Remember the CC on this car? It was one of my earliest writeups. It was a nasty, icy day when I took those pics, and my CC photo skills were not as good as they are today, so I was quite happy when I recently spotted it at an acquaintance’s repair shop. And I finally got pics of those lovely leather thrones the Touring Sedans had. Even better: It’s a burgundy interior, folks!
I hadn’t gotten pics of the inside of this car last year, because the whole street was an ice rink and my camera at the time didn’t have a sufficiently wide angle to show more than, say, 25% of the door panel even with the lens placed against the glass. Since it was an overcast day, I suppose I thought the interior was black or gray.
And how about that back seat? Pretty nice, eh? No doubt that this is not your run-of-the-mill Regency! The buckets were unique to the Touring Sedan, and were no longer available when the model was discontinued after 1993.
Outside, it was harder to tell a Touring Sedan, the primary differences being black overlays on its tail lamps, black trim on the side moldings, bumpers and windows, alloy wheels and a color-keyed grille.
The problem is, starting in ’94 all the Touring Sedan items except the bucket seats, taillights, grille and black trim became available à la carte.
On more than one occasion I have spotted what I thought was a Touring Sedan, only to realize it was a plain old Regency with the alloys. Curses! But this one is legit!