You were fortunate to have David North’s contribution to this story as he was key to the design of the Reatta. As noted, he selected the name having been involved with the movie Giant where Reata was the name of the ranch. A special Reatta was also made for David’s wife by Buick, which she still owns. They were kind enough to show it to us when we visited their home several years ago. The Reatta, like the Fiero and Allanté never really came close to its potential until the end and by then it was too late. Considering the fully depreciated prices at present, the convertible from the final year could provide a great deal of driving fun.
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