First of the Last: 1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate – SOLD!
October 20, 2020 Update – Just one week after posting, the private seller of this Buick Roadmaster already deleted their post, so we’re calling this one “Sold!” This seemed like a great car at an appropriate price, so we’re not surprised it went quickly.
Buick’s reincarnated its storied Roadmaster brand in 1993 with a full-size, rear-wheel-drive four-door sedan and a traditional Estate station wagon. This final generation of traditional American station wagons is becoming a very collectible commodity. This loaded 1993 example, last listed on Craiglist in Easton, Pennsylvania, appears to be a very nice survivor-quality example with a $6,999 asking price. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their Estate priced somewhere between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $9,200 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $5,800.
The Roadmaster name returned to the Buick line for the 1991 model year after a 33-year absence, with the third-generation Buick Estate wagon becoming the Roadmaster Estate. A four-door sedan was added to the Roadmaster line for the 1992 model year, the first rear-wheel-drive Buick sedan since 1985. As with its precursor, Buick based the new Roadmaster Estate wagon on GM’s full-size rear-wheel-drive B platform, closely related to the GM C-body and D-body chassis reserved for top-of-the-line Buicks and Cadillacs. It rode on the same 115.9-inch wheelbase since the wagon series was downsized from the C-body in 1977, yet was three inches shorter than the 1990 model. Unfortunately, Roadmasters for 1992 and 1993 made do with inadequate small-block V8s before Buick replaced them with a detuned Corvette LT1 mill for 1995.
We came across this 1992 promotional video Buick produced to relaunch the Roadmaster brand name in 1992:
While not the slightly more desirable LTI-powered Roadmaster of ’95-96, based on the pictures and description provided, you won’t be disappointed by this earlier example. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1993 Buick Roadmaster Wagon Rare to find one fully loaded in this excellent survivor garage kept condition. Last of the mighty smooth as glass riding big wagons that can literally haul almost anything with lots more power to spare, fuel-injected 5.7 Liter V-8 Auto, AC, full power everything, Factory Dark Blue Metallic paint still shines w/Woodgrain/Supple Excellent Blue Leather interior is very spacious with a third row of seats loaded with the options including the Astro Moon Roof w/Sunscreen, beautiful original no stories example no rust garage kept survivor with very low 95k gently driven mileage, just had full tune-up/servicing and it has a fresh PA inspection as well, car is tight, runs/drives smooth as glass its ready to cruise. Priced to sell fast 1st 7,000. firm non-neg or please try to find another one this nice for less.“
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