Index of post-war German collectible cars
Like with many other indices, Hagerty’s German Car Index reached another all-time high. While the 1 percent gain is not as spectacular as the prior quarter, it is on par with what is going on with the other market segments. Most values for component cars are remaining steady with a handful of movers. Most notable are the Mercedes-Benz 190SL and 600 which gained 20 and 30 percent, respectively.
Not reflected here is the activity in more modern models. Activity continues with the water-cooled 996 and 997-series Porsche 911s. The BMW camp continues to see some love as well, with E36 M3s gaining by an average of 12 percent and E30 M3s rising by 5 percent. This continues a trend of slow growth in the long-established sphere of German car collecting while new models continue to snag the attention of buyers. As the market continues to expand, however, we are likely to see more growth in this space.
-Greg Ingold, July 2022
The Hagerty Price Guide Index of German Cars is a stock market style index that averages the values of 21 of the most sought after cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche 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.