Find Your Car

Thursday, June 25, 2015

1986 Buick Regal

Andre Mallet of Windsor, Ontario bought this 1986 Buick Regal in 1997, when he was 22 years old.

David Dunbar Buick had become a millionaire when he invented the lawn sprinkler and then patented the process to coat cast iron with enamel—creating white bathtubs.  Fascinated with automobiles, he established the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company in 1899, with the goal of building internal-combustion engines for farm use.

1903 Buick

Soon, Buick became enamoured with automobiles and spent the rest of his fortune developing a single car. He was not a particularly astute businessman. His company fell on hard times and was reorganized in 1903 before being absorbed into the newly formed General Motors in 1908.

1908 Buick Model 10

 In the corporate fleet, Buick came to be moored as a luxury make within the GM lineup, berthed below the sumptuous Cadillac and docked above the mid-range Oldsmobile, the value-laden Pontiac and the entry-level Chev.

King George VI and Queen Mary visited all nine provinces in 1939. One of the royal limousines was this McLaughlin-Buick, custom built by workers at GM in Oshawa.

During the Dirty ‘Thirties, posh and powerful Buicks were still popular with the rich and famous. They were highly favoured by the royal family; particularly King Edward the VIII. His Majesty ordered McLaughlin-Buicks from GM Canada for his personal use. Conveyances for King George VI and Queen Mary’s 1939 Royal Tour of the nation included a pair of McLaughlin-Buick limousines, custom-built for the occasion.  

From 1939 to 1945, GM workers did their patriotic duty as they worked around the clock to build weapons of victory for the war effort. While they never served in uniform, these home front heroes fought Hitler and Tojo with the weapons they knew best—a lunch box and a time card.

 In an effort to help Ottawa redress the massive wartime budget deficit, Buick--withheld from the domestic market—finally reintroduced to the public in 1951.

The McLaughlin part of Buick’s nameplate disappeared after World War Two but the sleek vehicle was immediately hailed as an elite style leader for much of the 1950s and 1960s.

Buick introduced the Regal in 1973. While the tri-shield had created the personal luxury car market with its groundbreaking Riviera, it has been slow to extend the range downward.  For the first year in 1973, the Regal nameplate was only used for Buick's version of the GM intermediate personal two-door luxury coupe. (Buick’s intermediate-sized sedans were christened as Century models) The first generation of Regals made use of the same body shell for five years.

When the new Regal was unveiled for 1978, its Coke-bottle swell profile was melded into a much boxier looking envelope. 

A substantial facelift in 1981 improved aerodynamics enough that Regals raced the NASCAR circuit. They kissed the chequered flag many times.

A 1981 restyle flattened the envelope significantly. A Grand National appeared in 1982 but each vehicle left the factory in charcoal grey. The GN model was deleted at the end of the selling season.

The Buick Regal Grand National found 446 buyers in Canada during the 1986 model year.

The Grand National returned in 1984 dressed in black. Its turbo-charged 3.8-litre engine became standard and was beefed up substantially with such under-the-hood goodies as sequential fuel injection, and a distributor-less computer-controlled ignition. The  motor now boasted 150 kiloWatts (200 horsepower)  at 4400 rpm and 407 Newton-metres  (300 pound-foot) of torque at 2400 rpm.

2,129 Buick Regal Limited models were sold in Canada during the 1986 model year. The Limited was the most popular seller in the Regal series.

Sales continued to climb.  The 1986 Regal came in a four-pack of very exciting versions: a basic Regal, the posh Regal Limited, the sporty Regal T Type and the Grand National.

Advertising was to the point. “Regal is the sum of the meticulously assembled parts. This is an automobile that is every inch (an ancient Canadian unit of measure) a Buick. A car that rides, performs and handles with all the qualities of grace and elegance that have come to characterize the Regal.”

The Buick Regal’s instrument panel was lean and angular, featuring LED readouts instead of dials.

All four of the Buick two-door coupes rode on a 2 746-millimetre (108.1-inch) wheelbase. Generous overhang at the front and rear brought the overall length to 5 094 millimetres (200.6-inches).

The beast was powered with the “sinewy” 3.8-litre (231-cubic inch) V-6 engine, while a Turbo-charged variant of the V-6 and a 5-litre V-8 (305-cubic inch) mill was optional. Overdrive was featured on the Turbo-charged and V-8 engines. All were coupled to an automatic transmission.

General Motors’ divisions played mix-and-match with components during this era. Small print alerted consumers to the fact that “These Buicks are equipped with GM-built engines produced by various divisions and affiliates of General Motors Corporation and GM of Canada.” Records show that the 3-8-litre engines were sourced from American factories in both the Chevrolet and Buick Divisions. V-8s came from Chev plants in the US as well as the GM factory in Ontario.

The base Regal was touted as a car with ‘a high standard of luxury simplicity, possessing a ‘comfortable, luxurious interior’ in a broad range of colours and materials. Up front a bench seat could be upgraded to buckets. Designated as Model 4GJ47, a total of  1,393 was shipped to Canada.

2,129 Buick Regal Limited models were sold in Canada during the 1986 model year. The Limited was the most popular seller in the Regal series.

The Limited boasted unique, leather-trimmed seating and colour-keyed upholstery panels for the doors.  Model 4GM47 was sourced from the United States and records show that 2,129 units were imported into Canada.

This will be the final year for the Buick Regal T Type.

The T Type Regal included the firm-ride Grand Touring suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, mated to higher-rate springs and shock absorbers.  It was offered only in black with blackout trim and chrome-plated steel wheels. 

Of the 616 T Type Regals imported into the country, 441 of them were equipped with the WE2 Grand National package. The Grand National took the ‘T Type one step beyond’. The street machine was billed as ‘Bad to the Bone’ and so it was. For enthusiasts who wanted to stand apart from the crowd, the 3.8-litre, sequential-port fuel injection engine was kissed with a turbocharger and an intercooler. While the engine was shared with the T Type, the hype for the Grand National mill was much more intensive.

To make sure that Buick owners were well cared for, the Future-Guard warranty was included in each sale—at no cost. The guarantee for any defects found in the entire vehicle was 12 months or 12,000 kilometres. The powertrain was covered for 36 months or 60,000 kilometres.

Buick got a lot of attention in 1986 because GM Canada was the official supplier of vehicles to the 1986 World Expo held in Vancouver that year. Buick’s Regal did well, racking up a total of 4,138 model year sales.

This 1986 Buick Regal has been owned by Andre Mallet, the proprietor of Black Bench Coffee Roasters in Windsor, since 1997. He needed to replace his 1985 Buick Regal Limited that was literally falling apart. He was 22 at the time and dropped $3,250 for the car, a parked at the Esso station in North Woodslee. The odometer read 162,000 kilometres. It was in good shape and needed only a turn signal lens to pass inspection.

Andre Mallet’s 1986 Buick Regal waits for new chrome.

Andre’s Regal has the 5-litre, four-barrel engine. It is equipped with bucket seats and centre console shift. The car is undergoing a complete restoration.

 Visit my old car website at: The Oilspot Eh!

Thanks to George Zapora at GM Historical Vehicle Services in Oshawa, ON for the import statistics. For a modest fee, get details about your GM product at

Visit my old car website at: The Oilspot Eh!
Visit my old car website at: The Oilspot Eh!
Copyright James C. Mays 2015 All rights reserved.


rush essay servіces said...

What an amazing find. The vast data about the history of cars, is a delight for car collector. Sharing it with my grand dad asap =) Thanksss

Bee Yes said...

Thanks ! for sharing this article. I have got nice information from this article.

Indus Associates said...

Wow !! Very Nice Article I have Read Today !!

americanbluesscene said...

Thanks for sharing the history of invention of automobiles. It was the best invention of mankind which has made our lives very easy while travelling.

Rigid Box said...

Thanks for sharing. this article wonderful website Information provided in this website are very nice.. Again Thanks for this article..

Lakhsar Engineers said...

Very Nice !! Keep Updating Article like this !! Wonderful content i got from this website.

Rom TV said...

Nâng mũi bán cấu trúc giờ đã trở thành lựa chọn hàng đầu của chị em thời thượng khi quyết định thay đổi dáng mũi của mình. Ngay sau 45 phút phẫu thuật, khách hàng đã có thể cảm nhận rõ ràng sự khác biệt ở chiếc mũi cũng như toàn bộ gương mặt. Tuy nhiên, để kết quả thẩm mỹ được duy trì và đảm bảo dáng mũi lên form chuẩn đòi hỏi quá trình chăm sóc hậu phẫu chính xác, cẩn thận.
Nẹp cố định trong 1 tuần đầu tiên sau nâng mũi
Thời gian đầu sau khi nâng mũi, cấu trúc xương còn yếu và dễ xô lệch, vì vậy nẹp mũi sẽ có tác dụng giữ cho dáng mũi ổn định và nhanh chóng vào form.
Trong thời gian này, chỉ 1 tác động nhỏ cũng dễ dàng khiến cho dáng mũi mới bị lệch vẹo, biến dạng, ảnh hưởng tới kết quả thẩm mỹ. Do đó, việc đeo nẹp liên tục trong vòng 7 ngày đầu tiên sau khi nâng mũi mà không nên tháo ra với bất kỳ lý do gì là vô cùng quan trọng.
Nẹp mũi sẽ có tác dụng giữ cho dáng mũi ổn định và nhanh chóng vào form.
Chườm đá liên tục trong 1-2 ngày đầu tiên.
Chườm đá nhẹ nhàng, liên tục xung quanh vùng phẫu thuật giúp giảm nhanh tình trạng sưng tấy. Sau khoảng 3-5 ngày, hiện tượng này sẽ hoàn toàn biến mất và dáng mũi sẽ nhanh chóng ổn định như ý.
Lưu ý không nên chườm đá trực tiếp hoặc để nước đá dính vào vết thương.
Nâng ngực bằng phương pháp nào tốt?
Vòng 1 căng tràn, nảy nở luôn là vũ khí quyến rũ bậc nhất của phái đẹp, nhưng không phải cô gái nào cũng may mắn sở hữu vẻ đẹp này. Đặc biệt, với phụ nữ Châu Á thường có khuôn ngực nhỏ nhắn bẩm sinh, kèm theo tình trạng ngực teo nhỏ sau thời kì nuôi con bằng sữa mẹ cũng khiến không ít chị em tự ti, mặc cảm vô cùng.

Để cải thiện tình trạng này, phẫu thuật Nâng Ngực Nội Soi 4D đã ra đời, giúp chị em khắc phục triệt để mọi khuyết điểm của vòng 1, mang đến cặp tuyết lê căng tràn sức sống, mềm mại tự nhiên. Đây được đánh giá là một trong những phương pháp nâng ngực hiệu quả và an toàn nhất hiện nay.

Nâng ngực nội soi là phương pháp nâng ngực có sử dụng thiết bị nội soi, trong đó có gắn thiết bị phóng đại trường mổ lên màn hình. Nhờ vậy, bác sĩ có thể quan sát chính xác được toàn bộ quá trình giải phẫu, từ đó can thiệp, bóc tách mô mềm để đặt túi ngực vào bên trong ổ ngực.

Hút mỡ Aqualipo Plus – Công nghệ vượt trội cho body hoàn mỹ
Hút mỡ bụng Aqualipo Plus mang đến hiệu quả vượt trội trên tất cả các vùng của cơ thể, kể cả những vùng mỡ tích tụ lâu năm, khó giảm như mỡ bụng, lưng, đùi…Sau khi tách lượng mỡ không mong muốn ra khỏi cơ thể, công nghệ Aqualipo Plus có thể tái cấy mỡ chất lượng vào những vùng lõm, gầy trên cơ thể như thái dương, hốc mắt, gương mặt, bàn tay…
Ưu điểm vượt trội của hút mỡ Aqualipo Plus:

Thứ nhất, hút mỡ tia nước không phá vỡ tế bào mỡ như các phương pháp thông thường. Lượng mỡ được bóc tách và đưa ra ngoài cơ thể với tỉ lệ mỡ sống chất lượng lên đến 90% – một con số vô cùng ấn tượng. Lợi thế này giúp cho việc tái cấy trở nên dễ dàng và duy trì hiệu quả lâu dài.

Thứ hai, hút mỡ Aqualipo Plus là phương pháp hút mỡ xâm lấn tối thiểu. Nhờ cơ chế hoạt động bởi áp lực nước, do đó mạch máu, mô, tế bào xung quanh không bị tổn thương. Không gây sưng bầm, tím lâu ngày như các phương pháp thông thường.
Cuối cùng, chất gây tê được bơm trực tiếp trong quá trình hút mỡ giúp khách hàng luôn nhẹ nhàng, thoải mái trong suốt thời gian hút. Việc không cần gây mê cũng giúp quá trình hồi phục, nghỉ dưỡng của khách hàng được rút ngắn, không ảnh hưởng tới công việc và sinh hoạt thường ngày. Khách hàng có thể ra về ngay trong ngày, sau khi hoàn tất quy trình hút mỡ của mình.
Để có thêm thông tin về Hút mỡ Aqualipo Plus và các dịch vụ thẩm mỹ HOT nhất tại Dr. Bạch Sỹ Minh như Nâng mũi TFORM, Nâng ngực nội soi, Tạo hình thành bụng…vui lòng liên hệ:

Hotline: 0944 499 666

Post a Comment

Please share what you think about today's thoughts by posting a comment here.