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1991 Convertible - 1 of 199

1991 Buick Reatta

Make: Buick
Model: Reatta
Year: 1991
Mileage: 104000
VIN: 1G4EC33L2MB900344
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Akron, Ohio, United States
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Description for Buick Reatta 1991

1991 Buick Reatta Ragtop

104,xxx Miles

Meticulously Maintained with documentation to prove it.

$9,000.00 Firm

(330) 351-1833

VERY RARE

In the last year of production for the Buick Reatta, General Motors produced exactly 305 Reatta Convertibles. As it happens:

  • 106 - Were destroyed by GM as they were deemed “unsaleable” due to a “cowl shake” problem.
  • 46 - Were placed in the GM executive program and sold to GM employees when they reached 7,500 miles
  • 153 -Were sold to the general public through the dealership network.

The above information comes from Tony Alberto - Chief Engineer of the Reatta Project.

Therefore…..

This car is one of only 199 to ever be titled, and one of ??? left.

Maintenance history (for the last 14+ years) appears below:


· 07/24/03 $225.57 Previous owner replaced the spark plug wires.

· 08/11/04 76,166 $1,185.00 Previous owner replaced the convertible top.

· 04/09/05 76,800 $16,500.00 Won the car in an on-line auction on Ebay.

· 04/19/05 76,900 $0.00 Picked up the car in Columbus, Ohio. Trailered it home.

· 04/20/05 76,900 $141.00 Transferred title to James William Stroud, III.

· 04/20/05 76,900 $10.50 Purchased 30-day plates.

· 04/21/05 76,924 $19.50 Passed E-Check.

· 04/21/05 76,936 $32.01 Oil Change.

· 04/22/05 76,944 $44.25 Registration.

· 04/27/05 76,957 $289.30 Repairs completed at Wilson's. Tune-up. Replaced fuel and air filters. Transmission service. Replaced brake lamp.

· 04/29/05 76,960 $110.00 Detailed

· 05/06/05 77,056 $44.90 Purchased two (2) carpeted floor mats.

· 05/06/05 77,056 $182.77 Purchased Car Cover

· 05/16/05 77,226 $150.00 Repair completed at Lee's Auto Trim. Recovered all four (4) speaker grilles. Added four (4) snaps (replacing Velcro) to the headliner. Repaired the vinyl on both armrests.

· 05/18/05 77,244 $875.67 Repairs completed at Wilson's. New brake pads on all four corners. Front rotors turned. Rear brake rotors replaced. Rear calipers replaced. Rear caliper mounting bushings replaced. Bleed entire system.

· 05/19/05 77,274 $75.49 Purchased Service and Shop Manual 91BUICKE.

· 05/24/05 77,332 $127.14 Front end alignment. Spin balance all four tires on the car.

· 06/28/05 77,854 $435.00 Insurance.

· 07/21/05 78,169 $845.54 Service completed at Wilson's. Evacuated and re-charged the AC system with R12. Replaced the catalytic converter. Replaced the “panel lamps” slide switch on the left side of the dash. The cost (from Buick) for the slide switch was $331.54 !!! GOOD GRIEF !!! Reference next page.

· 08/22/05 79,630 $4.85 E-Check re-print.

· 08/30/05 79,889 $0.00 Steering wheel left side horn switch cover (plastic) falls off during a trip to Pennsylvania. One of the legs has broken off.

· 09/07/05 79,027 $38.50 Paid for a replacement horn switch at Norris Auto Mall. Unit is to be shipped from the “dead warehouse” in Lansing, Michigan.

· 09/10/05 79,063 $0.00 Picked-up the replacement horn switch at Norris Auto Mall. Spent three hours getting it installed.

· 10/15/05 80,067 $10.50 Picked-up some carpet adhesive at Lowe's and re-glued the lower carpet on the passenger side door.

· 10/27/05 80,318 $26.56 Purchased (on-line) three (3) replacement bulbs for the fog lamps. GE-881s from Bulb Direct, Inc.

· 10/31/05 80,420 $14.00 Purchased (from Jim Finn jfinn@cpinternet.com) a replacement warning lamp housing and lens for the driver side door as well as a replacement lighted vanity mirror for the passenger sun visor.

· 11/07/05 80,594 $0.00 Received (from Jim Finn jfinn@cpinternet.com) the replacement warning lamp housing and lens for the driver side door as well as a replacement lighted vanity mirror for the passenger sun visor. Installed the lighted vanity mirror for the passenger sun visor.

· 12/10/05 80,652 $206.00 Insurance.

· 01/12/06 80,703 $31.86 Oil Change.

· 04/11/06 81,638 $33.99 Ordered a leather steering wheel cover on-line from the Auto Accessory Store.

(http://www.autoaccessorystore.com)

· 04/13/06 81,708 $0.00 Received the leather steering wheel cover ordered on-line from the Auto Accessory Store.

· 04/19/06 81,778 $0.00 Installed the leather steering wheel cover ordered on-line from the Auto Accessory Store.

· 06/26/06 82,116 $614.50 Insurance.

· 09/11/06 83,484 $60.53 Oil Change and new wiper blades.

· 09/21/06 83,512 $0.00 Received the NOS sun visor clips.

· 09/24/06 83,512 $0.00 Installed the NOS sun visor clips.

· 09/27/06 83,512 $369.85 Purchased online (www.stockinteriors.com) a complete molded carpet kit and two (2) front floor mats. All in black.

· 10/01/06 83,512 $49.82 Registration.

· 11/06/06 83,755 $0.00 Delivered the car to Russ' Upholstery.

The Plan:

· Install new carpet set.

· Install new (black) carpet accents on both doors.

· Install new (black) speaker grille covers.

· Replace the broken headliner snap.

· Diagnose and repair the driver door warning lamps when the door panel is off

· 11/10/06 83,755 $720.00 Picked up the car at Russ' Upholstery. All of the work was done (well).

· 05/04/07 84,024 $866.22 Repairs completed at Wilson's. Both front upper strut bearings replaced. Both front strut assemblies replaced. Front end alignment. Cigarette lighter repaired.

· 10/05/07 84,323 $97.60 Registration (two years).

· 10/16/07 85,214 $35.05 Oil Change.

· 11/19/07 85,361 $601.57 Repairs completed at Wilson's. Replaced left rear brake caliper. Machined the left rear brake rotor. Bleed entire brake system. Replaced oil pressure sending unit. Disassembled the tail lamp assembly and removed and repaired the trunk lock cylinder.

· 05/17/08 86,037 $0.00 Spent some time with the car.

· The headliner on the driver's rear side (rear) had come loose. Located the screw that had fallen out and re-installed. All is good now.

· The right front headlamp would no longer raise. I disassembled the entire right front bucket area to determine that the lever arm (bell crank) attached to the headlamp motor shaft had worn out. Started e-mail inquires about where to get repair parts.

· 05/18/08 86,037 $93.00 Using a lead from Jim Finn (jfinn@cpinternet.com), I purchased (through PayPal) two (2) Reatta Headlamp Actuating KITs from Barney Eaton (barney@texas.net). Each of these KITs include:

· One (1) steel bell crank,

· Three (3) nylon rollers for inside the motor, and

· One (1) plastic nut for the up-stop

· 05/21/08 86,037 $0.00 Received the goods from Barney Eaton.

· 05/23/08 86,037 $0.00 Spent some time with the car.

· Rebuilt the lift/lower motor and reassembled the right front headlamp assembly using parts from Barney Eaton.

· Cataloged, tagged and stored the left headlamp rebuild KIT.

· 09/02/08 87,295 $69.21 Changed the oil (and filter element). Used 4½ quarts Mobile One Synthetic.

· 09/08/08 87,344 $15.89 Replaced two (2) burned out bulbs (number 891) in the rear high-mounted brake light.

· 10/31/08 87,776 $89.12 Received two parts ordered from Charlie Ast. One (1) steering wheel (right side) horn pushbutton (GM Part # 16750749) and one (1) oil pressure sensor (GM Part # 25627057).

· 11/06/08 87,786 $230.68 Repairs completed at Wilson's. Installed the new horn pushbutton along with a new turn signal cancel cam. Installed the new oil pressure sensor.

· 07/28/09 89,111 $16.00 Ordered a passenger side armrest switch cover (from Jim Finn jfinn@cpinternet.com). My unit has a broken tab and is loose.

· 08/09/09 89,386 $0.00 Install the passenger side armrest switch cover (from Jim Finn jfinn@cpinternet.com). All is good.

· 10/27/09 89,803 $49.87 Registration (one year).

· 06/29/10 90,313 $20.00 Tire repair at Parrish-McIntyre.

· 12/23/10 90,868 $97.77 Purchased and installed new NAPA battery.

· 03/19/11 91,042 $93.70 Changed the oil (and filter element). Used 4½ quarts Mobile One Synthetic. Also replace the Air Filter.

· 04/07/11 91,162 $0.00 Took the car to work (top up) on a day that was supposed to be sunny. When lowering the top before the drive home, the rear window shattered for no apparent reason.

· 04/13/11 91,184 $0.00 Delivered the car to Lee's Auto Trim LLC. The Plan:

· Install a new top with factory sealed rear window.

· Replace the bad leather panel on the driver's seat. It has worn through from years of ingress and egress.

· 04/30/11 91,184 ($1,597.50) Received a check from Hagerty settling the insurance claim on the shattered rear window. I should have to pay this amount plus my $250.00 deductable to get the car back from Lee's Auto Trim LLC.

· 05/12/11 91,184 $1,597.50 Picked-up the car at Lee's Auto Trim LLC. The new top was installed (and well done) but the goof-ball owner told me “Damn, but I forgot about you wanting the seat repaired”. At least someone (besides me) sucked up my $250.00 deductable.

· 09/21/11 91,953 $0.00 Passed E-Check.

· 09/26/11 91,953 $49.87 Registration.

· 09/30/11 91,953 $40.00 Tire repair at Parrish-McIntyre.

· 12/03/11 92,183 $18.85 Spent some time with the car. One of the 194NA marker lamp bulbs (right front) was out. Removed the entire wrap-around bulb housing (what a pain in the ass). Based upon the difficulty I had in removing the housing, I replaced all five of the 194NA bulbs even though only one was out. The turn signal bulb and the cornering light bulb seemed OK. Reassembled everything.

· 03/26/12 92,496 $265.34 Ordered two (2) tires online from the Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com). Michelin Energy Saver A/S size 215/60R16.

· 04/03/12 92,521 $405.00 Service completed at The Alinement Shop

· Mount two (2) new tires on front wheels.

· High Speed Balance two (2) tires on car.

· Check front suspension and alignment.

· Replace left front bearing hub assembly.

· Align front suspension.

· 09/25/12 93,425 $49.87 Registration.

· 12/06/12 93,822 $397.80 2013 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 08/13/13 95,445 $69.21 Changed the oil (and filter element). Used 4½ quarts Mobile One Synthetic.

· 08/14/13 95,472 $576.46 Service completed at Wilson's

· Replace Serpentine Belt

· Replace the Fuel Filter

· Flush and Refill Radiator

· Flush and Refill Power Steering fluid.

· Automatic Transmission Service.

· 09/23/13 95,887 $49.88 Registration.

· 12/09/13 96,011 $397.80 2014 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 05/10/14 96,026 $149.45 New Battery installed at Feeney.

· 09/24/14 96,762 $49.88 Registration.

· 09/29/14 96,762 $581.79 Repair completed at Lee's Auto Trim. Recovered the driver seat with new leather as required.

· 12/09/14 97,100 $374.25 2015 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 04/22/15 97,176 $394.01 Repairs completed at The Finishing Edge. Repairs to the passenger side door lock solenoid so that the door completely unlocks when the cylinder is activated. Installed a new 800A battery.

· 09/19/15 98,126 $0.00 Spent some time with the car.

· Rebuilt the lift/lower motor and reassembled the left front headlamp assembly using parts from Barney Eaton.

· The headliner on the passenger rear side (rear) had come loose. Located the screw that had fallen out and re-installed. All is good now.

· 12/07/15 98,245 $374.25 2016 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 01/07/16 98,280 $28.41 Registration. Historical Plates. Finally.

· 05/08/16 100,062 $50.00 Changed the oil (and filter element). Used 4½ quarts Mobile One Synthetic. (10W-30). Cost is approximate.

· 06/17/16 100,293 $293.78 Service completed at Wilson's. Alternator replaced with a new unit.

· 09/15/16 100,707 $788.35 Service completed at Wilson's. Air Conditioning Compressor replaced with a new unit. A/C System recharged with Freon.

· 11/28/16 101,248 $374.25 2017 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 12/18/17 103,135 $358.00 2018 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 04/10/18 103,213 $268.10 Service completed at Wilson's. New Delco battery installed. Both fog lamp bulbs replaced. Oil change including filter. Chassis inspected and lubed.

· 12/20/18 103,548 $333.00 2019 Insurance (Hagerty).

· 05/17/19 103,876 $884.96 Repairs completed at The Finishing Edge. Replace both left and right rear strut assemblies. Mount and Balance two (2) new rear tires. Michelin Defender 215/60R16.

· 07/21/19 103,974 $0.00 Ran over a road hazard on the way home from a car show. Damaged the left front tire beyond repair. Got home on the donut.

· 07/23/19 104,012 $294.63 Service completed at Parrish-McIntyre Tire Company. Mount and Balance two (2) new rear front. Michelin Defender 215/60R16.

· 07/23/19 104,021 $32,454.45 Total Cost To Date ($16,500.00 Purchase Price).