Which Classics Had The Greatest Increase in Value This Year?

NOT FERRARI, NOR PORSCHE - WHAT THEN?

As a follow up to our previous article noting the only index to show a gain this year, we now know which individual vehicles had the greatest gain in value, year over year. According to Hagerty's latest update there was quite a upset regarding the top 25 gainers.

Their measurement system is based on a scale of 0-100, a car with a 50-point rating is appreciating at the same rate as the overall market. Those above 50 are appreciating more quickly, while those below 50 are lagging.
After holding the No. 1 spot for three consecutive months, the CJ-7 fell to second behind the 1966-77 Ford Bronco in the latest Hagerty Vehicle Rating (HVR). The Bronco’s adjusted 99-point rating represented a four-point increase, while the Jeep was down three at 96. Further, 15 of the top 25 vehicles are SUVs or trucks.

According to the details, “First-generation Broncos leaped up around 9.5 percent on average; the CJ-7s’ increase was only a quarter of that mainly to the Bronco’s recent success at Scottsdale, in particular. The four Broncos that sold there went some 40 percent higher than what we had in the then-current guide, given their condition. But sales have been very strong for a while, and Price Guide values have been shooting up to match.”

Affordability Remains The Main Driver of The Top 25 Gainers
Only two of the top 25 carry a median No. 3 (or “good”) value above $25,000, and eight are valued at $9,000 or less. The No. 1 Bronco carries a median value of $19,400, while the CJ-7 is at $8,400 and the C/K Series Pickup is at $7,700.

While The Bronco wedged itself into first place, the most outstanding gain, improving from 57 points to 91, was the 1973-91 Chevrolet Suburban.
Other notable jumps:
  • 1966-73 Triumph GT6 gained 22 points and rose from 177th into a tie for 11th
  • 1961-63 Ford Thunderbird gained 22 points and moved from 104th into a tie for 11th
  • 1968-70 Plymouth GTX gained 21 points and rose from 177th into a tie for 16th
  • 1990-93 Chevrolet 454 SS Pickup gained 22 points and jumped from 228th into a tie for 22nd.
The latest HVR top 25:
  1. 1966-1977 Ford Bronco, 99
  2. 1976-1986 Jeep CJ-7, 96
  3. 1973-1987 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup, 95
  4. 1945-1968 Dodge Power Wagon, 95
  5. 1969-1972 Chevrolet C/K Blazer, 94
  6. 1949-1967 Volkswagen Beetle, 94
  7. 1947-1955 Chevrolet 3100, 93
  8. 1953-1954 Chevrolet 210, 91
  9. 1973-1991 Chevrolet Suburban, 91
  10. 1994-1998 Porsche 911, 91
  11. 1966-1973 Triumph GT6, 89
  12. 1976 Porsche 912E, 89
  13. 1981-1986 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler, 89
  14. 1961-1963 Ford Thunderbird, 89
  15. 1969-1972 Pontiac Grand Prix, 89
  16. 1960-1966 Chevrolet C/K Series, 88
  17. 1968-1970 Plymouth GTX, 88
  18. 1949-1952 Chevrolet Styleline, 88
  19. 1973-1979 Ford F-Series, 88
  20. 1966-1983 Fiat 124, 1983-1985 Pininfarina Azzurra, 88
  21. 1968-1971 BMW 2800CS, 1972-1975 3.0CS, 87
  22. 1946-1949 Willys-Jeep CJ-2A, 86
  23. 1973-1991 Chevrolet C/K Blazer, 86
  24. 1967-1972 Ford F-Series, 86
  25. 1990-1993 Chevrolet 454 SS Pickup, 86

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