Posted on: Jun 14, 2012
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Buick Reatta Meeting Held in Los Angeles

This two-seater Buick was in production for just three years, but has managed to build up a cult following.
Time will tell if the Buick Reatta becomes a collectable classic, but from the looks of things it already has a decent following. When it was introduced in 1988 it came in coupe form, with the soft-top convertible following a couple of years later. It was billed as Buick's modern-era two-seater, yet in 1991 production of both body styles of the Reatta ended. Its platform was shared with the Cadillac Allante, and was essentially an abridged version of the GM E chassis used in the Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado.

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The Reatta was also hand-built at the Reatta Craft Center in Lansing, Michigan. Power came from a Buick 3800 V6, with output rated at 165hp and 210lb-ft of torque, with 1991 models getting 170hp and 220lb-ft. The V6 was mated to a four-speed automatic that drove the front wheels. A stand-out feature on the car is the digital dashboard and center console screen, via which the audio, a/c and other functions are controlled. This rare GM model meet took place at the 2012 All GM Show, held at Woodley Park, California last weekend.


by Adam Lynton
Buick Reatta Meeting Held in Los Angeles

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