1988 Buick Reatta
Vehicle Identification Number 164EC11C7B904330
Excellent example in original condition
Only 77,000 miles from new
3.8-liter V-6 engine
The 1988 Buick Reatta was a low-volume transverse front engine, front-wheel drive, two-door, two-seater grand tourer/sports car manufactured and marketed by Buick as a coupe from 1988–1991. It featured the durable 3.8 liter V6 engine and is a shortened version of the GM E platform that underpinned the Riviera. The Reatta is Buick’s first two-seater and was manufactured in a highly specialized assembly program at the Reatta Craft Assembly in Lansing, MI. Assembly at the Reatta Craft Centre was performed at a series of stations each with a specialized team of workers, rather than on a conventional assembly line. After a team had completed their portion of the assembly, the car would be moved by robots to the next station. Paintwork was performed on site under subcontract to PPG Industries.
In 1988, the Reatta featured a touchscreen computer interface, marketed as the Electronic Control Center (ECC), that included radio and climate control functions, date reminder, trip computer user-configurable overspeed alarm as well as diagnostic access to the vehicle’s electronic systems and sensors. This ECC was the first of it’s kind in any American-manufactured automobile.
This example Buick is an excellent, original car that shows extremely well. The 6-digit odometer displays only 77,000 miles and all of the components work on the car, including the retractable headlights, sunroof and all facets of the Electronic Control Center. This car was acquired in the 1990’s and then parked in a garage in 2001. The owner passed away in 2017, leaving the car to his brother, who honored his memory by bringing this wonderful car back to life! The engine runs strong, the transmission shifts smooth and the car handles very well. The interior is in excellent condition and the driver and passenger 16-way power seats add to driving comfort.
Auction Estimate: $5,000-7,000