1984 Buick Regal T-Type
While your average person might think there's nothing special about
a Buick, real gearheads are well aware of the mad scientist
engineering the brand was experimenting with back in the '80s. Cars
like the 1985 Buick T-Type ruffled the feathers as they not only
took the fight to Mopar and Ford models, but also gave Corvettes at
the time some stiff competition.
For consignment, this wolf in sheep's clothing consignment car
complete with turbo, new upgraded ecu, tons of suspension and
driveline upgrades, and did I mention that the LM9 hot air turbo
and V6 is long gone and the heart and soul of this gentleman's
muscle car right out of 1984 is a modern 5.3 Liter LS V8. It is
sporting a decent paint job, upgraded interior, and is a "mild'
590hp driver with plenty more left if you want to turn the wick up.
Having the luxury of a Buick and the soul of a muscle car, we have
a real storyteller on our hands.
This Regal T-Type is draped in all white save for a few areas of
touch ups and some waviness to the lower panels, but still
presenting as very clean! The paint retains its shine, and depth.
Straight steel panels mind their gaps and come together to create
the iconic mid 1980's square and rectangle design. Up front a
nicely painted white front bumper and grille surround show off the
typical Buick class with a blacked out grille and headlight bezels,
but as we move rearward on the hood there is just a hint of the
teeth beginning to show in the form of a bump, which should serve
as a warning that the luxury will come at a price. The remaining
window trim, side spears, and surrounds have been menacingly
blackened, to add yet another hint that there may be trouble
brewing for a potential competitor. A nicely designed opera window
is seen on the B pillar and affords the rear passengers to watch
the world streak by. The rear is all straight and true, again, just
beautifully preserved, and the rear bumper is just as snazzy as the
front, in all its crisp white glory. Adding some bling factor are
Digi-tails LED taillights resting just below the small trunk lid
spoiler. For some added eye candy, 17" multi-spoke wheels are
wrapped by skinny all-season radials up front and 275/50R17 drag
radials in the rear. That will get you up the hill to fetch a pail
of water, and then some!
A swing of the long doors, and shaking our hands is some tuck and
roll velour fuzzy broadcloth in black broadcloth, a smooth gray
vinyl armrest, and black carpet on the bottom. All in nice shape
with just a few small nicks in the cloth. Moving our attention to
the seats, we see Procar high back racing bucket seats with a mix
of perforated black vinyl and smooth charcoal broadcloth. The
driver's seat shows some wear in the form of some wear off and a
light tear on the seat area, but I've begun getting picky, so we
will leave it at that. A center console in light gray streaks up to
the dash between the seats, houses a glovebox, and the B&M
Stealth shift lever. The original dash has a more square and
rectangle design here for the temp controls and just below are a
trio of digital gauges for monitoring various engine vitals. The
instrument cluster has been changed over to a Holley 7" digital
dash and is a very clean installation. Another Holley 3.5" display
has been installed on the lower right of the main cluster. A shout
out to the rear bench, which is well preserved, and looks like it
just came out of the showroom with a mix of black and gray
broadcloth. Black carpet, clean and all good covers the floors and
is protected by black carpeted Turbo 6 Grand National mats, and a
charcoal headliner hangs tightly above. The interior is comfortable
and fit perfectly for little Miss Muffet to sit on.
Exactly what fables and legends are made of, all clean and ready to
hand out a whoopin to any challenger that may cross its path.
Residing in the fenderless engine bay is a consignor stated new 5.3
Liter LS V8 that was installed in August 2021. This mill is fed by
a Holley Terminator Max EFI system with an ethanol content sensor.
Deep within the block are forged Scat rods, forged Wiseco pistons
and a Elgin .585 lift camshaft. Topping it off are Livernois 799
ported heads with a rocker trunion upgrade. This creates a final
compression ratio of 10.2-1. A 2000hp capable Magnafuel fuel pump
feed 210cc Bosch fuel injectors via Fragola -10 feed and -8 return
lines. Helping cram more air into the mix is VS 7875 turbocharger
with a large GN1 intercooler, CO2 boost controller, and a Holley
Sniper intake manifold. Bolted to the back of the mill is a TCI
Super Street Fighter TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a
cooler and cooling fan and a 2800rpm stall converter. Way back is a
10-bolt 3.42 rear axle with a Tru-Track posi unit, UMI support
brace and Moser 30 spline axles.
All black with only minor road dirt, but otherwise nice and clean,
and structurally sound. We note an independent coil spring front
suspension and a 4 link and coil spring rear suspension with Metco
billet control arms. Strange fully adjustable shocks are seen on
all 4 corners. Wilwood power disc brakes, fed by a hydroboost set
up, are in charge of stopping both front and rear. We note a Denny
driveshaft and for the exhale we see Holley/Hooker Blackheart turbo
manifolds and Pypes Pro Race mufflers. All very clean and fully
meaning business down here.
A quick starter, great handler and the acceleration is truly a
smile maker. All in the lap of Buick luxury, she handled our test
track without breaking a sweat but sadly we could find no
challengers to take on and display the full brunt of the horses
lurking under the hood. We did note a few frowns during our drive,
the power locks are inoperable, the horn doesn't blow and both
power windows are slow to operate both up and down, even with the
A great example, all nice, and all very powerful. Nicely taken care
of and the drivetrain reads like a who's who of horsepower, you
will not be disappointed on your investment on this one!
K-Regal T Type
47-2 Door Hardtop Coupe
9-3.8 Liter SFI Turbo
H-Flint, MI Assy Plant
475488-Sequential Unit Number
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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
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