Price: US $99.00 Item location: Chandler, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Regal
  • SubModel: TURBO COUPE
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 18,998
  • VIN: 4K4739Z182930
  • Color: White
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Buick Regal TURBO COUPE







Here is a car that you will not find every day. There are quite a few Buick Grand Nationals available for sale but very few Sport Coupes. This is a completely rust free, super solid survivor that, aside from a quick cleaning, is in the condition I got it. This car shows 19k miles on the odometer and I got this car from the largest auction company in America and bought it as 'original miles'. I have an original mile title and the odometer on the car cannot be disputed. That being said and having been around cars for a very long time, there is literally no way this has just 19k miles. The car is clean, fairly straight and very solid but definitely not a 19k mile vehicle. What IS of value is that this car is rare and desirable and with a mild restoration, you could definitely have yourself what could be seen as a 19k mile car. Take into consideration that IF you could find one of these to restore, you will likely find one with corrosion issues, a higher mileage title or an 'exempt' title or a 'not actual mileage' title. All decrease the value of the car. The photos tell the story, please review all 65+ of them including several shots of the undercarriage which still shows original 'chalk markings' on the suspension and brake components and even an original stamp on the frame. You will notice that the metal underneath is 'brown', that is not rust or corrosion, just the color untreated metal turns when wet, I did not want to 'rattle-can' it all in black, that would have decreased the integrity of the cars condition.

The body of the car is really straight aside from a couple of small door dings, no major dents at all. Someone 'touched up' the hood around the turbo-hump (poorly) at some point in it's life but there are no damage or corrosion issues. The half Landau top is intact but showing it's age, no major tears or deterioration but you can see it's starting to 'check'. Glass is decent, minor wear on the windshield, sides and rears have a light film on them which can easily be steamed off. Hankook white-wall tires are in great shape with 80% tread life remaining and the factory wheels are in good shape and all intact aside from one missing center cap. Bumpers are straight and chrome is average, I did not notice any real pitting or fading.

The interior is very, very clean. It was not a smokers car so there are no foul odors or any burns at all. There are a few splits in the dash pad, you will notice the fabric is worn in the center in front of the arm rest and there is some wear on the driver's side bolster near the top but all intact. Door panels are intact and clean and are missing the smal caps that finish the door pulls. Carpets are nice and clean, headliner is intact with no sagging, the driver's visor has a couple of splits in it. Rear seating area looks as if there has rarely been anyone back there, it's all clean and intact. Gauges look to all be in working order as does the backlighting on the cluster. It has a Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD stereo (the only non-stock item on the car). The A/C and heat controls are all there but there is no power to the fan, don't know what it may be, fuse?

The car starts up very quickly, does not smoke and does not appear to have any leaks (no smell of oil when driving). The engine is quiet, no valve noise or lower end noises. It runs fairly well but obviously the car could use some tuning up, I have no idea how long it's been sitting but it does get down the road okay, transmission shifts nicely and the power steering is functioning as well.

All in all, you won't find another car that is this clean and solid. It is definitely worthy of a restoration but you could clean up a few things cosmetically and have a nice driver. Either way, the clean clear low mileage title and the overall condition of the car makes it worth far more than what I'm sure it will bring, I watch other Turbo cars sell from 10k on up but with absolutely NO RESERVE, the highest bidder will own this classic. Please call me at (480)326-9885 with any questions. I am happy to assist with transport as well. Thanks for looking.