German Collectibles

Index of post-war German collectible cars

Hagerty’s German Car Index had mixed results this past period, with five component cars increasing in value and four decreasing. All said, the group remained unchanged as the magnitude of the ups and downs was nearly identical.

Hagerty’s German Car Index saw nearly half of its 21 component cars record a loss this past period, with 10 of them recording no change and just two recording growth. None of the component Porsches logged any gains, and the 1979 930 continued its slide with an 8 percent drop. Even so, a 7 percent surge for the BMW 2002tii was enough to offset some of the more serious drops, and the group remained largely flat as a whole with only a 1 percent decrease since January.

Things are considerably more positive for certain German cars outside the index, specifically BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes from the 1970s and 1980s. The 1979-92 Mercedes W126 along with the 1977-89 BMW 6-Series and non-CSL BMW E9 were among this update’s biggest gainers. And buyers continue to be drawn in by the clean styling, high build quality, practicality and relatively low cost of entry that many of the younger German collector cars offer.

- Andrew Newton, May 2019

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.

This index includes