Craigslist Classic: 1979 Buick Regal – “Very Clean”

Regal 1

Here’s a GM coupe that will make a few people around here drool!  Disregard the “small block” 301 comment (even though it is arguably true: if Pontiac ever had a small block, it was the 265/301) and consider the idea that a showroom condition ’79 Regal exists in half-vinyl roof, rally-wheeled glory.

Regal 2

VERY CLEAN!!! For sale is a 1979 Buick Regal. Everything in this car is original and it is from southern Kentucky. The original owner was an elderly woman. It has an automatic V-8 301 small block, just freshly rebuilt this winter. The body has 130,000 original miles. The vehicle is very clean, has absolutely no rust, and runs very well. It has power seat and windows. This car is in great shape for its age and is show quality! Serious offers only please. $4,500 O.B.O.

Regal 3

Why does every used car have to be “very clean?”  Either way, this one seems to be.

Regal 4

The interior reminds me of my grandpa’s ’77 LeSabre Custom Coupe (also with 301).  I’ll bet it even smells the same.  Ticking electric clock, velour everywhere…this one even has fake wood trim!  Classy!

Regal 5

Does anybody know how long Buick used silver-faced gauges?  My parents’ ’83 LeSabre did not have them.  Is that a CB radio?  Eastbound and down, good buddy!

Regal 6

Limited visibility from the rear seat, ’70s style?  Check!

Regal 7

Finally, a trunk with plenty of space for anything but plastic porch boards (I just did that…those boards are LONG!). The weatherstripping even looks new!  I’d be a little concerned about the lack of underhood pictures and the “recently rebuilt” 301 (who does that?), but otherwise it looks like a nice car.  Happy car shopping!