|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.
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:
Some of my personal favorites (which is pared down)
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)
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
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.
We probably could have a whole thread devoted to favorite Corvettes.
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
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.
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.
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