JohnD1956

Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

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1 hour ago, RivNut said:

We need a definition of "old."

 

Rules?  We are the Buick Guys.  We don't need no stinkin rules.  Post away!

 

Speaking of which, regardless of my lingering head cold, I had to take the 56 out today as it is close to 52 degrees.  I really missed that car this winter!

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And just to prove we don't need no rules,  here's my definition of double trouble! I think they are both worthy of posting here, after all the 2013 is already 4 years "old".:lol:

 

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22 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

And just to prove we don't need no rules,  here's my definition of double trouble! I think they are both worthy of posting here, after all the 2013 is already 4 years "old".:lol:

 

NOTHING BUT SWEET HERE! :)

 

I did that several years ago too.

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4 hours ago, philip roitman said:

Shipped my 73 4 speed from NY to the Boca Concours. Drove it a little and had a great time. 

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Entered my Roadmaster last year. Beautiful venue, had a great time 

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9 hours ago, dei said:

 

Technically a car is classed as "Antique" (IMHO an "old" car) at anything 25 years and older.

Therefore, anything 1993 and older currently is an "Antique car". 

Doesn't seem possible to me at first either but...

When I look into the mirror in the morning, every now and then I have to stand back for a moment! :(

Not trying to start something just saying.

Morning Dei , I’m afraid I don’t agree also that anything over 25 years is a classic ,saying that devalues the term classic car .

I think the term classic car should only be used to describe a car era when the designs were substantially different and without affending many fellow members shouldn’t be used for anything younger than early 70s at least. Furthermore the sight of a classic car should be an event, here in Cyprus many of the locals can’t afford new cars and 80s and 90s cars are their essential transport and their everywhere and they don’t think their driving a classic car. They concur with me as when Ruby parked they take photos and toot when passing or shout nice classsic car mate.! ?

Riv nut, think 47 from my calcs was a classic year for us both ?

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23 hours ago, RivNut said:

If we're going to start considering 80's and 90's cars as "old," then I'm going to start a post for every day I drive my daily driver to the QT for coffee, to the Sonic for a shake, to the hardware store, the vet's, the grocery store, and every place I drive it every day.  We need a definition of "old."

 

If the vehicle was built in 1980 it would be 38 years old.   I'd say it's old.  If the vehicle is 20 plus years it should be considered old IMO.   

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2 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

If the vehicle was built in 1980 it would be 38 years old.   I'd say it's old.  If the vehicle is 20 plus years it should be considered old IMO.   

Old doesn’t mean classic , I’m old but just old ?

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31 minutes ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Old doesn’t mean classic , I’m old but just old ?

 

True, old does not mean classic.   But if the title of the thread read "classic" instead of "old" there would be discussion on what is considered a classic and what is a jalopy.      If I recall, there was a long thread on what constitutes a classic car.  I do not recall the end result.   For me, the cars from the 50s is, in my brain, are the classics.     

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Ran the GS for the twenty mile loop today. This Happy Car just keeps giving reasons to smile! Later the Queen had her turn. 

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8 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

True, old does not mean classic.   But if the title of the thread read "classic" instead of "old" there would be discussion on what is considered a classic and what is a jalopy.      If I recall, there was a long thread on what constitutes a classic car.  I do not recall the end result.   For me, the cars from the 50s is, in my brain, are the classics.     

50s do it for me too.

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1 hour ago, Elpad said:

After reading this article, one thing sticks in my mind when describing a classic. " If it wasn't special when it was new, why should it be special now."  Therefore, the title for this thread is correct.  "......old Buick....."  I would put old and antique in the same pot. If your state says that your car qualifies for antique plates, then by definition it's old.  Some of you are going to be able to claim your 25 year old car as an antique. If, like me, you live in Kansas, you're going to have to wait until your car is 35 years old. IMHO. 

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7 minutes ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Old , classic , I give in.?

Don't leave out 'Milestone.'

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23 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Don't leave out 'Milestone.'

Or Vintage 

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2 hours ago, RivNut said:

After reading this article, one thing sticks in my mind when describing a classic. " If it wasn't special when it was new, why should it be special now." 

 

And yet, in these times, there is pent up demand for the simplest form of a marquee.  For our Marquee, look at the number of people who get excited over a Special with a base engine and 3 speed stick. 

Out of both of those articles I will subscribe to this statement:   So, unless you have a specific need to define your precious vehicle as a classic, like insurance or DMV registration, you can consider your car a classic whenever you choose to. In other words, if it’s a classic to you, then it’s a “classic”.

 

And for this thread  I continue to say;  anything that isn't "new" is technically "old" and therefore up to the poster if they want to write about it.

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7 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

And yet, in these times, there is pent up demand for the simplest form of a marquee.  For our Marquee, look at the number of people who get excited over a Special with a base engine and 3 speed stick. 

Out of both of those articles I will subscribe to this statement:   So, unless you have a specific need to define your precious vehicle as a classic, like insurance or DMV registration, you can consider your car a classic whenever you choose to. In other words, if it’s a classic to you, then it’s a “classic”.

 

And for this thread  I continue to say;  anything that isn't "new" is technically "old" and therefore up to the poster if they want to write about it.

Answer this then.  Are the cars to which you're referring just the ones that the owner happened to run across or was he out looking for it. 

Given there's no budget restraints, if you had had a choice, would you buy the  1953 Special 4 door sedan or the 1953 Skylark?  Remember, no budget restraints, and why did you choose what you chose?  

 

I consider any car I own a classic because I don't like driving run of the mill jelly beans.  

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11 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

And for this thread  I continue to say;  anything that isn't "new" is technically "old" and therefore up to the poster if they want to write about it.

 

Your Thread, Your Playground.

Just thrilled to be able to come in and play.:D

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2 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

   For our Marquee, look at the number of people who get excited over a Special with a base engine and 3 speed stick. 

 

 

I resemble this remark. :)  

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2 hours ago, RivNut said:

Answer this then.  Are the cars to which you're referring just the ones that the owner happened to run across or was he out looking for it. 

Given there's no budget restraints, if you had had a choice, would you buy the  1953 Special 4 door sedan or the 1953 Skylark?  Remember, no budget restraints, and why did you choose what you chose?  

 

I consider any car I own a classic because I don't like driving run of the mill jelly beans.  

 

If it was between those two only I'd be on the Special if it was a stick shift.  Mostly because it could be driven everyday, to anywhere.  I like show cars but I don't really want the responsibility for one.  Now, if I really had no budget constraints, it would be another 66 GS with a 4 speed, with the intent to consume it.  Only in unforeseen circumstances would it see the inside of a trailer. Did we ever do a Dream Buick thread? 

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42 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

  Did we ever do a Dream Buick thread? 

 

Not that I'm aware of.   

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2 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

Not that I'm aware of.   

If anybody’s ? here name Jeannie...I dream of her. Now that’s OLD

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Blink. 

 

What I really liked was the fact that the second link had a baby Buick convertible photo. 

 

Perhaps in print it it could be simplified - the CCCA defines Classic autos and for the rest of us, we can have our classic autos. I don't know how to pronounce the difference between upper and lower case c though. Perhaps we need to enlist the aid of Victor Borge's phonetic punctuation. 

 

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 I think that we need to get the thread back on track. This is supposed to be about DRIVING one's Buick, not agreeing about whether or not its' "old enough". This thread was started by John, and he's made his point about "old".

 I honestly do not know why I was so criticized for discussing driving around in my 28 year old Buick. In my part of the world a car from the early 90's that is still on the road, is pretty rare in and of itself.

 But it would be good to get this back to what we are all here for, the appreciation and enjoyment of this remarkable Marque.

 Keith

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Yep, took the  Buick for a drive and stopped by the State Inspection Station I use to get it inspected. Third time there this year, modern cars were due in January and February.  All three passed with no issues, so good to go for another year - yea!

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