In 1994 the Buick Roadmaster got a massive powerplant upgrade when it ditched the old L03/L05 V8 and replaced it with an LT1 V8 that had more horsepower, more torque, and better fuel economy. It shared the LT1 with the Corvette, but you couldn’t fit 6 people into a Corvette. Find this 1995 Buick Roadmaster […]
This 8th generation Buick Riviera was the launch vehicle for GM’s new G-body platform (GMX690), which was based on Cadillac’s K-body architecture and lasted until 2011 when it was superseded by the Eurocentric GM Epsilon platform. The William L Porter designed coupe marked the end of an era for GM’s big luxury 2-doors and is […]
Stepping into a Buick dealer in 1992 and looking at the 2-door coupes must have been a strange experience. Starting at the bottom end of the cost spectrum you could get an ugly compact thing called a Skylark based on the N-body. Too small– so you upsize to a mid sized Century coupe and maybe […]
I love it when folks are realistic in the asking price for their old heap of metal. And this next car is a really cool old piece of iron…it even has a modern fuel injected Chevy Vortec V8 (probaby an LM7 or other iron block 5.3) shoved under the hood, but the seller isn’t asking […]
The Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser was the corporate twin to Buick’s fabulous SportWagon and part of GM’s A-body platform that includes the Buick Special, Olds Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Tempest, and Chevrolet Chevelle. Today’s example looks in good shape and has a trick hidden EFI system installed in the Olds Jetfire Rocket V8. Find this […]
You know what they say: If one huge optimistically priced GM station wagon is good, then two must be better! But this next wagon is no ordinary thing built from the GM parts bin because it is built on the 1942-1948 Roadmaster chassis and features a 320 cubic inch Fireball straight-8 under that ginormous hood. It won’t be fast, but you’ll get there in style. Find this 1948 Buick Roadmaster Ambulance offered for $17,000 in Hacienda Heights, CA via craigslist.
You’ve heard the term “trash panda” as a derogatory term for our friend the raccoon — but I’ve got a new one for ya; The “dumpster unicorn.” That is a car that is indeed a rare thing, but should be recycled into fridge magnets. Or it is a pipe of parts in a bin that could be turned into a rare mythical beast. This next car is a 4th generation Buick Century — I’ve probably not seen one on the road for a good 20 years (for good reason?) but this next version is the rarest of the rare because it has a turbo V6. Find this 1979 Buick Century Turbo Coupe offered for $3,500 in Catskill, MA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
The first generation Buick Regal was just a version of the full-sized Century with some extra options, but in 1978 Buick introduced a new Regal on a downsized A-body (later renamed to G-Body in 1982) that was hit. GM sold plenty when new and today they have a strong cult following — with many owners modifying them to look cleaner and boosting the horsepower of the original V6 or V8 engines. This next one has a late model LS based 5.3 small block (probably an LM7) and is certainly a hoot to drive. Find this 1983 Buick Regal bidding on eBay for $6,700 with 5 days to go located in Natchez, MN.
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.
I find myself oddly trapped by the gravitational pull of this next car. It isn’t the faded khaki paint or the dirty faux-wire wheel caps that gets me…or the furry vinyl landau roof…no…it is the Buick graphic control. It is the funky monochromatic dash mounted 9-inch CRT that has 6 buttons for you to cycle through and enjoy a sight of the past’s future. Find this 1989 Buick Riviera offered for $4,200 in Dahlonega, GA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.