1981 Buick Regal NASCAR Replica Up For Sale: Video3
Anyone looking for a last-minute gift idea for the diehard Darrell Waltrip fan in their life could be the hero of the season with this 1981 Buick Regal NASCAR replica, which is up for sale now in Nashville.
For those readers who may be unaware, this 1981 Buick Regal was built as a road-going tribute to Waltrip’s No. 11 Mountain Dew NASCAR racing machine, mixing race-inspired styling and performance upgrades with the usual Buick coddling. Obviously, the exterior is the most attention-getting feature of this two-door, with the white paint enhanced by a series of decals and vinyl to give it the appropriate competition-ready look, complete with a large “11” on the doors and the old-school Mountain Dew logo on the flanks. The livery is applied to the entire exterior, including the rear and the roof, and will definitely get the driver noticed out on the street.
The sound this thing makes will also likely get a fair bit of attention thanks to a pair of side-exit exhaust pipes mounted below the driver’s side door. Those pipes connect to a naturally aspirated 350 cubic-inch V8 engine, which was upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, and new headers. The V8 drives the rear wheels through the 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission. Further highlights include power steering and power brakes, with discs up front and drums in the rear.
Moving inside, we find an interesting combination of racey add-ons, such as M&R racing harnesses and a roll bar, as well a B&M Quicksilver shifter and Autometer tachometer. Darrell Waltrip’s signature also appears to be on the dash.
Now, this 1981 Buick Regal NASCAR replica is listed for sale by Streetside Classics for $27,995. The odometer reads 71,153 original miles.
Check out a walkaround for this Buick Regal NASCAR replica, as well as what the engine sounds like, in the following video:
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Local beer distributor here has a Miller car from Bobby Allison about the same year Regal. These cars were popular back in the day and many led pampered lives. The beer distributor just used it for events and parades. It has very lo miles.
That’s the engine that car needed from the factory. A 5.7L V8 I had an ’81 with the standard 3.8L V6 and it wasn’t that exciting. Great comfortable ride though!
That’s an awful lot of money for a paint job and a roll bar.