Hooniverse Mad Men Weekend – The Top 10 Cars of the "Mad Men" Era According to Hagerty Insurance

Welcome to the Sunday Edition of Hooniverse Mad Men Weekend. While doing a bit of research on how obsessive the fans of Mad Men are, including car fans, I came across this article from the collector car insurer, Hagerty. If anyone should know the Top 10 Collector Cars for the era, it should be them. See if you agree with the list…

So lets start from #10 and work our way up. The collectible car price guide, Hagerty’s Cars that Matter, has determined approximately what each vehicle is valued at today, and is displayed next to the car make.

– #10: 1963 Ford Galaxie XL Convertible ($31,000-$36,000):

– #9: 1963 Buick Electra 225 ($13,000-$19,000):

– #8: 1962-64 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk ($27,000-$32,000):

– #7: 1962-63 Cadillac Coupe De Ville ($14,000-$20,000):

– #6: 1963 Studebaker Avanti ($23,000-$31,000):

– #5: 1961 Chrysler 300G ($59,000-$67,000):

– #4: 1961-63 Lincoln Continental ($18,000-$24,000):

– #3: 1961-63 Ford Thunderbird ($35,000-$45,000):

– #2: 1963 Corvette Sting Ray ($61,000-$74,000):

– #1: 1963 Buick Riviera ($28,000-$36,100):
Image Credits: The Old Car Manual Project
See the complete article here. Do you agree with their findings? Let me know your opinions…

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  1. scroggzilla Avatar

    So, perhaps this is a Mad Men bargain?
    <img src="http://www.classiccarcatalogue.com/C/chrysler%201964%20imperial%20crown%20convert.jpg"&gt;

    1. Charles_Barrett Avatar

      Didn't Milburn Drysdale drive a black Imperial convertible like that one…? And Miss Jane Hathaway had a red Mopar convertible, too, but surely something more modest than an Imperial.

  2. autoidiodyssey Avatar

    If this was meant to be a US only list I guess it is okay. It is missing some euro cars. My nominations would be E-Type Jag and Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.

    1. skitter Avatar

      I'm partial to those too, but I think they're very appropriate choices. The Mad Men dream cars were about to be supplanted by Supercars*, while the super-GTs would be superceded in '66 by the Miura and everything that came after.
      *The band was later known as "Muscle Cars".

  3. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I can't see an early sixties Caddy without thinking of Tin Men: "Have you seen the new Cadillacs? Completely new; totally redesigned…"

  4. B72 Avatar

    What defines "Top"? They clearly aren't in price order.

  5. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Looks like a fairly representative, if incomplete, list of currently desirable cars from that era. No clunkers in the bunch, anyways.

  6. waltgator Avatar

    that galaxie & corvette are pretty cool and the riviera as well!

  7. facelvega Avatar

    my order:
    1. GT Hawk
    2. Avanti
    3. Riviera
    4. suicide door Continental
    5. 300G
    6. Stingray
    7. cigar Thunderbird
    8-10. I don't mind the Galaxie, Electra, or Coupe de Ville, but I don't prefer one over the others really.