@tahend I’m the Assistant Editor for the Hagerty Price Guide and perhaps I can give you a bit more perspective on the guide. I can understand your view on the purpose and methodology of the guide. For every person saying that our prices are high to raise premium, there’s another person saying we are low to keep our claim payouts low. The reality is that neither of those sentiments are true. The Hagerty Price Guide is not a part of the sales or claims department.
Our update process takes a much broader approach than just Barrett-Jackson. We look at all North American auctions, private sales, listings, quote trends as well as speaking with respected marque authorities.
All that said, we are working on the next update to the price guide, and if you can point me towards some vehicles you feel are off, I’d like to do some additional research to see if adjustment is appropriate. @michaelostrander you input is welcome too.