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Centurion last won the day on November 5 2017

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  1. Buicks to disappear?

    I agree completely, Pete. One of the auto industry analysts that I read weekly is Peter DeLorenzo, whose columns are posted at autoextremist.com. DeLorenzo's father was one of Harlow Curtice's closest advisors, and he has a background in the advertising industry. He is consistently critical of GM's failure to invest in the company's marketing function. GM's refusal to hire a Chief Marketing Officer is viewed as a glaring omission by company management. Product aside, I often think that the folks who have been entrusted with the Buick brand have absolutely no grasp of Buick's place in the market. We know Buick to have a proud heritage, and I could only shake my head at the insulting "That's not a Buick" commercials of the recent past. Is that how the marketing people think they can burnish Buick's brand image? Buick deserves far better than it receives from GM's leadership.
  2. Buicks to disappear?

    Mis-leading headline. The article says only that the badges that say "BUICK" will be dropped for 2019. Like many other cars, Buick will rely to a greater extent on its logo for identification, beginning with the 2019 models. If you look at Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, etc., you will see that this is common practice in the industry. The article does not imply that Buick as an automotive brand will disappear.
  3. It Wins!! Amaxing Buick wins at Amelia Island!

    Is this a 1930 or 1931 model? I'm going with 1931, since the small ornament on the top of the radiator shell appears to be the style that incorporated the "8" (for 8-cylinder) in it. Beautiful car!
  4. 1960 Electra 225 "flat-top", TX. car since new

    This Pearl Fawn 1960 Electra 225 is a beautiful car, and the pricing seems right to me. I only wish I could bring it home. With regard to the Lido Lavender 1959 Electra 225, it did sell, but not for the full asking price. That car had been restored for maximum "bling" effect. There's no doubt that it was a great car, but the car was originally built as an Arctic White car. Personally, I regard the car's original color and color codes to be part of a car's history, so that car's color change was a negative factor for me. Regardless, I'm quite certain that the transaction price set a new record for the sale of a closed body 1959 Buick.
  5. Where is it?

    This photo shows a display of 1958 GM cars that received special attention from the "Damsels of Design". Here is the complete story. The photo in the original post shows the Feminine Auto Show in GM's Styling Dome: http://www.core77.com/posts/49498/The-Story-Behind-GMs-Celebrated-Damsels-of-Design
  6. FOR SALE: 1957 Roadie Model 76A Coupe with Video

    Depending upon price, the '57 Roadmaster that is for sale might be a reasonable project. But that "just for kicks" video is just plain fantastic!
  7. Low Mileage Vehicle Value

    That's because you help me find them, Chris!
  8. Talk about a time capsule

    While it does appear to be an impressive car, I'd be careful about the seller's hype. He claims, among other things, that it is believed that the car was originally owned by Bob Hope. And we do know that Bob Hope had a white '59 Electra 225 convertible. But the seller offers not one shred of evidence that this was actually Hope's car.
  9. Low Mileage Vehicle Value

    I am very curious to learn where the Ebay auction for this 2001 Buick Park Avenue with only 16,000-miles ends today. I think the bidding so far reflects that there are folks who believe that these older, very low mileage Buicks are excellent options for reasonably-priced daily drivers: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162819700859?ul_noapp=true
  10. Buick..."by Wilkie"

    Frank Wilkie, here you go -- from about 1955:
  11. Low Mileage Vehicle Value

    I'm all for driving older Buicks. In 2013, I bought a '96 Riviera with 51,000-miles ($4,000) and an '05 LeSabre with 28,000-miles ($8,000). Both have been excellent, and we drive them every day. I'm now at 130,000 miles on the Riviera, and it is a remarkably pleasant, trouble-free car to drive. I picked up a '99 Regal for one of the kids last year for $1,700. It's a great car, especially for the price!
  12. I've neglected to add to this forum during the recent past, but have loved seeing our members' great collections here! I am adding some photos today of 1/18-scale resin replicas of the '68 Electra 225 and '70 LeSabre. Both models are currently offered by BoS, and both are, in my opinion, commendable efforts. And a few shots also include the diecast metal '64 Riviera model from Highway 61. These models are significant because the subject matter is excellent. I maintain that no other manufacturer was building large cars during the late-1960's that matched Buick for style. I love the sculpted forms and long, graceful lines of these Buicks, and I hope that the images here remind you just how beautiful these Buicks were. Among my great childhood memories are the long highway trips in my parents' '65 Wildcat, when the Interstates were filled with glorious, powerful Buicks like these.
  13. Favorite Pictures of My Post War Buick

    Also adding my 1971 Centurion:
  14. Favorite Pictures of My Post War Buick

    Wonderful cars and superb photographs in this topic, which I had previously overlooked. Adding my 1959 Electra:
  15. Carolina Roadmasters: Collect all 4

    Brian, when it left Puyallup, the car was on the top of the car hauler. Looks like it was on the bottom level when it arrived in Charlotte. I am surprised that the driver of the car hauler knew how to start the car, so am curious what happened.