1978 Buick Regal Limited

 

VIN 4M47U8H192693

 
This is my girlfriend's car, which we also use as our daily driver. We own this car since September 2003 and it is a comfortable an a very reliable car.
 
Technical data Dimensions

Engine: V8 - 305 Cid (5 liters)

Bore x stroke: 3.74" x 3.48"

Compression ratio: 8.4 : 1

Bhp @ rpm: 145 @ 3800

Max. torque @ rpm: 245 lb ft @ 2400

Transmission: Three speed automatic TH350 (Turbo Hydra-matic 350)

Differential: 2.29 - Limited Slip

Wheelbase: 108.1"  (274.5 cm)

Length: 199.6"  (506.9 cm)

Width: 72.2"  (183.4 cm)

Height: 53.4"  (135.6 cm)

Weight:  3187 lbs  ( 1446 kg)

Options: Air conditioning (removed), power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seat, power locks, cruise control.

 
Exterior Interior

Red

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55/45 Notchback Seat

Custom Clotch - Red

 
 
 
 
History

1978  -  Build in Flint, Michigan USA

1978 - 1992  -  ?????

1992  -  Obernau. CH

1997  -  Emmenbrücke, CH

2001  -  Aarwangen, CH

2001  -  Almere, NL

2003  -  Enschede, NL

2010  -  Demolished in Bentelo, NL

 
The things which have been done on our Regal besides the regular maintenance.
  • October 2003 - Brakes overhaul, front and rear. All ignition parts and vacuum hoses changed.

  • August 2004 - A lot of work at the front of the car, some welding, new coil springs, new shock absorbers, wheels re-aligned all with help from a very special car-lift.

  • August 2005 - New exhaust and hi-jackers.

  • January 2006 - Impco LPG (Liquified Petrol Gas) installation installed. A common thing to do in Holland because of the sky-high gasoline prices (the highest in the world).

  • January 2009 - Friday the 9th of January I experienced what it was to drive on black ice and ended in a ditch. Technically I just had to re-align the wheels, but the body is completely totaled. I'm still driving the Regal, but I think the next story is about how the Regal will perform in a banger race.

  • July 2010 - Sunday the 4th of July our Regal entered the Crazy Car Crash competion in Bentelo.