Index of 1960s American muscle cars
For the fourth consecutive publication, Hagerty’s Muscle Car Index has posted yet another all-time high. This time, however, at a far more modest 1 percent increase. The insanity of the muscle car market during the first quarter of 2022 has become more restrained in the second. But with Mecum’s massive, muscle car-heavy Indianapolis sale having just wrapped up, we can confidently say that the current market high will stick around for a while.
A few halo cars even had some room to grow after previous jumps. 1970 LS6 Chevelles grew by another 3 percent, 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30s grew by 19 percent and the largest jump was made by the 1969 AMC AMX SS which grew by 25 percent. Most losses in value for this space were minor in nature and could be called a small adjustment rather than a market shift. Following their stunning comeback over the past year, muscle cars have cemented the fact that they remain as relevant as ever despite prior worries that interests were shifting elsewhere in the hobby.
-Greg Ingold, July 2022
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.