Is Buick the rarest muscle car brand?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 442w30, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

  2. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

  3. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    AMC really didn't have a muscle car in the strictest sense of the word, only having the 1970 Machine and a Machine package for 1971. Buick never had a ponycar or a two-seater so they didn't compete with AMC on that end either.
     
  4. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    Mercury?
     
  5. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Gee, guys, all you have to do is click on the link to find the answer.
     
  6. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    The Buick-Opel was an Isuzu coupe and sedan.
     
  7. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    I didn't notice it was a link!

    I assumed you were including only big 3, A-body equivalent models after you dismissed AMC, but what about examples before the time of the GTO: Rambler Rebel, Studebaker and Packard Hawk, Studebaker Lark R-series??? Similar concept to the GTO, just not as sucessful in the marketplace.

    John

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    I didn't notice it was a link!

    I assumed you were including only big 3, A-body equivalent models after you dismissed AMC, but what about examples before the time of the GTO: Rambler Rebel, Studebaker and Packard Hawk, Studebaker Lark R-series??? Similar concept to the GTO, just not as sucessful in the marketplace.

    John
     
  8. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    "Nineteen sixty-eight was a banner year for the Buick GS. With a new body and an update from 340 to 350 cid for the junior GS, sales shot up to 26,345 for the model year."

    Funny how the "68 GS body style is the least popular today but it was one of the best selling years for the GS.

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    "Nineteen sixty-eight was a banner year for the Buick GS. With a new body and an update from 340 to 350 cid for the junior GS, sales shot up to 26,345 for the model year."

    Funny how the "68 GS body style is the least popular today but it was one of the best selling years for the GS.
     
  9. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    My dad always said the only car that beat his 70 455 gs stage 1 car was a 429 torino but only at the end of the track.........oh maybe cause of the gear ratio he was running
     
  10. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    I didn't notice it was a link either.
     
  11. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    "Funny how the 68 GS body style is the least popular today but it was one of the best selling years for the GS"

    Not least popular to me! :TU:
     
  12. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    Me either, Im just trying to figure out what that article says about me I got Buick GS's and the wife has a Mercury Cougar, now the cougar is a pony car and ours isnt a big block screamer but something about liking the two rarest brands:Do No: (just weird I guess)I guess thats better then liking the cookie cutter alternatives.
     
  13. Scot69GS400conv

    Scot69GS400conv Stepchild

    Good article ... thanks
     
  14. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Nice article Diego, thanks for the link. (although I didn't realize it e=was a link before I read your clue:laugh:)
     
  15. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    I am not sure how they are similar concepts to the GTO:

    1957 Rebel - fast 4-door
    1958 Packardbaker Hawks - personal luxury coupe
    Studebaker Lark R-series - fast compact car

    FWIW, I've fallen for the "There's a link there?" thingie too. :)

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    Why does it duplicate posts down here?
     
  16. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    Back then it was German...
     
  17. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    The Buick-Opel was an Isuzu. The Opel brand was sold by Buick dealerships beforehand. That's my understanding, which either is true, or false due to my memory and age (or lack thereof).

    So what he was thinking was an Opel GT, which never was badged as a Buick AFAIK. It was a two-seater with a 4-cylinder, I believe.
     
  18. robs71redriv

    robs71redriv robs71redriv

    I here that - 68/69 Lark especially verts - comes right after boattail looks in my books.
     
  19. Robroy455

    Robroy455 Well-Known Member

  20. 442w30

    442w30 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm familiar with that car. Has a few traditional GM styling hallmarks, like the concave backlight. While not muscle or "very fast" it does have a V-8, which is unusual for an Opel during that time.
     

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