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1987 Buick LeSabre Estate station wagon
Pictures courtesy of owner Jonathan Stephenson

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A description from the owner:  "This is my 1987 Buick LeSabre Estate Wagon. I bought it about a year ago. It's my second Buick wagon, the first being a 1976 Estate Wagon with a terminal case of rust but a big heart (and engine!). Apart from a few mechanical glitches, it's been a fun car to own. It's got 150,000 miles but still runs and looks great. It's got all the important options like power windows, locks, seat, third seat, luggage rack, etc. Something that makes this a uniquely cool wagon is the stereo I installed. I put a good quality receiver unit in and installed new quality speakers in all four speaker holes. I then built an airtight speaker box to fit in the rear under-floor compartment. It's a self contained unit with two amplifiers, an equalizer and three speakers. The compartment hatch can be left open for best sound or closed over it for cargo or security, or the unit is easily removable to use the third seat.  I live in Phoenix, Arizona and this is a native Arizona car, as evidenced by the lack of woodgrain (it dies quickly in the sun), non-metallic paint (also dies quickly), lack of rear window defroster (who needs it?) and aftermarket window tint. The car has no rust at all, not even on the chassis. Even the muffler and pipes are original.  What's unusual for Arizona is that it still has its original paint and weatherstripping. I did replace the tailgate weatherstrip and repainted the black window surround.  I love the car. I've always liked this generation of wagon. It's the little details that make it cool, like the thin plastic steering wheel, the big chrome-trimmed pedals, the expansive fake-wood dash and what I think is the most versatile tailgate design ever. My one complaint is the car is not too powerful in the engine department. I'm hoping in the next year or two to be able to buy an LT1 powered Roadmaster wagon.  I've driven the car to California, Texas and around Arizona and am planning a couple trips for this year. It's great for two people. You can put the seats down and make a bed for one person to sleep in while the other drives. I also regularly use the car for church group excursions with 6-8 people. Down with minivans and SUV's! Long live the wagon! (too late, I know)....."

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