1987 Buick Regal on 2040-cars
Shawneetown, Illinois, United States
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11,500 mile 1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T. The first registered owner had
kept the car until 1990 at which time the car had approximately 9,400 miles. It was then sold and stored
(occasionally driven) until I had purchased it in 2013 at 9,900 miles. Because the car had been stored for so long,
I immediately had all fluids and filters serviced (9,913 miles) as well as a general inspection. The history of
this car is short, as it remains completely original with the exception of new B.F. Goodrich radial tires which
were replaced solely for safe. The engine, transmission, rear axle, exhaust, etc. are 100% original as the day the
car was sold. There have been NO upgrades of ANY kind for ANY reason. As you can see in the photos, the original
exhaust is intact and the factory catalytic converter is still in place. The exterior color is Burgundy Metallic
(option code 79U) and the interior is the matching Dark Claret (option code 79I). The option group for this car is
quite rare as it has very few added production options. It features T-Tops in addition to the black exterior trim
package, but has manual (non-power) chrome outside rear view mirrors (option code DR3). Most will debate that
these are not correct for the car (especially for performance models), but the photo of the door-related broadcast
codes proves 100% correct for this vehicle's build. Other oddities are fixed (non-power) radio antenna, no rear
window defrost, manual (non-power) locks, manual (non-power) seats, no cruise control, no power trunk release, etc.
The interior is completely original with absolutely NO evident wear of any kind. When you open the doors, the scent
of the fabrics is un-tainted, vintage 1987. The T-Top bags are included and show no wear. I've included all
documentation that was presented to me with the car except for recent maintenance receipts (due to privacy) which
will also be included. Some examples pictured are the bill of sale, odometer statement, GM service contract, sales
delivery check list, operating manuals, dealership repair orders, etc. I've included many photos as testament to
the originality and history (or lack of) of this rare Buick
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Years ago, General Motors used Buick cars to test out the idea of a "smart highway" concept. More recently, GM has been talking up its award-winning Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology that will roll out with Cadillac and make its way to Buick. The LeSabre in the video above has nothing to do with any of that.
On Interstate 15 in Utah, a man driving this LeSabre got into an accident that rearranged the front end and set the horn on permanent blare. At the time of writing this, no one is sure what happened next, but the man ended up sitting in the snow in the highway median while his car carried on down the highway without him. Passing traffic stayed well to the right.
The 51-second video below provides a different take on our autonomous future. A local newscast on KUTV covered the story the evening of the incident, but the Utah Highway Patrol didn't have any update on the fate of the LeSabre. We'll take that to mean that Buick's take on Christine could still be out on the prowl... so watch out!
The Tucker Torpedo is one of the great what-if stories of automotive history. Preston Tucker hoped to revolutionize the industry with a car unlike any other on the road at the time. However, due to a variety of problems, he only managed build 51 vehicles before closing shop. Over time, they have become highly sought-after; In 2012, one sold for $2.65 million at auction.
That brings us to this Tucker "replica" that you see above because it might be one of the ugliest monstrosities ever put together. However, we might extend some leniency to the creator, as the vehicle isn't actually trying to replicate the classic look of the 1948 Tucker Torpedo. Instead, it is attempting to reproduce an earlier prototype from 1946 that actually features that weird, trident nose. According to the seller, his uncle built the car as a labor of love and supposedly used actual plans from Tucker as inspiration.
Underneath all of the crazy changes is a 1971 Buick Riviera powered by a 455-cubic-inch (7.5-liter) Buick V8. Some of the replica's odder modifications include the front fenders that turn with the wheels and the fin running down the back. All three headlights work, but the one in the middle is only for the high beams. Oddly, the small hinged sections on the roof are meant to open to avoid hitting your head when getting in or out. Maybe the seller's uncle was a very tall guy?
Looking to set itself apart in the mid-luxury segment, Buick is looking to introduce a diesel engine somewhere in its US lineup. And according to Edmunds, the two best chances of a diesel Buick rest with the Encore and Verano.
In both our First Drive and Review of the 2013 Encore, our chief complaint about the compact crossover was the the lack of power from the 138-horsepower turbo engine. Edmunds says that the recently introduced 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (with both gas and diesel variants) from the Encore's overseas cousin, the Opel Mokka, could make its way into the Encore delivering the much-needed boost in power.
Then there's the Verano. As a close relative to the Chevy Cruze, which just added a diesel engine for 2014, the article speculates that a Verano Diesel might actually be the more "probably candidate" if and when Buick decides to add a diesel model to its portfolio. Either way, offering such an engine in one of its products could be a great way for Buick to differentiate itself from Cadillac and possibly even attract buyers from Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes-Benz looking for a luxurious, fuel-efficient vehicle.