Not Perfect: 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate – SOLD!

Aug 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

September 22nd Update – We just confirmed the private seller of this ’96 Roadmaster deleted their Craigslist ad earlier this week, so we’re calling this long roof “Sold!”

August 30th Update – Over the weekend, we confirmed the seller of this ’96 Roadmaster we first featured at the end of August reduced their asking price from $3,500 to the somewhat obscure figure of $2,721.  Perhaps those are the seller’s lucky numbers and they are hopeful using those will help move their station wagon.

1996 “Collector’s Edition” Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagons are General Motor’s swan song of full-size, body-on-frame, eight-passenger station wagons the likes of which will never be built again.  We love featuring these detuned Corvette LT1-powered, fully optioned cars, and this faux wood-paneled, dark cherry listing is our latest example we found listed recently on Craigslist in Wayne, New Jersey where the current caretaker is now asking $2,721 for their 165K mile car.  A quick look at the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Estate smartly priced below the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $3,500.

Here’s a Buick commercial from 1992 talking about the relaunch of the classic Roadmaster brand name:

Unfortunately, neither the description nor the cut-off pictures confirm whether this Estate came equipped with the desired factory tow package, so you’ll need to confirm that and other details with the seller.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Dark cherry outside
Dark red leather inside

Stock, no aftermarket
LT1 corvette engine
165,000 miles

4 new tires in January 2020

1996 model year, last year they were made.

price factors in condition and rarity. It is not perfect.

No nj requirement to inspect after sticker expires 12/2021.

Sold as is. Cash only in person.

I will not respond to requests for me to return a code to you. Get a life I say.

Text or call. If you email me expect no response.”


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