Grandpa’s Ride: 1999 Buick Park Avenue

In a cosmic clash of “stronger, better, fancier,” the revamped Park Avenue strutted onto the scene in ’97, flexing GM’s G platform muscles like it owned the place. Talk about an identity crisis—GM decided to stick with the name C platform, confusing everyone except probably themselves! Under the hood, they juiced up the 3800 Series II, making the Ultra models the adrenaline junkies with their supercharged swagger. It’s like giving a sports car a cup of coffee, right? The base trim rocked a hood ornament, proudly waving the flag for ornament aficionados everywhere. Meanwhile, the Ultra kept it low-key with a subtle tri-shield thingy on the grill’s upper edge. And hey, who knew the base Park Avenue would hold the prestigious title of the last hood-ornament-toting Buick in the U.S.? Gotta give credit where it’s due for holding onto that hood swag! Find this 1999 Buick Park Avenue offered for $4,350 in Charleston, WV via hemmings. Tip from BP.

From the seller:

VEHICLE LOCATION

Charleston, WV

VIN

1G4CW52K3X4636238

MILEAGE

76,120

TRANSMISSION

auto

ENGINE

3800 Series II V6 3.8L

INTERIOR COLOR

Blue

EXTERIOR COLOR

White

BODY STYLE OR TRIM PACKAGES

Base Sedan 4D

SELLER

Private

This white 1999 Buck Park Avenue sedan is a true gem. With only 76,120 miles on the odometer, this car has been well-maintained and cared for by its previous owner. The interior is immaculate, with very minimal signs of wear and tear on driver’s seat. The car has been fitted with a new battery and alternator, ensuring that it is in top working condition. The AC will need to be recharged and the tires replaced.

Under the hood, the car boasts a 3.8 liter V6 3800 Series II Engine with 205 horsepower. This engine has been listed as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines of the 20th Century, a testament to its reliability and performance. The car is a four-door sedan, making it perfect for families or those who need a little extra space.

Despite its age, the car still exudes tasteful luxury and lasting elegance. The heated seats are a welcome addition, especially during the colder months. However, it is worth noting that the car has suffered some damage to the paint due to being parked under a tree for a lengthy period. There are only one or two spots of rust on an otherwise solid car. Overall, this Park Avenue by Buick is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a reliable, well-maintained car with a touch of luxury.

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