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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=10324
Submitted by: Skid
Comments: 19  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 09-01-2002
View Stats Category: Car
All original '55 Buick on EBAY. Now THIS is a car....


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9-01-2002 @ 11:29:40 PM
Posted By : blackcat77 Reply | Edit | Del
This is the first car I can remember -- we had one when I was just a little kid. It was a 4dr like this one only pink and white. We put about a gazillion miles on it since we always drove on trips and it finally rusted out and we got a '62 Buick Invicta wagon to replace it...

9-01-2002 @ 11:31:09 PM
Posted By : RadCcab Reply | Edit | Del
My pop taught me always look for the portholes and you will know its a Buick!

9-01-2002 @ 11:33:50 PM
Posted By : blackcat77 Reply | Edit | Del
Yep. Three portholes is a Special, four is a Roadmaster. The guy who owned the gas station where we went had a solid black '57 Roadmaster. I can still remember when my dad and me and him went fishing and he drove us up there in his car -- that thing ran like a scalded cat...

9-01-2002 @ 11:33:52 PM
Posted By : blackcat77

9-20-2002 @ 02:33:55 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Nothing like a burbling, cushy, 3 ton 80mph battering ram...I love these cars.

9-20-2002 @ 02:38:32 PM
Posted By : comradesampo Reply | Edit | Del
So how many cubic inches does it take to move this thing? I'm guessing it's got a 455 and tops out at 83mph.

9-23-2002 @ 09:22:07 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
The 455 didn't come around until 1970. This was the first year for the OHV V8 (previous models had straight 8s), and I don't know how many cubes they were (in the 300-400 range, I think), but they all had between 200-300 horsepower and the slowest ones topped off at about 100 mph.

11-18-2002 @ 08:05:24 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
When whitewalls were whitewalls

11-18-2002 @ 08:07:15 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#8, and when fins and chrome bullets were deadly...

>: )

11-18-2002 @ 08:08:50 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#9, And so was the dash in a crash

11-18-2002 @ 08:10:18 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#10, That's what seatbelts are for. Those were the days when you either buckled up, OR ELSE!

11-18-2002 @ 08:12:13 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#11, Cars didn't have seatbelts back then...glove compartment doors were guillotines, dash mounted keys were blades, and the steering wheel was a spear... isn't that lovely?

[Edited by DiRF on 11-18-2002 @ 08:14:11 PM]

11-18-2002 @ 08:15:07 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
The glove box offten popped open in a crash, and the edge would take off a hand or head, and the igniton was in the dash, where your kneecap would go into in a crash, and slice that open, and the knobs and sutch were made of metal, and would crack open your skull, I"ve seen X-ray photos of 50's car crash victims with RADIO KNOBS imbedded in thier heads, it's brutal

1-05-2003 @ 03:38:06 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#12, Yes, cars had seatbelts in 1955. Personally, though, I don't give a shit about safety. If I wrecked this car, I'd want to die.

4-19-2003 @ 08:15:52 AM
Posted By : Jesuz Reply | Edit | Del
it parked accross 3 parking spaces! ricer style!

5-28-2004 @ 11:43:05 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
#12, Ford had them as an option not many were sold

5-29-2004 @ 12:04:30 AM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#16, Ironicaly, when Ford offered them, a lot of people reacted with "What? by putting belts in, are you saying this car isn't safe?"

5-29-2004 @ 12:09:36 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#14, No, not all cars had seatbelts in '55, in fact, I think it was rather rare... My father's top-of-the-line '57 DeSoto Fireflite came with no seatbelts (still doesn't have 'em...the seats are flat vinyl benches...unless you're holding onto something, you slide across the seat in turns)

5-29-2004 @ 12:13:07 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#18, I never said *all* of them did, I said "cars had seatbelts in 1955".

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