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96 Woody Station Limited 39k 1 Own Mi Tow Pack 3 Seats Lthr No Rust No Reserve on 2040-cars

Year:1996 Mileage:39800 Color: White /

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Engine:5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Body Type:Wagon
Fuel Type:GAS


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 1g4br82p1tr415718
Year: 1996
Mileage: 39,800
Make: Buick
Sub Model: 5.7L LT1 V8 Estate Wagon Collector's Edition
Model: Roadmaster
Exterior Color: White
Trim: Estate Wagon Collector's Edition Wagon 4-Door
Interior Color: Tan
Drive Type: RWD
Number of Cylinders: 8
Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats

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Up for bid is a 1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited Estate Wagon with 39k one owner miles. Clean Carfax. Collector's Edition like every '96 Roadmaster. Lifelong western car with no rust, nice paint, and beautiful undercarriage. It is not a garage queen, but miles are right as vehicle was used regularly for short trips around urban Seattle. Loaded up with power everything. Boasting GM's Corvette inspired multiport injected 5.7L LT1 V8 engine and 4L60E 4 speed automatic transmission, she puts down plenty of power. Tow package 2.93 limited slip rear end (GW9 & G80 build codes). Trailer preparation "tow package" means the factory rated the car to pull 5000 lbs but has no hitch (despite trailer prep name, these did not come from the factory with hitches so all hitches are aftermarket.) Delivers consistent 16 in town and 24 highway at 70 mph. Clean history - send me your email address and I'll send you the Carfax report. Runs and drives great - drive anywhere.


Questions? Click "ask seller a question" or call Fred at 315-246-0612. Please allow time for a response as I work 8-5 at a regular job in Charleston.
Car available for showing in Mt. Pleasant after 6:30 pm weekdays or any time weekends by appointment.


Condition Report

ENGINE: Runs on all eight cylinders without smoking, missing or knocking. Engine runs at proper temperature. Newer battery & good charging system. Starts easy and runs strong.

TRANSMISSION: Performs beautifully. Engages gears quickly and shifts through all forward gears and reverse with good downshift and torque converter performance. Clean fluid with no burn odors.

EXTERIOR: Body: Body is in very nice shape except the hood which has several small dings, a few of which are pictured. The white paint makes it hard to see, but they are there - good enough for daily use, but would need a hood to be really nice. Very straight. No body rust ever. A
bove average body. Paint: Paint is in nice shape. Car was totally repainted as 96 primer was not compatible with the paint when new, and you'll see lots of these with big chunks of paint flaked off. This one won't have that problem now. Wood: Upper wood trim was removed, painted tan and reinstalled so it won't peel like most do at this age. The side panel fake wood is in good shape with a couple small scratches touched up with tan paint as seen in pics. Other: Lower stainless bright trim is very nice with a couple minor dings in the front bumper bright trim. Rubber side trim is all there. Glass is all good with no rock chips or cracks. Undercarriage is beautiful - see the pics. Underhood sheet metal, tailgate sill and door jambs have no rust as seen in pics. Aluminum wheels are in good shape with a little brake dust stain on the front wheels; rears are perfect.

INTERIOR: Interior of the car is in very nice shape as you'd expect of the miles. The only complaint is some wear on the driver's seat where your rear end goes as seen in pics. Dash has no cracks, rest of leather seating areas are in great shape, cargo deck carpet in good shape. Dash has some light fading that brightens with an Armor All application which last about a month. Headliner is nice - no rips - but some minor sagging near large side windows as is common on these. Steering wheel is in nice shape. Carpet is in very nice shape - only the driver's floormat shows any wear - some minor stains under floormats. No smoke or pet odors. Nice interior overall.

ELECTRICAL STUFF: All inspection items work (lights, horn, wipers, etc.) Except for the heated seats, which work intermittently, all other power options work reliably, including power windows, power locks, dual power seats with power lumbar and power recliners, hot heat and cold A/C, tilt, cruise, am/fm stereo cassette, power antenna, rear window release, rear wiper, twilight sentinel, intermittent wipers, and rear defroster. Rear wiper arm is broken so it a little floppy but works. The keyless fob is missing, but if you buy one and send to bring to me when you come pick up the car, I'll program it to the car. New ones are $65 and used $10-20 on eBay.

DRIVEABILITY: Drives out very nicely. Steering is tight, alignment is dead on, suspension is low-mile tight. Brakes work well with good linings. Tires have about 80% tread remaining on a matched set of Goodrich radials. Solid, quiet exhaust with no leaks. Check engine light is not lit (except at start up as it should.) No complaints - drive anywhere.

Short version terms: Small non-refundable deposit as listed (but fast) by Paypal within 24 hours. Balance due in 5 days by cash in person, wire transfer, or Wells Fargo cashier's check. Will meet you or your transporter at my location by appointment after 6 pm weekdays or anytime weekends. No administrative fee on this auction. Any other costs - tax, emissions inspection, registration, shipping, etc. are buyer's responsibility - see full terms. 30 days to pick up. Temporary tags available at local license bureau on weekdays. WILL PICK YOU UP AT THE CHARLESTON, SC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT weekday evenings or any time weekends. Inspections are strongly encouraged, but by appointment only - please email or call. By bidding, you agree you are satisfied with the item description. Note that pickup times are by appointment only also - just call! Prepaid vehicles scheduled for transport can be picked up any time with at least 24 business hours' notice - have your driver call me. I'm happy to drive the car to a nearby large parking lot for easier truck loading. See my about me page for full terms.

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