Index of post-war British collectible cars
Despite their general affordability, British cars haven’t gained a large following among younger buyers and that leaves their longer-term outlook uncertain. For now, though, things are decidedly steady with Hagerty’s British Car Index recording no change since May. May 2019 also happened to be the index’s all-time high, but that was largely driven by gains for more expensive models like the Jaguar E-Type and Sunbeam Tiger as the mainstay models from Triumph and MG sat still. This time around, though, both the E-Type and the Tiger sat still as well.
Most component cars this period recorded no change at all, and while none recorded any gains, the biggest loss was small at just 3 percent (or $1,000) for the MG TF-1500. Outside the index, it is much the same story with most MGs, Triumphs, Healeys and Lotuses tracking straight as they offer the same tempting level of fun, style and speed per dollar that they have for many years.
- Andrew Newton, September 2019
The Hagerty Price Guide Index of British Cars is a stock market style index that averages the values of 10 of the most iconic British sports cars from the 1950s-70s. 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.