Welcome To Reatta Owners Journal
Reatta Owners Journal is a community of Buick Reatta owners and enthusiast. This website is dedicated to providing information on how to keep these rare cars on the road. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. We invite you to join our forums and take part in discussions about the Buick Reatta.
This website is a repository of information about the Buick Reatta automobile. There are dozens of tutorials and How-to guides here to help with maintenance and repairs on the Buick Reatta. We provide lists and charts that contain the hard to find specifications for the Buick Reatta. If you are having problems with your Buick Reatta we are here to help. You are invited to join use in the Reatta Owners Journal Community Forums!
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About the Buick Reatta automobile
For anyone not familiar with the Buick Reatta, it is a luxurious sports coupe that was produced at the Reatta Craft Centre in Lansing, Michigan and sold by the Buick division of American automaker General Motors from early 1988 to 1991. The Reatta sported its own unique body style. Each one was hand-made with an attention to detail and quality of finish uncommon for a mass-produced automobile.
The Buick Reatta was marketed as a "Hand Crafted Car." Instead of the usual moving assembly line, GM organized its work force into small teams. Workers performed dozens of tasks on the cars at various locations known as "Craft Stations," within the plant. The cars were carried between locations by computer-guided carts.
The Reatta was the most expensive Buick made at the time. The car did not sell well because of the expensive price tag. Buick ceased production at the end of the 1991 model year. Because of the unique capabilities of the Reatta Craft Centre, the plant has been renamed and is now called the Lansing Craft Centre. The Craft Centre was demolished in 2009.
For power the Reatta has a 3.8 Litre V6-165 horsepower sequential fuel injection engine and a four speed automatic transmission with front wheel drive. Almost all power and luxury options Buick had to offer were standard equipment on the Reatta.