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Poll results: '51 Buick or Oldsmobile?
Voter(s): 20
Poll is closed Sep 16, 2021
'51 Buick  -  votes: 5 / 25%
5
25%
'51 Oldsmobile  -  votes: 14 / 70%
14
70%
Tie  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 1 / 5%
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Poll: Which '51? (9/2/2021)


John Bono
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'51 Buick or Oldsmobile?

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1951 Buick Roadmaster Convertible 3
1951 Oldsmobile 98 convertible 1

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Frank Reed
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I went with the more updated looking Olds. 

Frank Reed
Chesapeake, VA


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Ed Glorius
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Ditto.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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David Green
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They seem to be pretty much twins but I prefer the trim lines of the Oldsmobile.


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Bob Jackman
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I love both but went with the Olds for it's drive train.


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Larry kemling
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I’m with Bob,love the styling of both these beauties but the drivetrain of the Oldsmobile is miles ahead of the Buick.


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George Schire
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As much as I like the Buick, it doesn't win out over the OLDSMOBILE!  Man, they were gorgeous cars in the Fifties.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


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John Merritt
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When I read the comparison choices, I immediately thought Buick, but after expanding the photos and looking closely at them, I can't help but think that despite the fact you can definitely tell they came from the same shell, the Oldsmobile just brings it together in a far better way. What a beauty.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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David Vandermeer
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Oldsmobile wins out for me too.

David Vandermeer
Corinth, Texas


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David Holcombe
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Gosh, these were big!  And in 1951 power brakes, steering, and the rest were rare, often unavailable.  My '51 was a Chevy, but I remember admiring a neighbor's Oldsmobile.  So it's Olds for me.


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Moe Parr
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The Olds looks more modern, but the Buick looks more "ritzy" to me...ritzy wins


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John Bono
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The Oldsmobile has the OHV V8 and the 4 speed Hydra-mantic in its favor, but the Roadmaster is drop dead gorgeous so it gets my vote.

 


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Al_Dorado
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While the Oldsmobile is very merry, I'd really rather have the Buick. 


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Jack Dodds
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Buick nose and tail end look better IMHO.


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