What you are seeing here is the end of an era: the last of the wood-sided, rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered American station wagons. Big Buicks like this 1995 Roadmaster were once a mainstay of our highways, but they''ve been replaced by minivans and SUVs, and after looking at this pretty cool wagon, that''s really a shame. OK, so GM did a lot of platform sharing to make the Roadmaster happen-it''s the same as the Caprice Classic underneath, but that also means LT1 power and that fantastic cushy ride that only body-on-frame cars can deliver. And yes, it has wood on the side, but that''s definitely part of the appeal now that they''re all gone, don''t you think? The big, rounded bodywork wears it quite well and the remarkably well-preserved condition of this Roadmonster suggests that someone else thought it was cool from Day One. The factory paint is in great shape and it''s a subtle color that is definitely appropriate for a mature Buick and reminds me of the great woodies of the 1940s. Traditionalists will love the stand-up hood ornament and chrome bumpers and that tailgate is certainly big enough to host a party at your next team event. The tan leather interior is first class all around, and with seven seats available, everyone can go with you. As a Buick, just about everything was standard equipment, including a moon roof, power windows and locks, A/C, a tilt column, cruise control, and even power seats, so you won''t wont for anything out on the road. A lot of these cars got busy digital dashboards, but this one has big, friendly analog gauges that cover the basics plus the digital climate control up high in the center of the dash. An aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo takes the place of the big, clunky Delco unit, which always makes such upgrades problematic. The seats are in excellent condition with no rips or splits in the leather, and the two rear rows of seats look virtually unused from new. The cargo bay is cavernous and will probably swallow a stack of 4x8 sheets of plywood without complaint, so this would make an awesome retro alternative to an SUV. Plenty of useful cubbys help store your gear, and once you''re inside, you''ll marvel at the feeling of isolation this car delivers. You just can''t find that anymore. The Roadmaster used the same LT1-derived V8 as the rest of the big sedans and with it, performance is downright impressive. As one of GM''s most reliable powerplants of all time, this one seems impervious to time and mileage and still starts quickly and idles with a smooth V8 hum. Lots of torque and smart gearing in the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission mean that it scoots around town and loafs on the highway equally well, and the V8 never feels like it''s working hard, even with a full load. Underneath, it''s extremely cool to see factory dual exhaust on a station wagon and the chassis is shockingly clean for a car that''s nearly 20 years old. A big part of the car''s cool look is surely due to those flashy MB Motoring aluminum wheels, which wear oversized 255/50/17 rubber, same as the Impala SS. These cars are cult favorites and for good reason. If you''re a traditionalist who believes that all cars should have eight cylinders powering the rear wheels, this is your last chance. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.