1984 Buick Regal

The rear-wheel drive 1984 Buick Regal was available as a coupe and sedan; the station wagon was dropped after the 1983 model year. The Regal was available as a base, Limited and T Type model. The diesel V8 was no longer available but a 4.3-liter V6 became optional. The base engine was a 3.8 liter V6 rated at 110 horsepower. The T Type models had a turbocharged V6 with sequential fuel injection and offered 200 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. T Type models also rode on P215/65R15 blackwalls on styled aluminum wheels. They came with a 3.42:1 performance axle ratio, overdrive automatic transmission, Gran Touring suspension, leather-wrapped steering wheel, turbo boost gauge, trip odometer, tachometer, and air conditioning.

In the front, the Buick Regal had a new grille and new front end design, along with tail lamps and new graphics, and a modified instrument panels. The coupes were given new headlamp bezels and parking and signal lamps. Standard equipment included an automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, dual mirrors and horns, bumper guards and rub stripes, and whitewall steel-belted tires. Options included a digital instrument cluster with fluorescent displays that display speed, distance and fuel level.

The Grand National package was a limited edition model which raised to the performance of the Regal to new levels. The Grand National package could be added to the T Type Regals, which added a turbocharged 3.8 liter engine, sport steering wheel, boost gauge, tachometer, a 94-amp Delcotron, and P215/60R blackwalls. The front seats were embroidered with the Grand National logo. The bodies came only in black, with black bumpers, rub strips and guards. The Grand National identification could be found on the front fenders.

For 1984, Buick produced 106,306 examples of the Base Regal and 113,047 examples of the Regal Limited models. A further 5,401 Buick Regal T Type Coupes were produced. Pricing began at $9,487 for the Regal coupe and rose to $10,265 for the Regal Limited Sedan. The Grand National package on the T Type Regals was an additional $1,280.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2014

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Frequently sharing the same body and power-train as the Century, the Buick Regal was a mid-size vehicle that was produced by General Motors Buick division from 1973 through 2004. Slow to react to develop in the lower priced mid-size personal luxury market, Buick wanted to market to compete against the Olds Cutlass Supreme, the Grand Prix and the Monte Carlo. The Regal was introduced in 1973....
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1984 Regal
1984 Buick Regal Price Range: $9,485 - $12,115

$2,580 - $15,965

Model Year Production

1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)506,787
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)458,768
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)648,689
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)850,103
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)1,002,906
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)987,980
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)808,416
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)739,984
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)856,996
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)854,011
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)727,275

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