1987 RCM Regal LXI
The second generation Regal premium car was a major improvement compared to the malaise model it replaced. Powered by the new all-aluminium Alu6 3.3 inline 6 engine, the Regal offered smooth power delivery with 202 hp and 204 lb-ft of torque.
The LXI trim level was the top of the range for the Regal, offering quality premium equipment for five occupants. One of the advanced features offered was the 4-speed automatic transmission, offering smoother shifting than the typical 3-speed of the era. The Touring wagon was available with a 50/50 split all-wheel-drive system for better handling in all weather conditions. The improvements to performance were also well appreciated by buyers.
1987 RCM Regal TSI
The TSI was the performance version of the Regal, with visual and mechanical upgrades. The 3.3L I6 was outfitted with a turbocharger, boosting power to 308 hp and torque to 327 lb-ft. With the 5-speed manual transmission and viscous LSD, the TSI could hit 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and keep going to a top speed of 240 km/h.
Being a relatively rare model, a professionally restored Regal TSI recently went for $600,000 at auction.