Doppleganger Edition: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate 9 Passenger – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Two weeks ago to the day, we featured a virtually identical 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Nine Passenger as the one we just found listed  on Craigslist in Johnston, Rhode Island where the current caretaker is asking $4,500 for it.  Judging by the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool the private seller has this Estate priced $1,000 more than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $3,500.  

1996 was the final year for the GM full-frame classic wagons such as the example presented here.  We love the fact that this Estate does not have faux wood paneling on the sides.  Unlike the version we featured two weeks ago, neither the pictures nor the description indicates whether this Roadmaster is equipped with the desirable towing package, so you’ll need to confirm that with the seller.  In fact, this seller indicates his Roadmaster is equipped with the Grand Touring handling package, so we’re curious to know whether those were two discrete packages (please comment below if you know).  Besides needing a good engine detailing, the only other item we believe will need attention appears to be the driver’s side seat foam.

After recently witnessing a similar example complete a posi-traction-inspired smokey burn-out, we’ve added the Roadmaster to our future collection wish-list.  We’ll likely never see such a large nine-passenger capable, the rear-wheel-drive car again, so this Roadmaster combines modern convenience with traditional station wagon utility.  Good Luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Up for sale is a 1996 Buick roadmaster estate wagon collector edition last year for the desirable collectable wagon. Sharp shiney burgandy metallic paint, with clean burgandy velour interior, LT 1 CORVETTE ENGINE, sport suspension pkg, fast and handles great for a wagon, solid body, tight front end, have all repairs done over the years, one family owned and maintained, clean body lines make this a great surfer wagon add some nice mag wheels and make it sporty. Runs and handles like a new 1996, has removable cd radio, full power, tilt wheel, fairly new tires, starts right up, been garage kept and kept clean not rotted out solid body, door jambs and floors solid, couple of small dings but overall very presentable wagon. Only reason selling is I have a woody roadmaster and was going to keep two one sporty and one woody, but plans changed so selling the sporty one, seats eight with rear facing third seat, fit a full sheet of plywood in cargo area, nice interior, all power works, original key fob locks and unlocks door, dual rear tailgate, new dual exhust, rear sunroof, original
buick mags wheels, owners manual. all original and stock. These are great wagons and are becoming very popular and harder to find. In great condition for 24 years old, also great color combo. phone calls fastest way to make call 407 area code 729 9477 must dial area code with number.

Do you have a Buick Roadmaster story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!


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