1976 Buick regal

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Ray, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

    was camping a couple weeks ago near where I live and I came across a 76 regal with t tops and a v6 60,000 original miles and a one owner bucket seats console real clean there asking 7800 for it anyone have any idea if it’s worth close to that
     
  2. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Color, condition of the interior, also if the bumper fillers are toast , as of today there are no replacements
     
  3. Electra man

    Electra man Older and Slower

    That's absolutely top dollar according to NADA Guides. That would be if it looks like its sitting in the showroom. The pos 260 increases the value by 5%. The 350 by 10%, 455 by 15%. The 6 is a -10% value decreaser.
     
  4. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    A car is worth what someone is willing to pay. For that car, look it over closely. There's not a lot of aftermarket support for 73-77 GM A bodies. Like ajesh35 stated, rubber bumper fillers are virtually impossible to find. I prefer to buy a car with a clean body. Mechanical repairs are usually easier and cheaper to repair than a rusty body. If you like the car, make them an offer that you can live with. The v6 does reduce the value significantly, but it would be very easy to replace it with a 350.
     
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  5. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

    car is really clean my son is looking for a project and i thought that would be a perfect 455 transplant.
     
  6. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    That's even better than a 350!:D
     
  7. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Yep!
    I disregard the engine, trans, condition and the mileage, It don't mean squat to me.
    I want rust free sheet metal, clean frame and floor.
    A decent condition interior is a plus, but it doesn't have to be showroom condition.
    Trying to remove rust, or panel replacement is VERY labor intensive, and if not done correctly, you'll be doing it again.
    Mechanical repairs or replacement is a durable repair, it will typically last for years and years.
    Post pics of the car:D
     
  8. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Advertised parts from a super clean 76-77 Regal in the U pick a part years ago. No interest. I did buy the silly grille, still have it. I'd definitely inspect the floors, the T tops leak.
     
  9. 197064buickspec

    197064buickspec 1964 Special Post-455

    I'm thinking this might be it..... Found it on facebook. 2 pictures only posted.
     

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  10. No Lift

    No Lift Platinum Level Contributor

    The S/R package is a plus, upscale bucket seats, rear seat and console plus steering wheel and road wheels. Absolutely a great body is worth more than a great engine short of maybe a rusty LS6 SS. Spend money on a car that doesn't need body/interior work and you can spend all your other cash/time working on the good stuff, driveline. That is what I just did. If you have to worry what it will be worth later buy another car.
     
  11. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Looks like a nice car!
    Yes, the S/R option definitely adds to it:cool:
     
  12. alvareracing

    alvareracing Well-Known Member

    sweet car! a 350 with the aluminum heads would be nice too! But then, we also have a killer recipe for a naturally aspirated stage-2 V6. Either way, someone needs to get that car.
     
  13. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    DAMN. That’s a sweet looking Regal:cool:
    I’m jealous ;)
     
  14. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

    yes that is the car in the 2 pictures.
     
  15. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

    car has a new home my son bought it saturday.alittle underpowered but drives good so will be working on a 455 this winter for it,he wants to be in the 12s with it so hes gonna have lots of questions for everyone.
     
  16. Ray carlson jr

    Ray carlson jr New Member

    If anybody had interest.
    Don’t mind the little gremlin trying to drive
     

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  17. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Nice car! That thing’s going to be sweet!
    Patrick
     
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