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Buick Roadhawk , custom cars


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Buick made 75 and 76 Pacecars for Indy . In 79 Buick tried again. Car was designed in colors of 79 pacecar request samples to NASCAR. Car was fitted with 3.8 inter cooled turbo ( GN pre engines) on arrival in Daytona NASCAR deemed car unsafe at 135mph. Trans Am Pontiac was awarded pace car honors . Again turbo Buick. The Road hawk was subbed out like a Shelby . Shells sent ( skyhawk) . Buick took Trans Am pace car carpet ( ACC WONT SELL THIS TO ROADHAWK OWNERS YET WAS BUILT IN FROM START) silver shag ! Buick also stole Corvettes Oyster white Leather steering wheel. Also Oyster white Corvette seat and headliner material . Car had plastic sides added to flare quarters , a rear deck of plastic with whale tail. Front air dam of plastic, and seats and body had Hawk logos and striping and letter decals . Mine was 6800$ plus . No turbo was given to regular cars when Buick built these ( 2bbl carb Rochester ) . Ac Ps AM-FM , with tape or not or AM , floor mats , rear speaker, automatic tranny and 5-speed optional; stock 4-speed Saginaw . Wheels had steel wheels with plastic covers, or sport wheels ( rings and center cap) and option D shape Aluminum wheels Firestone 721 white letters B70 13, or black wall 13. ROADHAWK HOMESTEAD is on line sire dedicated to this rare car. About 12-15 cars are registered known world wide to be runners or in process . About 12 cars are known as parts cars . Buick made no extra parts to this car. Insurance Co’s Totaled them from accidents not fixable found car I own in a salvage yard about ready for part out. Paid $250 and new title was acquired . Seen in 75 years of Buick in 1980, approx 1000 built+ in 79 and 500+ in 80, after Christmas was cancelled in 80 year build . Only cooper tires makes a white letter tire in 13 now ( pep boys made by cooper). This cars parts are Gold, BCA recognized this car in full center fold display from Iowa Nationals many years ago. Car Craft Magzine shot pics too. Another subcontract rare car, ,web sight is very good if you have one. MINNEAPOLIS MN image