Classic Car Addict is excited to present this 1996 Buick Roadmaster wagon for sale in our Mesa, AZ showroom. It's fitting that the full-size American station wagon—once the ruler of the turnpike, now a long-forgotten memory buried under the crashing wave of SUVs, minivans, and crossovers—received a Viking funeral with the Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon. Each and every 1994, 1995 and 1996 example of the Roadmaster Estate came standard with the same 5.7L LT1 V8 engine found under the hood of the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird F-body twins. Modified somewhat from Vette tune, it still pushed out a healthy 260hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, which were impressive numbers in an era where BMW was still offering less than that in the M3. The factory Bright White color seems like an ideal pairing for the classic wood paneling you expect in the family wagon. And this one even lives up to its Buick heritage with a premium look that includes a band of brightwork that encircles the whole car. The vintage look hides the modern look of this Roadmaster. After all, the rounded design was one of Buick’s most streamlined looks. The tinted windows show that this Estate Wagon also has a little more attitude than others. And the classic American Racing wheels with gold line whitewalls not only pay tribute to the cruising heritage of the station wagon, but it's also a reminder of the special V8 that's under the hood. The medium beige leather interior has a nice coordinating tone with the exterior. It all has a well-respected look you want in a premium Buick. In fact, because these were expensive when new, it's great to see it with plenty of premium features, like power front seats, power locks, power windows, anti-theft system, and the premium factory AM/FM/cassette stereo. You may have also noticed that this has some great old-school wagon features. Some are great for showing off, like the passenger sunroof. Others are nice for practicality, like the rear-facing third row seat that brings the seating total up to eight. And thanks to modern R134a air conditioning, everyone gets to ride in cool comfort. But you don't need the full family to appreciate this Roadmaster. The front seat has a fold-down cup holder armrest to give you a bucket-like level of comfort. And the motor really makes this a driver's machine. Under the hood is in an engine bay that looks like a 1996-time capsule. Below the factory plastic covers is the 5.7-liter LT1 V8 engine that is believed to be original to the car. Yes, this is the same type of fuel-injected powerplant that was available in the Corvette and Impala SS. That means plenty of power whenever you need it, but the kind of quiet operation that keeps in good standing with neighbors. This powerful and luxury dual nature is best felt on the open road. You have a four-speed automatic transmission with a highway-ready overdrive, and the suspension is set up for grand touring. Plus, the power steering, cruise control, and power brakes w/discs up front are all perfect for the long haul. “The last of its kind”. “An end of an era”. “The final chapter”. These may be clichés but are nevertheless appropriate when describing the 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. Don’t miss out on this super clean classic, call us today, 480-256-1459. Be sure to visit our website www.classiccaraddict.com, FB, Instagram and our YouTube channel to see 100+ HD photos and full virtual videos.
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