Buick Estate

The Buick Estate Wagon is a great combination of Buick.

Year by year


The first Estate Wagon was offered in 1940 in the Super Series. He had a wooden structure and it was there from 1941 to 1942 as Special and 1946-1953 again on the GM C platform as Super and Roadmaster. From 1954 to 1964 he was offered on the smaller GM B platform as special, as Century, when LeSabre and Invicta as with all-steel bodies. Among them there were hardtop models with the name Caballero in the model years 1957 and 1958.


1970, the model name was introduced to the GM B platform again and was now simply Estate Wagon. The 70 year had the "two-way door - gate" with a retractable wheel.

From 1971 to 1976, the Estate Wagon was built on the GM C platform and had, like all the big station wagons from GM, the new clam shell rear door. The GM station wagons from 1974 to 1976 were the largest ever built. The vehicles had by this time a 7.5 liter V8 engine.


Buick Electra Estate ( 1980s )

1977, the Estate Wagon was reduced and brought back out on the GM B platform. An Estate Wagon Limited 1979 had no additional charge to offer many optional extras. To better distinguish the Limited model of the cheaper versions, it had four rather than three vents in the front wings and inside there were loose cushions. The styling changes of the model year 1980 improved the aerodynamics of the vehicle and helped him to a lower fuel consumption. Also in 1980 the Electra Estate Wagon was introduced, replacing the Estate Wagon Limited. The simpler model was LeSabre Estate Wagon.

A Buick Electra Estate Wagon played a crucial role in the film The Night of the adventures of 1987.

The last Estate Wagon were rear-wheel drive vehicles on GM B platform with a wheelbase of 2944 mm. The name Electra Estate station wagon was used for the 1988 and 1989, although the Electra sedan already had front-wheel drive and was based on the GM C platform. In the last model year, 1990, the cars were called simply Estate. This Estate was replaced in 1991 by the Roadmaster Estate Wagon on the GM B platform. Although this was an estate, he is usually called Roadmaster.

The Estate had from 1977 to 1980 a 5.7 -liter V8 with 114-125 kW. After the expiry of the V8 Motoen at Buick Oldsmobile engines were installed, either the 5.05 -liter V8 with 103 kW or 5.7 -liter V8 diesel engine with 77 kW.