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Update: I've dropped the price to $1500.00. I know the parts are worth at least that much, since I had to pay nearly $300 for a new ABS Master Cylinder a couple of years back. It will be listed here for one more week, if interested.

I need to move my '90 Reatta to make room for a new toy (corvette). This car has been in my family since it was purchased new in October of 1990. It currently has 126,000 miles. It has a small dent on the front bumper, from a fender bender, but the body is in great shape in general. It has never been wrecked beyond that fender bender. The car is in Wildwood, Missouri. $2300.00 OBO.



Coupe: __x__ Conv:____


Considered Correct? (Y/N) Y

Location:___Wildwood, Missouri_______________________________


Title: Clear_x__ Salvage____ Other___

Any Accident History? (Y/N) Slight fender bender, front left fender.

Asking Price: $2300.00 OBO

Willing to take trade (Y/N)N

Exterior Color: Red

Interior Color:Tan

Paint Original? (Y/N)Y

Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Good

Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color) Red

Body Dents: (Y/N)

If Y where__Small door ding, behind passenger door

Body Rust: (Y/N) N

If Y where__________________

Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) N

If Y to what extent?

Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N) Y

If N please describe which one is damaged and how damaged.

Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor)good

(Coupe only) Rubber surround molding for rear window condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) good

Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N) Intact yes, but glass needs replaced.

Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N) Y

Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked) clear

(Convertable only)

Convertable Top Material: (Vinyl or Cloth)

Convertable Top Color?

Convertable Top Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor)

Please describe any flaws or problems with the convertible top.

Interior Original? (Y/N) Yes

16 Way Seats? (Y/N) Y

Works (Y/N) Y

Suede bolsters? (88 only) (Y/N)

Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Good

Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) fair

Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) good

Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Good

Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) fair

Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Excellent

Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) fair

Original Floor Mats: (Y/N) Y

Floor Mat Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Good

Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) fair

Sun Roof? (Y/N) N

Works? (Y/N)

Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N) Y

Both Remotes? (Y/N) Y

Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N) N

If Y describe problems:

Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N) Yes, but driver's side is slow at times

Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N) Y

Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N) Y

Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N) N

Original Sound System? (Y/N) Y

Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) (Y/N) N

Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N) Y

If N what are the problems (i.e. tape player, CD, speakers, noise):

Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N) Y newer CD stereo

If Y describe:

A/C Functional? (Y/N) Y, but needs charging

If N describe problem:

Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N) Y

Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N) N

If Y describe what is needed

Tire Brand:

Remaining Tread:

Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N) Y

Factory Wheels? (Y/N) Y

If N describe the non stock wheel

Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) fiar

Missing Caps? (____) number

Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N)Y

If Y describe the part(s) replaced and when? Master cylinder replaced two years ago.

Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? two years ago

Original Engine? (Y/N) Y

If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement?

Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N)

If Y when and how many miles ago?

Does Engine require attention? (Y/N) Y

If Y what needs to be done. Tune up

When was last tune up? three years ago

Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N) Y

If Y describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent. slight leak in coolant reservoir.

How often do you change the oil? 3 - 4 thousand

Original Transmission? (Y/N) Y

If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement?

Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N) N

If Y when and how many miles ago?

Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N) N

If Y what needs to be done?

When was last Transmission Service? 24 months

Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N)N

If Y to what extent?

Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N)

If Y when and how many miles ago?

I have (all/most/some/no) receipts for this vehicle's service history. Some

(or, for example I have (all/most/some/no) receipts for service for the last ___ years and ______ miles)

Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? Yes

For 90/91 Reattas only, does the owners manual portfolio contain:

Craftsmen?s Log (Y/N) Y

Tire gauge (Y/N)N

Flashlight (Y/N)N

Buick Road Atlas (Y/N) Y

In General, What items need attention?

My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) Good

I am the _2nd___owner of this Reatta. Bought it from my parents, who bought it new.

I have owned this Reatta for __6__ Years and/or _____ Months.



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Selling on here can be hit or miss, mainly for one reason. Almost everyone who is on here routinely owns at least one Reatta already. So, the target audience is mostly existing owners who may consider buying another Reatta for their collection. I own two myself, and would like to get another eventually, but is not practical for me to consider right now. While not speaking for anyone else, I suspect many are in the same situation due to either a lack of space, lack of funds, or lack of an understanding spouse. Most here tend to be somewhat discriminating buyers as if they already own one or more Reattae, they know what to look for, and what they want.

I know that I only seriously consider cars that are certain color combinations, while others I am simply not interested because they are of interior or exterior colors I don't much care for. So, these kinds of considerations further impact the ability to sell here. I would say the more ad exposure you have (different sites/forums) the better. Probably post on craigslist, maybe ebay and other auto classified sites to get more views, and hopefully a buyer will pop up.

Also seems like the Reatta is disadvantaged in resale because:

1. it is a coupe, and lacks practicality for anyone who needs to haul more than two people at a time

2. is viewed by the uninformed as a strange car that is hard to find parts for, and is too complicated to maintain.

3. is just new enough still not to qualify as a collectable car, but is also just old enough to scare away people who don't want to do a lot of work to keep a car roadworthy. At least that is the perception.

4. Those who really admire the Reatta for it's styling and historical significance are a very small group with a specific want of this car. The general public seems largely disinterested except for their quizzical looks and periodic complements on seeing one out someplace.

Hang tough, even with the minor paint/body issues on your car, I think you have the price reasonable. Often it just takes time to find the right buyer. My 88, the second one I purchased, was for sale for over a year before I snagged it. If you are looking for a quick sale, I realize that is not what you want to hear, but it has been my observation that these are not the easiest cars to sell.

By the way, I think I saw your car parked at a Dierberg's market out in Chesterfield a few weeks ago while I was working during the day. Caught my attention, as my own two are the only ones I see around routinely.

Good luck!


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Kevin, thanks for the comments. Yes..it is often parked near Dierberg's in Chesterfield - my office is in the same parking lot! I do need to sell it, so I'll try something additionally besides craigslist.

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