Thursday, December 18, 2014

5k: Boat Sided: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate

The Buick Roadmaster is a car that needs little introduction.  Its got a big V8 up front wrapped in 4000 lbs of American sheet metal & faux wood siding.  Inside it has room for six regular sized passengers and two more facing rearward.  The last time I went for a ride facing backwards in a Roadmaster, I thought I was going to vomit, but the kids swear they love it. Find this   1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate offered here on craigslist for $5,200 in Cupertino, CA.  Tip from Kaibeezy. 

Everybody knows a guy who daily drives a Roadmaster.  The dude may spend more in fuel that it would cost to lease a new Honda, but he enjoys being captain of the NCC-Roadmaster and wouldn't trade it for the cushiest position on Omicron Ceti III.  You don't drive the Roadmaster as much as you pilot it around, like a helmsman at the controls of a giant spaceship.

The Roadmaster is powered by the LT1, a cast iron pushrod and fuel injected equipped V8 that was good for 260 horsepower and 330 ft-lbs of torque.  The only transmission available was an old school automatic slushbox, but folks have been known to swap 6-speeds in place of the auto. 

See a better way to cruise in style?


  1. I've been saying for years that these things are going to sky-rocket in value when people realize how awesome they truly are.

  2. These things have the all time record for junk in the trunk. From '77 forward GM started pumping up the booty on the wagons, and by the end it'd reached truly epic dimensions.

    It's a very useful vehicle, and not a bad one mechanically, but personally I don't do woodgrain.

  3. What a enormous woodie!

    "That's what she said."

  4. mine's this big, of course, but i've got the wood delete :(
    fortunately there are pills for that :)


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