2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo

Yeah I know…a BUICK? Stick with me on this one.

After a gap of a few years and a less-than-spectacular fourth generation, the Regal came roaring back with pretty modern styling in 2008 and the promise of more performance aimed at a younger crowd. This was in part thanks to its underpinnings, which were in no small measure based upon GM’s corporate partner Opel’s Insignia and the Epsilon II platform. It was a front-driver, it’s true, but option was a direct-injected 2.0-liter Ecotec inline-4 cranking out 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque; numbers in line with performance legends such as Audi’s original S4. You could even get a manual transmission! And you could get this turbocharged package for under $30,000 – far less than the traditional performance sedan.

Of course, it was still an Opel a Buick, so they didn’t sell all that well. And dropping residual values meant that if you brushed a guardrail when it was five years old, the insurance company would probably total it. What to do with your totaled Buick then? Turn it into an Opel, of course…

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Year: 2011
Model: Regal CXL Turbo
VIN: W04G15GV6B1080146
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 109,000 mi
Location: Bridgeview, Illinois
Price: No Reserve Auction

Hi, and welcome to my auction. New in we have a rare, especially in this color/option combination, and only imported in 2011 as Buick Regal TO7 RÜSSELSHEIM (Opel Insignia Turbo), this vehicle really is unique and makes quite a statement. I tried to take pictures in various levels of sunlight so you can see how the color changes from black cherry to bronze-metallic to almost black, amazing.

After winning numerous awards including Car Of The Year, both in Europe and seaside, it is now offered here at huge savings, in full Opel spec. with US software (maps/menus etc.), and even a 110V-AC power outlet, this beauty will become the object of fascination for any educated buyer. From styling, thru performance to everyday enjoyment right on the money, this car has all the basis covered.

Countless hours and lots of money went into this project including:

*Both headlamps and tail lamps retrofit to original blackout

*Suspension 20mm lowered to euro specs.

*OPC front lip spoiler

*Playback of DVD video (in park)

*Speed limiter lifted from 250km/h

…and many more, some more pricey than others, plus the car already came with many options to begin with:

harman/kardon 320W 9-Speaker Audio System
Interactive Drive Control System
Includes Sport, Tour and Standard modes.
Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof w/Sunshade
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
Includes projector beam with flash-to-pass feature and automatic on and off.
Tires: P245/40R19 AS BSW
Wheels: 19″ x 8.5″ 10-Spoke Machined Alloy
AM/FM/CD/DVD w/Navigation System
Includes MP3 player, 40GB hard drive device (HDD) with 10GB for music storage and HDD voice-activated navigation Time Shift radio with multi-function controller on console
Live music pause/re-wind/record feature, up to an hour depends on how long you’ve been listening.
XM Satellite Radio
8 Airbags
Continuosly Variable Real Time Damping Suspension (wider track)

…these alone cost over 6k at the dealer, and made the car around $40k new, then to revert it back to Opel another 10k, you get the picture.

This car has a rebuilt title, and is not a gray-market vehicle, fully registerable in all states (call me for a shipping quote). You may even receive a clean title depending on State. I thoroughly tested this vehicle with very pleasing results; strong, smooth and solid.

*All our cars also pass Inspection before posting online.

Your complete satisfaction is my priority and I’ll assist you individually to assure a smooth, timely transaction. To see my customer ratings, review the feedbacks and bid with confidence. -sound too good to be true? Check out my no-obligation guarantee.

Call/text Jack for more information: 708-288-7202 or click ‘ask seller’ above.

Our listings end early with Buy-It-Now or are closed due to a local sale; last minute bidding is rarely an option. Please, only bid if you’re ready to complete the transaction, as you are entering into a legal contract. More info about us also available on our website. Your car is waiting!:

U.S. Regals were imported from Opel’s factory in Rüs­selsheim, Germany, and frankly either because they didn’t care or because they were short on money (or perhaps they felt Americans were too stupid?), GM chose to present the Regal essentially as a rebadged Opel with almost no stylistic changes. That means that it’s apparently quite easy to reverse-engineer the Buick out of the Insignia, et voila! Instant Opel.

Now why you’d want to do that is another story, and undoubtedly it took some effort to get all of the Opel bits; wheel center caps, shift knob, steering wheel, exterior badges and grille, engine cover…the list goes on. But if you’re replacing them anyway, why not? This particular IsigniRegal appears to be in nice shape and is well equipped, if you can get past the fact that it’s got a salvage title and accident history. Was it all put back together well? That’s for you to decide. And how much would you pay to be just a little bit different than everyone else? Well, right now, you can have this car for ~$5,000. For argument’s sake, for just a bit more you can have a 2012 Jetta GLI automatic, which has just a bit less power but is in aggregate probably a much better decision.

Or, you can be different!

-Carter

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4 Comments

  1. Very strange to go through all this effort for this car ! In my mind it probably makes a tiny bit more sense if someone did this to a Chevy SS and put Holden badges all over – even that would be questionable….but this , I am lost !

  2. In what universe is it a better idea to buy an 8 year-old VAG product, than to buy anything else? These aren’t exciting — not as nice as the newer turbo Regal GS, but you’re not likely to be bathed in the warm glow of the eternal MILs that will light the dash of any VAG car. As for the Holden? I have one, with as complete a conversion as one can do without making it RHD. It’s fun, and I like it. Nothing questionable about it.

  3. james Fuerstenberg

    i see it sold for 5776….not bad for a pretty decent car

  4. Damn this thing is hot, are those wheels and headlamps stock?

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