1986 Buick Regal
The Buick Regal is an upscale mid-sized automobile that was first
introduced by Buick for the 1973 model year. The model was
originally positioned as a personal luxury car, and typically
offered in both coupe and sedan forms until 1997, when the Regal
became sedan-only due to the decline of the personal luxury coupe
market. For certain model years between 1973 and 2004, the Regal
shared bodies and powertrains with the similar Buick Century,
although the Regal was positioned as a more upmarket vehicle.
For consignment a project car for the ambitious restorer. Many
invasive rusted surfaces, cracked and crazed paint, and
inconsistent gaps. Interior of blue crushed velour overstuffed
seats, well worn, and mechanically for the test drive it had a
heavy smell of gas.
Bathed in a beige respray, areas of overspray, cracking, pitting
and invasive rust are noted throughout. Some underlying bubbling is
beginning around the roof drip rails and can be seen surrounding
some of the trimmings (door handles/locks etc.). Side highlight
trim is peeling off the underlying plastic, and there is a trim
piece missing from the lower trunk deck. Brown vinyl landau style
top is in good condition, although the trim rails are off center on
some areas, as well as a broken badge on the driver's side. Where
the roof meets the landau top there is a gap. American racing
wheels and like new radials are seen on all 4 corners.
Blue crushed velour with large pillow attached cushions with
buttons make up the seats inside. The dash and surfaces are dirty.
Shag carpet shows wear. The headliner is dark blue and intact.
Original dash is on and gauges are also original.
The original engine has been replaced by a consigner stated
Oldsmobile 307ci 5.0 liter. There is now a 4-barrel carburetor on
top. The original automatic transmission is on back of this mill,
and consigner states this car drives like a dream and actually
drove it to the Mall from Chicago.
Invasive rust is seen throughput, on the floorpans and rockers.
More wear underneath, some surface rust on suspension and other
parts, and thanks to the heavy oiling produced by what probably was
the original engine the passenger side has been saved from the
surface rust due to this heavy oiling phenomenon. Quite the happy
accident and a real coincidental plus, most likely due to the
original engine that resided there until the end of 2019.
On our test track this Buick performed admirably and is a decent
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.