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Autotrader Find: Mint 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

If you’re interested in a vehicle that can seat your whole family — and then some — you may look at a minivan, or possibly a full-size SUV. Or you can go a different route: You can buy this 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon, which is like reliving the giant cars of the 1970s in a 1990s body.

For those of you who don’t know the Roadmaster Estate Wagon, here’s a little overview. The Buick Roadmaster has been sold since the 1930s in some form or another, generally taking the role as Buick’s flagship product. The final-generation Roadmaster, which came out in 1991, was offered in two body styles: You could get a massive sedan, or you could get a massive wagon. The wagon was called the "Estate Wagon," which may seem redundant as the European term for "wagon" is "estate" — until you realize they probably named it that because it’s the size of an actual estate.

Indeed, the Roadmaster Estate Wagon was just shy of 220 inches long, which makes it just a little shorter than a current Chevy Suburban — 30 years later. Much of this space was devoted to interior room; it had a huge front seat, a huge back seat and a huge cargo area. Of course, a giant V8 was necessary to power this giant car, though early V8s were mediocre, offering no more than 190 horsepower. Finally, in 1994, hp was upped to 260 — which, given the Roadmaster’s size, was probably only just adequate.

The example here is a 1995 model, which features the larger engine. It also boasts impressive condition: It’s among the lowest-mileage examples of the Roadmaster Estate listed for sale on Autotrader, with an odometer reading of just over 70,000 miles — and it looks very clean, with the original wheels, the original brightwork and the massive wood paneling down all 220 inches of the sides. If you want to save a Roadmaster Estate — or use it for yourself, instead of the usual family vehicles — here’s your chance. It’s offered by Gesswein Motors in rural Milbank, South Dakota, for $12,550. Find a Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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5 COMMENTS

  1. My friends dad had a sedan version with a procharger. Fun as hell and would rip massive burnouts. Ultimate sleeper

  2. I learned to drive on one of these, on very narrow 6 lane roads (which have now been converted to 4 lanes), and went through 3 traffic circles.

    When I went to take my test in a Plymouth Laser, I asked if I could pull it into the parallel parking spot…I did, and passed the test.
    I have a serious love/hate with these things…

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