StasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3289 posts, RR: 6 Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
There has been alot of bad news about General Motors lately. I was taking with my father - who just so happens to live virtually in the shadow of the GM Boxwood Road assembly plant (most recently built the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky roadsters) in Delaware - told me that he felt the 1969 Cadillac Deville was the best looking GM car ever. I'm very partial to the 1963 Buick Riviera and the 1967 Eldorado.
Any other thoughts from the GM fans out there?
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
ME AVN FAN From Algeria, joined May 2002, 13934 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
to me it is the Buick LeSabre of around 1970
on arriving at my uncle's home in Marshall/TX in June 1976, his wife told me that my uncle in her view no longer was fit to drive his car, but would be happy if I could take him with me for my visit to Shreveport Airport. His main objective was to have some beers in the "cafeteria" overthere. To me it was unique. His car had about twice the weight/size of the one of my parents and about three to four times the weight of my own car. And when driving up to the petrol station it was gigantic to have a local VIP as uncle and my uncle was proud to tell the petrol station owner that, no he no longer could drive but that today the nephew from Europe was doing the driving for him. His pleasure was well deserved as he for years of my schooltime was THE uncle for who the others envied me, and on HIS visit over to the old world in 1958 he was THE uncle who not only was sooo nice to us, but of whom we were immensely proud. Well, the good man passed away in 1989, but he and his car will not be forgotten by me.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7812 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Pretty much anything on this list thus far. The GM full-sizers of the mid to late 60s were style leaders for sure.
A few to add to the list, though I am too lazy to add pictures.
The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (personally my favorite) and the 66/67 Corvair.
In the current era there are not too many cars that set my heart atwitter, but the current Cadillac CTS is one of the few that I fell in love with when it was first revealed. Most anything else while attractive is rather dull.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13247 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I am limiting myself to post-WWII models.
1956-1957 Chevrolets, especially the 'Nomad' 2 door Station Wagons with the full trim packages.
1963 Buick Riveria. Beautiful proportions, lines, overall look.
1966 Oldsmobile Tornado. While a huge car, it looks much lighter than it is. The roofline and rear half of the car is just stunning.
1963-67 Corvettes - especially the 1963 Split back window coupe.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro. Especially with the RS/SS trim packages. I did drive a few back in the day (in the early 1970's) including one with a 396 engine and 4 on the floor.
Saturn Sky/Pontaic Soltice. Compact, lovely curves, well designed. Guess with the demise of Pontaic and sale of Saturn, it will die if it hasn't already.