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Analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction Results

Analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction Results

Classic pickup trucks are coming into their own as recent high profile auctions show. Here is a 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier Pickup from Arizona Classics in Scottsdale. A very nice truck like this sold for $77,000 at the recent 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction.

 

Market Trends Report Shows Collector Car
Values Remain Flat After High Profile Auctions …

In analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction results, Cars On Line.com says average prices on collector cars remain the same as last year. The internet’s most popular collector car website sent teams to cover both auctions in January. The expectation of accelerating collector car values peaked the interest in these two high profile auctions. They are a barometer of collector car price trends for the coming spring market. But overall sales figures for both auctions were down slightly from last year.

Cars On Line.com keeps track of price trends in the collector car market. They watch a sample group of collector cars which change hands most frequently.  Then they calculate the average values for these cars. They watch only No. 2 condition cars in their analysis. The average values you see here are calculated based only on vehicles in No. 2 condition, considered show quality. (For a breakdown of condition class, see the Condition Class explanations below.)

Here is what Cars On Line.com found in analyzing 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction and Mecum Kissimmee Auction results (with average values from the two auctions shown in the “January” column.) The “2016” column shows prices as of the end of the year 2016. The “January” auctions column totals are down from the 2016 column totals by one percent. That wasn’t what collectors were expecting this year.

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2016  January
FORD
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2 $23,100 $19,900 $26,725
1955 Ford F100 No. 2 $23,100 $24,267 $42,000
1956 Ford Crown Victoria No. 2 $33,500 $33,500 $47,850
1957 Ford Retractable No. 2 $53,700 $44,500 $36,300
1957 Ford Thunderbird No. 2 $55,500 $46,625 $47,250
1965 Mustang Convertible No. 2 $33,800 $31,313 $42,850
1966 Shelby GT350 No. 2 $164,100 $172,688 $132,000
1967 Shelby GT500 No. 2 $191,000 $161,000 $115,500
1967 Mustang GT Fastback (S CODE) No. 2 $26,500 $66,300 $52,250
1969 Mach 1 Mustang (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400 $46,817 $36,500
1969 Mach 1 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2 $81,000 $67,578 $63,738
1969 Boss 429 Mustang No. 2 $269,500 $281,375 $298,300
1970 Boss 302 Mustang No. 2 $85,000 $72,433 $69,639
1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ No. 2 $45,900 $63,300 $50,000
CHEVROLET
1954 Corvette No. 2 $111,600 $72,025 $75,200
1955 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $32,200 $36,725 $56,100
1955 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $64,750 $76,167 $63,850
1957 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $62,700 $51,407 $50,942
1957 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $94,500 $80,159 $86,642
1957 Cameo Pickup No. 2 $26,250 $43,933 $77,000
1958 Chevy Impala Convt (348 Tripower) No. 2 $99,000 $120,450 $82,500
1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe No. 2 $71,400 $93,107 $86,938
1967 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $54,400 $46,308 $47,533
1967 Camaro Convertible No. 2 $28,700 $32,000 $41,750
1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible No. 2 $250,500 $163,667 $176,950
1969 Camaro Z/28 No. 2 $81,675 $64,632 $71,711
1970 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $55,825 $53,750 $48,800
1970 Chevelle LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580 $100,000 $120,920
EDSELS
1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible No. 2 $29,400 $53,950 $45,000
MOPARS
1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup No. 2 $15,400 $49,625 $150,000
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T No. 2 $22,400 $32,300 $33,000
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A No. 2 $89,600 $72,000 $64,725
1970 Dodge Super Bee No. 2 $54,000 $58,581 $63,850
1967 Plymouth GTX No. 2 $51,500 $36,133 $31,555
1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR No. 2 $99,900 $88,583 $77,000
1970 Plymouth SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000 $162,417 $177,025
1970 HEMI Cuda No. 2 $261,400 $242,688 $239,875
1970 Plymouth Road Runner No. 2 $80,300 $49,450 $39,050
CADILLAC
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950 $77,698 $82,500
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800 $37,100 $27,150
PACKARD
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,000 $90,100 $102,500
PONTIAC
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $35,000 $62,233 $40,100
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700 $53,500 $61,966
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2 $45,000 $80,000 $63,000
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2 $18,000
$35,800
$46,200
BUICK
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450 $136,000 $109,825
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000 $135,000 $93,500
OLDSMOBILE
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500 $105,000 $80,300
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800 $96,533 $76,000
AUSTIN-HEALEY
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2 $35,000 $84,500 $42,900
JAGUAR
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2 $64,050
$71,904
 $115,500
STUDEBAKER
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK No. 2 $19,800 $51,500 $95,700

 

CONDITION CLASSES

Class One (Excellent):

Almost always a “body off” restoration, or an untouched, factory-perfect, piece that is very close to perfect. All components are either original or appear as new and are fully operational. This car is a top show winner and is not driven, but transported to shows by trailer. This car is almost “one of a kind”. This particular class of vehicle is very rare. The vehicle is completely detailed, including the engine compartment, interior trim, wiring, suspension, paint, and frame. Ideally, this vehicle has been judged with other vehicles in its class and achieved the highest point ratings.

Class Two (Very Good):

This car is well restored with an eye for detail. The interior and exterior show minimal wear, and it runs and rides smoothly. The car is driven very little (maybe 800 to 1,000 miles per year). This class is a slight grade below Class One. A Class Two has not been detailed to the extent that a Class One has been. This class (Class Two) has some evidence of use and wear, although not very much. It is considered “cherry” or “mint”. This vehicle might appear as a Class One until judged against one. It would not qualify as a 95, or better, “point” vehicle. (This class should have no rust on the undercarriage, not even surface rust. The undercarriage should be detailed as new.)

Class Three (Good):

This is a functional, drivable vehicle in good overall condition needing no, or only minor work. Most vehicles at car shows reflect this condition. This car is what is termed a “20 footer”. From 20 feet, it may look very good. Close inspection, however, would reveal some worn interior trim, and less than perfect paint (worn, and perhaps faded). You may even see some early evidence that surface rust is beginning in the body panels. This car is completely operational and is an “older restoration”. It is driven fairly often, runs great, and is enjoyed by its owner. It is probably a candidate for a full restoration. The undercarriage may display surface rust, and may be in need of detailing. Chrome and trim may exhibit limited pitting

Class Four (Fair):

This type of car is a fun “driver” with a solid frame and is structurally sound. This car is in need of considerable work. It needs work in and out. Cosmetics, body, and mechanical components all need work, to some degree. It is not a serious collector candidate. Soft floors, isolated areas where rust has eaten through (but not structural), excessive use of Bondo, lots of pitted chrome, glass repairs are symptoms of this condition. Badly soiled headliners, badly soiled and ripped upholstery, rusted out trunks are also signs.

Class Five (Poor):

This type of car is in need of complete restoration and may, or may not, be able to be driven. The exterior body panels have significant areas of rust-through. The floor and structural components may, or may not, be intact. This car is usually the first project for layman’s attempt at restoration.

Class Six (Parts Car):

This type of car is good for parts only.

2016 Collector Car Values Up 4.3 Percent Over 2015

2016 Collector Car Values Up on this 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible

2016 Collector Car Values Up on this 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible from Idaho. Currently listed online for $110,000. New market report data shows it is now worth over $120,000. Better get it before they see this report.

Report Cites 2016 Collector Car Values Up

Recent Market Trends Reports have 2016 collector car values up by 4.3 percent, according to Cars On Line, the most popular collector car website. In the year-end report  just released, the collector car market seems to have enjoyed a comeback in the fourth quarter of 2016. The report covers the sales prices of collector and specialty cars during the months from October to December of this year.

Ford collector cars enjoyed the biggest increase in values during the quarter. Our statistics taken from auction company results and private sales recorded show Ford collector car prices have increased by 12.2 percent since 2015. Chevrolet cars are also up 5 percent this year. They represent the key factors sending 2016 collector car values up

Here is the sample group of collector cars which change hands frequently in the collector car market. Compare average values between 2015 and 2016. The column 2008 shows what collector car values were in 2008 at the height of the collector car market prior to the economic recession when prices took a tumble.

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2015 2016 
FORD
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2 $23,100 $19,200 $19,900
1955 Ford F100 No. 2 $23,100 $24,500 $24,267
1956 Ford Crown Victoria No. 2 $33,500 $33,400 $33,500
1956 Ford Sunliner No. 2 $49,800 $59,600 $52,400
1957 Ford Retractable No. 2 $53,700 $38,150 $44,500
1957 Ford Thunderbird No. 2 $55,500 $46,350 $44,625
1965 Mustang Convertible No. 2 $33,800 $33,400 $31,313
1966 Shelby GT350 No. 2 $164,100 $174,000 $172,688
1967 Shelby GT500 No. 2 $191,000 $120,250 $161,000
1967 Mustang GT Fastback (S CODE) No. 2 $26,500 $61,900 $66,300
1969 Mach 1 Mustang (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400 $38,850 $46,817
1969 Mach 1 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2 $81,000 $68,700 $67,578
1969 Boss 429 Mustang No. 2 $269,500 $242,500 $281,375
1970 Boss 302 Mustang No. 2 $85,000 $66,400 $72,433
1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ No. 2 $45,900 $22,700 $63,300
CHEVROLET
1954 Corvette No. 2 $111,600 $78,875 $72,025
1955 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $32,200 $35,250 $36,725
1955 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $64,750 $63,846 $76,167
1956 Nomad No. 2 $77,000 $52,575 $58,600
1957 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $62,700 $47,450 $51,407
1957 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $94,500 $74,092 $80,159
1957 Cameo Pickup No. 2 $26,250 $40,000 $43,933
1958 Chevy Impala Convt (348 Tripower) No. 2 $99,000 $89,282 $120,450
1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe No. 2 $71,400 $88,897 $93,107
1963 Impala SS 409 Convertible No. 2 $55,100 $55,800 $66,200
1967 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $54,400 $40,550 $46,308
1967 Camaro Convertible No. 2 $28,700 $37,450 $32,000
1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible No. 2 $250,500 $173,033 $163,667
1969 Camaro Z/28 No. 2 $81,675 $60,000 $64,632
1969 Camaro Pace Car No. 2 $67,000 $67,292 $65,500
1970 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $55,825 $52,450 $53,750
1970 Chevelle LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580 $106,627 $100,000
EDSELS
1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible No. 2 $29,400 $57,733 $53,950
AMERICAN MOTORS
1968 AMC AMX Go Pack No. 2 $16,800 $35,650 $33,333
NASH
1960 Metropolitan Convertible No. 2 $9,450 $17,525 $10,000
MOPARS
1957 Chrysler 300 Hardtop No. 2 $60,900 $56,000 $55,900
1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible No. 2 $170,000 $213,863 $205,500
1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup No. 2 $15,400 $36,000 $49,625
1957 Dodge Royal Lancer No. 2 $24,500 $24,300 $26,600
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T No. 2 $22,400 $26,550 $32,300
1969 Dodge Charger R/T No. 2 $73,500 $56,900 $57,290
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T No. 2 $118,500 $85,875 $112,000
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A No. 2 $89,600 $85,850 $72,000
1970 Dodge Super Bee No. 2 $54,000 $65,300 $58,581
1967 Plymouth GTX No. 2 $51,500 $45,100 $36,133
1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR No. 2 $99,900 $106,188 $88,583
1970 Plymouth SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000 $150,813 $162,417
1970 HEMI Cuda No. 2 $261,400 $314,000 $242,688
1970 Barracuda 340 Convertible No. 2 $49,000 $42,175 $73,000
1970 Plymouth Road Runner No. 2 $80,300 $44,950 $49,450
CADILLAC
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950 $77,056 $77,698
1959 CADILLAC S62 HARDTOP No. 2 $21,000 $35,775 $47,967
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800 $36,174 $37,100
PACKARD
1937 PACKARD V-12 VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $103,600 $150,000  $275,000
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,000 $78,450 $90,100
PONTIAC
1957 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN HT No. 2 $18,900 $25,500 $25,500
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $35,000 $62,200 $62,233
1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,700 $66,717 $72,400
1968 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $19,600 $48,711 $33,133
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700 $73,290 $53,500
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2 $45,000 $135,500 $80,000
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2 $18,000
$35,225
$35,800
BUICK
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450 $112,000 $136,000
1957 ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $32,900 $76,200 $88,200
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000 $125,000 $135,000
OLDSMOBILE
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500 $95,900 $105,000
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800 $71,100 $96,533
AUSTIN-HEALEY
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2 $35,000 $73,650 $84,500
JAGUAR
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2 $64,050
$127,000
 $71,904
1956 JAGUAR XK140 (MC) Roadster No. 2 $130,900 $111,000 $111,000
STUDEBAKER
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK No. 2 $19,800 $46,700 $51,500
1950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION No. 2 $12,600 $19,063 $18,500
1953 STUDEBAKER REGAL No. 2 $16,100 $28,450 $23,600
1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI No. 2 $19,600 $35,194 $25,850
HUDSON
1946 HUDSON SUPER SIX PICKUP No. 2 $17,500 $21,000 $23,998
1951 HUDSON HORNET 2-DR No. 2 $18,200 $28,400 $28,400

Collector Car Values Called Flat in COL Market Trends Report

1970 Ford Torino 429 Cobra

In accessing collector car values for 2016, the 1970 Ford Torino 429 Cobra currently listed in the Cars On Line Classic Ford Section has gone up over 240 percent in value since 2015. Don’t let this one get away. The current price is only $59,900, well below the current value for a No. 2 condition collector car.

Collector Car Values Flat for 2016 …

Cars On Line.com’s new Market Trends Report shows collector car values have risen less than 2 percent since the end of 2015. That’s no surprise to classic car collectors who watch the market closely. Even the high profile national collector car auctions have been unable to keep up the hot pace they have set in the last five years. Prices will end up flatlining for the year.

When Cars On Line, the internet’s most popular classic car website, released their recent Market Trends Report this week, we learned that collector car values had risen only 1.7 percent over values recorded at the end of 2015. Players in the collector car market had been accustomed to double digit increases in classic car prices up until the 2008 economic recession. Ever since the recession we’ve been waiting for that breakout year when the collector car market would return to “normal.” In the years since 2008 collector car values are up 13 percent overall. However many popular models never returned to the lofty values they attained prior to 2008. In 2015, prices rose over 5 percent. But 2016 will not see those kind of increases in collector car values. These days, car collecting is for the pure hobbyist. The “players” or “investor” type collectors are being shaken out of the hobby.

Some cars however are increasing in value in spite of the flat growth in the market. On average, classic Fords have gone up 12.5 percent in 2016. Look at the chart below and you’ll see Ford Torino 429 Cobra Jets are up more than any other “blue collar” Ford in our sample group. Prices on the big block Torinos are up 240 percent over the past year. For many years, Torinos were not given the respect they deserved, but now it looks like many of the blue collar muscle cars of the past are catching up in value.

Here is our sample group of collectors cars which are most often traded in today’s market. You can compare their current prices (third column) to the prices last year (middle column), and compared to collector car values in 2008.

 

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2015 2016 
FORD
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2 $23,100 $19,200 $28,450
1955 Ford F100 No. 2 $23,100 $24,500 $28,475
1956 Ford Crown Victoria No. 2 $33,500 $33,400 $33,500
1956 Ford Sunliner No. 2 $49,800 $59,600 $49,400
1957 Ford Retractable No. 2 $53,700 $38,150 $52,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird No. 2 $55,500 $46,350 $47,700
1965 Mustang Convertible No. 2 $33,800 $33,400 $33,780
1966 Shelby GT350 No. 2 $164,100 $174,000 $154,000
1967 Shelby GT500 No. 2 $191,000 $120,250 $140,875
1967 Mustang GT Fastback (S CODE) No. 2 $26,500 $61,900 $63,400
1969 Mach 1 Mustang (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400 $38,850 $45,200
1969 Mach 1 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2 $81,000 $68,700 $68,467
1969 Boss 429 Mustang No. 2 $269,500 $242,500 $283,625
1970 Boss 302 Mustang No. 2 $85,000 $66,400 $75,840
1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ No. 2 $45,900 $22,700 $77,250
CHEVROLET
1954 Corvette No. 2 $111,600 $78,875 $76,825
1955 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $32,200 $35,250 $42,267
1955 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $64,750 $63,846 $62,400
1956 Nomad No. 2 $77,000 $52,575 $62,925
1957 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $62,700 $47,450 $51,027
1957 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $94,500 $74,092 $78,690
1957 Cameo Pickup No. 2 $26,250 $40,000 $40,250
1958 Chevy Impala Convt (348 Tripower) No. 2 $99,000 $89,282 $95,100
1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe No. 2 $71,400 $88,897 $107,220
1963 Impala SS 409 Convertible No. 2 $55,100 $55,800 $60,397
1967 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $54,400 $40,550 $49,300
1967 Camaro Convertible No. 2 $28,700 $37,450 $35,838
1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible No. 2 $154,500 $173,033 $137,083
1969 Camaro Z/28 No. 2 $81,675 $60,000 $62,933
1969 Camaro Pace Car No. 2 $67,000 $67,292 $55,067
1970 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $55,825 $52,450 $50,513
1970 Chevelle LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580 $106,627 $101,375
EDSELS
1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible No. 2 $29,400 $57,733 $50,000
AMERICAN MOTORS
1968 AMC AMX Go Pack No. 2 $16,800 $35,650 $31,950
NASH
1960 Metropolitan Convertible No. 2 $9,450 $17,525 $20,000
MOPARS
1957 Chrysler 300 Hardtop No. 2 $60,900 $56,000 $47,567
1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible No. 2 $170,000 $213,863 $246,000
1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup No. 2 $15,400 $36,000 $36,000
1957 Dodge Royal Lancer No. 2 $24,500 $24,300 $43,300
1967 Dodge Coronet R/T No. 2 $22,400 $26,550 $38,570
1969 Dodge Charger R/T No. 2 $73,500 $56,900 $56,100
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T No. 2 $118,500 $85,875 $112,250
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A No. 2 $89,600 $85,850 $62,933
1970 Dodge Super Bee No. 2 $54,000 $65,300 $52,275
1967 Plymouth GTX No. 2 $51,500 $45,100 $39,833
1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR No. 2 $99,900 $106,188 $92,000
1970 Plymouth SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000 $150,813 $164,417
1970 HEMI Cuda No. 2 $261,400 $314,000 $271,500
1970 Barracuda 340 Convertible No. 2 $49,000 $42,175 $53,500
1970 Plymouth Road Runner No. 2 $80,300 $44,950 $40,467
CADILLAC
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950 $77,056 $68,067
1959 CADILLAC S62 HARDTOP No. 2 $21,000 $35,775 $34,900
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800 $36,174 $37,775
PACKARD
1937 PACKARD V-12 VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $103,600 $150,000  $182,000
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,000 $78,450 $79,650
PONTIAC
1957 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN HT No. 2 $18,900 $25,500 $24,500
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $35,000 $62,200 $52,733
1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,700 $66,717 $55,100
1968 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $19,600 $48,711 $40,700
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700 $73,290 $64,175
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2 $45,000 $135,500 $73,750
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2 $18,000
$35,225
$42,900
BUICK
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450 $112,000 $124,708
1957 ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $32,900 $76,200 $116,600
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000 $125,000 $135,000
OLDSMOBILE
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500 $95,900 $109,167
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800 $71,100 $81,333
AUSTIN-HEALEY
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2 $35,000 $73,650 $67,750
JAGUAR
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2 $64,050
$127,000
 $92,800
1956 JAGUAR XK140 (MC) Roadster No. 2 $130,900 $111,000 $113,000
STUDEBAKER
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK No. 2 $19,800 $46,700 $50,000
1950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION No. 2 $12,600 $19,063 $18,500
1953 STUDEBAKER REGAL No. 2 $16,100 $28,450 $21,300
1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI No. 2 $19,600 $35,194 $22,850
HUDSON
1946 HUDSON SUPER SIX PICKUP No. 2 $17,500 $21,000 $18,000
1951 HUDSON HORNET 2-DR No. 2 $18,200 $28,400 $28,400

 

 

 

 

Classic Car Prices Are On The Rise Again

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Holiday

Classic car prices are on the rise again for 2016. This 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Holiday is currently for sale in Cars On Line’s Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section. Values are up over 30 percent on ’70 442 W30 cars in No. 2 condition. See chart below.

 

Classic Car Prices Up 3.8 Percent in 2016 …

Classic car prices are on the rise again this year, according to a new Market Trends Report by Cars On Line.com. For the spring 2016 market, collector car values are up 3.8 percent. Cars On Line.com compiled statistics on collector cars from auction results, trusted price guides and actual sales on the Cars On Line website for the first five months of 2016. Readers can see the sample group below in a chart which compares average current prices for 2016 with results from December of 2015.

Proof that classic car prices are on the rise again comes from the chart you will see below. With the 3.8 percent increase for 2016 combined with a 5.1 percent increase in average pricing in 2015, Cars On Line points out that this is the first consistent two-year consecutive increase in collector car values since the economic recession in 2009. If you are a classic car owner you have probably been holding your breath waiting for the market to rebound. It has taken eight years to do it but current collector car prices have finally caught up with the average collector car values in 2008 at the height of the pre-recession market.

Cars On Line.com keeps records on the average selling prices on popular classic and muscle cars. They see more cars sold than anybody in the collector car hobby, plus they run the most credible Classic Car Inspection and Appraisal service in support of the hobby. Cars On Line.com is the most accurate source for classic car values in the U.S.

Here are the final statistics on pricing for Cars On Line.com’s sample group of collector cars that trade most frequently in the collector car market. The first column records the average prices on No. 2 condition cars at the end of 2008 at the height of the market prior to the recession. The second column records final average prices for 2015. And the last column shows current average prices.

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2015 2016 
FORD
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2 $23,100 $19,200 $23,733
1955 Ford F100 No. 2 $23,100 $24,500 $25,875
1956 Ford Crown Victoria No. 2 $33,500 $33,400 $42,667
1956 Ford Sunliner No. 2 $49,800 $59,600 $50,533
1957 Ford Retractable No. 2 $53,700 $38,150 $49,217
1957 Ford Thunderbird No. 2 $55,500 $46,350 $50,428
1965 Mustang Convertible No. 2 $33,800 $33,400 $32,633
1966 Shelby GT350 No. 2 $164,100 $174,000 $166,889
1967 Shelby GT500 No. 2 $191,000 $120,250 $155,613
1967 Mustang GT Fastback (S CODE) No. 2 $26,500 $61,900 $63,200
1969 Mach 1 Mustang (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400 $38,850 $37,809
1969 Mach 1 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2 $81,000 $68,700 $71,292
1969 Boss 429 Mustang No. 2 $269,500 $242,500 $261,667
1970 Boss 302 Mustang No. 2 $85,000 $66,400 $74,100
1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ No. 2 $45,900 $22,700 $54,067
CHEVROLET
1954 Corvette No. 2 $111,600 $78,875 $74,490
1955 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $32,200 $35,250 $36,275
1955 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $64,750 $63,846 $61,020
1956 Nomad No. 2 $77,000 $52,575 $56,900
1957 Bel Air Hardtop No. 2 $62,700 $47,450 $44,130
1957 Bel Air Convertible No. 2 $94,500 $74,092 $73,007
1957 Cameo Pickup No. 2 $26,250 $40,000 $37,600
1958 Chevy Impala Convt (348 Tripower) No. 2 $99,000 $89,282 $90,828
1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe No. 2 $71,400 $88,897 $95,140
1963 Impala SS 409 Convertible No. 2 $55,100 $55,800 $63,300
1967 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $54,400 $40,550 $45,175
1967 Camaro Convertible No. 2 $28,700 $37,450 $39,038
1967 Corvette 427/435 Convertible No. 2 $154,500 $173,033 $153,567
1969 Camaro Z/28 No. 2 $81,675 $60,000 $65,567
1969 Camaro Pace Car No. 2 $67,000 $67,292 $64,125
1970 Chevelle SS 396 No. 2 $55,825 $52,450 $53,625
1970 Chevelle LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580 $106,627 $121,800
EDSELS
1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible No. 2 $29,400 $57,733 $57,733
AMERICAN MOTORS
1968 AMC AMX Go Pack No. 2 $16,800 $35,650 $28,325
NASH
1960 Metropolitan Convertible No. 2 $9,450 $17,525 $22,000
MOPARS
1957 Chrysler 300 Hardtop No. 2 $60,900 $56,000 $54,500
1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible No. 2 $170,000 $213,863 $205,500
1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup No. 2 $15,400 $36,000 $40,500
1957 Dodge Royal Lancer No. 2 $24,500 $24,300 $26,600
1967 Dodge Coronet Hardtop No. 2 $22,400 $26,550 $32,167
1969 Dodge Charger R/T No. 2 $73,500 $56,900 $56,733
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T No. 2 $118,500 $85,875 $112,250
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A No. 2 $89,600 $85,850 $78,938
1970 Dodge Super Bee No. 2 $54,000 $65,300 $63,367
1967 Plymouth GTX No. 2 $51,500 $45,100 $43,467
1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR No. 2 $99,900 $106,188 $99,750
1970 Plymouth SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000 $150,813 $175,667
1970 HEMI Cuda No. 2 $261,400 $314,000 $241,125
1970 Barracuda 340 Convertible No. 2 $49,000 $42,175 $58,000
1970 Plymouth Road Runner No. 2 $80,300 $44,950 $44,675
CADILLAC
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950 $77,056 $69,450
1959 CADILLAC S62 HARDTOP No. 2 $21,000 $35,775 $34,900
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800 $36,174 $31,988
PACKARD
1937 PACKARD V-12 VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $103,600 $150,000  $150,000
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,000 $78,450 $85,550
PONTIAC
1957 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN HT No. 2 $18,900 $25,500 $27,870
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $35,000 $62,200 $73,038
1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,700 $66,717 $75,850
1968 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $19,600 $48,711 $34,933
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700 $73,290 $67,920
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2 $45,000 $135,500 $115,375
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2 $18,000
$35,225
$51,150
BUICK
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450 $112,000 $137,500
1957 ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $32,900 $76,200 $114,450
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000 $125,000 $148,750
OLDSMOBILE
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500 $95,900 $118,500
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800 $71,100 $102,733
AUSTIN-HEALEY
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2 $35,000 $73,650 $63,200
JAGUAR
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2 $64,050
$127,000
 $123,000
1956 JAGUAR XK140 (MC) Roadster No. 2 $130,900 $111,000 $109,500
STUDEBAKER
1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK No. 2 $19,800 $46,700 $50,500
1950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION No. 2 $12,600 $19,063 $18,500
1953 STUDEBAKER REGAL No. 2 $16,100 $28,450 $23,550
1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI No. 2 $19,600 $35,194 $29,200
HUDSUN
1946 HUDSON SUPER SIX PICKUP No. 2 $17,500 $21,000 $22,000
1951 HUDSON HORNET 2-DR No. 2 $18,200 $28,400 $28,400

Contrary to what some in the media would have you believe, the collector car market is inextricably attached to the U.S. econonmy. The collector car market should see prices rise in 2016. The one thing that clouds its future is the state of the economy. If the stock market gets into one of its many corrections it could stall the upward trend of collector car values.