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Pick of the Day: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon

Powered by an LT1 V8

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“How do you get a Corvette inside a station wagon?” one listing on ClassicCars.com muses.  “Just buy a Buick Roadmaster Estate wagon.”

The Pick of the Day is a 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Livonia, Michigan. (Click the link to view the listing)

1995 Buick Estate Wagon, Pick of the Day: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon, ClassicCars.com Journal
5.7-liter V8 LT1 engine

This Roadmaster could be pictured in the dictionary next to the word “sleeper.” What appears to be an unassuming wood-paneled, whitewall-tired family hauler is in fact powered by a Corvette-derived LT1 V8 with sequential point fuel-injection. At 260 horsepower, this 4,700-pound wagon moves with authority for a vehicle of its size. The LT1 in question was not exactly a copy-paste of the Corvette’s powerplant, since the Roadmaster had a unique camshaft profile and distinct heads. Power goes to the rear through a column-shifted four-speed 4L60 automatic transmission.

1995 Buick Estate Wagon, Pick of the Day: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon, ClassicCars.com Journal
1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon

The Roadmaster name has a rich history in the Buick model lineup, consistently heralded as the flagship of the brand and dating all the way back to 1936 when it replaced the outgoing “Series 80.” Various generations followed until 1959 when it was phased out. Over 30 years later, the 1991 Roadmaster made a comeback on the General Motors B-body platform as a four-door sedan and four-door estate station wagon, which brings us to today’s feature.

1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon
1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon

This example shows just over 80,000 miles on the odometer which qualifies it as a low-miler considering its nearly 30-year age. Even the tan leather interior appears to be well-kept for its age. Interior appointments are vast, including automatic climate control, embroidered floor mats, power options, and seating for seven thanks to the rear-facing jump seat in the far back.

I found the seller’s following paragraph the best way to summarize the Roadmaster’s appeal:

“The Buick Roadmaster Estate makes for one of the ultimate sleepers. No one’s going to suspect that the wood-paneled family appliance idling in the lane next to them is packing C4 Corvette artillery under the hood – unless they hear those eight cylinders singing out of your dual tailpipes, that is.”

1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon
1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Limited station wagon

In the case of this car, it looks like someone has added an LT1 front license plate and some subtle badging on of the rear quarters that give it away, too.

The seller is asking $15,900 or best offer for this hot-rod wagon.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I was considering buying this boat.. er. I mean car, but $15.9 is a little high for a demolition derby car. I doubt the prize money would be worth it, even though you would be sure to win with this beast.

  2. I’ve owned 2 of them (my current is a 7800 mile original that I only show).

    The engineering of these cars is fabulous. They delivered an easy 26 MPG on the highway with a full family plus luggage.

    This looks to be a really nice car cosmetically with great wood (Dinoc) panels and that is not an easy thing to find on these.

  3. The 95 Roadmaster looked futuristic when it came out and still does. With just some aftermarket rims it would look customized. Smooth lines, wide and low stance and decent power mill. I love station wagons but this to me is the ultimate station wagon. It won’t fit in my garage.

  4. My 2020 Cadillac CT6 is a big comfortable car, but I think my 1980 Coupe DeVille may have been my most comfortable car.

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