Hagerty expands its market activities by adding a digital classifieds platform
The platform is Hagerty’s first foray into the peer-to-peer transaction segment of the collector car market, estimated to have approximately 43 million insurable vehicles nationwide. In 2021, Hagerty observed that its policyholders bought or sold approximately 280,000 collector cars, representing $9.5 billion value.
“Hagerty Classifieds aims to provide our members with a safe, secure and easy way to buy and sell vehicles,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “It’s also about doubling down on our commitment as a company to preserving driving and motoring culture for future generations, in this case tapping into a growing industry market.”
HDC members can list vehicles for sale at no cost on the classifieds platform, which features an integrated messaging and offer system, no buyer fees, and wide reach through Hagerty’s ecosystem of millions of collectors and enthusiasts. Hagerty has over 727,000 paying members in HDC, the ultimate community for car enthusiasts offering expert support, VIP experiences and award-winning original automotive media content.
“In just six weeks, the site attracted nearly 1,000 vehicle listings, including cars from 1915 to 2016 with prices ranging from $1,000 for $600,000 and we are seeing more advance sales than expected,” said Kenneth Ahn, President of Marketplace. “In a market where private sales transactions outpace auction transactions by approximately 10 to 1 or more in value and volume, our classifieds platform aims to connect enthusiasts with their next dream car, at scale. .”
Hagerty Marketplace also includes collector favorite Hagerty Valuation Tools®, which includes over 15 years of pricing for 40,000 enthusiast cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles from post-war to today, and the car-sharing platform for DriveShare™ enthusiasts. Updates to the Marketplace classifieds platform and new product launches are expected later this year.
 Hagerty 10-K; March 2022; link
 Hagerty Q4 2021 Investor Presentation; March 2022; link
 Hagerty 2022 Q1 Investor Presentation; May 2022; link
About Hagerty, Inc. (NYSE:HGTY)
Situated at Town of Traverse, Michigan, Hagerty’s goal is to save driving and motoring culture for future generations and his mission is to build a global business to fund that goal. Hagerty is an automotive enthusiast brand offering integrated products and membership programs as well as a specialist insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, Hagerty DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty Media, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, MotorsportReg, Hagerty Garage + Social, The Amelia, the Detroit Concours d’Elegance, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the California Mille, Motorlux , RADwood, Hagerty Drivers Foundation and more. For more information about Hagerty, please visit www.hagerty.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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