1976 Buick Regal sedan

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  1. jwdtenn

    jwdtenn Well-Known Member

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    I don't think a 350 is a "big block," but people just love to throw that term around. Very nice car. Four-doors may hurt sales prospects somewhat.
     
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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    I agree a 350 Buick is definitely a small block Buick, nice example of a unloved model. The price is now reasonable for the mileage & condition. Nice old family cruiser.
     
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    It was a 231 V6 or this 350 V8 for these in '76. Wonder if Theo might have had a special optioned 455 in his NYPD car to haul him and his lollipops around?

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    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    Are we sure the Buick 455 was not still available for a Regal in 76? I know 76 was the last year a big block Buick was available, not a Buick Expert so not sure on this
     
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    Would need a 455 if he's gonna let Stavros borrow the car.....
     
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    I'm going by Rockauto who lists a 455 for the 73/74 model yrs then 350 as the largest engine, save for the 403 for one yr in '77. A Kojak fan site(what????) says that Theo's '74 Century had a 455 badge on the fender. The show lasted until '78 so did he drive the '74 all the way to '78?
     
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    Naughty, naughty!
     
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    Hey, don't look at me - ol' Theo used to call him fatso to his face.

    To his face!

    Kinda crappy when you think that Stavros was his brother in real life.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Really like the looks of this Buick.

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    First, just to be exact, the Regal, for 1976 at least, was actually a submodel of the Century line and was, in the literature at least, called the Century Regal. There was also the Century (available as a coupe or sedan), Century Special (available only as a coupe), and Century Custom (available as coupe, sedan, and 2- and 3-seat wagons).

    According to the '76 Buick brochure, the available engines in the Century line, which included the Regal, were a 231 cubic inch V-6 and 2 and 4-bbl versions of the 350. No mention of a 455.

    The last year that the 455 was available in the Century/Regal was 1974.
     
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    Yes, looks like the 350 V barrell carb was tops for the Regal in 1976.

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    Bear in mind, that's from GM of Canada. According to that, though, only the full-sized cars had a 455 option.
     

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