My Car Quest

March 2, 2024

The 2021 Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide

by Mike Gulett –

The latest issue of Sports Car Market Magazine arrived recently, which included the 2021 Print Edition Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide.

I value the Sports Car Market Guide not just because of the price listings but because of the other valuable information they provide for each of the collector car models they list. Such as: the number made of each model, the years of each model, their opinion on investment grade ranking of A, B, C, D or F and median percent change.

Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide

This is all useful information when one is deciding to buy or sell a collector car. Or, if we are just exploring ideas for a new collector car acquisition – you can’t have too much information.

Since 2016 Sports Car Market has published the median prices of cars sold at auction and in 2016 they also published the high price. Since 2017 they have dropped the high price and only publish the median prices for clarity and simplicity. These median prices include prices for cars in all conditions, so they must be taken in that context.

I notice that they still do not list a car close to my heart – the AC Cobra Mk IV! This is an important over site, which I hope will be corrected next year. After all they eventually did include the Apollo GT after years of my pointing out the absence.

Below I compare the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide median prices, from 2017 through the new 2021 price guide, for some of my favorite cars with the percent change from ’20 to ’21.

Click on the image below for a larger view of my Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide comparison.

Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide Comparison-2021

A zero change from one year to the next is likely because there were no public sales that year so they keep the value the same as the previous year.

What do you see here? Are there any trends? Many of these models have experienced a drop in values. How much of that is caused by the current coronavirus situation or maybe the low number of cars sold at auctions affects the median price, which could also be caused by the coronavirus?

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

The 2021 Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide
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The 2021 Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide
The new 2021 Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide is out. Here is a comparison of some of my favorite model price changes from previous years.


  1. Mike, I agree that the SCM price guide should include the AC Mk. IV. This was an important car for AC post the cars produced by AC in the 1950’s to 1970’s.

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