Buick have been the first GM section to bring an individual luxury car to advertise using its full-size 1963 Buick Riviera, but was usually slow to respond to the producing lower-priced mid-size personal luxury market, which Pontiac made up of the 1969 Grand Prix and Chevrolet with the Monte Carlo the next year, 1970. At exactly the same time, Oldsmobile added a formal notchback coup? to its intermediate range, the Cutlass Supreme, in 1970 which model soon became Olds’ best-selling intermediate. Buick didn’t get its personal luxury coupe before GM intermediates were redesigned in 1973, the so-called “Colonnade” autos that taken away hardtop models completely. In the interested name swap, the Skylark name was slipped from Buick’s intermediate series and instead the Hundred years nameplate, last found in the 1950s, was revived for these people.

An extremely trimmed, two-door coupe, the first Buick Regal distributed its forward and back styling using its Century mother or father with distinctions amounting to differing grilles and taillight lens. The Regal distributed the same “Colonnade” pillared hardtop roofline (a hardtop with B-pillars (centre pillars) but frameless entry doors unlike a sedan body) and greenhouse (home window area) with the Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, and Cutlass Supreme as well as the lower-priced Buick Hundred years Luxus coupe. Like its commercial cousins, the Regal (and Luxus) presented the newly elegant opera windows, that have been small set rear-side windows ornamented by sheet-metal, rather than the original roll-down windows.

For the first 12 months in 1973, the Buick Regal nameplate was only used for Buick’s version of the GM intermediate personal luxury coupe, however the following calendar year gained a sedan partner (there is no Regal stop waggon).

buick 2017 Regal interiors were generally more luxurious than minimal Hundred years models with woodgrain cut on dashboard and door sections, along with door-pull straps and bench seating with centre armrests with towel, velour, or vinyl fabric upholstery. Elective throughout the run was a 60/40 divide bench seating with armrest. For 1976-77, the Regal coupe was available with the S/R option that included reclining bucket chairs with corduroy upholstery.

The model lasted five years with reduced changes, although there is a fairly substantive facelift in 1976 (for the coupe only — sedans remained with unique 1973 sheet-metal through 1977), which contained the lately legalised rectangular headlights (horizontally installed on coupes, and vertically on sedans — similar to the middle-1960s Pontiacs). The Regal coupe sold sensibly well, though it lagged behind the Monte Carlo and Cutlass Supreme which acquired end up being the best-selling cars in the us by 1976. Regal sedans and everything Century models got way fewer takers.

The Buick Regal was mostly run by Buick’s 350 in? V8, that was standard equipment on all models in 1973 and 1974 and optional on coupes but continued to be standard on sedans from 1975 to 1977, and the bigger 455 in? V8 was optional in 1973 and 1974 only. Starting in 1975, Regal coupes emerged standard with Buick’s resurrected 231 cu in (3.8 L) V6 engine unit recently offered on the Skylark from 1964 to 1967; the engine’s air conditioning have been sold to Kaiser Motors for use in Jeep models (Kaiser was purchased by North american Motors in 1970 and Jeep became an AMC section) and sold back again to GM by AMC in 1974. In 1975 and 1976, the Hundred years and Regal were really the only mid-sized cars in the us to provide V6 motors. The bolt structure because of this vehicle is 5×4 3/4 in . (120.7 mm). The Hundred years designation was silently fell from the Buick Regal in 1975.

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