1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. $15,900 OBO. 80,500 MILES. VIN: 1G4BR82P4SR416523
Rear wheel drive 5.7 L V8 engine runs great. Four-speed automatic transmission shifts smooth. Power steering and brakes. New tires have been installed on the original aluminum wheels. Bright white original paint is in very good condition, as are the woodgrain panels. Beige leather 2nd and 3rd row seats are in like new condition. The front driver and passenger seats show very light wear. Features Power windows, door locks, and seats. The dash is in excellent condition with no cracks. Cold air conditioning. Note: THIS IS NOT A DEALER BUT A PRIVATE OWNER. CASH OR WIRE TRANSFER ONLY.
There’s a way to get a Corvette inside a station wagon. Just buy a Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon. Each and every 1994, 1995 and 1996 example of the Roadmaster Estate Wagon came standard with the same 5.7L LT1 V8 engine found under the hood of the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird F-body twins. Modified somewhat from Vette tune, it still pushed out a healthy 260hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
Some of the key differences between the Corvette and Roadmaster LT1s included the heads (iron in the Buick vs. aluminum in the Chevrolet), the mains (2-bolt vs. 4-bolt) and the camshaft profile. The power control module (PCM) was shared between the F-body and the B-body.
Of course, some would argue that triple-digit speeds are as exciting as you’d like behind the wheel of a 4,700-lb behemoth like the Buick. Depending on how well you can brake-boost the car's four-speed 4L60 automatic transmission, you're also looking at 60 mph from a standing start in just a tick over seven seconds, which is quite respectable for a commuter.
The Buick Roadmaster Estate makes for one of the ultimate sleepers. No one's going to suspect that the wood-paneled family appliance idling in the lane beside them is packing C4 Corvette artillery under the hood—unless they hear those eight cylinders singing out of your dual tail pipes, that is.
Hagerty featured them prominently in its Investment Guide for 2019, calling them “the AMC Pacer of the 1990s” and saying “there’s nowhere for them to go but up.” (The Pacer refers to an example of the type of car that was mocked when it debuted but decades later has developed a groundswell of approval, leading to attention and sales.) The Michigan-based insurance company reported 50% growth in the number of insurance quotes requested for the homely wagons from 2017 to 2018. The number of insurance quotes requested leads the overall market by 14 percentage points—more inquiries than for classic Mercedes.