Muscle Cars

Index of 1960s American muscle cars

American muscle cars have mostly stayed quiet since January, although significant drops for two high-end mainstays helped push the rating down this period. The decrease was just 2 percent, and it’s worth noting that muscle cars’ five-year change of +32 percent is more than any of the other six collector car indices.

Most component cars saw minor movement (1-2 percent) in either direction or saw no change at all, the exceptions being the 1970 LS6 Chevelle with a 9 percent drop and the 1969 Boss 429 Mustang with a 5 percent drop. As we’ve noted before, muscle cars have the right ingredients to appeal to younger enthusiasts, and that should at least protect against serious drops for the most popular models even if major appreciation isn’t on the horizon. For now, American muscle is tracking straight and true.


- Andrew Newton, May 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.

This index includes