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All of them
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That Electra is crazy wild. Amazing, really.
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Awesome with a capitol A! These cars look so cool today!
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Who pissed off the Electra? lol 
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th3fr4nchi5e wrote:
Who pissed off the Electra? lol 
You mean the angry rocket?evil 

Thanks, guys, for your kind comments. It's great to come to this forum -- and find that people here actually respond to the topics and posts! I'll be sticking around.
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AA wrote:
'06 tail lamps
This is a nice tasteful mod. Its kind of cool too since that color wasnt available in 2006 so it makes it all that much more unique. Previous owner seems like he did ALOT right with this car, you found a good one!
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AA,what about the g8 does it compare 2 your gto,weight motor power bells and so on im sure u did your home work .
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Dude, AA, I'm so jealous of your new ride.

You got such an awesome find, prebuilt, badass, fuckin sweet, GTO.

NICE
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How come nobody is jealous of my 85 pickup? sad 

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lmfao

all kidding aside, I loooove the rides Brian. And you've even got the curb feelers on the Star Chief! thumbsup ...sigh...I need more money


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sexy....
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flyineagle96 wrote:
AA,what about the g8 does it compare 2 your gto,weight motor power bells and so on im sure u did your home work .
G8 GT only comes in auto. Wanted manual 6 spd. G8 GXP has LS3 + stick, but these cars are priced 25-35k even with some miles on them. Way out of my price range. I found one GXP G8 for 18900 w/ low miles, but almost have to think it's a scam or flood car. A GTO you can by for much less than that and you know your getting a good one.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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AA wrote:

flyineagle96 wrote:
AA,what about the g8 does it compare 2 your gto,weight motor power bells and so on im sure u did your home work .
G8 GT only comes in auto. Wanted manual 6 spd. G8 GXP has LS3 + stick, but these cars are priced 25-35k even with some miles on them. Way out of my price range. I found one GXP G8 for 18900 w/ low miles, but almost have to think it's a scam or flood car. A GTO you can by for much less than that and you know your getting a good one.
They do have same motor then? weight,bells all goodies?
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2005-06 GTOs and all G8 GTs have the LS2, unless you got the G8 GXP, which had the LS3. The GTO has a far better interior with suede treatment and better seats, but I've always preferred the edgier styling of the G8. You can't go wrong with either car in my opinion
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It really comes down to price. G8 GXP has more doors and is more expensive than GTO.

G8 GT is about the same price as GTO, if you don't mind an auto. But GTO can be found in auto for less.

I also prefer GTO wheels to GXP wheels, so that was a factor.


PS - drove the Riv for the first time this week. I think I appreciate her more now even than before. Things like comfortable heated seats, ext temp display, auto climate control, and decent MPG - they get taken for granted until you drive a car without them. Can already tell the GTO and Riv are going to make a sweet team.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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So is your wife trading the rolla in for the Riv or do you guys have 4 cars now?
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I'm selling the '70 Olds. At this time, looks like it might go to a nice home in CA.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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llamalor2112 wrote:
How come nobody is jealous of my 85 pickup? sad 
aint nothing wrong with that pickup! I was offroading years ago with a guy who had one like that. He rolled it on a hillclimb. We righted it, checked the oil and coolant and such, and he drove that biotch out of the woods, caved in cab and all. One tough truck!
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Thanks 4 info,good choice.I would have went,gto also........pimp 
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Centurion wrote:
I'll add some of my other current rides here.  These are the collector-type cars that I have great fun with as time permits:

1959 Buick Electra -- I remember this car since childhood in Eastern Oregon, and bought it from the original-owner family in 1998.  It's all-original, and my wife and I have driven it as far as Seattle to Michigan and return (for the Buick Centennial) and Seattle to Colorado Springs and return (for the '59 Buick 50th anniversary).  Color is "Silver Birch".

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Centurion, all of your vehicles look and just *are* amazing, but I absolutely love the Electra. I'm a sucker for that grille, which I personally first saw on a 1958 Buick Super Riviera a while back. From what I know, the grille style actually had a name: "Fashion-Aire Dynastar Grille." Each one of those little squares is concaved so that the maximum amount of light gets reflected at four different angles... amazing attention to detail. You've got an awesome stable! bow 
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Thanks, ZEP! The '59 is certainly a great favorite! You are right; each of the rectangles in the grille is a work of art. At the Buick Centennial in 2003, I met a retired tool-and-die man from Buick Motor Division. One weekend in 1957, he was called in to work, making brass grille rectangles in various sizes, so that the stylists could determine the exact size and shape. He gave me one of the "prototype" grille rectangles, which was significantly larger than the final production version.
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Centurion you've probably seen these by now since you are browsing my flickr account... but these pics are from the 2011 BCA National meet that happened to come 10 miles from me in Danvers, MA.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65093156@N08/sets/72157634294817102/

Some great Buicks of all ages in this set. I had a particular thing for the green '73 Estate Wagon...

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deekster_caddy, great images! I love that Estate Wagon as well!
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Centurion wrote:
Thanks, ZEP!  The '59 is certainly a great favorite!  You are right; each of the rectangles in the grille is a work of art.  At the Buick Centennial in 2003, I met a retired tool-and-die man from Buick Motor Division.  One weekend in 1957, he was called in to work, making brass grille rectangles in various sizes, so that the stylists could determine the exact size and shape.  He gave me one of the "prototype" grille rectangles, which was significantly larger than the final production version.
Wow that's awesome! It figures I'd bring the grille concept up to someone who has a background in it. So the rectangles were made of brass? That begs the question... was the piece brass-colored or chromed? Would be pretty cool to have a brass-colored grille...
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ZEP wrote:
Wow that's awesome! It figures I'd bring the grille concept up to someone who has a background in it. So the rectangles were made of brass? That begs the question... was the piece brass-colored or chromed? Would be pretty cool to have a brass-colored grille...
Actually, only these pre-production grille pieces were made in brass. It must have been easy to work up several variations quite easily in brass. The production versions are die-cast, chromed pieces.
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I found this picture of my old '78 Thunderbird. I was big pimpin back in high school pimp 
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