For Sale: 1990 Buick Reatta in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

The Buick Reatta convertible is was such an expensively crafted car that we likely will never see one like it again. It took the powerful motor shared with the Riviera, wrapped it around a sleek body, and then gave it a European-inspired fully independent suspension. So when you can find a loaded example of the ultra-rare drop-top version, well then, the value goes well beyond affordability.


The Reatta might as well have been a marque all its own above Cadillac. General Motor set up a special factory that specifically built these cars in the kind of low-batch, high-quality assembly you'd expect from a Mercedes. In fact, the car comes with a Craftsman's Log within the owner's manual with signatures of the people who hand-assembled this example. They can be this individualized, because there were less than 2,500 Reatta convertibles made during the car's entire run. More than just rarity, this also has distinct beauty. The swoopy design with folding headlights and a very cool wrap-around taillight panel continue to make these cars memorable today. The red paint has a great luster that loves the sunshine, and it has a hint of a deeper tone that gives this the right amount of sophistication. Plus, it goes well with the coordinated darker elements of the black folding roof and upgraded American Racing Special Edition Torq Thrust wheels.


While we love a convertible for being open to the world, the condition of the leather interior really lets you know it was never left out in the sun for very long. Instead, this car has been babied all its life. These great-looking bucket seats are power adjustable so you can make them armchair comfortable. Almost everything was standard in the Reatta, including power windows, power locks, keyless entry, driver airbag, and the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo with CD player. Plus, you get a very cool electro-luminescent gauge panel that offers all the right info, while also retaining the car's retro-futuristic style. And because you're going to love taking the top down and showing off the interior, you'll be glad the automatic A/C climate control keeps everything nice and cool.


When you open the hood, you're treated to more of the original style that you've seen in the interior and exterior. This 3.8-liter V6 has been the backbone of Buick during this era because it provides fuel-injected power that remains quiet and reliable. It's believed to be the original motor, and it shows all signs of proper maintenance. The Reatta was meant to be Buick's Mercedes SL competitor, so out on the road it feels confident with the right hint of nimbleness. The four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive, fully independent suspension, cruise control, and four-wheel power disc brakes makes this a great car for long hauls or fun weekends on the backroads.


Craftsmanship, distinction, and rarity are everlasting qualities of this convertible. So at this price, this drop-top Reatta is going fast. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1374695
  • Price:$16,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1990
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Reatta
  • Exterior Color:Garnet Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:83799
  • Stock Number:1462-PHX
  • VIN:1G4EC33C0LB907954