9 Passenger LT1: 1994 Buick Roadmaster

It’s hard to ignore cars right in your neighborhood that represent a potential flipper project in the making. Interest remains strong in these old-school land yachts featuring the powerful LT1 engine and leftover 80s features like woodgrain paneling and rear-facing jump seats. This 1994 Buick Roadmaster here on craigslist is one of three options you had for a big GM wagon, and there’s an Oldsmobile-badged version in my ‘hood that rarely sees the road. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Pat L. for the find.

I knew right away it was the Oldsmobile at a neighboring house because it has the different nose treatment than the Buick and the Chevy, with the split grille out front. This Roadmaster looks to be in about the same condition, which is to say it’s a clean driver that hasn’t been restored and would likely bring some more bucks with a good detailing, especially under the hood.

However, minor cleaning aside, the seller reports that this Roadmaster does everything it should and has been his faithful daily driver for quite some time. The front features dual power leather seats, and the air conditioning still blows cold. Electronic climate control and full power features all work, and the seller notes the tires were recently replaced.

Mileage is listed at 143K and increasing daily as it is still being driven. The engine bay could stand with some minor detailing, in my opinion, which would make it pop. Here’s the thing: this is downright cheap at $3,300, which makes me question whether the Oldsmobile in my neck of the woods is worth buying. The real win is for the next owner, who will get a great cruiser.


  1. Tom

    it’s only a 7 passenger

  2. Alan Brase

    Says he drives it daily with collector car insurance only costing $60/ year. Good to know.

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  3. angliagt angliagt Member

    Buy one now,while they’re still cheap.

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  4. Chimmy

    This has Rutledge Wood written all over it!

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  5. Dead_Garry

    I have this wagon’s twin and absolutely love it. It’s a little rough around the edges but makes me smile all the time. A call back to when these giant wagons roamed the nation’s highways and byways.

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