Sonic the Street-Hog

’86 buick regal on 24s

Back in ’91, Sonic the Hedgehog spun into living rooms and captured the brains of millions of gamers, one of them being this car’s owner, Nino. His Regal, from the bright blue pigment to the prickly chrome and blue rims, is themed like the spiny hedgehog. “Since I was a kid I’ve always had Sega Genesis and that’s the game I’ve always played,” says Nino.

Four years ago, Nino’s friend bought the Regal from an auto auction and then approached him about the purchase. The car had 62,000 original miles and was believed to have come from Tennessee via some old folks. Nino jumped on it. For 1,700 bucks he had his project car. From there, Nino built up and swapped in a motor he sourced from a ’92 Silverado 1500. Next, he focused on the details that set this G-body apart, from chrome swaybars and hood hinges to the colormatched rear end.

But why Sonic? “It was either going to be Sonic or Mega Man.” Says Nino. “So I’m like fuck it. Let’s do the Sonic, it’s blue, it matches.” Word! Nino and his cronies refer to his G-body as “Sonic the Money Hog” for the amount of paper he’s sunk to build his boyhood dream—about 35 grand. Not to mention all the dough he pours into the gas tank, ’cause you won’t catch this boy running much less than 110 octane. J.C.

SPECS

OWNER: Nino

YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: 1986 Buick Regal RIMS: 24-inch DUB Spines

PAINT: House of Kolor Kandy Oriental Blue

INTERIOR: Custom Sonic stitching, two-tone royal and navy blue tweed, all fiberglass painted Orientalx Blue

EXTERIOR: Ragtop, Buick Regal ghost emblems

AUDIO/VISUAL: Pioneer in-dash,
15-inch flipdown on ceiling,
10 5 ¼-inch Kickers, 4 12-inch Pioneers in trunk, Power Acoustik
3000 amp to push subs, 400 Rockford Fosgate amp to push mids.

ENGINE: 350ci, K&N air filter,
MSD ignition, Moroso valve covers, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, chrome-plated factory pulleys,
March Performance pulley kit SUSPENSION: Grand National suspension, Grand National rear end

SHOUT-OUTS: Uky for all your support, R&D Auto Enterprise, Mario and Ricardo.


  • http://donk huey

    i have a 84 regal out here in atlanta what do i need to put 24′s on it so i can turn and drive it right on the same stance as yours cause everyone out here says u have to buy the lift kits to make them fit but then it will sit high.i like the stance yours sits and i’m looking for stance cause i want to drop something heavy under the hood.real power people also say for me to change my v6 to v8 is alot of work.get back to me with suspensions details i appreciate it.

  • CYNTHIA

    I LOVE YOUR CAR TIO IT’S THE BEST REGAL OUT THERE FORGET WHAT EVERY BODII GUTTA SAY UR’Z IIS OFFICAL AND THAT’S ALL I GUTTA SAY

  • kurtis

    I was wondering what size tires u have on that regal because i have a 1981 pontiac grand prix and i want to put the rubberbands on my car.

  • King show-out

    Do you want to sell. Im willing to give money and my car so just give me a price

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    SHOUT-OUTS: Uky for all your support, R&D Auto Enterprise, Mario and Ricardo.

    IT’S INCREDIBLE AND SAD TO SEE THAT UKY WAS THE ONE THERE FOR YOUR UPS AND DOWN AND NOW IT’S LIKE SHE NEVER EXSISTED! THE CAR IS NICE BUT WE ALL GOT TO SEE THE STORY BEHIND IT ALL.

    • http://ridesmag.com nino

      fuck you and uky

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        Don’t get mad nino the truth hurts.

  • http://yahoo Omar

    Could you send me some of your pics? i like your donk it’s the best!

  • http://donkmag.com nino

    up 4 sell 4 more info email me fzambrana@sapient.com

  • Edgar Padron

    your buick regal gets really down i give it a 10. im trying to put 22 in iroc’s in my 78 regal regal rocks

  • Ryder

    I have an 87 regal and i just wanna kno what kind of suspenion you got cuz i want mine to sit like that its not high at all but man you got it clean

  • Mike netto

    I have the same question as the rest..how did u fit the 24”s on with out jackin it up mad high with a lift kit??? I have a 85 caprice i wanna do 4′s but i dont wanna donk it. any help apprieciated

  • http://donkmag.com timmy

    DID THE MOTOR FIT IN THIS CAR OR DID U HAVE TO DO SOME ADJUSTMENTS.

  • Eduardo

    yo wats up its eduardo the boy that went with cynthia to miami well your car was hot in person and it looks hot on the pic to

  • Sergio

    sick.
    just plain and simple and the rims not looking too big.
    thats wassup!

  • tommy solis

    i got a 85 gp on 24s wanna sell your car i could use another weekend car.

  • Ike

    Great Job …

  • stumphole

    please tell me how u got that thang sittin so right. I got a 85 cutlass supreme with a 406 and am trying to put 24s on it but all seem to scrub and fuck up shit. give me a shout

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