Tim Finn, who is a serious (professional?) photographer posted this shot of a Regal artfully posing near the river in Portland. Was he hired to shoot someone’s pride and joy? Is this the finest of its breed left? So many questions.
Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: The Nicest 1995 (or so) Buick Regal Left?
– Posted on September 10, 2021
That photo screams bringatrailer listing
Although to fetch top dollar they’d do well to find some stock wheels vs the Walmart wheelcovers
My thought exactly. Too nice of a survivor to go out seen like that. Great suit, horrible shoes. Though in fairness, most non-car-nerds would not notice the problem.
I was thinking the same thing.
It kind of reminds me of people who used to brag, years after it went out of production, that they still had a can of Billy beer in the back of the fridge.
I didn’t like these at all when they were new, but now I can appreciate the large greenhouse, simple lines, and chrome bumpers.
That was my daily driver until a little over a year ago. Yep I was trying to give it the “Bring a Trailer” look. I’m not a professional photographer, I’m a custodian. I bought it for $1000, and sold it for $1200. Old cars live forever here in the NW.
As the owner of a daily driver of the same age, I can appreciate the care that went into the 26 years this car has been around. Hopefully it is as sound underneath and under the hood as it is shiny!
Photo taken last week…
Wow, it is one thing to keep an old car as a DD like the 98 Civic my daughter is still rocking, but quite another to keep something going strong that many consider quite a bit more brittle. I always thought those cab-forward Mopars had some really great bits (3.5 V6 in particular) that were let down by the cost cutters and those who designed for space efficiency rather than ease of service.
That is a NICE looking old Intrepid!
In the parking lot at work a few minutes ago, photobombed by a co-worker’s Challenger.
Let’s try again, from home. Image was probably too large a file.
Looks like something for the cover of the Buick brochure.
Just add a hawk or two.
I had a 94 Regal Custom in that exact color. It was a used gem that was 12 years old when I got it for cheap and it gave me many years of reliable car ownership. The 3800 lives up to the hype. Its powerful, refined, and I could easily get 33 mpg highway. It never had any major issues. In the end it got rear-ended at 200k and I took the insurance $$$, however it was still driving, wasn’t badly damaged and I could have gotten it back and repaired it. Someone did buy it cuz I followed the auction on copart and it sold.
Interesting photo. Obviously well shot with good equipment, which would imply it was a purposefully staged picture as would the spotlessly washed and detailed car. But yet, the car is an unusual choice and I don’t know what to make of the background.
There has been a 2 door Regal of this generation serving as a kid’s car for a family down the street. I have not seen it in awhile, but perhaps the kid took it to school.
I find these a challenge – their looks never worked for me from the beginning, but I can appreciate that they were probably about as good overall of a package as the US manufacturers were churning out at the time – at least from a long-term durability standpoint (so long as they had a 3.8).
I.I.N.M., the clear-lens turn signals and faux-Mercedes grille pinpoint this Regal as a 1993 model. ’94s have amber-lens turn signals, while ’95s switch to a waterfall grille (and also move the seatbelts from the doors to the pillars).
Still rather a nice-looking car, funky faux-Mercedes grille aside..
When I first read the article, I misread “Portland” as “Poland,” thinking the car may have been photographed in Gdansk. Then I saw the Oregon plate…oh, Portland!
Love the medium blue, my favorite for most cars (G. Poon’s Intrepid wears it well also).
I am trying to recall, was the chrome part of the bumpers still metal (not plastichrome)?
Yes, GM ditched those awful door-mounted seat belts once dual front airbags became standard in the 1994 or ’95 model year (not the case for the antiquated A-bodies which had a driver airbag only, so the door-mounted belt remained on the passenger side to the end of production in 1996).
Just inherented a 96 regal grand sport with 67k white. Mint condition original from my 90 yr old uncle email@example.com what’s it worth?
I have a Buick regal that’s actually in a lot better condition if you want to see it just get ahold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Buick regal is a 1994 Buick regal custom