Personal Luxury and High Performance

Buick Regal Limited T-Type
Step 1 – Make up a performance-sounding badge

Both in one car! Or Neither!

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:

Buick Regal Limited T-Type
2 – Deselect the vinyl roof.  Wheels are nice too
Buick Regal Limited T-Type
3 – Add the corporate turbo 3.8L and some “aero” skirting.
Buick Regal Limited T-Type
4 – High Performance requires a digital speedometer and an engine badge so you know what you’re driving
Buick Regal Limited T-Type
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.

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