Thursday, January 29, 2015

1k: Bronze Bomber: 1994 Buick Roadmaster

 What's that you've found?  An LT1 powered family sedan that is brown and cheap? It might not be a wagon, but it'll haul a small family and return decent highway fuel economy while flying totally under the radar.  Find this 1994 Buick Roadmaster sedan offered for $1800 in Peru, IN via craigslist.  I think I found this link in a comment somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find it now.

The name Roadmaster usually associated with Buick's wagon version, but a sedan version was released in 1992 following the success of the Estate Wagon.  It also shared parts with the Chevy Caprice/Olds Custom Cruiser, and was a body-on-frame dinosaur that survived until 1996.

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 cheaper way to get 4700 lbs of steel?


  1. I'm not sure if it was me. I suggested one recently for the post looking for a car for Scot and his family. But they were wagons, so I'm not positive. If it was my post then, once again, I get no street cred!

  2. Gee you could swap a Volvo wagon body onto that LT1!

  3. Every time I see one of these I'm reminded of the Mother Ginger character in the Nutcracker, there's just so much extra sheetmetal here you expect to see half a dozen Geo Metros come scooting out of the fenderwells.


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