The FBi 1986 Buick Regal T-Type

Filed in Buick Grand National by on January 27, 2014 • views: 835

There was a story about a FBI Buick Regal T-Type in California that was involved in a crash on the Golden Gate Bridge, and then sold at auction.The car was allegedly purchased at auction by an FBI agent that was eventually transferred to Iowa, where the agent sold the car to a Cedar Rapids mechanic.

In February 2012, SSP Central was contacted by the owner of that car and given photos and information on it.


This 1986 Buick Regal T-Type was (1) of (17) purchased by the FBI. The Regal was wrecked during a pursuit in California going across the Golden Gate Bridge. Since the vehicle was near the end of its service time, it was auctioned off in it’s wrecked state in 1992, and sold for $1,900. The car was bought by an FBI agent who was eventually transferred to Iowa. The agent began taking the car to ‘Jim’s Tune Up’ in Cedar Rapids and eventually sold the car to the owner, Jim Hamblin. The car eventually ended up in the ownership of David Willard, who restored the car.

Thanks to David Willard for sharing this piece of history!

Photos & Documentation:

In the photos that follow, you’ll see photos from when the car was auctioned, photos before and after its restoration, as well as documentation. Click the images to enlarge, click the arrows to load more.





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