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Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI™) is an independent investment research house and think-tank with specialised expertise in the rare classic motorcar sector.

The group has created benchmarks which track this alternative asset class accurately for the first time, using rigorous financial methodology usually associated with more traditional investments. The HAGI Index is published monthly in Octane magazine and referenced regularly in the financial media including  FT.com, Wall Street Journal, the Economist and Welt online.

The purpose of this approach is to lend transparency to the sector and enable market participants to make informed decisions based on data driven fundamentals.

The group runs a proprietary database encompassing in excess of 100,000 actual transactions. Entries start from the date of the cars‘ manufacture and are updated on a daily basis. The data is collected from four major sources: Private contacts, marque specialists, dealers and auction results. HAGI consists of a unique team of professionals and advisors with a long standing track record in the fields of both finance and historic motorcars.

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Published HAGI Indices (table top right):
1. The HAGI Top Index is our overall market measure for exceptional historic automobiles.
2. The HAGI P Index is measuring the rare Porsche automobile market.
3. The HAGI F Index is measuring the rare Ferrari automobile market.
4. The HAGI Top ex P&F Index represents the HAGI Top Index without Porsche and Ferrari.
5. The HAGI MBCI measures the market for classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles (from 2012).

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Books by HAGI Publishing

 

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Better than Gold, Investing in Historic Cars – By Dietrich Hatlapa, second edition. Revised, limited edition.

The book covers subjects such as value drivers, performance measurement and market history. The author illustrates historic price developments of various market sections, including those of collectors’ Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. For more details and to order please follow this link. You can also order by phone on +44 1 904 431 213 UK time zone, thank you.      

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The Porsche Carrera 4-cam Engine – By Peter Pohl. Both the English language version and the original German version are available.  
The Porsche 4 cam engine designed by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann is one of the most interesting and technically demanding designs in the automotive industry of the 1950s and 60s.
In this book Peter Pohl summarises and shares his knowledge and practical experience he acquired over 35 years of repairing, rebuilding and operating these rare power plants.
The design of the engine type is analysed, classified and its weak points are identified. Ways to increase the engine’s performance are explained and the assembly of the Porsche 4-cam engine is described step by step.
Practical tips for the proper maintenance and the operation of this engine complete the book. With forewords by Ulrich Trispel, Andy Prill and Dietrich Hatlapa.
 
For Details and to order a copy of The Carrera 4-cam Engine book please follow this link. You can also order by phone on +49 40 43 18 43 98, after 12 noon CET please, thank you.
 

Proprietary Research – The group continuously researches all the major Historic Car markets assessing trends in valuation and the supply / demand relationship. HAGI research members are thought leaders. With their skill sets, expertise and experience they analyse all aspects of the classic car- and related financial markets. In support of its research activities HAGI collects transaction data on a daily basis from marque specialists, dealers, auction houses and private contacts.

HAGI owns and runs the largest known verified database encompassing in excess of 100,000 actual transactions reaching as far back as the original sales price of the automobiles. HAGI uses this information and these skills to advise clients such as collectors, museums, financial institutions and other market participants in the classic car sector.

Benchmarking – HAGI is the first and only organisation to create, maintain and publish rigorously defined investment indices that track the Historic Car market as a whole together with several sub sectors.

HAGI is actively supporting academic work in the sector and has cooperated with more than fifty universities for academic papers, including PHD theses.

HAGI Research results are featured in the world’s most prestigious financial publications as well as corporate media.
 
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Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) is organising a number of events and conferences in Europe and the United States. These invitation-only events bring together collectors, investors, senior industry practitioners from the classic car industry and interested students for two information-packed days of keynote speeches, panel discussions and classic cars on display.

HAGI’s Value in the Classic Car Market (VCCM) conferences were held in 2014, 2015 and 2016 together with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at Tuck in Hanover, USA.

HAGI’s Classic Car Symposium Cologne (CCSC) was held in June 2015 and was organised together with The Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Cologne and Professor Frank Hermann of the Institute of Automotive Engineering, IFK.

Founding Partner for the VCCM and CCSC conference is Mercedes-Benz Classic, the classic department of Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Germany.

         

Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI) in association with the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth would like to announce the 4th annual conference:

“Value in the Classic Car Market”

Hanover, NH, USA. October 2017

With kind support of

 

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For details and updates on this year´s VCCM conference click here

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Past conferences:

2016 VCCM Agenda

2015 VCCM Agenda

2015 CCSC Agenda

2014 VCCM Agenda

For sponsorship information please contact Katharine at HAGI: conference@historicautogroup.com.    
 

HAGI™Top Index is designed to measure the rare collector’s automobile market, ranging from pre-war to the new millenium. Due to the representative character of this group this index can be used as a valuable tool to monitor the price development for any single automobile or a collection. HAGI Top is an integral part of our overall index universe, it’s sub indices are HAGI F, HAGI P and HAGI Top ex F&P. HAGI-Top is weighted according to our estimate of surviving cars in the relevant models.

A monthly fact sheet for this index is available in the member’s area. To obtain a password please contact us with your details.

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The Mercedes-Benz Classic Index (HAGI MBCI) is designed to measure the historic Mercedes-Benz automobile market for models produced from the 1920s to the 1980s. Due to the representative character of this group this index can be used as a valuable tool to monitor the price development from any classic single Mercedes-Benz to an entire collection of this marque. HAGI MBCI is weighted according to our estimate of surviving cars in the relevant models.

A monthly fact sheet for this index is available in the member’s area. To obtain a password please contact us with your details.
download the most recent report
 

HAGI™F Index is designed to measure the rare collector’s Ferrari automobile market, ranging from the 1950s to the new millenium. Due to the representative character of this group this index can be used as an ideal tool to monitor the price development from any rare single Ferrari to an entire collection of this marque. HAGI F is an integral part of our overall index universe, a sub index of HAGI Top. HAGI F is weighted according to our estimate of surviving cars in the relevant models.

A monthly fact sheet for this index is available in the member’s area. To obtain a password please contact us with your details.

download the most recent report
 

HAGI™P Index is designed to measure the rare collector‘s Porsche automobile market, ranging from the 1950s to the new millenium. Due to the representative character of this group this index can be used as a valuable tool to monitor the price development from any rare single Porsche to an entire collection of this marque. HAGI P is an integral part of our overall index universe, a sub index of HAGI Top. HAGI-P is weighted according to our estimate of surviving cars in the relevant models.

A monthly fact sheet for this index is available in the member‘s area. To obtain a password please contact us with your details.

download the most recent report
 

HAGI™Top ex P&F Index is designed to measure the rare collector’s automobile market outside the marques Ferrari and Porsche. The periods represented range from pre-war to the new millenium. Due to the representative character of this group this index can be used as a valuable tool to monitor the price development from many automobiles or for an entire collection. HAGI Top ex F&P Index is an integral part of our overall index universe. Together with HAGI F and HAGI P it makes up the HAGI Top Index. HAGI Top ex F&P is weighted according to our estimate of surviving cars in the relevant models.

A monthly fact sheet for this index is available in the member’s area. To obtain a password please contact us with your details.

download the most recent report

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Financial Times 1. November 2016

Weak pound euphoria turns to unease in UK collectibles sector... click here to read the full article

Wall Street Journal 23. October 2016
Classic Cars Lose Some Speed... click here to read the article
CNBC 13. October 2016
Cheers! Classic cars and wine top the latest luxury list ... click here to read the article
Financial Times August 2016
Classic Car Valuation Race... click here to read the article
New York Times August 2016
Selling the Romance of the Road... click here to read the article
The Times, August 2016
How nostalgic love for the car of your youth can drive profits... click here to read the full article
Reuters 10 August 2016
Alternative Investments... ... go mainstream as investors grapple with ultra low interest rates... click here to read the full article
Financial Times 22 June 2016
Classic cars get top marques as high-powered assets... Yet while the market for high-end marques remained relatively strong, experts warned that supply was fast catching up with demand and returns had started to slow... click here to read the article
CNBC 8. September 2016
An Aston Martin just sold for $2.9 Million... click here to read the article
Financial Times July 2016
Brexit, end of the road? Click here to read the full article
Reuters 10 June 2016
After boom years, vintage car market cools… click here to read the article
BBC Asia 17 May 2016
How to invest in classic cars. Classic cars easily raced past art, wine and diamonds to become the best-performing collectible investment last year, According to one report [HAGI], the value of classic cars rose 17% in 2015. … click here to view the video
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