Car Conditions: What The Numbers Mean


The 1–6 Condition Code is used in the collector car hobby to determine the values of vintage vehicles, but what do the different condition numbers mean? Does a lower number mean a lower value? Understanding the grading system is important when it comes to valuing your car.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2004/10/17/car-conditions-what-the-numbers-mean.


I think that a new category needs to be created for restomods. In many cases a restomoded car can be worth more than a #1 car particularly if the car in question is a non specialty or performance model. For instance, a 69 Camaro that originally had a 6 cyl and an automatic would be worth more as a restomod than as a 100 point restoration.