectibles like Carrera Speedsters, as some might expect. Instead, we have seen the earliest of the 356As and the first few model years of 911 sell for increasingly higher prices. This pressure hasn’t had a material impact on later 911s yet, but it might be a good time to reevaluate your interest in 911SCs or early 930s.
-Dave Kinney, May 2011, Publisher of Hagerty Price Guide.
The graph below tracks the average price of all the cars in the index since Volume 1 of Cars That Matter, now named Hagerty Price Guide, which was published in late 2006. To find prices for individual models over the past four years, check the table underneath the graph.
All the prices cited below are for cars in #2 condition. According to Hagerty Price Guide, #2 cars could win a local or regional show. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. For more information, visit www.hagertypriceguide.com.