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Poll results: '68 Buick or Thunderbird?
Voter(s): 19
Poll is closed Feb 01, 2022
'68 Buick  -  votes: 10 / 52.6%
10
52.6%
'68 Thunderbird  -  votes: 4 / 21.1%
4
21.1%
Tie  -  votes: 4 / 21.1%
4
21.1%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 1 / 5.3%
1
5.3%

Poll: Which '68? (1/18/2022)


John Bono
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'68 Buick or Thunderbird?

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1968 Buick Riviera 3
1968 T bird 2dr Landau 1

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David Green
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Unfortunately, both of these got a bit too heavy and softly sprung for my taste. There were lots of other better, to me, 1968s to choose from.


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Ed Glorius
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I can't forgive Buick for its 1968 Riviera facelift after the perfect 1966/67, so I'll take the Thunderbird with its cool grille.

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Bob Jackman
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Buick for me.


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Allan Ording
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I like both but the Riviera edges out the Thunderbird.


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Moe Parr
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That curvy, sexy Riviera for me!

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George Schire
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Okay, for this one, I'm not fond of either car.  The Riviera by '68 was totally lost from it's initial '63 beauty days.  And the Thunderbird from '61 on continued to go south in styling year by year.  But I don't like to vote a "Tie" and I'm not excited about saying I've no interest.  So what it comes down to is the way it comes down to most of the presidential elections I've voted in, I vote for "the best of the worst".  In this case, the RIVIERA wins out.  

George Schire
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100Ford2003
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I love both 101% so I voted tie.


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Pete Rovero
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The Riviera represents sexy luxury and the Thunderbird, formal luxury.  I love 'em both, so TIE!


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Frank Reed
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I voted Tbird for just a touch more class.  The interior is cool as well.  

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Jack Dodds
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Buick Riviera by a nose for styling but to be honest neither car does much for me.


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John Napoli
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For me the Thunderbird is out classed by the Buick.  Never liked the Thunderbirds after the mid 60's models.


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John Kuvakas
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I like both cars. But, for me, the '68-'69 Thunderbird was everything a Thunderbird was intended to be from the outset. Even the first generation was not built to be a sports car but more of a grand tourer, a nicely equipped, speedy car that looked good and was more elegant than sporty. I always thought Ford realized the potential market for what they had created when they made it a four-seater in '58. Love 'em or hate 'em, they were right! With the success of that change, they defined a brand new market segment, the personal luxury car. IMO, Ford hit its high point with the 3rd generation cars by using the same platform for the new '61 Lincolns. Once again, Ford hit the market bullseye. But the ones that followed were right for their times as well.

I owned a '69 Landau. It had a 429 and was fast but the point was never top-end speed or 1/4 mile quickness. It was power and comfort. The '68-69 version was large but not too large. Roomy for two and able to accommodate 4 fairly easily and in comfort and style. 

Much can be said for the Riviera of '68. But GM came late to the personal luxury segment, albeit in style. However, by '68 they were making change for the sake of change.

John Kuvakas
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Brush
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Tie for me, I don't care for either one.  In other words, I would not buy either.  If for free I would not turn either down. I much prefer mid-size cars after '67. Personal luxury cars are too much for my personal taste.


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John Bono
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I'm voting for the Riv, but I like the T-bird too.

John Bono
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