YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, December 8, 2012
I could be wrong, but I’m guessing this Buick Reatta (circa 1988-91) is for sale. And this week only, it’s HALF-OFF! Hah!
The Reatta was Buick’s two-seat “sports car,” built on a shortened (this one more than usual) Riviera platform. More plush than sport, the Reatta was initially offered as a coupe; a convertible came along in 1990. The ’88 coupe was priced at $25,000 making it by far the most expensive Buick in the showroom. By the time the final 1991 models went on sale, coupe prices had jumped to $29,300 while the convertible was a whopping $35,965. Which might, just might, account for their poor sales numbers that year — 1,214 coupes and 305 convertibles. This Reatta on the half shell was seen this past week outside of — surprise! — a Wheatfield collision shop.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know