Buick sold some special-edition Centuries as part of their sponsorship deal with the 1984 US Olympic athletes, and we saw one of these cars in this series last year. The later Olympic Edition Buicks are harder to find; there are still some ’88s around, but this is the first ’96 I can recall seeing anywhere. Let us admire its athletic grace.
A perfectly competent front-drive Detroit sedan, but it didn’t sell to many buyers born after 1920.
The advertising for this generation of Regal talked big about “European styling” and “Camry beating.”
The subsequent generation of Olympic Regals got a bit of star power in its ads.
The textured-velour Olympic-logo headrests didn’t change much between 1984 and 1996.
The good old Buick V6, which soldiered on (in the Lucerne) until the 2009 model year. By 1996, this engine was much smoother than its ancestors.