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1997 Buick Regal GS Test Drive

Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by .

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        Just when you thought Buick was committed to unswerving conservatism, along came a car like the 1997 Regal GS. Yes, the Regal embodied the virtues-roominess, smooth ride quality, lots of features-that went with Buick’s marketing slogan: Premium American Motorcars. But it also went beyond, treading perilously close to Pontiac’s Excitement territory. […]

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1995 Buick Riviera Preview Test Drive

Posted on 11. Feb, 2013 by .

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Buick stylists aimed at a certain visual ‘tension’ in the 1995 Riviera, and achieved it via unusual ‘faultline’ front fenders flowing to a tapered, elliptical tail. Note the standard multi-spoke alloy wheels.

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1991 Buick Regal Gran Sport Sedan Test Drive

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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There are some who would have me flogged for mentioning the much-revered Buick Grand National in the same sentence as the Buick Regal Gran Sport. One is a turbocharged, rear-wheel-drive muscle car; the other is a smooth, front-wheel-drive performance coupe.  The Grand National is out of production and has taken its place among the classics. […]

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1973 Buick Regal Gran Sport Stage 1 Test Drive

Posted on 14. Jan, 2012 by .

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The Century nameplate returned for 1973 after an almost 20 year hiatus from Buick’s lineup. Built on the same A-Body as the Pontiac Grand Prix, Olds Cutlass Supreme and others, it replaced the Skylark as its mid size offering. By the time 1973 rolled around, the true muscle car was living it’s last days in […]

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1971 Buick Riviera 455 Test Drive

Posted on 14. Jan, 2012 by .

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With a shape as sensational as the original Corvette Sting Ray coupe, the boattail Riviera had Bill Mitchell’s styling genius stamped all over it. When ordered with a GS performance package, the Riviera included a 455-cubic-inch 350 HP V8. 1971 Buick Riviera

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