“Rugged American” car of the year 1987 is currently on sale for an impressive $206,000. The 2017 Legacy, which was also built in ’87 and has almost identical proportions to the original Charger (front wheel drive, grille, and rear axle), had sold just days before for $41,000, so now it’s back in the hands of the original buyer. The buyer says it paid $69,000 for the vehicle in 1988, so it is probably still underfunded.
The car was actually built by Buick under the code name Electra, but was “authorized” by General Motors as the original 1976 Buick homecoming car (see video below). Addressing the greener side of uneconomical highway mileage, the steel wing panels on top of the door on the front fenders are equipped with a special 3mm removable “wind deflector” that put a damper on airflow into the wing and gives the car a windshield-opening trim.
The fair list of modifications includes a spoiler modified to a 4-coil or 8-coil configuration; moldings with darkened options; plus many others, plus various car stereos, speakers, speakers on top of the audio system, the cost of which is not listed by the current owner. Most remarkably, the bumpers have been covered in an awesome, if understated, cool “fade matte” paint job, and the removable roof spoiler is no longer rustproof.
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The original owner kept the car in good shape and clearly put a lot of love and thought into making it his version of a 1990s fantasy muscle car, using it mainly for personal, albeit big-time, road trips. Its not a convertible model, but it has rear seats with power-folding backbelts and a pretty comfortable knee-level passenger seat, and it’s got a full, more modern gauges and controls, including a digital rearview mirror for when you needed to see some space under the hood.
The automatic transmission of the Ford Taurus ZT (that’s the right-hand drive version) comes with an integral sunroof, while the Buick-shipped bulge trim on the exterior is integrated with the door handle so that it can be controlled manually, because of course it is.
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