Grandpa Approved: 1994 Buick Roadmaster

The price tag on this next piece of American iron is sky high…because 12 grand is a colossal pile of cash to spend on a 94-96s Buick Roadmaster that isn’t the sweet sweet 8 passenger wagon version. But the sedan does comfortably seat 6 humans and this is about the nicest LT1 powered Roadmaster you’ll find in your local retirement community parking garage. Find this 1994 Buick Roadmaster offered for $12,000 in Philadelphia, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1994 Buick Roadmaster
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 55000
paint color: green
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
1994 Buick Roadmaster sedan with 55,000 original miles

Beautiful, two-owner classic!

We have owned this very nice car for 5 years. It gets started and driven at least once a week, but only in good weather. Dressed in elegant dark green gray metallic paint (code WA9795, DGGM). This was only available as an option in the mid-1990s with silver/gold stripe & tan leather interior.

Purchased from the original owner in 2016 who purchased it new at Irving Green Buick in 1994! Very well maintained. Comes with the original keys, keyless entry remotes, emergency spare “wallet” key, and coded key “knock-outs” along with a vehicle history report that proves it was a true one owner car when I bought it.

This car was custom-ordered with many desirable options including dual front power seats, Sungate windshield, Gran Touring Suspension, premium trailer prep / towing package (heavy-duty cooling system, larger brakes, lower rear axle ratio, crisp transmission shift mapping, positraction) and more! (For the sticklers out there, this car has never towed anything in its life. My uncle only ordered the upgraded options for the extra power and handling performance.)

All maintenance up-to-date including: — multi-fluid drain and refill procedure (engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, rear differential gear lube & all new brake fluid with 100% new stainless steel brake lines from master cylinder to wheels) — all shocks replaced, including new rear air suspension plumbed in properly to work with the existing factory system — great tires with plenty of tread remaining (upsized to P235/75/R15 for better ride and handling on long drives) — new battery installed last month
Silky smooth, quiet, and very powerful, it drives as good as it looks. For those that know about these cars, it requires no further explanation…BUT I will include a short history for those who want to learn why the Buick Roadmaster is one of the masters of the road!

In 1992, Ford launched the 4.6L modular sequential fuel-injected V8 in Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car that redefined what a luxury car should be in the “modern era”. Smooth, quiet, powerful, and crisp-shifting, these powertrains would carry Ford for the next two decades. Still, GM was still churning out Cadillac Broughams, Buick Roadmasters, and Chevy Caprices with throttle-body injected 5.7L engines. While torque was respectable, horsepower numbers were still a good 40hp below Ford’s run-of-the-mill 4.6L. Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) was far less apparent in the Ford powertrains, and fuel economy was better. GM had to do something to compete! That’s when GM pushed Ford aside when deciding to overhaul the B-body powertrain by offering the L99 “baby V8” as an option in Caprice while putting the Corvette-inspired LT1 in the remaining Caprices, Roadmasters, and Fleetwoods. They also transitioned to an all-electronically controlled transmission…the 4L60E. The 5.7L port fuel-injected engine mated to the 4L60E transformed these large cars into road rockets. When properly upfitted at the factory with positraction, larger brakes, lower differential gears, and high-capacity cooling systems, these were nothing short of sport luxury sedans.

That’s why this Roadmaster is so rare and special. It was special ordered with all the options that turn an already legendary vehicle into a very cool factory sleeper. It pushes this large hunk of steel down the road effortlessly . And yes, the power antenna works, and that is factory original stainless steel, true dual exhaust you see in the picture. Thank you for looking!

See a better way to drive something that matches your hair?