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Buick Regal

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Regal
Vehicle Model

A car produced by Buick.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Mid-size Car category (model years 1985-1987)

The Buick Regal was the car of NASCAR Winston Cup (the series that would eventually become Sprint Cup) driver's champions Darrell Waltrip in 1981 and 1982 and Bobby Allison in 1983.

Page Sections
Reference Desk
Photographs
Documents
1987 Specifications
Recalls
Die Cast Cars
Article Index


Reference Desk

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TypeTitle
1987 BookBuick Mid-Size Rear Wheel Drive Models Automotive Repair Manual by Peter D. du Pré; Haynes North America, Inc.


Photographs

Buick Regal Donk "Donk"
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
3rd Annual Grass Lake PTO "Cars for Kids" Classic & Hot Rod Show
May 18, 2008
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Modified 1981 Buick Regal Modified 1981
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
July 10, 2011
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Modified 1981 Buick Regal Modified 1981
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
July 10, 2011
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Modified 1981 Buick Regal Modified 1981
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
July 10, 2011
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Buick Regal Grand National Grand National
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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Buick Regal Grand National Grand National
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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Buick Regal Grand National Grand National
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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Buick Regal Grand National Grand National
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  June 7, 2010
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1987 Buick Regal Model 1987
Built by Doug Everhart
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
April 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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1987 Buick Regal Model 1987
Built by Doug Everhart
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
April 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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1987 Buick Regal Grand National T-type 1987 Grand National T-type
Monogram
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Classic Plastic
January 25, 2009
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1987 Buick Regal Grand National T-type 1987 Grand National T-type
Monogram
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Classic Plastic
January 25, 2009
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
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1987 Buick Regal Turbo T 1987 Turbo T
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 FITE Center for Independent Living Car Show
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Buick GNX Model Car GNX
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
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Buick GNX Model Car GNX
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Buick GNX Model Car GNX
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Buick GNX Model Car GNX
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Buick Regal R/T "R/T"
Buick Regal with a Dodge R/T badge
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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2011 Buick Regal CXL 2011 CXL
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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2011 Buick Regal CXL RL3 2011 CXL RL3
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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2011 Buick Regal CXL RL3 2011 CXL RL3
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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2011 Buick Regal CXL RL3 2011 CXL RL3
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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2011 Buick Regal CXL RL3 Underbody 2011 CXL RL3
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
19 December 1973NHTSA Recall 73V250000
1974 Buick Century, 1974 Buick Electra, 1974 Buick Estate, 1974 Buick LeSabre, 1974 Buick Regal, 1974 Buick Riviera, 1974 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice Estate, 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, 1974 Chevrolet Impala, 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1974 GMC Sprint, 1974 Oldsmobile 88, 1974 Oldsmobile 98, 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1974 Pontiac Bonneville, 1974 Pontiac Catalina, 1974 Pontiac Firebird, 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1974 Pontiac Grand Safari, 1974 Pontiac Grand Ville, 1974 Pontiac Le Mans
Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Arm
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 February 1975NHTSA Recall 75V032000
1975 Buick Century, 1975 Buick Regal, 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1975 Chevrolet El Camino, 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1975 GMC Sprint, 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1975 Pontiac Grand Am, 1975 Pontiac Le Mans
Power Train:Axle Assembly:Axle Shaft
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
2 September 1976NHTSA Recall 76V132000
1977 Buick Century, 1977 Buick LeSabre, 1977 Buick Regal, 1977 Buick Skylark, 1977 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1976 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Caprice, 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1977 Chevrolet El Camino, 1977 Chevrolet Impala, 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1977 Chevrolet Nova, 1977 GMC Sprint, 1977 Oldsmobile 88, 1977 Oldsmobile 98, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1977 Oldsmobile Omega, 1977 Pontiac Bonneville, 1977 Pontiac Catalina, 1976 Pontiac Firebird, 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1977 Pontiac Le Mans, 1977 Pontiac Ventura
Steering:Wheel And Handle Bar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
July 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Buick Regal
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 408KB - 8 pages
December 1998Veridian Remote Air Bag Related Adult Driver Fatality Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Buick Regal GS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 467KB - 14 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Buick Regal GS, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 47.3MB - 103 pages
October 2002Side Impact Air Bag Non-Deployment/Driver Fatality Investigation
Vehicle: 2001 Buick Regal
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 838KB - 25 pages
26 July 2011Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2011 Buick Regal CXL Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.1MB - 166 pages
20 February 201414V-092
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC

PDF
- 2.5MB - 4 pages
21 February 2014NHTSA Recall 14V092000 2014 Buick Enclave, 2014 Buick Lacrosse, 2014 Buick Regal, 2014 Buick Verano, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, 2014 GMC Acadia
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
20 March 2014Broken Transmission Adjuster Cable/FMVSS 102/114
To: Carmen Benavides, General Motors LLC
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 50KB - 2 pages


1987 Specifications

Standard Features

  • 3.8 Litre 2BBL V6 Engine
  • Auto Transmission
  • Power Steering
  • Power Front Disc Brakes
  • Deluxe Wheel Covers
  • Steel Belted Radial Whitewall Tires
  • AM Radio
  • Fixed Mast Antenna
  • Bumper Guards
  • Bumper Rub Strips
  • Carpeting Front & Rear
  • Color-keyed Seat & Shoulder Belts
  • Notchback Front Seat
  • Custom Steering Wheel
  • Inside Hood Release
  • Lamp Group (Complete)
  • Color-keyed Protective Side Moldings
  • Dual Horns
  • Chrome Mirrors
  • High-Mount Stop Light

    Options

    CodeNameCost
    A01Soft Ray all tinted glass$120
    A31Power Windows$210
    B32Front Carpet Savers$17
    B91Door Edge Guards- Black$15
    CD42-Speed Windshield Wiper/Delay$55
    C49Electric Rear Window Defogger$145
    C60Air Conditioner$775
    D35Body Colored Mirrors Left Remote & Right Manual$53
    G80Limited-Slip Differential$100
    K34Electronic Cruise Control$175
    LC2Engine- 3.8 Litre (231 CID) SFI Turbocharged V6 w/Intercooler$1,422
    MX0Auto Trans w/Overdrive$175
    N33Tilt Steering Column$125
    TT5Tungsten Halogen Headlamps$25
    US7Automatic Power Antenna$70
    UW4Concert Sound Speaker System$95
    UX1Delco-GM Graphic Equalizer, Cassette Tape & ETR AM Stereo-FM Stereo Radio with Seek and Scan, Auto Reverse with Search/Repeat and Clock$504
    VK3Frt License Plate MountingNo Charge
    W02Exterior Sport Package$100
    Y56''T'' Package - Includes 15'' Aluminum Wheels (4); P215/65R15 B/W Eagle GT Tires; Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel; Gran Touring Suspension; and Fast Ratio Power Steering$508
    12UInterior Color- Silver$
    ***Trim 82B - Bucket Seats in Gray Cloth


    Die-Cast Cars

    Street Cars

    TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScalePaintNotes
    Die CastHot WheelsK6142-0917F2007 New ModelsBuick Grand NationalSmallBlack
    Die CastHot WheelsK6142-0917H D12007 New ModelsBuick Grand NationalSmallMetallic Dark Red
    Die CastHot WheelsK6142-0917M D12007 New ModelsBuick Grand NationalSmallSilver
    Die CastHot WheelsM6867-0918CTeam: Engine RevealersBuick Grand NationalSmallGold & Black

    Race Cars

    TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScaleDriverCar #Notes
    Model KitMonogram2940Snickers Buick1:24Rick Wilson81991
    Model Kit (2)Monogram6391Darrell Waltrip Combo1:24Darrell Waltrip111982 Mountain Dew Buick Regal
    1983 Pepsi Challenger Chevrolet Monte Carlo


    Article Index

    DateArticleAuthor/Source
    28 February 2011US-Chinese Joint Venture Recalls 233,000 CarsVOA Breaking News
    17 September 2013General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
    15 July 2014General Motors, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceNancy Lummen Lewis
    18 July 2016New at Summit Racing Equipment: Goodmark Restoration Parts for Buick Regal and Olds CutlassSummit Racing Equipment
    24 May 2018General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Michael A. Cole)
    30 May 2019General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Otto G. Matheke III)


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