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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).
6. The HAGI LPS Index measures the market for classic Lamborghini automobiles (from 2018).

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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 has actively supported academic work in the sector and has co-operated 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) has organised and 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 annually for five years from 2014 to 2018 together with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Due to the Corona epidemic our planned 2020 event will be moved to 2021 or 2022.

VCCM South Africa is a “first of its kind” conference in the Southern Hemisphere which initially ran in conjunction with Concours South Africa in August 2017, Gary Player Country Club, Sun City. Two subsequent conferences took place in Johannesburg and Knysna, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

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.

Please stay in touch for future dates.

 

With kind support of:

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Past conferences:

 

2018 VCCM Agenda

2017 VCCM Agenda

2016 VCCM Agenda

2015 VCCM Agenda

2014 VCCM Agenda

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

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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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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 
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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