Index of 1960s American muscle cars
Of Hagerty’s seven primary collector car indices, the Muscle Car Index experienced by far the largest drop in the latest update with an 8 percent fall. In fact, it was the only index to move more than 2 percent in either direction. No component cars recorded a gain and nearly half of them fell in value.
While all of the Chevrolets in the Muscle Car Index saw drops, the Mopars saw bigger ones. The 1970 Cuda AAR dropped 18 percent and the 1970 Hemi Cuda convertible, among the most valuable of all muscle cars, fell 13 percent. None of this is cause for panic, however, as most of the significant decreases in the muscle car market both inside and outside of this index are for the most expensive cars. Most prices in the broader muscle car market are firm, and the most popular models’ popularity among younger enthusiasts should at least keep them that way.
- Andrew Newton, September 2019
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.