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1988 Buick Reatta, less than 69,000 miles great shape

1988 Buick Reatta

Make: Buick
Model: Reatta
Year: 1988
Mileage: 68,692
VIN: 1g4ec11c1jb901438
Color: Red
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Easton, Pennsylvania, United States

Description for Buick Reatta 1988


RARE LUXURY Sport Coupe-69K Miles

In Excellent Condition, Runs great! VERY CLEAN. Always Garaged, ONLY 66,175 miles. RED with TAN interior & LEATHER seats; 2-Door.; BRAND NEW BATTERY, good tread on 3-yr. old tires. All repair/maintenance records + more photos available...

Original Advertising: "The Buick Reatta. People Will Notice."

This is still true today...as this luxury vehicle definitely stands out for the Sleek, Modern sports coupe that it is...

People stop me all the time to admire and ask about this car. It truly is a unique, luxury vehicle and offers a special driving experience! It is wide bodied and longer than most sports cars. I always tell people it feels like you're in the cockpit of a small plane... and now, YOU have the chance to own one of the originals too!


  • Engine: 6-Cylinder, 3.8L; very clean engine
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • 4-Wheel Abs
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Fully Independent Suspension



  • Width: 73.0 in.
  • Height: 51.2 in.
  • Length: 183.7 in.
  • Curb weight: 3392 lbs.
  • Wheel base: 98.5 in.


  • Front head room: 36.9 in.
  • Front hip room: 53.9 in.
  • Front leg room: 43.1 in.
  • Front shoulder room: 57.0 in.


Horsepower (1988-1990): 165 hp @ 4800 rpm

Torque (1988-1990) 210 ft-lbs. @ 3200 rpm

Turning circle: 38.0 ft.



The Reatta model was built for only 3 years (1988 to 1991) and ONLY 21,751 were produced. The Buick Reatta is a unique and rare collector's car. Collectors love it for its fantastic styling, comfortable interior, great handling and overall drive-ability. The Reatta was crafted with attention to hand-finishing (relatively unheard of for a mass-produced auto). Assembly for the model occurred at a small series of craft stations, each with specialty-skilled workers (rather than a conventional assembly line).



The Buick Reatta is a hand built, luxurious sport coupe made at the Lansing Craft Centre in Lansing, Michigan. The Reatta was the first car Buick produced as a two-seater since the 1940 Buick Model 46. As the car was based on a shortened version of General Motor's E body platform (shared with the Oldsmobile Toronado, Cadillac Eldorado and of course the Buick Riviera, it also shares many mechanical, interior and electronic components with its distant cousins.

The assembly of the Reatta was concentrated on the attention to details. Each car during its production run was not produced on a conventional assembly line as we know it. Instead, each car was hand-crafted at assembly stations without time constraints. Each station would concentrate on a specific portion of the car and when complete, the car was moved to the next station. Even the painting of the Reatta was done at the Lansing Craft Centre (and not shipped to an off-site location) by PPG personnel who worked at the facility.

From 1988-1989, only coupes were produced. The car used nearly the same suspension as the Buick Riviera and also used the same ABS and very reliable 3800 V-6 engine (also found in many Oldsmobile's of the era) and 16-way power seats with lumbar and thigh support. These models also came equipped with an ECC (Electronic Control Center). This touch screen unit controlled not only the radio and climate control functions, but provided access to high level diagnostics for the car's electrical and mechanical system and various sensors.

For the entire 3-year production run from 1988-1991, 21,751 Reattas were produced, of which only 2,437 were convertibles. Reattas continue to increase in value and many prefer the 1988-1989 models because of the touch screen ECC. But no matter the model year, every Reatta owner is comforted knowing the nearly bullet-proof 3800 V-6 is as reliable as any engine ever produced.