Like-New 1987 Buick Skyhawk Wagon Being Auctioned Off Online12
An extremely well-kept 1987 Buick Skyhawk station wagon has attracted a surprising number of bids on Bring-A-Trailer, with the gavel soon set to fall on the sale.
According to the auction listing, this sensible compact station wagon was purchased by the original owner from Zimbrick Buick of Madison, Wisconsin for just over $12,000. The original buyer brought the car back to the dealership for a trade-in earlier this year, with the dealer happily accepting it. This person put just 22,000 gentle miles on their grey Buick Skyhawk over the course of the 34 years they owned it and appears to have babied the car, seeing as it is free of major damage, rust or paint blemishes and has a mechanically sound 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and three-speed automatic transmission.
Some comfort-related amenities that came on this compact wagon include power steering, air conditioning, a Delco cassette player, a power driver’s side mirror and door locks, cruise control and a rear window defogger. The dealership did not have to perform any major repairs prior to listing the vehicle for sale, but they did replace the headliner and battery, flush the brake fluid and change the oil. It retains the factory 13-inch steel wheels that it was delivered with, which come wrapped in whitewall Firestone rubber, and features power-assisted front disc brakes. The grey cloth interior upholstery is also free of major tears or other damage.
The winning bidder of this CarFax-backed Buick Skyhawk wagon will receive the original build sheet and manufacturer’s literature that came with the car. Bidding sits at a surprisingly high $8,600 as of this writing. Check out the listing at this link to see more of this collector’s grade 1980s family wagon.
Update: the Skyhawk ended up being sold for $18,500.
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Interestingly the hidden headlamps were an option on this car. $160
$18K for a badge engineered Chevy Cavalier wagon from the tail end of the malaise era?
Only in America (is there a sucker born every minute). At least they could have installed a CD player! LOL
Sir I had a 1988 Buick park Avenue the manufacturers were not installing CD players then
Cadillac most certainly was.
Obviously this crappy J car wouldn’t have had such a thing though.
But what he meant was that the guy selling it could have installed one.
Lift up headlights, with steel wheels and whitewalls.
I wonder why these weren’t more popular…
Wow It’s like a time capsule… sort of.
I’m happy it’s well cared for, but this was a fairly pedestrian lump to begin with. Not everything that is rare is fundamentally precious, after all.
Useful as a boat anchor
Wow, yes that was uncommonly rare back in ’87. But now, never see that again. So has covid, lack of chips and Carvana made this push all the way to that selling price. Damn, these sure are super crazy times. To the buyer, enjoy it if you can because it was basic malaise crap then and honestly is just old outdated crap today. Wonder what money they got from the shady dealers who are still laughing over that one. Damn!!!
$2000 car in 1997, in any local newspaper classified section. Offer 85 year old owner $1000, take it home for $1250 cash (“you look like a nice boy, take good care of it like my husband did before he passed away”)
Anyone who would pay five figures for this needs their head examined.
Beautiful car however a dashboard photo would have been kinda nice..