• Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport
  • 1995 Buick Regal GS
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
In the middle 1960s, The General's Buick Division was known for its well-built cars, positioned just a step below Cadillac in the GM prestige hierarchy and popular with successful businessmen of the not-so-flashy sort. To snazz up the division's image for the 1965 model year, Buick's overlords created the Gran Sport high-performance package for the Riviera and Skylark. During the ensuing decades, various models of Buick got GS-ized, with varying ratios of actual-versus-image performance. The first generation of the Regal to get the GS treatment was the 1988-1996 third-generation car; here's a hard-to-find '95 rusting peacefully in a Wisconsin wrecking yard.

Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport

The 1997-2004 Regal Gran Sports got a supercharged 3.8-liter Buick V6 making 240 horsepower, but the '95 came with a naturally-aspirated 3.8 rated at 170 horsepower.

Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport

The third-gen Regal GS did get a stiffer suspension and a plush interior, though. The passenger seat comb was optional.

Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport

This one turned an impressive 244,369 miles before (presumably) Upper Midwest body rust reduced its value to near-scrap levels. 110 mph seems like an unusually arbitrary speedometer top speed. Perhaps 180 km/h was the main specification for this gauge.

Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport

Buick still sells a Regal GS, of course, and it boasts nearly twice the horsepower of today's Junkyard Gem.

Junked 1995 Buick Regal Gran Sport

Still, this was one of the sportier Detroit sedans you could buy in 1995, and this particular example served its owner or owners very well for close to a quarter-century.



Buick Regal: a very distinctive point of view.

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