: Only in LA



77CDV
12-11-10, 11:03 PM
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-autos-buick-gnx-20101211,0,1476311.story

The-Dullahan
12-12-10, 12:57 AM
Such an unusual looking car. I absolutely adore them. God, what happened to cars after the mid eighties? Who decided to make them all round and marshmallowy?

Playdrv4me
12-12-10, 01:09 AM
Something rarer than a "new" 23 year old GNX... A Buick dealer that hasn't been demolished or sold to a megalo-coglomerate in those same 23 years.

Also, 30k in 1987 dollars (and keep in mind this is the year that brought about "Black Monday") is INSANE money. Even the Bonneville GXP was only a few grand more almost 20 years later.

ben.gators
12-12-10, 01:59 AM
I want that Buick Regal! Look at the character of the car....

Aron9000
12-12-10, 02:17 AM
Well a stop at Boulevard Buick is on my list of things to do when I visit LA next year.:cool2:

The-Dullahan
12-12-10, 02:24 AM
Where's the Cadillac dealer that still has the Brougham in it? I'd MOVE there.

greencadillacmatt
12-12-10, 03:17 AM
Where's the Cadillac dealer that still has the Brougham in it? I'd MOVE there.

You wouldn't like it, it's a '90 model. :)

C&C
12-12-10, 06:03 AM
In the dark days of the automobile '80's, the Buick Gran National (and in this case the GNX) was the 'shining star'; thank goodness we still have this survivor (and cherry to boot).

The-Dullahan
12-12-10, 01:06 PM
You wouldn't like it, it's a '90 model. :)

You mean there's really one?

EWWWWW, ugly lights...

jedhead
12-12-10, 01:41 PM
Such an unusual looking car. I absolutely adore them. God, what happened to cars after the mid eighties? Who decided to make them all round and marshmallowy?

Ford came out with the Thunderbird that was setting NASCAR records, then came the Taurus whose success saved Ford and started the aero look on mainstream sedans. The vertical rear window was vanquished.

Bob

The-Dullahan
12-12-10, 06:41 PM
Goddammit, FORD.

runthecoast
12-15-10, 11:04 AM
Yeah only in LA

Stingroo
12-15-10, 03:32 PM
That thing is AMAZING. How did I not see this thread?

orconn
12-16-10, 11:59 PM
There used to be a Cadillac dealer, Thomas Cadillac, near downtown L.A. that had assorted old Cadillacs on display on the the third floor showroom of their building. It was an old Cadillac franchise and the cars dated from the thirties through the seventies. I bought my '76 Seville there and always had it serviced there because the agency was close to my office. Unfortunately, the value of the property that the agency sat on became so valuable that the family that owned the land and the agency sold it so a high rise office building could be built there. I don't know whatever became of the Cadillac collection that was housed there. The big conglomerate car agencies don't seem to have an interest in preserving historical cars and displaying them on the showroom floors.