The Buick Reatta convertible is one of those specialty vehicles direct from the manufacturer, and the likes of which we might never see 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 and highly original example that has been well cared for all its life, well then, the value goes well beyond affordability.
Workmanship is very good, because it was built at a factory specially set up by GM to build these low volume personal luxury cars. In fact, while General Motors is known for mass production, this Reatta can almost be considered hand-crafted. So something this carefully made looks great in a bright white (it even shows all signs of being the original application.) The swoopy design with folding headlights and a very cool wrap-around taillight panel is still handsome today. It's so unique that people will guess a value several times the asking price - a tribute to the car's styling and presence. And the other reason why this looks so upper-class is the level of care in the details. It all looks great – from the white folding roof (with glass rear window) to the special 16-inch factory alloys.
The nice gray pinstripe on the outside is a nice preview of the full gray luxury interior. The condition of the leather interior really lets you know 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 with new Pioneer speakers. Plus, you get a very cool electro-luminescent gauge panel that offers all the right info, while retaining the car's cool futuristic style. And because you're going to love taking the top down and showing off the interior, you'll be glad the air conditioning is blowing nice and cold.
When you open the hood, you're treated to more of the original style that you've seen in the interior and exterior. This fuel-injected 3.8-liter V6 has been the backbone of Buick during this era because it provides terrific power while remaining quiet and reliable. It shows all signs of proper maintenance, and we have the records to prove it. The Reatta was meant to be Buick's Mercedes SL competitor, so out on the road it feels confident with even a little hint of a sporty exhaust. The four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, fully independent suspension, cruise control, and four-wheel disc brakes makes this a great car for long hauls or fun weekends on the backroads.
This is a smooth modern classic that delivers an ideal mix of luxury and sport. So at this price, this droptop Reatta is going fast. Call today!!!