Classic Classified: 1971 Buick GS Stage 1 Convertible

From: Hemmings Motor News

Date: March 1989

Price then: $15,000 ($28,000 adjusted for inflation – about the cost of a new 2015 Buick Encore today)

Price now: $53,100-$112,000

Approximate dollar difference: $83,000 (assuming No. 1 condition)

Approximate annual rate of return: 5.3%

Buick: 1971 GS Stage I conv, total production 81 cars, Rally-Pac, suspension, pdb, Turbo 400, matching numbers, Protect-o-plate, one owner, 60,000 miles, very fast and extremely rare, $15,000

It really doesn’t get much better than a Stage I 455 equipped Buick. Good horsepower and enough torque to stop a planet’s rotation makes this the one car that Buick enthusiasts desire. This particular car has it all, the best engine you could buy in a Buick and a convertible top. Although $15,000 certainly wasn’t cheap in 1989 money, the new owner really found a gem.

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