Collector Car Values for 2015

1957 Olds 98 Convertible collector car values for 2015 heading higher

According to Cars On Line’s new Market Report, cars like this 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible (available today in the Oldsmobile Section) are trending higher. Between 2014 and now the price on these Olds 98 convertibles with the J2 motor are up 22.3 percent.

Collector Car Values for 2015 up 2.7 Percent …

At the end of 2014, Cars On Line predicted that the collector car market would be up during 2015. The most recent Cars On Line Market Trend report is out today (see statistics below), and the numbers show the market up slightly by 2.7 percent. So far that’s way short of the six to ten percent that Cars On Line had predicted. It looks like we are going to need a catalyst to get to a 10 percent increase in collector car values for 2015. Something in the U.S. economy will need to spark the collector car market. Job starts? Housing starts?

Nevertheless, the numbers below are an increase of 12.8 percent over what collector car values were in 2008 just before the recession. We use the 2008 collector car market to compare to today’s prices because that is when collector car prices peaked before the U.S. economic recession, which brought collector car prices down during 2009 and 2010.

Here below is an updated list of collector car prices for 2015. This  is Cars On Line’s “hot list” of classic cars which change hands frequently in today’s collector car market. We use only No. 2 condition cars in our report because there is better definition in No. 2 condition cars (click here to review collector car condition classes.) We follow these cars to get a sense of what is happening in the larger collector car realm. This sample group is representative of the vast majority of cars changing hands today. Notice that we give you the average prices these cars have sold for for various years, i.e. 2008 before the economic recession; 2014 the prices from last year; and thus far in 2015.

Year, Make Model Condition 2008 2014 2015
FORD
1928 Ford Model A Roadster No. 2 $23,100 $18,000 $24,933
1955 FORD F100 No. 2 $23,100 $23,583 $27,458
1956 FORD CROWN VICTORIA No. 2 $33,500 $34,150 $31,100
1956 FORD SUNLINER No. 2 $49,800 $51,913 $60,900
1957 FORD RETRACTABLE No. 2 $53,700 $48,749 $57,500
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD No. 2 $55,500 $49,914 $48,223
1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $33,800 $34,790 $32,200
1966 SHELBY GT350 No. 2 $164,100 $166,958 $161,375
1967 SHELBY GT500 No. 2 $191,000 $145,000 $136,417
1967 MUSTANG GT FASTBACK(S CODE) No. 2 $26,500 $50,525 $59,850
1969 MACH 1 MUSTANG (M CODE) No. 2 $37,400 $40,037 $34,562
1969 MACH 1 428 CJ (R CODE) No. 2 $81,000 $58,239 $72,843
1969 BOSS 429 MUSTANG No. 2 $269,500 $221,000 $229,667
1970 BOSS 302 MUSTANG No. 2 $85,000 $70,432 $64,975
1970 FORD TORINO 429 CJ No. 2 $45,900 $35,838 $31,300
CHEVROLET
1954 CORVETTE No. 2 $111,600 $75,860 $80,108
1955 BEL AIR HARDTOP No. 2 $32,200 $44,408 $37,450
1955 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $64,750 $63,466 $63,090
1956 NOMAD No. 2 $77,000 $53,906 $48,838
1957 BEL AIR HARDTOP No. 2 $62,700 $45,344 $43,746
1957 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $94,500 $85,511 $74,730
1957 CAMEO PICKUP No. 2 $26,250 $44,263 $48,500
1958 CHEVY IMPALA CONVT (348 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $99,000 $78,492 $85,513
1963 CORVETTE SPLIT WINDOW COUPE No. 2 $71,400 $77,935 $82,308
1963 IMPALA SS 409 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $55,100 $51,833 $69,025
1967 CHEVELLE SS 396 No. 2 $54,400 $40,230 $45,869
1967 CAMARO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $28,700 $36,400 $32,950
1967 CORVETTE 427/435 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $154,500 $167,121 $139,650
1969 CAMARO Z/28 No. 2 $81,675 $68,750 $59,563
1969 CAMARO PACE CAR No. 2 $67,000 $65,900 $64,717
1970 CHEVELLE SS 396 No. 2 $55,825 $53,438 $49,160
1970 CHEVELLE LS6 454 No. 2 $98,580 $105,167 $90,500
MOPARS
1957 CHRYSLER 300 HARDTOP No. 2 $60,900 $52,100 $50,450
1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $170,000 $275,000 $231,000
1967 DODGE CORONET R/T No. 2 $22,400 $30,108 $29,275
1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T No. 2 $73,500 $49,313 $54,024
1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T No. 2 $118,500 $86,260 $81,204
1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A No. 2 $89,600 $68,288 $62,859
1970 DODGE SUPER BEE No. 2 $54,000 $51,900 $49,782
1967 PLYMOUTH GTX No. 2 $51,500 $38,542 $41,673
1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA AAR No. 2 $99,900 $76,713 $68,083
1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD No. 2 $156,000 $132,975 $130,900
1970 HEMI CUDA No. 2 $261,400 $206,500 $222,888
1970 CUDA 340 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $49,000 $60,875 $66,900
1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER No. 2 $80,300 $39,190 $40,513
CADILLAC
1957 CADILLAC S62 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $54,950 $66,656 $94,642
1959 CADILLAC S62 HARDTOP No. 2 $21,000 $39,700 $46,217
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $16,800 $30,113 $28,973
PACKARD
1937 PACKARD V-12 VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $103,600 $265,000 $352,000
1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,000 $67,900 $81,413
PONTIAC
1957 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN HT No. 2 $18,900 $25,550 $28,300
1965 PONTIAC GTO (389 TRIPOWER) No. 2 $35,000 $59,906 $53,616
1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $42,700 $51,223 $50,196
1968 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $19,600 $28,725 $39,850
1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE No. 2 $56,700 $68,730 $65,575
1973 TRANS AM SUPER DUTY No. 2 $45,000 $105,583 $118,983
1977 BANDIT TRANS AM No. 2 $18,000
$49,500
$43,300
BUICK
1954 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $72,450 $125,333 $110,500
1957 ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $32,900 $69,225 $82,850
1970 BUICK GS STAGE 1 CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $89,000 $112,000 $99,995
OLDSMOBILE
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE No. 2 $62,500 $80,538 $109,400
1970 OLDS 442 W30 No. 2 $57,800 $87,650 $88,325
AUSTIN-HEALEY
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 BJ8 No. 2 $35,000 $73,067 $74,100
JAGUAR
1967 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER No. 2 $64,050
$85,400
$104,150
1956 JAGUAR XK140 (MC) Roadster No. 2 $130,900 $109,175 $108,000
STUDEBAKER
1957 GOLDEN HAWK No. 2 $19,800 $40,767 $57,380

 

The collector car market is inextricably attached to the economy in general. The weakness in the collector car market in the last couple of years is directly related to how the economy has been flatlining. But most economists believe that 2015 will be the year that businesses will begin hiring again. That should bring the economy back, and with it the collector car market.

What the collector car market has been lacking recently is an infusion of “players.” With more jobs in the economy there will be more people entering the collector car market again.

Each quarter Cars On Line.com sticks a thermometer into the collector car hobby to measure its temperature. Those who follow our Market Trends Reports may remember that in July of 2014 prices had dropped to 8.3 percent below 2013 numbers.

We always hear about the high profile classic cars, such as classic  Ferraris, which are selling at what seem to be ever escalating prices at high profile auctions on TV. But the larger collector car market in general has been stagnating, up or down a few points each quarter, not up 10 percent in any year since the 2008 recession. The numbers shown here in the Cars On Line Market Trends report come from high-profile auctions, well-known valuation guides and private sales with known results.

9 Responses to Collector Car Values for 2015

  1. Price Barton September 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    Just purchased a perfect barn find 1953 olds rocket 88 4 door sedan. I paid $2500 this car is an 8 out of 10. Will the value increase on this car?

  2. Joe Ferranti December 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    Charlie,
    Have not heard back from you still interested in trying to buy without selling my car.How much you said you could lower the price now we can talk
    Joe

  3. Levi April 18, 2017 at 4:49 am #

    I have a 1964 dynamic88 in excellent shape for sale one owner all original. 5096286990

  4. Levi April 18, 2017 at 4:52 am #

    I have a 1964 olds dynamic 88 for sale one owner excellent shape 5096286990

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