Buick 1962-82 - 2019 Market Review

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Buick 1962 - 1982

1960s prosperity saw literally hundreds of Buicks imported, mostly through large Holden dealerships in Sydney and Melbourne, and converted to right-hand drive.

Survivors from those times have been supplemented by recent arrivals and ensure plenty of choice for buyers.

Among the least costly of the 1960s-70s models are the enormous Electra and Limited sedans and hardtops that in very good condition remain under $25,000.

Spending $10,000 more will buy a sporty Le Sabre, Wildcat two-door or classy-looking Riviera. ‘Boat-tail’ Rivs can be advertised at ambitious prices but normally sell below $30,000.

First-Gen 1963-65 Rivieras and GS-optioned cars can top $50,000 but that remains less than the cost of sourcing and importing one from the USA.

Le Sabre/Wildcat 1963-70 $31,400 [5]

Electra/Limited 1963-74 $26,670 [10] 

All Models 1975-81 $20,690 [12]

GS/GS455 $41,750 [2] 

Riviera 1963-65 $44,500 [3]

Riviera 1966-70 $28,180 [10] 

Riviera 1971-74  $27,575 [9]

[*] = 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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