1990 Buick Reatta Convertible Roadster – 1 of 2132 – Black/Tan – 99k Orig. Miles
You are bidding on a very rare (1 of only 2,132 ever produced) 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible Roadster finished in gorgeous Black/Tan leather interior. This all hand built extremely rare and beautiful little roadster is just a little diamond and will delight its new owner. If you have been trying to find one of these very rare Roadsters you know that there are almost none available in today’s market since so few were ever produced. This is a highly desirable collector classic 2 seat roadster due to its gorgeous hand built exotic body (sculpted Euro design/styling throughout) and unique beauty that always grabs attention and comments of wow what kind of car is that. It’s because seldom are they ever seen being driven on the road. If you desire a modern future collectors classic 2 seat roadster parked in your garage that will only increase in value in the years to come that can be used and daily basis then please pay careful attention to this eBay exclusive auction event.
Starting with a nice arrow straight body the paint is in excellent overall condition with nice shine and will certainly make a sweet driver or local cruiser. The alloy wheels are original and unique to the Reatta. The convertible top is new. Leather interior is in good overall condition with some ware on the left side of the driver's seat. The carpets are in good shape, good driver quality for sure. Solid no rust chassis and body as you would expect looking at the pix.
The heart of this Reatta with only 99,820 original miles is its smooth running 3800 series V-6 engine with fuel injection. This Reatta convertible has all the bells and whistles, full power, leather, climate control and so much more. Everything is turnkey operation with no major mechanical problems, just get in and enjoy.
The Options1990 Buick Reatta Convertible. Limited Production Hand Built Roadster;
· 3800 Series V-6 Fuel injection
· Automatic Transmission
· Power Everything
· Disc Brakes
· Alloy Wheels
· Tinted Glass
· Deluxe Stereo
· And so much more…
The Reatta History;
The Buick Reatta was a hand-made luxurious sport coupe produced at the Reatta Craft Centre in Lansing, Michigan and sold by the Buick division of American automaker General Motors from early 1988 to 1991. Like the Cadillac Allant?, it was based on a shortened version of the GM E platform used by the Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Toronado and particularly the Buick Riviera, with which it shared its advanced electronics and interior furnishings.
The Reatta sported its own unique body style and was crafted with an attention to detail and quality of finish uncommon for a mass-produced automobile. Initially offered as a hardtop coupe, a convertible version was added for 1990. The Reatta used GM's ubiquitous "3800" V6 with 165–170 hp (123–127 kW) and 210–220 ft-lb (285–298 N•m) of torque with the highest output in the last year of production. The car sported a fully independent suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS, and front wheel drive. Top speed was electronically limited to 125 mph (201 km/h). The Reatta was rated at 18 mpg (13.1 L/100 km) in the city and 27 mpg (8.7 L/100 km) on the highway.
During the first two years of production, the Reatta, like its Riviera stablemate, featured a touchscreen computer interface called the "Electronic Control Center", or ECC. The touchscreen controlled the radio and climate control functions and provided diagnostic access to the vehicle's various electronic systems and sensors, mostly eliminating the need for a diagnostic scanner. It also featured a date reminder, a trip computer, and a user-configurable overspeed alarm.
The Reatta was conceived during a period in the early to mid-1980s when Buick was marketing high performance editions of its vehicles (such as the Buick GNX). However, midway through the development of the Reatta, GM decided to refocus the brand on a more traditional and mature image that was thought to be more in keeping with its core older buyer demographics. The resulting vehicle had a shape that carried performance car styling cues.
The shorter, lighter coupe was joined by a convertible for 1990 and 1991. These sold surprisingly poorly, and are extremely rare today. Keyless entry was added after the first year. A driver's side airbag appeared with the more conventional interior and the convertible in 1990.
The Reatta was intended as a halo car for Buick, but sales, originally planned to be around 20,000 units a year, were extremely disappointing and GM announced the end of Reatta production in early 1991.
Production is said to have begun in January of 1988 and ended on May 14, 1991. However, various accounts of much earlier and later cars exist, and the handbuilt nature of the car and long development cycle makes accurately dating production difficult.
Year Coupe Convertible Total -- Notes
1988 4,708 0 4,708 First Year
1989 7,009 0 7,009 New hood ornament, keyless entry, sunroof option
1990 6,383 2,132 8,515 First year of the convertible, new instrument panel and
console, steering wheel-mounted airbag, Select 60 model
gets 16 in wheels
1991 1,214 305 1,519 16 in wheels, tuned-port "L-code" engine and
electronically-controlled transmission, and a new ABS
system join a revised interior with a cup holder
If you have been hunting for a super-sharp “daily driver” ready 1990 Convertible Reatta then please take advantage of this special well below market value reserved auction. With only 2,132 1990 convertibles produced this is an excellent opportunity to own or treat a loved one to one of these rare truly exotic classic roadsters. Thanks for your sincere interest, good luck to all bidders, and happy holidays.
Terms & Conditions:
A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction balance is due within 5 business days.
Buyer will pay all shipping costs
This car is being sold as is, where is condition with no warranties implied or expressed!
All inspections of vehicle must be done prior to end of auction, all sales are final!
Seller reserves the right to reject bidders with negative feedback. Seller reserves the right to end the auction early.
Do not bid on this car unless you are prepared to complete the transaction.
Due to my age and phisical conditions, I am selling several of my toys, including this low mileage 1990 Buick Reatta convertible. I have put a reserve on this auction because I’m not going to give this car away, but it is a low reserve for this nice of a car. I will answer all questions by e-mail or feel free to call me at 308-234-3314.
This LOW MILEAGE Reatta (99,820) has NO RUST. It was sold new in Southern California, then spent the rest of its life in Arizona. I had the car transported to Nebraska where it has been garaged when not driven on special occasions.
The tires are practically new (see pic) and it has COLD a/c. The top is new and is in good shape as you can see from the pictures. Needless to say, this “high-end” Buick is loaded with all the goodies. Power windows, mirrors, locks, trunk release and tonneau cover. The power seats are 6-way on the driver and passenger side. There is a very good sounding original am/fm/tape stereo with power antenna. It has Electronic Climate Control, digital display, and automatic overdrive. It also has interval wipers, cruise control, tilt steering and fog lights.
GM experimented with this hand built car from ’88 through ’91. The Reatta Craft Center was capable of producing 50 cars per day compared to 65 per hour in other plants. All the components of the car, with the exception of the body panels, were shared with other mass produced cars, so finding parts is not a problem.
The Reatta came equipped with one of the best power trains in the industry, the 3800 engine and the THM 440 transmission. Hemmings Motor News calls the Reatta “one of the collector’s cars of tomorrow”. Again, I will be glad to answer all your questions by e-mail or phone. Call me.