Buy/SellDiscuss 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible in the AACA GENERAL DISCUSSION forums; I'm selling my mother's 1990 Buick Reatta; she was the original owner. She passed 2007 and I have been the owner since then and have lost the enthusiasm to maintain ...
I'm selling my mother's 1990 Buick Reatta; she was the original owner. She passed 2007 and I have been the owner since then and have lost the enthusiasm to maintain it. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. I have pictures available that I can e-mail to you upon request. It is a beautiful car and I'm going to also post it on e-bay tonight. Thanks!
Mileage: 105K documented miles
Location: Harrisburg PA since purchase
Any Accident History: No accidents
Asking Price: $8,500
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Tan
Paint Original: No. Front 3/4ths repainted October 27, 2005.
Paint Condition: Very Good.
Belt & Bumper Molding Color: Red and silver.
Body Dents: One small on front hood.
Body Rust: None.
Windshield Chipped or Cracked: No.
Rubber surround-molding for windshield condition: Good.
Outside Mirrors Intact: Yes.
Headlight Motors Function Correctly: Yes.
Tail Light Lens: Clear but plastic right below trunk is hazed.
Convertible Top Material: Vinyl. Convertible Top Color: Tan. Convertible Top Condition: Good. Rear Window need resealed. Edges are starting to fray.
Interior Original: Yes.
16 Way Seats: Seats have both on seat and on armrest controls and all positions work.
Seat Condition: Driver is good with one small fixed (poorly) tear. Passenger side in excellent shape.
Driver’s interior door panel condition: Very good except for ¾ inch tear one arm rest
Passenger’s interior door panel condition: Excellent
Center console top armrest condition: Very good
Door weather stripping condition: Very good, leaks slightly in heavy rain.
Headliner Condition: Very good, flaps behind windows are wrinkly due to top storage
Carpet Condition: Excellent
Original Floor Mats: Yes. Excellent – covered with clear rubber mats since purchase
Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: Good
Functional Keyless Entry: Yes
Problems with Electronic Dash items: None
Power Windows Work Correctly: Yes, but slow
Power Door Locks Work Correctly: Yes but driver’s side interior latch needs lubricated
Power Antenna Work Correctly: No
Original Sound System: Yes
Factory CD Player: Yes, but doesn’t work
Sound System Fully Functional: Yes but could use new speakers, crackly with bass. Tape player needs fixed.
A/C Functional: Yes – gets nice and cold
A/C been converted from R12 to R134A: Not that I know of in the last ten years.
Suspension requires any attention: No
Tire Brand: Remington Touring
Remaining Tread: Passes penny test using edge and Lincoln’s head.
Are All Tires Matched: Yes
Factory Wheels: Yes
Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: Very good
Any Brake Components Replaced: February 5, 2004
Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? February 5, 2004
Original Engine: Yes and never rebuilt – runs great
Engine require attention: No. It does have a slight antifreeze leak, but not large enough to cause refilling.
Last tune up: February 5, 2004
Last Inspection March 15, 2010 - needed nothing!
Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids: Antifreeze as noted above.
How often do you change the oil? 3000K. If not reached, semi-annually.
Original Transmission: Yes, still smooth.
Any Transmission Leaks: None.
Have CV joints been replaced: Not within last ten years that I know of.
I have all the repair receipts since 1990 so please ask me if you need specifics.
Does the car have the owner’s manual portfolio?
Does the owner’s manual portfolio contain:
Craftsmen’s Log – Yes – Name plaque shows my mother’s name E. Marlene Bosche – original owner
Tire gauge - Yes
Flashlight – Yes - works
Buick Road Atlas – Can’t find
In General, What items need attention? I’ve listed all the issues above as completely as possible.
This car was my mother’s last car which she owned from 1990 to 2007 (her death). It was her baby. I have had the vehicle since 2007. The car was stored under a carport while she had it and in a garage since I took ownership. My father, who was in charge of repairs, is a civil engineer. Knowing that personality type, feel confident that this vehicle was babied.
My Reatta Drives: Very well. I would have no problem taking this vehicle for a weekend get away to the wine vineyards in the Finger Lakes……hundreds of miles away.