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1978 Buick Regal $300 & cigarettes - $300 (MA)

Reply to: sale-861135480@craigslist.org [?]

Date: 2008-09-30, 1:52PM EDT

1978 Buick Regal,needs some work,not currently running,gray,auto,350 V8 engine,rwd,ps,cassette,needs engine work and an exhaust system installed tires replaced,solid good looking car,'no money to fix up. asking $300 cash and two cartons of Marlboro cigarettes

Car is located in Massachusetts south shore

I have no pictures I appologize

e-mail at J_Mahoney85@yahoo.com

* Location: MA

I'm tempted to offer him three cartons of camel lights w/out the tax

stamps, my pet tarantula and a wooden tennis racket for the car. :lol:

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My final offer: $150 and a box of Nicorette.

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I'll give them 5 pounds of pipe tobacco. And a buy one/get one coupon for Krispey Kreme.

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I'll trade him a broken down walk-behind mower from the 70's.

Even up!

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Ohhhh....that reminds me, I have a riding mower from the late 80's/early 90's sitting in the back yard. The rear tires are flat and it hasn't been started in over a year, but the snake living in it definitely makes it worth at least $350.

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a five-for-$13.99 package of fat-girl porn magazines, a carton of generic menthol lights and a wheat penny from '56.

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The one I have actually runs - sort of.

It is a commercial mower and the design makes it look at least a decade older than it is.

I love the brand name too: GIANT MOW

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Ohhhh....that reminds me, I have a riding mower from the late 80's/early 90's sitting in the back yard. The rear tires are flat and it hasn't been started in over a year, but the snake living in it definitely makes it worth at least $350.

When D.F. & I picked up my I.H. Cub Cadet a pretty big Garter snake

was living under the blade-shield, inside a wrinkled up blue tarp. Also,

a family of mice and several spiders large enough to swallow small

mammals ere rehabilitating in the same shed.

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That was a good looking car! I remember it. I liked the 78-80 Regal more than the 78-80 Cutlass Supreme, of which they sold more, because the Regal in those 3 years had the thinner horizontal taillamps instead of those chunky doubled-up ones on the Cutlass. However, prior to AND after that 3-year MY stretch, the Cutlass Supreme clearly won the beauty contest between those two.

Right away, you know that's NOT the original engine. There was no 350 V8 because they had just downsized the car. They only came with the 3.8 V6 (with a two barrel carb and the first year in which they offset the crank to get the "even firing" vibration-free design) and a 4.9 Federal/5.0 Calif. V8 engine. I think that the 4.3 (265) V8 showed up in a year or two as an uptick from the base V6 engine, though it was a different set-up (using a Pontiac type block) instead of using the ultra-reliable Olds 4.3 (260) Rocket V8.

The '78 Regal Limited coupe in the light metallic blue with the blue cloth interior and the faux turbine wheel covers in 3.8 form was a nice sled. You still see some on the road...running.

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That was a good looking car! I remember it. I liked the 78-80 Regal more than the 78-80 Cutlass Supreme, of which they sold more, because the Regal in those 3 years had the thinner taillamps instead of those chunky doubled-up ones on the Cutlass. However, prior to AND after that 3-year MY stretch, the Cutlass Supreme clearly won the beauty contest between those two.

Right away, you know that's NOT the original engine. There was no 350. They only came with the 3.8 V6 (with a two barrel carb and the first year in which they offset the crank to get the "even firing" vibration free design) and a 4.9 Federal/5.0 Calif, V8 engine. I think that the 4.3 (265) V8 showed up in a year or two as an uptick from the base V6 engine, though it was a different set-up (Pontiac type block) instead of using the Olds 4.3 (260) Rocket V8.

The '78 Regal Limited coupe in the light metallic blue with the blue cloth interior and the faux turbine wheel covers in 3.8 form was a nice sled. You still see some on the road...running.

I agree..the Regal was the better looking of those two..later, the '81-87 Regal was my favorite looking coupe of that era.

Though as far as the '78-80 A-body coupes go, my favorite was probably the Grand Prix..the only one with 4 headlights all 3 three years, IIRC. I always liked the dash w/ all the round gauges and vents. I haven't seen one in ages!

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I agree..the Regal was the better looking of those two..later, the '81-87 Regal was my favorite looking coupe of that era.

Though as far as the '78-80 A-body coupes go, my favorite was probably the Grand Prix..the only one with 4 headlights all 3 three years, IIRC. I always liked the dash w/ all the round gauges and vents. I haven't seen one in ages!

Damn, you're right. The 1978-1980 Grand Prix coupe was beautiful! And back then, there wasn't much of a ride penalty for going from a Buick into a Pontiac. The other thing is that you could get really comfortable and nicely upholstered bucket seats in the SJ, for sure, and maybe in the LJ, and that dashboard was awesome... if you got the gauge package and NOT the idiot lights which ruined the purpose of having all the circular ports...vintage Pontiac! Not only that, the same powertrains were available as on a Regal (though Olds used their own V8s), though the small Turbo 200 transmission had a history of premature failure...it was easy to know when you had the 200 because the word "Metric" was embossed on the pan. The only other problem was that if you got a padded vinyl roof of any kind, it meant RUST at the edges. They looked just fine without a vinyl roof.

I will disagree with you on the 81-87 Regal. In that stretch of years, the Cutlass Supreme with its raked back grille and thinner 98-ish taillamps was THE car to rubberneck for.

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What? NO pics!

Take away a carton of them cigarettes, then, pal!

:)

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Damn, you're right. The 1978-1980 Grand Prix coupe was beautiful! And, back then, there wasn't much of a ride penalty for going from a Buick into a Pontiac. The other thing is that you could get really comfortable and nicely upholstered bucket seats in the LJ, for sure, and maybe in the SJ, and that dashboard was awesome if you got the gauge package and NOT the idiot lights which ruined the purpose of having all the circular ports...vintage Pontiac. Not only that, the same powertrains were available as on a Regal (though Olds used their own V8s), though the small Turbo 200 transmission had a history of premature failure...it was easy to know when you had the 200 because the word "Metric" was embossed on the pan. The only other problem was that if you got a padded vinyl roof of any kind, it meant RUST at the edges. They looked just fine without a vinyl roof.

Yes... an interesting factoid was that a 4spd manual was available on the '79 GP w/ the 301, supposedly only 232 were built. A buddy in high school had a dark blue '79 SJ. That was a sweet car...no vinyl top. Another A-body of the '78-80 generation I like is the Grand Am..not so much the front end, but esp. the profile..squint and there is a slight trace of the '64-65 A-body in the coupe roofline, IMHO..

I will disagree with you on the 81-87 Regal. In that stretch of years, the Cutlass Supreme with its raked back grille and thinner 98-ish taillamps was a car to rubberneck for.

The Supreme was good looking...actually, I think all of the '81-87 G-coupes were pretty nice...

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