will a 1990 Reatta convertible be a classic in 2015

Asked by Jul 05, 2013 at 07:26 PM about the 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible FWD

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Will a 1990 Reatta be worth more as a classic in 2015

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The Reatta has many things going for it- special production with hand finished operations,special paint, and exclusivity: only 2500 convertibles were made over the course of 2 years. But it has not had a lot of success in the marketplace. That's why so few were built. They were not very popular; and they still aren't. The instrument panel is not the best idea, and the looks are only so-so. And it's a Buick. Not the biggest of collectible names. There are some classic Buicks, but this is not one of them. To have any value, the car would have to be a low- mile, mint condition example; something like 4,000 miles on the clock might get somebody excited at an auction.

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Good Lord....I was curious about what you meant about the Reatta's instrument panel (since I've only seen one from the outside)...The ENTIRE thing is electronic/digital? Horrible idea....I've heard of horror stories about the ones in 80's Nissan 300Z's..can only imagine what an issue it was in a Buick! Still, I thought it was a nice looking car for the time...a nice change from some of the boring econoboxes of the 90's.

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some potentially nice cars were messed up by the digital dash- the Cadillac Allante, Corvette C4- these are ideas that come and go- like pop-up headlights- then it is such a relief to have a set of nice gauges- the Allante will never be a classic either- messed up by the digital dash then the Northstar engine- GM has a history of ALMOST getting it right- Racer, let's hope the C7 is done right, through and through


I live in New Jersey and I just got "QQ PLATES" for mu 1990 Reatta Convertible. It is now registered as an Antique. There are no more inspections required and no more registration fees. I believe the QQ One-Time Plates Fee was about $40.00. In NJ you can register as a Classic Car with "CC PLATES" after 20 years old.

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