It’s hard to find a compact, front-wheel-drive General Motors vehicle from the 1980s and 1990s that remained in good condition. Like most cars built for life’s daily grind, vehicles like these weren’t very expensive to begin with and were hard-worked, taking folks to and from work each day, picking the kids up from school and going to and from the store.
This 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible is one of the few FWD GM compacts that did live a pampered life, it seems. The vehicle, which is headed to auction at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Scottsdale 2020 sale, has just 5,775 original miles on the odometer. Whoever owned this car didn’t just drive it sparingly, they appear to have taken great care of it as well. There’s barely a wrinkle in the red leather upholstery and the engine bay looks brand new. We don’t recall ever seeing a Buick 3800 that is as clean as this car’s, to be frank.
The 3800 series V6 engine in the 1990 Reatta had a displacement of 3.8 liters and produced about 170 horsepower. The only available transmission was a four-speed automatic.
While this little convertible probably won’t go up in value, it’ll likely be hard to find a cleaner, completely original Buick Reatta of this generation. For those that happen like these cars (and we acknowledge there aren’t many of these people left), this one is essentially perfect. We can’t imagine it will sell for very much money when it crosses the auction block in Scottsdale later this month, either.
Check out the listing for this ultra clean 1990 Buick Reatta Convertible at this link.