Following the announcement that classic car insurer Hagerty placed the 2012 Buick Regal GS on its “2012 Hot List,” General Motors decided to see how the Regal GS would stack up against other past collectibles from the Buick bloodline if it were to become a collector’s car.
GM further worked in collaboration with Hagerty to compile a list of nine proven Buick collectibles, which helps paint a picture of what the future classic Regal could look like among other timeless Buicks if it does in fact reach proven collectible status. Unlike Hagerty’s Hot List qualifications that vehicles had an MSRP under $100,000, this list includes collectible Buicks that are well worth over that amount.
Here are Buick’s ten (including the Regal GS) most collectible cars in no specific order:
2012 Regal GS
1932 Model 90 Sport Phaeton
1937 66C Century convertible coupe
1940 Super Model 59 Woody Estate Wagon
1947 Roadmaster Woody Wagon
1949 Roadmaster Convertible
1970 GSX Stage 1 Hardtop Coupe
When putting together its Hot List, Hagerty lauded the 270-hp turbocharged Regal GS for its three-pedal option (now supplemented with an optional automatic), since many other so-called “performance” models are abandoning manuals.
“The Regal GS is a unique and thrilling vehicle for the Buick brand,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss in a release. “As someone who drove a classic Skylark to prom and owned other incredible Buicks like an ’87 GNX, I can say it deserves to be viewed among the best Buick has built.”
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