Looking for help buying a 1979 Buick Regal



Apr 22, 2020
I'm a 20 year old who works at a bodyshop and I am looking at buying a 1979 Buick Regal. don't know much about G-body cars, I've driven a older cutlass supreme which I thought was pretty nice
Today I came across a 1979 Regal with a 350 for $3500(CAD I live in Newfoundland), the car looks clean underneath the owner stored it inside during winter, he said it doesn't need any work and that it runs and drives perfect. Its been listed for 9 months on marketplace which raises some red flags and has only 25k km which makes me think it must've been rolled back. If I goto buy it I'll have a mechanic check it out first but I'm wondering what are some common issues with these cars, how hard are the parts to get, how expensive can they be and what are some things I should look out for?
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Comic Book Super Hero
Supporting Member
Jan 4, 2009
Wellston, OK
That's 102K klicks. The white background drum digit is tenths.

At each 100K, they roll over to 0 and start again. Could be 202K, but probably not based on the pics


G-Body Guru
Feb 12, 2013
Welcome to a great forum.

Great to see you here ,

a must watch / read thread for you is posted by Hafrod - Back to high school = recreating my first car a 1979 Regal

it will answer questions that will come up.

ps - that car looks solid with all the pieces , Mechanical parts are easy to find........Rockauto will be your best friend.


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