13 November 2015

Graph of the Week: Most Popular 2000s Vehicles

There has been much talk recently about slowdown in the classic car market other than in the segment of modern classics, which mainly refers to cars of the 1980s and 1990s. Certain cars from the 2000s, though, can be considered modern classics or at least collector cars. Cars from the earlier part of the decade are going on 15 years old and becoming popular weekend drivers. In fact, vehicles from the 2000s have seen a 72 percent increase among Hagerty clients compared to last year.

As for what kinds of cars from the New Millenium are the most popular, it’s mostly domestics other than the German trio Porsche 911, BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz SL. Most are also newer versions of models that have been around for a long time and have always been popular with collectors, i.e. the Corvette, Mustang, Thunderbird, Trans Am and Camaro as well as the Porsche and the Mercedes. Newer cars are becoming more and more popular among classic car owners, and it’s the later versions of established makes and models that are the most popular.

4 Reader Comments

  • 1
    JOHN northridge ca. November 18, 2015 at 21:03
    how about the 2006 Pontiac GTO. there's a modern muscle car unbelievable power and drives fantastic. mine has a 6 speed manual with a 400 horsepower Corvette LS2 v8 6.0 liter engine silver with black leather interior thinking about selling it to make room in the garage hate to see it go
  • 2
    Steve jennings Wilmington, DE November 18, 2015 at 21:13
    Numbers aren't everything. E 39 M5 is known as best of its model and hence more collectible than the 2000 era M3.
  • 3
    SSIKNSS Fountain Valley, Ca November 18, 2015 at 23:11
    Ford GT and Challenger Hellcat. I guess I like the unpopular cars.
  • 4
    John Powder Springs, Ga November 23, 2015 at 16:28
    How about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 GTX . Only 433 were ever produced that came with a Certificate of Authenticity, numbered 1 thru 433. Came in high impact colors, sublime green, Hemi Orange, Purple and Yellow.

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