LS V8: 1983 Buick Regal Estate Wagon

Part of the appeal of this next car is that it is entirely unassuming. It really looks the part of a mid-80s family wagon with some 2-barrel carb fed V8 from the era of no-fun. At least when it’s air ride suspension is at normal height. The interior is also some stock sweet muppet skin velvet, but pop the hood…and wow. Find this 1983 Buick Regal Estate Wagon offered for $25,000 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1983 Buick Regal Estate Wagon
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 11583
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
For sale is a nice and original condition 1983 Buick Regal wagon that I have owned and built over the past 15 years. I believe it originally sold local at Cornforth Buick in Puyallup, WA.

The original V6 was replaced with a 5.3-liter LM7 LS engine and 4L60E using Holley mounts, crossmember, manifolds, exhaust. Also fitted a Terminator X system, an in-tank Summit fuel pump in replacement tank, a Champion aluminum radiator, and a Denny’s 3″ driveshaft. The 4L60E 4-speed transmission was rebuilt with heavy duty internals. The suspension consists of a Ridetech air ride system with front shockwaves and an Airlift controller system. Also has McGaughy’s 2″ drop spindles and a rebuilt A-1 Cardone steering box.

The body and paint is all original and stock, with only the front fillers being replaced. The rears were fiberglassed to hold them together, but show damage. The body overall is very straight, but does show the age with chips, dents, etc. The interior is all original and in very nice condition with only the headliner material being replaced. It has an aftermarket stereo and speakers that were fitted in the stock locations. Original steel wheels with wire covers have new tires fitted late 2022. Has a Drawtite small trailer hitch mounted to rear frame.

The build thread is located here and more photos available on request:

I have a lot of extra parts that will come with the car and a set of very nice Appliance chrome wire wheels that can come with the car for extra $. Am looking for a GM OBS with short bed, 2WD and regular cab. I would consider a trade/partial trade for the right truck.

$25k firm. Serious inquiries, please email.

See a better way to drive something faster than it looks?