eBay This is a beautiful example of a very rare and collectable American classic 2-SEATER car finished in Maui Blue. It has low miles for the year (less than 4600 miles per year) and looks great for a 29 year old car.
This car has been meticulously maintained. I purchased this automobile from the estate of a former airline pilot. And in true pilot fashion he maintained every service record for years. All service and maintenance, right down to the wiper blades, was performed by the Buick dealership. These records will come with the car and are available for your review.
Currently it has 131,579 miles (but will increase somewhat since I do like to drive it) on the Buick 3800 V6 engine which is commonly described as bulletproof due to it's reputation for longevity and durability. I drove this car on a 900 mile round-trip weekend auto rally on California Hwy 1 a couple of years ago and loved it. It handles the curves beautifully and is super-comfortable on the highway.
I have so much fun driving it that I hate to give it up. I originally purchased this car as a weekender for myself but my daughter absolutely fell in love with the car and I ended up giving it to her to drive when she is home from college. She no longer needs it and I already have too many other cars now so she has asked me to sell it for her. The first thing you notice when driving it is the expansive visibility. Almost like being in a convertible. It gave me a feeling of confidence and safety when my daughter would drive it.
The former owner had it upgraded by Buick dealership to the environmentally friendly A/C standard (R-134) so the recharge Freon is readily (and legally) available. This is a big reason to own this Reatta over one that has not been upgraded, saving you a couple of thousand dollars in the process.
Only about 21,000 of these cars were in limited collector-volume production between 1988 and 1991 and the 1990 is the best year to own. Each car was HANDMADE by specialized teams of craftsmen in the Lansing Craft Center in Lansing, Michigan. Buick wanted to demonstrate it's ability to produce a quality luxury-sports car that was ahead of its time. It was not meant to compete with it in the performance area, but when new, this luxury-sports car had a sticker price higher than the same model year Corvette.
This car sports a fully independent suspension, driver side airbag, 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS, and front wheel drive. It also incorporates an electronic digital dash, a thermostatically controlled heat and A/C system (set it and forget it), and completely adjustable LEATHER 16 way power seats. Lift the door handle and an internal light illuminates the key lock and the vehicle interior. The trunk is cavernous but the car also has a lot of behind-the-seats road-trip storage space and a power reclining seat functionality for added comfort that you may never find in another 2 seat sports car. It also features two separate lockable storage compartments in addition to a pass through door into the trunk. This car is fully loaded with every option available except the power sunroof.
It has a current California smog certificate and the registration is not due until July 2019.
Brand new tires installed just a few weeks ago.
This car also retains the original key fobs and the leather-bound book containing the owners manual which was presented to each new owner. (Does not include the pen, flashlight, tire gauge that were originally included from the dealer)
Also, the previous owner (the pilot) had this vehicle equipped with a Yaesu Dual Band FM Transceiver, Model FT-5200. This unit is mounted in the dash below the CD player. As you can see in the pictures the removable antenna is mounted to the trunk lid. It comes with a handheld microphone with keypad.
The unit powers up but I have no idea how to operate it. Let me know if you would like to see this and I will send you a couple of pictures.
I reserve the right to end this listing early as it is also listed for sale locally.
|“Excellent condition. Extensive service history records. A/C Upgraded to R-134! 2 owner car. Brand new tires.” |
| Year: || 1990 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 1g4ec13cxlb901972 |
| Mileage: || 131579 || Transmission: || Automatic |
| Make: || Buick || Body Type: || Coupe |
| Model: || Reatta || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Engine: || V6 3800 || Options: || Cassette Player, Leather Seats |
| Drive Type: || FWD || Safety Features: || Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag |
| Power Options: || Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats || Exterior Color: || Maui Blue |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Interior Color: || Blue |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Number of Cylinders: || 6 |