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I have a 1989 Red Tan coming from Oakland tomorrow.

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Greetings reatta fans,

 

I am new to this August forum. Having had the "Reatta Jones" from the time I first saw one in 1988 I( have wanted one. Note to self do not bid on eBay when you have had a few adult beverages, I now have a 1989 Red Tan coming down from Oakland tomorrow. Yes driving her down on a Maiden voyage. 

With 42,823 on the clock and l@@K at those photos! I figured can not hurt to bid it , low and behold I won, Whoot!!! or whoot I won? LOL Time will tell.

 

Here was the eBay listing (Yeah you can see what I paid LOL like its a mystery) 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Buick-Reatta-/132671755500?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=5vbKGiK8lbpQjbIyeVck0mZ0uMM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

 

So please add VIN 

1G4EC11C3KB900499 Mileage: 42,823
to Known California Reatta cars this one will be housed at Lake Arrowhead California for the rest of its life..   

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Welcome to the forum MrMPX! Glad to hear you found the car of your dreams. It looks like a nice one. Don't worry about overpaying for it. About all of us Reatta owners do that. :)

 

 

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Weird I copied it from eBay site 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Buick-Reatta-/132671755500?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=5vbKGiK8lbpQjbIyeVck0mZ0uMM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

I have had it for different coupes;

Bitter 3.9

BMW 3.0 CS

599gtb

SRT crossfire (550RWHP) track car

I am hot rodding a twice burned up 73 Urraco

 

BUT am really looking forward to my 89 Reatta. No 90 for me no way LOL flame suite on. 

 

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I went to Ebay and looked at sold listings. I think you did well. 2 owner 42,000 mile car with 8/10 body, paint, engine bay and interior. Wheels are a little scuffed up but as I don't like them anyhow it might give you an opportunity to choose some other Buick wheels like Buick Regal or Le Sabre 7 spoke chrome.

 I think you got a real nice car there.

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2 hours ago, MrMPX said:

Greetings reatta fans,

 

I am new to this August forum. Having had the "Reatta Jones" from the time I first saw one in 1988 I( have wanted one. Note to self do not bid on eBay when you have had a few adult beverages, I now have a 1989 Red Tan coming down from Oakland tomorrow. Yes driving her down on a Maiden voyage. 

With 42,823 on the clock and l@@K at those photos! I figured can not hurt to bid it , low and behold I won, Whoot!!! or whoot I won? LOL Time will tell.

 

Here was the eBay listing (Yeah you can see what I paid LOL like its a mystery) 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Buick-Reatta-/132671755500?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=5vbKGiK8lbpQjbIyeVck0mZ0uMM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

 

So please add VIN 

1G4EC11C3KB900499 Mileage: 42,823
to Known California Reatta cars this one will be housed at Lake Arrowhead California for the rest of its life..   

 

 

Same car listed on CL: 

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ctd/d/1989-buick-reatta-coupe-42k/6620239174.html

 

Looks like you got the car for a weee bit less then the seller wanted.   Enjoy!

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LOVE this car!!!  Had to get it smogged today down to San Bernardino. Having just got new tires and fresh fluids onboard. Why  not? OH 107 degree heat wave. But I figured best get all issues known ASAP.  Not a problem came up Hwy 18 air on MAX ran 220 degrees or less. NO not fast at all but its a hoot to drive. 

 

I hooked up a new rearview mirror. took about 5 minutes BUT the BIG but the power to the stock mirror is switched I need to find a constant hot lead to keep the mini brain in the mirror awake. Micro voltage drain not a problem for parasitic draw just enough to keep the chip going.  Any ideas what fuse I should / could gang it with?

 

And thanks I think it was a fair deal. Having the rims restored and looking for a shop to handle some clear coat issues and a few spot touch up and the trim done. 

Going to take her to Pebble Beach in August for car week. Have to have her looking her best ya know.  Will also try finding the proper carpet to replace the fadded carpet.  

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You can replace the front carpet but not the rear as it is no longer available. I would advise looking for a shop to do a dye job or do it yourself. That is if the carpet is in good condition.

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