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Bee is for Buick by williegoat
Started on: 04-02-2021 10:36 AM
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Were there any good Buicks, back in the day??
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I dunno about "back in the day", but an 84 LeSabre is a living room on wheels tha whoops ass when the foot goes down, (welllll....with a little work) , and an 02 Century (Dad and I had matching cars at one time) is THE place to be on a 10-hour drive.....

BOTH kind of give an "ahhhh, thats nice" response getting into them.

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Were there any good Buicks, back in the day??

1987 Buick Grand National Regal GNX
https://www.americanmusclec...ional-regal-gnx.html
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Big fan of the Regal T-Type and GNX Buicks..

Most of this list are really cool as well:

https://www.hotcars.com/best-cars-buick-made
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I think 2.5 has a nice Buick, a '71 Skylark or something similar.

Also, I have always loved the original Riviera.


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I forgot about ALL of those old name plates. Our neighbor in the 70s had a Wildcat. Back in the day, yes, when Cars were Boats and Boats were, well, not sure them ...
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I forgot about ALL of those old name plates. Our neighbor in the 70s had a Wildcat. Back in the day, yes, when Cars were Boats and Boats were, well, not sure them ...



The Buick Wildcat is hands down my favorite Buick... with the nailhead v8.

Also... the Holiday Coupes were pretty good... like 1952, etc.

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I had a '56 Special with the nailhead back in the late eighties. Heavy, smooth riding car but it would still move...Lived on a real quiet road at the time and many nights I drove it home from work at a hundred mph! Those were some good times....
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Originally posted by hammer:

I had a '56 Special with the nailhead back in the late eighties. Heavy, smooth riding car but it would still move...Lived on a real quiet road at the time and many nights I drove it home from work at a hundred mph! Those were some good times....


Hot dog! Never heard of that motor but turns out it was pretty unique. Check out this article on the motor and there's a cool time-lapse video of the rebuild at the bottom of the page: Secrets of the Buick Nailhead V8
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Originally posted by williegoat:

I think 2.5 has a nice Buick, a '71 Skylark or something similar.


Yep 72, very very similar to 71.

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Back around the year 2000 Car Craft Magazine did an article where they built up all of the Big Block engines (Ford 460, Chevy 454, Olds, Buick and Pontiac 455s and Chryco 440)......All with similar parts.....Amazingly, the BUICK was both the LIGHTEST and had the most HP.......

After Ford came out with the "Personal Luxury" Thunderbird, Buick was the first company to do a comparable car; The Riviera.
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Originally posted by cvxjet:

Back around the year 2000 Car Craft Magazine did an article where they built up all of the Big Block engines (Ford 460, Chevy 454, Olds, Buick and Pontiac 455s and Chryco 440)......All with similar parts.....Amazingly, the BUICK was both the LIGHTEST and had the most HP.......

After Ford came out with the "Personal Luxury" Thunderbird, Buick was the first company to do a comparable car; The Riviera.




My Skylark is a 350 cu in version, fine for me, but yep there is big power for their time in some Buicks, even factory.

"1970 Buick GS Stage 1 horsepower
The GS Stage 1 built on the basic formula established in the Gran Sport, whose new 455 CI engine was rated at 350 HP and an astonishing 510 lb-ft of torque, the latter figure all-in at just 2,800 RPM.
More realistic output rating is believed to have been closer to 395 hp, if not higher.

Dennis Manner, Buick Engine development engineer still recalls the production-line pulled engine dyno test results from 1970 where the lowest HP output of the 15 tested 455 Stage 1 engines was 376 hp.

MOTOR TREND Magazine managed to extract a 13.38 ET at 105.5 mph from their 3,810 pound GS Stage 1 coupe test car. "

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