Almost Perfect: 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
The is one of the few times that I’m going to feature a car and rave about it, but advise you not to buy it. Because this car represents a discontinuity in the automotive landscape and not because it is massive enough to start forming a black hole…but because it is so close to being perfect. Let’s start with the good — it is a B-Body Buick Roadmaster that were sold from 1991 to 1996 and it has a gorgeous wood paneling — actually, some people find the wood paneling to be tacky, but this example has “wood” in nice nick. It is also low miles and the ONLY thing holding it back is that it was born one year too early. In 1993 the Roadmaster was powered Chevy L05 V8…which is a slovenly hunk of pig iron, good for something like 180 horsepower, and if it it had been born one year later, it would have gotten a 260 horsepower LT1 V8 which takes it from zero to hero. So, in conclusion, nice car, great shape, wrong engine, don’t buy it. You’ll be better off waiting for a 1994-1996 Roadmaster. Find this 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon offered for $6,999 in Easton, PA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1993 buick roadmaster wagon
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: blue
title status: clean
1993 Buick Roadmaster Wagon Rare to find one fully loaded in this excellent survivor garage kept condition. Last of the mighty smooth as glass riding big wagons that can literally haul almost anything with lots more power to spare, fuel injected 5.7 Liter V-8 Auto, AC, full power everything, Factory Dark Blue Metallic paint still shines w/Woodgrain/Supple Excellent Blue Leather interior is very spacious with a third row of seats loaded with the options including the Astro Moon Roof w/Sunscreen, beautiful original no stories example no rust garage kept survivor with very low 95k gently driven mileage, just had full tune-up/servicing and it has a fresh PA inspection as well, car is tight, runs/drives smooth as glass its ready to cruise. Priced to sell fast 1st 7,000. firm non-neg or please try to find another one this nice for less.
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As the owner of a ’90 C4 Corvette with the L98 engine, I used to regret not getting a ’92 or later with the LT1 – but have come to the conclusion that either are great options as long as the car itself has been well maintained. I’d council anyone to give this brobdingnagian land-yacht a test drive.
(been looking for a reason to use that stuffed-shirt word, woot!)
And a relatively Lilliputian price as long as the Yahoos haven’t had at it.
You can always add horsepower to a small block Chevy, the hard part is finding a donor car in this condition.
You see wrong engine, I see a good excuse for an LS3 swap. Or a big block swap. Or just throwing
a few basic modsa big Roots blower through the hood on the existing engine.