Buick 1935-61 - 2019 Market Review

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Buick 1935-61

With $40-50,000 to invest and a market that’s packed with cars, finding a quality pre-1960s Buick has rarely been easier.

1948-55 models typically cost less than $40,000, with the more powerful Roadmasters up to 50 per cent dearer than Special or Super models.

Australian assembly ended in 1948 and later cars could be RHD conversions or remain original. Only when looking at scarce models like the Skylark or a late-1950s Limited hardtop is authenticity going to significantly affect value.

A complete restyle for 1959 delivered a larger and more futuristic car that can match the values achieved by Cadillacs of similar vintage.

All Models 1935-48 $36,965 [17] 

All Models 1949-54 $37,500 [10]

Sedan/Hardtop 1955-58 $48,225 [12] 

Electra/Invicta 1959-61  $47,625 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


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