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1987 Buick Regal Limited Coupe

Coupe Car for sale in Sanford, Florida 32771


Classic Car Overview

Classic Car Overview

1987 Buick Regal Limited Coupe $9,000

Gold · 6 Cylinder Turbo · 72,816 miles

Remember all those stories you heard about the "barn finds"? You know, the low-mileage classic car that was parked years ago in a barn or garage and hasn't been driven for 20 years? Usually those stories are urban legends, but guess what? Here's one that's true!

In 1987 my father worked for a Buick dealership. He custom ordered a 1987 Buick Regal T-Type. You know what that is, right? It's essentially a Grand National, but without the black paint or GN badges. When he ordered the car, he told my mom it was for her. She didn't want the black Grand National. She liked the nice gold color. That's what he ordered: a nice gold Buick Regal with leather interior and the rare "Astroroof" option... "for her". Of course, he also ordered the Grand National LC2 Turbo Package: a 3.8 liter SFI turbocharged V-6 engine with intercooler... "for her".

So when it was delivered, imagine my dad's surprise when my mom told him she liked it and actually drove it! She used it to drive to the grocery store and to take my little sister to school. Oh yeah, and to drive to church on Sundays. No lie, she really did! At least until the turbo unit started leaking in 1997.

My dad parked it in the garage with good intentions. He was going to replace the turbo unit, but he never go around to it. So it sat in the garage until he passed away in 2009. A few years later I got the idea that I would get it back on the road. By that time the car had been sitting with a tank full of old gas for about 15 years. So I pulled the tank and replaced it, along with the fuel pump, filter, spark plugs and a couple of other things. I also changed the oil and put a new battery in it. I put a gallon of new gas in the tank, and after a few seconds of cranking, the engine fired up! Of course, the turbo unit was still leaking, so I didn't run it very long.

I pulled off the turbo unit and was going to replace it, but I guess procrastination runs in the family. I didn't get around to it, and now other projects have taken all my time. The car is still sitting in my mom's garage, and she doesn't even drive anymore. The time has come to sell it.

So this is a true one-owner car. It was driven for ten years, then parked in a garage. It has 72,816 actual miles. Yeah, my mom didn't drive it that much. It is all original and complete. The paint is decent, but could use a polish. The car is in decent shape, considering that it's been sitting in a dusty garage for over 20 years. Naturally, the fiberglass bumper inserts need to be replaced, and the headliner is sagging. The leather interior is cracked, but not ripped. The engine will start, but without the turbo unit installed it will spurt oil all over the place. Oh, and I wouldn't even attempt to drive it until the brakes are checked out. They've been sitting a while.

I am asking $10,500 for the car, which is a fair price. It honestly doesn't need much to get it back on the road, killing Corvettes. The car is rare, and trust me, back in the day it was the quickest car I had ever driven. I wish I had the time to get it back on the road, but I don't, so it could be your lucky day!

1987 Buick Regal Limited Coupe Specifications

  • VIN

  • Classic Car ID

  • Stock Number

  • Trim Body Style

  • Bodystyle

  • Doors

    Two Door
  • Suspension

  • Suspension

  • Engine

  • Engine

    6 Cylinder Turbo
  • Drivetrain

  • Transmission

  • Transmission

    4 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

  • Custom Exterior Color

  • Interior

  • Interior Color

  • Seat Color

    Tan Leather

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