Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown , Pennsylvania
1990 Buick Reatta Convertible
The Buick Reatta is a low-volume transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, two-door, two-seater grand tourer/sports car manufactured and marketed by Buick as a coupe (19881991) and convertible (1990-1991) - both featuring a 3.8-Liter V6 engine and shortened version of the GM E platform, the same one that underpinned the Buick Riviera. As Buick's first two-seater and its first convertible since the 1985 Riviera, the Reatta was manufactured in a highly specialized assembly program at the Reatta Craft Center (later known as the Lansing Craft Center) in Lansing, Michigan-achieving production of over 21,000 units in four years.
For consignment a 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible with a consigner stated 71,644 miles. This was the second-to- last production year for this 2-seater car.
Covered in White with a good quality paint job (not believed to be factory) sums up the exterior steel. Hidden headlights are functioning, white convertible top is in fair condition and does not retract due to difficulty with a nonfunctioning tonneau cover release which needs to release so the top has some where to go. A small rounded trunk area houses a storage area, which is accessible via 2 locking panels located in the interior rear of the passenger compartment. Trunk is clean and covered in heavy duty felt-like material. Standard thick 5 spoke aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners.
Swinging open the long doors we are met with red leather, red carpeting, with black plastic accenting, and plenty of power conveniences. Power locks, power windows, power mirrors, and a 16-way power seat adjustment. As for the seats, two leather buckets flank a center console/glovebox/armrest/gear shift lever. Leather shows nicely with a few fold lines and nice patina. A turn of the ignition key reveals an all-electronic dash readout area, including a climate control center and AM/FM/Cassette radio. A leather wrapped steering wheel fronts the dash. Also noted is the aforementioned locking panels behind the seats that have access to the trunk.
For 1990, the "L27" 3800 fuel injected engine and 4T60-E transmission replaced the "LN3" and hydraulic 4T60 units. The engine runs smoothly, as well as the transmission shifts effortlessly. Some corrosion is seen on aluminum parts within the engine bay.
Intermittent surface rust is seen throughout the undercarriage but is minimal. Floorpans, rockers and frame are very sound with little to no rust. A few "bottoming out" scratched areas are seen, and a small wet area is noted under the transverse mounted engine. This car sports a fully independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and front wheel drive. Top speed is electronically limited to 125 mph.
A sporty little car whose short run was due to many complicated scenarios merging at the same time. The kind of car that you will either love or hate the design, and this one presents some reliability issues ie: electrical problems in particular parking lights stay on, parking brake light stays on, cruise control does not work, and handle for tonneau top is broken, making it difficult to open the top. A good car for the money.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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