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Old 11-12-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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Nov 13th, 2016: Buick Wildcat

The 50's were heady times, the '54 Buick Wildcat...



All we had to worry about is a nuke wiping us out under our desk.

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la,
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:25 PM   #2
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I want, I want, I want. I could park it next to my AC Cobra.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:32 AM   #3
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OMG
I almost want that more than an Aston Martin.
For my experienced-driver husband/ partner/ whatever to drive. I'd be too scared to, as the fastest car I've ever had was a 1.4l Peugeot.

And I'm not being gender specific either. I'd well trust Limey to drive this across the States, with me in the passenger seat, hair tied up and sunglasses on. I may not trust her on Arran with this, but that's the roads, not the driver.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:34 PM   #4
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What a beautiful car! I like it as much as the 1948 Talbot Lago
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:12 AM   #5
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It's even more amazing when I think about the dies they had to make perfectly, sculpturally, without automated milling machines. That they then mashed together with sheetmetal between them to get That, without die seams, and tooling marks.

Amazing.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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Stunning ride.
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:04 PM   #7
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It's even more amazing when I think about the dies they had to make perfectly, sculpturally, without automated milling machines. That they then mashed together with sheetmetal between them to get That, without die seams, and tooling marks.

Amazing.
Being a one off show car I'd assume it was mostly hand formed. I'll bet a laser scan would show it's asymmetrical.
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:41 PM   #8
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What Bruce said.

I'll bet, for the most part, hand-formed.
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Old 11-25-2016, 06:26 PM   #9
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:37 PM   #10
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What? Do you think die stamped is better than hand formed?
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:48 PM   #11
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It could mean the dies are hanging around Mexico somewhere waiting to be used.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:00 PM   #12
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In the 50s? Not a chance.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:26 PM   #13
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We don't appreciate style so much as practicality anymore.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:14 AM   #14
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We don't appreciate style so much as practicality anymore.
That is unfortunate. I have a practical car, while not ugly it's not as beautiful as my '64 Cadillac Coupe de Ville was.
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:38 AM   #15
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We don't appreciate style so much as practicality anymore.

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1st factor at 50% is expected reliability. The next two most important factors in a buyer's choice of vehicle are "exterior styling" (45% vs. 47% in 2014) and "previous experience with the brand or a particular model" (42% vs. 41% in 2014).
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