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Personal Luxury Cars 101

Personal Luxury Cars 101

'64 Buick RivieraCaught between a luxury car and a sport sedan, the personal luxury car was a favorite in the post-war era. The personal luxury car is typically a two-door sedan loaded with gadgets and goodies. It’s less expensive than the luxury cars typically made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, and Bentley. Most of the personal luxury cars were made by American car manufacturers, although the luxurious Lincolns and Cadillacs were considered luxury cars.

The Legacy of the Woodies

The Legacy of the Woodies

'51 Buick RoadmasterThe last of the real Woodies were made by Buick in 1953. The Buick Roadmaster Woody was built to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary. They paid homage to the classic beach cruiser, but added a powerful V8 engine. Their creativity and flawless design made the 1953 Buick Roadmaster a hot collectible. But, the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Woody is not the only beautiful Woody on the market today.

Using Wood to Replace Much-Needed Steel

Highway Patrol: Let the Car be the Star

Highway Patrol: Let the Car be the Star

1955 Buick CenturyWhen most television shows were filming in backlots and studios, Highway Patrol set a new standard by filming in actual rural roads in California. The popular show starring Broderick Crawford aired between 1955 and 1959. Filmed in black and white, the classic cop show pioneered the cop show genre and became a favorite in over 70 different countries.

wildaboutcarsonlineThe main character, Dan Mathews, was a part of the California Highway Patrol. He could always be found either reclining on or driving in his two-door 1955 Buick Century. The car which was modeled to look exactly like the real CHP cars. Interestingly, the CHP wanted to have a show that resembled Dragnet, which featured the local Los Angeles Police Department.

One Excellent Car: The Buick Roadmaster

One Excellent Car: The Buick Roadmaster

1955 Buick RoadmasterSome movies are defined by the cars that are featured on the screen. Where would Back to the Future be without the DeLorean or Smokey and the Bandit without the Trans Am? Even though the car may not be a sexy muscle car or a futuristic sports car, the Buick Roadmaster in Rain Man played a major role in the film.

1955 RoadmasterPower of a Movie Set in a Car

1947 Buick Super

1947 Buick Super

1947 Buick Super The 1947 Buick Super fell about midway between the start and end dates for this full-sized automobile. Buick produced the Super from 1940 through 1958 and it shared its body with the Buick Roadmaster. The Electra replaced both the Super and the Roadmaster for the 1959 model year. The start of the included the new C-body, described as a torpedo. The Supers shared that body not only with the Roadmaster, but also models from the Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and Pontiac lines.