Whiskey Licked: 1964 Buick Wildcat Four-Door Hardtop – SOLD!

by | Jun 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

July 22, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this Buick Wildcat “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

June 30, 2021 Update – While preparing our latest Free For All Friday features, we confirmed the seller of this vintage Buick Wildcat just lowered their asking price by one thousand to $8,900.

Throughout the 1960s if you longed for a full-size Buick but wanted something sportier than the top-of-the-line Electra 225, you bought a Wildcat.  The Wildcat was Buick’s answer to division rivals Pontiac Grand Prix and Oldsmobile Starfire. Wildcats featured distinctive trim that most noticeably shunned Buick’s trademark Venti-Ports that normally adorned the hoods of their cars.  To go along with its sportier nature, Wildcats featured pillarless hardtop styling as this yellow and black 1964 four-door hardtop example originally listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in Center Grove, Indiana demonstrates. Now offered for$8,900 (down from $9,900)  currently, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Wildcat priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $6,900 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $13,000.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $9,600 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $15,225.

Despite featuring an older restoration, this Wildcat gives off a nice survivor vibe and we love how the seller describes the dented rear bumper as “Whiskey Licked”; that’s a term we’ve never heard before but might be a mid-west thing. The aftermarket Halo LED Headlights give this Wildcat’s front end a sinister look that we find appealing, however, the stock units are included in the massive trunk if you prefer to turn this car back to stock. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This is a 1964 Buick Wildcat in Canary Yellow with Piano Black roof and black leather interior. The odometer shows 98miles which I believe to be correct given the car’s condition. The title shows “exempt”. It looks like the car received a nice restoration in its past but has aged a little since that time. I would describe it as a nice driver quality car. The power windows, power seat, power steering, power brakes, and even the wipers work as they should. The dash lights are all functional and the car currently has aftermarket H.I.D headlights with amber/white halo rings. The factory headlights will be included in the trunk of the car. This is a very solid and straight car. You can see that some metal work was done in the past on the passenger side doors and the rear bumper has been “whiskey licked” but overall the car is very straight. It runs and shifts perfectly. Could use a little brake work due to a pulse and squeak most likely from a warped drum. It stops great though. The car just floats down the road as smooth as can be and cruises at 60-65mph just fine. I purchased this car with plans to keep it and tidy up a couple things but very shortly after buying it a deal came along on another car that I just couldn’t turn down. I have a clean and clear title in my name. Not really looking for any trades unless it was for a motorcycle or motorcycle+cash and the trade was clearly in my favor. Otherwise I’m strictly looking for cash and asking $9900 obo. Please email for a phone number.​

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