In the late 1980s, your firends at Buick were desperate for an identity that resonated. Buick was for 60 year olds, but those people die off. They wanted a younger crowd, buyers with sophistication, whose appetite for performance could be sated with a turbo and some stinking badges. Enter the T-Type… What is a T-Type? Well let’s just see:
2 – Deselect the vinyl roof. Wheels are nice too
3 – Add the corporate turbo 3.8L and some “aero” skirting.
4 – High Performance requires a digital speedometer and an engine badge so you know what you’re driving
5 – and a console, to make your loose pillow leather bench seat into high performance “bucket” seats.
Mission accomplished. You’ve turned Dave’s dad’s middle management company car into a thinking man’s 320i. Nice work, Buick. I’ll take two.
Your author is an avid photographer and writer, one of which is of great utility in his day job. He is currently marooned in the barren wastelands of Arizona, dreaming of cross country road trips and hunting for grail cars and adventures.