One-Owner & Impeccably Original: 36k-Mile 1984 Buick Regal T-Type

  • March 29, 2021
The Rundown
  • One of America’s Best Performance Cars When New
  • Excellent Condition w/ Just 36k Miles
  • 200hp Turbocharged, Intercooled 3.8L SFI V6 engine
  • 4-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Overdrive
  • Outstanding Performance & Handling, Even by Today’s Standards
  • Excellent Documentation from New Including Window Sticker
  • Excellent Condition w/ Sophisticated, Upscale Presence
Why We Like It

Based on Buick’s “G-Body” intermediate platform, the new Regal was an ideal platform for Buick’s first series-produced Turbo V6 engine – an American industry first, as well. Featuring handsomely chiseled body lines, the Regal was perfect for NASCAR speedways, confirmed by achievement of the NASCAR Manufacturer’s Title for 1981 and 1982. To celebrate, just 215 of the first Regal Grand Nationals appeared in mid-1982 with naturally aspirated and turbocharged engine choices. For 1983, Buick introduced its European-styled ‘T-Type’ models, all featuring a sophisticated road car persona and upgraded handling suspensions. For its part, the Regal T-Type was available in 1983 with its turbocharged, 231ci V6 engine delivering 190 willing horses for brisk performance. Sequential electronic fuel injection was added for 1984’s Regal T-Type and Grand National models, good for 200hp, helping build the high-performance reputation they established among driving enthusiasts everywhere.

one-owner-and-impeccably-original-36k-mile-1984-buick-regal-t-type00B0B 55BgkeK1pA5z 0CI0t2 1200x900Priced from $13,400, the 1984 Buick Regal T-Type was a premium-level performer, quite reminiscent of the legendary Skylark-based Gran Sport models of the 1960s and early 1970s. Just 2,000 examples of the Regal T-Type were built for 1984, including our subject car, with only 36k actual miles and just one adult owner from new – the seller’s grandfather. He purchased it new at Dave Weinsner Buick in Sandwich, Illinois and it comes with all the original documents, including the window sticker. According to the seller, it runs great, starts right up, and delivers a smooth ride with no mechanical issues. Elderly owned, garage-kept, never abused, and driven on weekends only, it remains impeccably original with no engine modifications and no rust.

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Valuation Verdict

Values for these potent and very special Regals range from nearly $21,900 for an excellent #2 car to $28,400 for an as-new #1 specimen. Our subject 1984 T-Type is a very desirable 200hp, fuel-injected car and it’s highly compelling with its single, adult ownership and limited use from new. The seller’s negotiable asking price seems to be ‘Fair Market’ at just below the listed number, in our opinion.

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