The Subaru Outback – at least in the US market – is really in a class of its own. Its wagon body combines car-like driving dynamics with SUV practicality, and it actually touts a modicum of off-road capability as well. There’s just one problem: the Outback isn’t cool. Happily, there’s now a solution, and it’s for sale with no reserve: this 1995 Buick Roadmaster Estate. This example includes the obligatory wood paneling and rear-facing third-row seat. And it’s lifted.
That’s right. This isn’t your ordinary Buick Roadmaster Estate (if a giant three-row RWD American station wagon can be called ordinary). This is an off-road Buick Roadmaster Estate. The wagon was lifted five inches above its factory height and wears 31-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. It’s also fitted with load-leveling shocks and a pre-runner-style front bumper. And the skid plate is a speed limit sign.
Other highlights include a roof basket, off-road lighting, and about 150,000 miles displayed on the odometer. The car is offered for auction on Cars & Bids with no reserve. The bid is at $4,000 as of this writing, but only time will tell where it will end up. Off-road cars have proven quite popular on the platform, so a much higher sale price would not be terribly surprising. The auction is set to end Wednesday, April 28.
Overall, the car isn’t perfect, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a fun, versatile, unique car that’ll turn heads wherever you go. If you’re looking for a Subaru Outback but you want wood paneling, here’s your car.