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David Knight
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Remember the days when Buick built noteworthy cars in the US?

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A perfect model for the main house. A wonderful image David.


   
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Just added one of the versions to our layout. 

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Incredible layout!


   
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And those were the days when yearly changes provided some exciting weeks in the fall when new models were unveiled. In those days Buicks were made in Detroit and a Buick sedan or hardtop was the choice of many doctors as Buick offered enough luxury and comfort yet was not too ostentatious.

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A ‘56 Century Hardtop done by John Roberts in a factory correct 3 tone paint scheme

 

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My wife's car is this Buick:

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But yes, Buick used to be a truly "aspirational" brand and sadly has lost that.

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Good posts, gentlemen.  My last Buick was, I think, an'86 sedan, but it was already downsized. 


   
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@david-knight 

I definitely remember those days.

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Yes, Ed, those were the good old days when the question was, “Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick?”  The first family car I remember was my dad’s ‘36 Buick Special that he had bought from his father- in-law. In the early ‘50’s he had it repainted. I remember how wonderful the car smelled with it beautiful new finish. A year or so later he bought his first new car, a ‘52 Willys Station wagon. Pictured below is his Buick and a replica of it done by John Roberts some years ago.

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My first new car was a 1966 Buick Skylark GS 400 hardtop. It was a good car but back then American cars lacked quality control and I remember taking it back to the dealer several times for problems. The first night we owned the car we took it over to my parents' house to show it to them and to go out for ice cream. When they got in the back seat I was driving along and hit a slight bump and we heard the most horrible crunching sound you could imagine. Turns out that the bolts that held the console in place were too long and the drive shaft sheared them off. A few months later we were on the highway and we heard a flapping sound and when I looked in the rear view mirror I saw the vinyl top was peeling off. Yes, the dealer took care of the problems but it sure wasn't fun having to go through the many trips to the dealer. We may not like the lack of excitement in today's cars but they are far better than the good old days and this is coming from a guy who owns three collector cars.


   
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Thst’s quite a story. Bob. The ‘66 Buick Skylark was a beautiful car but must have been a nightmare to correct. It is amazing how serious some of the defects were. Quality of today’s cars is much improved.

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Buick was always my family's car of choice. I grew up with them all around at every family gathering. My dad had several over the years. I myself, only had two. The ones I remember the most vividly was the '57, at one point the family had 4 of them. My aunt's and my dad's Rivieras were all fantastic. My own experience was somewhat different, my '83 Century was a nightmare. I later bought a used '81 Le Sabre Sedan that was amazing. Many of my company cars in the early-to-mid 90s were the Century as well, they didn't improve then much. Those cars were the main reason I switched to Ford, been driving one ever since.

As models, I gravitate to Buicks as much as possible, they are the 2nd largest group in my collection.

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I forgot all about the '40 Buick wagon you posted 1st. That is a sweet model, I have one of each of the three colors issued. The lighter dark red, the burgundy & the green. 

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@david-knight   And speaking of 1966 Buick Skylark GS cars, I just happened to have one in inventory.

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Did Toyota buy Buick?

 

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