Best and Worst Car Investments of 2017


According to the Hagerty Price Guide for used vehicle sales, there were many winners and losers in 2017. Top performers include the 1992 GMC Typhoon with an average price gain of 37%. 

1992 GMC Typhoon

Other top performers were the Toyota MR2 from 1984 – 1989 with an average gain of 36% and the 1968- 73 Datsun 51,0 gaining around the same 36% as compared to a year earlier. The 1966 – 1977 Ford Bronco had a solid year with a 33% gain. Later year Bronco’s were also very popular along with similar vehicles like the Chevy Blazer, Jeeps, and International Scouts. 

1977 Ford Bronco

The bottom performing investments were the 1963 – 72 Mazda Cosmo with an average price decline of 20%. The 1974 – 90 Lamborghini Countach also declined last year after overheating sales for multiple years previously as the demand has waned a bit in the exotic cars. The 1955- 63 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL cooled a bit as well after seeing huge gains the past few years, dropping nearly 20%. The 1987- 92 Ferrari F40 joined in the price declines falling almost 20% after similar price run-ups from 2014 to 2016. Rounding out the price declines were the 1963- 67 Mercedes Benz 230 SL, where prices eased roughly 17%. Many Mercedes-Benz models saw price declines after significant run-ups the previous years. 

1967 Mercedes Benz 230 SL
The 5 best and 5 worst car investments of 2018