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.
Early Porsche Speedsters and the 911 S were bright spots, while the 1973 911 Carrera RS touring and 930 Turbo showed that not all Porsches are a sure thing today. The BMW M1 lost eight percent and the 2002tii gained six percent, again sending contradictory signals at the marque level. Further confounding things, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL rallied from an unrelenting three-year slide to gain seven percent since September 2018.
Once again, outside of this index but still with the German car market, 1980s and 1990s Mercedes were strong, this time with the 1986-92 560SEC and SEL in particular. These youngtimers continue to offer impeccable build quality and understated style for very little money, which buyers are finding hard to ignore.
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.