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Most Beautiful General Motors Vehicle Ever?

Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:05 pm

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?  eyebrow 
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:07 pm

The C2 and C3 Corvette (or any Corvette for that matter) ranks way up there.
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:16 pm

Definitely, this one:

http://i40.tinypic.com/bgs7zc.jpg


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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:23 pm

to me it is the Buick LeSabre of around 1970
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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.
 
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:25 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 2):
Definitely, this one:

I've gotta ask, was this photochopped or was this real? My retinas are FRIED from it....
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:33 pm

My choices:
- an early 1930s Cadillac V16 Dual Cowl Phaeton.
- the 60s Corvette Stingray with the split rear window
 
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:33 pm

Any Corvette between 63' and 69' Most notably the 63" split rear window.
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:03 pm

Although GM gets a lot of mean words from me, they have a wonderful history. Some favorite cars:

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1960-1969/1967-Cadillac-Eldorado-4.jpg
1967 Cadillac Eldorado


1963 Buick Riviera

http://www.dreamcarclassicsonline.com/autopics/0132-3203/F01.jpg
1961 Cadillac


1971 Corvette ZR2

http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/1958PontiacParisienne2Doorhardtop.jpg
1958 Pontiac Parisienne


1964 Chevrolet Impala


1939 Cadillac Series 60 Special

... It goes on and on. There are probably 100 true landmark GM cars out there.
 
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:21 pm

What, no love for the Aztek?



No, I didn't think so! Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:35 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 2):
Definitely, this one

Wow, that is one of those things that, once you see it, you can never unsee it.

But at to the topic. Not sure I can narrow it down to just one, but some of the contenders would be:

The 1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertable
The 1971 El Dorado convertable
The 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
The 1972 Olds 442
The 1956 Suburban
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:41 pm

My Matiz right?  duck 
 
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:47 pm



Cadillac Converj concept.
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Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:52 pm

58' Corvette
The Cadillac Sixteen Concept Car.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:07 am



Quoting Acey (Reply 11):
Cadillac Converj concept.

Gorgeous and proof positive that there is still alot of talented people working at GM - hopefully they stay in business.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:38 am

I'm a big fan of the Corvette 1979 and 1982.

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Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:53 am

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.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:59 am

I'm a big fan of the Cadillac Allante:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Allante
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:16 am



Quoting STT757 (Reply 16):
I'm a big fan of the Cadillac Allante:

That is one of the often forgotten cars from Cadillac, but it looks quite attractive. Cheap on the used market too.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:17 am

This thread is useless without Superfly!

I think the most beautiful GM car was the '59 Impala:

 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:23 am

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.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:52 am

For the most part, I liked the muscle cars. I cannot believe no one has mentioned the GTO yet. I really like:

'53-67 Corvette
'67-'69 Camaro

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 19):
1968 Chevrolet Camaro.

My first car was a '68 Camaro that my dad and I restored. It was pretty plain though - 327 powerglide. I know have a '67 RS Convertible that I drive on the sunny weekend days only.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:01 am

Saab Aero X

http://www.vettochetikett.info/SAAB_AERO_X/007_SAAB_AERO_X.jpg
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:05 am



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 19):
I cannot believe no one has mentioned the GTO yet.

I did.

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 9):
The 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:18 am

This:

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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:21 am



Quoting STT757 (Reply 16):
I'm a big fan of the Cadillac Allante:

It was actually designed by Bertone in Italy. Yes, sharp car.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:22 am



Quoting TUNisia (Reply 21):
Saab Aero X

I so wanted one when I first heard about them a few years ago!

My personal favorite GM is the Pontiac Aztek. I know, everyone thinks they are fugly, but I think they are cute!
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:39 am



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 25):
My personal favorite GM is the Pontiac Aztek.

Don't you also a PT cruiser? I don't think anything else needs to be said about your taste in cars.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:21 am



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
I was taking with my father.....
- told me that he felt the 1969 Cadillac Deville was the best looking GM car ever.

He is correct.  yes 
Actually the 1968-1970 model looked almost the same.
I know a older Pimp here in San Francisco that drives a white one with black leather interior and black convertible top. Glad he kept his stock.


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This list would be too long. Here are a few beautiful General Motors automobiles.


1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible
Airliners.net member Sccutler has this one.  Cool



The most sought after one is the Bicentennial Edition.
It comemorates the United States 200th. birthday.
Only 200 were made. They were white with red leather interior and a thin blue pinstripe down the side.
A true Patriots car.  Cool

1994-1996 Buick Roadmaster Esate Wagon


1994 - 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham





1972 Oldsmobile 442 convertible




1980-1984 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency

http://www.americanluxurycar.com/Olds98/images/RegencyBroughamCover.jpg


1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham




1976 Pontiac Sunbird

Bring back the Concorde
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:37 am

I say the 65-69 Chevrolet Corvair was one of the best looking cars that GM ever produce. Of course, I might be prejudiced because I have a '65 sitting in my carport, right now.




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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:47 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
1994-1996 Buick Roadmaster Esate Wagon

The Caprice looked better, but I am a bit biased. It is almost completely stock except for a CB radio (I removed the antenna though) and a pair of deer whistles. (for life in ND)

My dad also used to have a 96 Roadmaster Limited. That thing had a nice ride, though some of the luxury features started to break towards the end. None of my friends believed me when I told them that it had the same engine as the Corvette. Another neat (though gimmicky) thing about was the light up stip on the (really thick) C pillar. No other car had that, plus it made finding it in a dark parking lot easier.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:02 am



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 19):
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.

Both of these models (Solstice and Sky, along with most production of the Saturn Vue) will die along with the 62 year old Boxwood Assembly plant next month - at one time, there were 5000 people employed by GM at the plant.  cry 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:10 am

67-72 C series pick-up.

Almost as nice as a Ford.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/gallery/data/2/medium/100_2172sp.jpg
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:34 am

Apart from the Corvair judging by most of the photos GM has made some tragic looking vehicles, it's a good thing we are probably not going to have to put up with them for much longer.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:55 am



Quoting Comorin (Reply 18):
think the most beautiful GM car was the '59 Impala:

Gorgeous!! One of my favorites too - along with the '57.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:56 am



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 29):
The Caprice looked better, but I am a bit biased.

The Roadmaster had the Vista roof (originally started with Oldsmobile). The Caprice did not.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:12 am



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 30):
Both of these models (Solstice and Sky, along with most production of the Saturn Vue) will die

Terrible! The Saturn version is a great machine, especially the turbo model.  Sad

Quoting Superfly (Reply 34):
The Roadmaster had the Vista roof (originally started with Oldsmobile).

My friend's mom had one... Vista roof... LT1 motor! That car, and she, are no more.  Sad

Quoting L-188 (Reply 31):
67-72 C series pick-up.

Absolutely.  cloudnine 

Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):

1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham

632,700 built in that year!!  Wow!

Quoting Mayor (Reply 28):
I say the 65-69 Chevrolet Corvair was one of the best looking cars that GM ever produce.

Good call
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:28 pm

It's funny how most of the vehicles in this thread are older models, almost none in current production. Maybe, just maybe, this is part of the reason accounting for GM's current state.
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:46 pm



Quoting Flight152 (Reply 26):
Don't you also a PT cruiser? I don't think anything else needs to be said about your taste in cars.

I got your PT right here, buddy! Big grin

Let me just take that a bit further. I go into a daze when there is an old car show. It is not someplace I want to go. I do NOT find these shows interesting at all. However, when I see Studebakers, that is really the only thing I can get even half way excited about. So, yes, I have an unusual taste in cars.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Superfly I'm with you on the 442's but it's got to be in this color

http://442w30.net/442Niagra%20Falls1.gif
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:52 pm



Quoting Flighty (Reply 7):
1971 Corvette ZR2

That would be my pick as well  Smile
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:56 pm



Quoting CheetahC (Reply 36):
It's funny how most of the vehicles in this thread are older models, almost none in current production. Maybe, just maybe, this is part of the reason accounting for GM's current state.

Yes and no. There is a certain bit of nostalgia involved in many of our choices. However this does not mean GM doesn't make good looking cars today... which they most certainly do. Problem is most everything is extraordinarily ordinary, dull, non-offensive, with other considerations like crash test ratings dictating what the car looks like. To be honest there are very few contemporary cars that I find beautiful.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:58 pm

I think the 65-67 Pontiac GTOs were good looking cars, too.



And this, a '63 Pontiac Bonneville converitble. I took driver's ed in a car just like this and even learned to parallel park it. I probably could have gotten a harbor pilot's license after that experience.  Wink



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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:11 pm

GM and beautiful are two words rarely used in the same sentence!
I think the Riviera from 1971 (?) with the curved back window was intersting for the time--wasn't there a model that had it split like the Corvette?

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 25):
My personal favorite GM is the Pontiac Aztek. I know, everyone thinks they are fugly, but I think they are cute!

Not sure which is more disturbing---that you actually like the Aztek---or use the work 'cute' to describe a vehicle...
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:27 pm

Others worth mentioning;

1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Series Seventy Five




1976 Fleetwood Brougham


1977 Pontiac Grand Prix
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:37 pm

Besides the obvious (and previously mentioned) GTO's and Corvettes, I always loved/wanted a Buick Grand National (1984-1987, if memory serves):

http://www.gnregistry.org/images/BGN00336B_667miles.JPG

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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:57 pm



Quoting Comorin (Reply 18):
I think the most beautiful GM car was the '59 Impala:

That one came out just before I was old enough to get a drivers license so I had to ride my bike half way across town to look at one at the dealer. It was white with a red interior and I would look at it for an hour.

But then I did the same for the original Jag XK-E.

And I would have to add the favorite that we owned - my father's Triumph TR-3.

There are far too many cars I like to list. I guess that means I'm not too particular. These days I think about which car I would like to drive for 5 or more years (assuming I live that long) and which would take too much money that could be more enjoyably spent on the grandkids. While I do love cars I love the grandkids a lot more.  Smile
 
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:26 pm

I also like the '61 Impala, specifically with the "bubbletop" roof.



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Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:42 pm

Brutal but somewhat good looking, one of the baddest vettes ever.

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Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:03 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
Actually the 1968-1970 model looked almost the same.

I believe you mean the 1969-1970 models. The '68s looked a bit different, although it had the same platform.
http://photos.coker.com/data/507/1968-cadillac-deville-blue.jpg

Back in the early 80s, my brother had a 1970 Coupe DeVille for a brief period. The one thing I do remember about that car was that, for a RWD vehicle, the transmission driveshaft hump was fairly small; which meant there was plenty of front legroom for the middle passenger. Sadly, the car needed too much work for it to pass the safety inspection so he sold it; it was never registered so it just sat on the driveway during the time he owned it.

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 9):
Not sure I can narrow it down to just one, but some of the contenders would be:

 checkmark  I agree.

Some of my personal favorites (which is pared down)

Quoting Flighty (Reply 7):
1963 Buick Riviera

That car definitely set the tone stylingwise for other GM products from 1965-on.
I like the '64-'65 Rivieras as well.

1965-1967 Buick Skylark ('67 model shown)
http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1960-1969/1967-Buick-Skylark-Red-Convertible-fa-nf.jpg

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 3):
the Buick LeSabre of around 1970

For me, nearly any GM B & C bodies from 1965-1970 would do.
Worth noting: there are many out there that say that the 1970 full-sizes were the last of the really well-made GM full-sizes.

Nonetheless, most of the '71-'76 B & C bodies looked absolutely stunning. My favorites were the B-body 2-doors (except the Caprice and Impala Custom) from '71-'73, the '71-'73 Caddy Coupe DeVille among C-body 2-doors, and any B & C body 4-door from the '75-'76 vintage.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
any Corvette for that matter

We probably could have a whole thread devoted to favorite Corvettes. Big grin
My favorite among 'Vettes were the '60-'62 vintage ('61 model shown):

In retrospect, some would say that those were the Corvettes in transittion: the front is shaped like the late-50s models while the tail sets the stage for the '63-later models.

Quoting CheetahC (Reply 36):
how most of the vehicles in this thread are older models, almost none in current production.

Since you mentioned it, here are some of my favorite later-model GM cars.

1995-1996 Buick Roadmaster sedan. Had Buick made these beauts for just one more year, I would've saved enough money for a down payment and bought one instead of my Crown Vic. Even in its final year, Buick was charging nearly $5000 more than a similarly-equipped Crown Vic or Grand Marquis.

1993-1996 Cadillac Fleetwood. I actually took one (a '93) for a test-drive when it first rolled out. The story behind that involved my brother (on a visit) and I stopped at a Cadillac dealer one Saturday across from where I worked at the time (my present company's New Jersey office) just to request a brouchere for the Fleetwood. The salesman went one step further and offered both my brother & I (aged 30 and 27 at the time & we weren't dressed in suits) to test-drive one. I politely told the salesman at least 3 times that I wasn't in the market for a vehicle (I had just bought my '89 Caprice over a year earlier) at the time, my brother wasn't either. Despite that, and he certainly didn't have to, the salesman offered both of us to test drive one. I guess he was thinking that either I or my brother may be in the market for one a year or two later.

1982-1985 Buick Riviera convertible. This classy ragtop would be my favorite among GM's 80s cars. The lines are somewhat-reminiscent of the original '63 Riviera.


1978-1988 GM A-Special/G-body coupes. Especially the Monte Carlo SS, the Olds 442 (reborn) and the Buick Grand National of the 80s.

1978-1980 Pontiac LeMans/Grand Am. Among GM's standard A-body coupes, these were my personal favorites.


Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
1980-1984 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency

My brother liked the 2-door 98s of that era. I have to agree w/him; that was the best-looking of the RWD C-bodies coupes.


IMHO, the best-looking B-body sedans were the 1984-1985 Buick LeSabre and Olds Delta 88s.



1988 (or 1989)-1996 Buick Century/Olds Cutlass Ciera. Once they ditched the near-vertical rear roofline and sorted out the bugs of the earlier models; these were actually fairly classy-looking cars and returned decent fuel economy (especially w/the 4-bangers).

1992-1998 Olds Achieva. This was probably the best looking of the GM N-bodies IMHO; especially the coupes.


Last but not least... the 1984-1985 Chevy Citation II Club Coupe. The best-looking of GM's sadly-troubled X-bodied coupes. Even though most if not all of the trouble issues associated with the earlier models (simply called Citation) were either addressed or corrected by '84; the public wasn't convinced.
(1980 Citation X11 model pictured)
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981

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