Buick 1963-72 muscle cars - market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Buick GS 1970 Buick Gran Sport 1970 Buick GS 1970

There's one model you should fly to the USA for.

Anyone keen to own one of Buick’s mega-engined Gran Sport 455s should be winging across the Pacific rather than sitting home and hoping for a car to appear locally. US auction values for Stage One coupes average around US$55,000 and the top price recently paid was US$112,000. Locally, look for 401 or 430 cubic inch Wildcat hardtops at $25-35,000 and convertibles $35-50,000. The Riviera is more a luxury coupe than muscle car but still reaches 200km/h. Choose a Riv with disc front brakes if you intend exploiting the performance. Early cars with stacked headlights are headed for $50,000.

Le Sabre/Wildcat 1963-70 $33,000 [2]

Skylark V8  1964-72 $23,835 [11]

GS350/GS400/455 1968-72 $39,265 [3]

Riviera 1963-65 $38,700 [5]

Riviera 1966-70 $29,770 [9] 

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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