Article on Hagerty Vehicle Ratings 2016

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Article on Hagerty Vehicle Ratings 2016

Post by berns68 » 12 Dec 2016, 21:33

I just saw this today and thought I'd pass this on to the community and get other opinions in regards to our beloved Cougar. I'm wondering if their opinion on values and interest is more aligned with the more rare and high dollar Cougars or all cars in general. Seems to me interest in Cougars is increasing with the anniversary approaching and companies like NPD getting involved. ... rs-of-2016

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Re: Article on Hagerty Vehicle Ratings 2016

Post by bmwhd1 » 13 Dec 2016, 05:13

I would say the view is consistent with my observation of auction activity in 2016 but I'd also say it's happening to more than just Cougars. I've seen some real softness in Mustang prices and certain GTO's that were approaching 6 figures 2-3 years ago have dropped off considerably.

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Post by propayne » 13 Dec 2016, 08:52

In general, Cougar prices have been flat and lagged behind the Mustang from the start.

There have been some records (for Cougars) set among the upper tier Cougars within the past few years, Cobra Jet Eliminators, GT-Es, etc.

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Post by 67429merc » 13 Dec 2016, 11:23

And publications such as this sure won't increase their values?
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Re: Article on Hagerty Vehicle Ratings 2016

Post by 9F91H581221 » 13 Dec 2016, 11:33

Guess I shouldn't have reported to the press that I bought an Eliminator for 600 bucks.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 13 Dec 2016, 11:41

9F91H581221 wrote:Guess I shouldn't have reported to the press that I bought an Eliminator for 600 bucks.
Whaaaattt??? Alright Mark, tell me the rest of the story :-)
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Post by dallas121469 » 13 Dec 2016, 13:58

I'm by no means an expert but have spent many hours of my time on CL, Ebay etc. looking at and for Cougars over the last 16 years or so and haven't noticed a very big increase in the prices of base and XR 7 Cougars if any. I'm not a heavy hitter when it comes to these cars so can't comment on the higher priced ones but the majority of cars have remained in my price range. I've always liked Cougars because they weren't as popular as other cars such as Mustangs and Camaros and have only ventured outside of my preferred Cougar bailiwick a few times with less than stellar results. Perhaps when people realize there are far fewer 67 Cougar GT's than 67 Mustang GT's left alive their prices will start to climb. Until then i'm glad to scour the interweb for good deals on Cougars.

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Post by xr7g428 » 13 Dec 2016, 14:12

Not enough data available to make the kind of statement they are making. They only GT-E with 428 CJ that has sold lately is not even in the data set.
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Re: Article on Hagerty Vehicle Ratings 2016

Post by BossElim69 » 13 Dec 2016, 14:44

I think they are tracking/gathering data just from the insurance policies that are with them. A market indicator, but not telling to whole story. My view the specialty Cougars like the black Boss 302 Eliminator sold this year for over $248,000 are still on the rise. The second tier Cougars like 428CJ convertibles are holding steady and maybe rising slightly. The base Cougars aren't changing much the last few years. Values lately go along with supply and demand. Just an increased spread between them.
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Re: Article on Hagerty Vehicle Ratings 2016

Post by rcode » 16 Dec 2016, 22:05

Perhaps they had some large Cougar claims and figured this would help limit values. They are, after all, an insurer..... just sayin
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