Blue Chip

Index of the Automotive A-List

Hagerty’s Blue Chip Index continues its steady growth since early 2020 with a 1 percent gain. Despite huge gains in the middle and bottom of the market, the top has shown much more restraint. That’s not to say that some cars didn’t post notable gains, but fewer cars experienced growth.

The biggest movers in this segment are among the most “affordable” of the bunch. Almost all 1967 Corvettes grew 38 percent, while the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS also took back some lost ground with a 24 percent gain and the Toyota 2000GT rose by 12 percent. Seven-figure cars like the Lamborghini Miura SV and Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing rose by 6 and 7 percent, respectively. Just one car in the index, the Aston Martin DB5, saw a decrease. And that was only 1 percent. With so little activity at the highest price points relative to other segments, it begs the question of whether the collector car market is starting to settle down.

-Greg Ingold, April 2022

The Hagerty "Blue Chip" Index of the Automotive A-List is a stock market style index that averages the values of 25 of the most sought-after collectible automobiles of the post-war era. 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.

The term "Blue Chip" at one time referred to the highest value chip at a casino. Since the 1920s, "blue chip" has been a stock market term for the most stable and consistent stocks.

This index includes