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Old 05-03-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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so im looking to purchase a cheap 3800-powered car. a new toy. i wonder if the resident experts would be so kind as to chime in with a comprehensive list of which cars came with the 3800 series 1, 3800 series 2, and the 3800 series 3. option for sc would be nice, but im not going to ask for it.
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sorry for seeming dumb, but there is a series III ?

i've never seen / heard of one.. o.O
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what is cheap?

series III/any supercharged car is not considered cheap IMO

I like H-Bodies, I live buick Reattas, I like riverias, I like Regal GS, I like GTP....enough said.

more info on what models came with Supercharger:


W-bodies
Impala SS
Grand Prix GTP
Regal GS

H-bodies
Bonne SSEi (of course) (some SLE was available with it) 93+
Olds LSS 95+

G bodies
Rivera
Olds 98 a G body??? maybe its a C body I forget but early 90s olds 98s had SC
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series 3 appeared in such cars as the grand prix.

okay strike my cheap comment. ill decide whats cheap. i just needs a list of what to look for and all i know is some gp and bonnies.
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series 3 appeared in such cars as the grand prix.

okay strike my cheap comment. ill decide whats cheap. i just needs a list of what to look for and all i know is some gp and bonnies.
well I posted a list of what is supercharged above I forgot monte carlo.


other than that any big GM car probably came with a 3800 at least as an option. whatever you like is what I would get. I like GPs, sometimes you can find them in good shape and not abused and drivin by a 90 year old lady but it is a lot harder than finding a bonnie like that.

A regal GS is the perfect car...often they are drivin by old people and are taken care of and even with that are CHEAPER than GTPs...I'D try to find one of those make sure it has been taken care of.
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Don't forget the A-bodies that used the 3.8 SFI in the late 80'*. Those are good engines aside from the nylon timing gears.
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There were a few A bodies that could have been had with a 3800 as an option... These are few and far between... And yes the older A bodies did have the option of the 3.8...

Most all of the H and C bodies were 3800 powered through the years 88+... A few of the C bodies were caddies and had their V8 Engine( Not that great in my eyes )..

Then we have the odd and confusing W bodies... The Regals could have had an L27 3800 as early as 90-91.. The GP'* didn't have them untill 97.. Also the Minivans from 92-95 could be had with the 3800 and 4T60-E... The Retta( spelling ) and the Trofeo / Tornado, the Rivera... The list goes on.. But keep in mind that 1991 was the first year for the 4T60-E to be used in production.. So most all of the 3800'* 91 and under will have the 4T60(THM440T4)... There were a few in 91 that had the 4T60-E such as the Park Avenue.. So its all in what you are looking for I guess.. Many options

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1993 olds delta 88 royal
very good car cheap(sort of 40 bucks to fill the tank)
cost me 4,500 for mine and it had 105,000 miles on it
you can beat the crap out of it all day and it will keep taking more and more punishment
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Let'* not forget about the Olds Silouette!
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Didnt the olds Trofeo have a 3800 and wall to wall computer screens like the Reatta?
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