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Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special – /BIG MUSCLE

Posted in Buick, Domestic Rides, DRIVE, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | August 21st, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

1955 Buick Special

In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a “nice” car. It’s not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the ’55 Buick Special was a working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well… above average. Harry Fisher or “Uncle Harry” as most people know him, saw the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the baddest hot-rods around.

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Are wagons cool?

Posted in Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Domestic Rides, General, Rides by MrAngry | August 16th, 2013 | 4 Responses |

Caprice Wagon

They’re big, somewhat boxy, and on rare occasions, sporty. I speak of course about our old friend, the station wagon. Over the past 6 years I’ve owned two wagons, and honestly, I’ve loved them both. My first was a 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8. This was a 168 mph bread box with 425 hp/ 425 lb.ft of torque and Brembo brakes. It was fast and super comfy, but unfortunately didn’t really have that much space. My current box is a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice wagon with the ever popular lounge chair seating and a grossly underpowered 5.7-liter V8. It does however seat 8 and with the seats down, will hold a 4×8 sheet plywood. I love this thing and truly enjoy the driving experience. However even though I think it’s cool with its big fuselage shape, no one else seems to.

Manufacturers nowadays are calling their new wagons “shooting brakes”, a name that doesn’t really resonate here in the United States. Maybe it’s to make them appear trendy, or perhaps they’re trying to find a new market. Whatever the case though I’m not sure a simple name change will bring the “cool” back to these road beasts. Whatcha’ all think – are, and or can wagons be cool, or are we kidding ourselves about these old school road going relics.

eBay Deal of the Week: 1987 Buick Grand National GNX

Posted in Buick, Domestic Rides, eBay Motors, General, Promoted, Rides by MrAngry | August 5th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

1987BuickGNX_1

In 1987, the last year of the Grand National, Buick decided to give its mid-sized V6 muscle car some love by sending it to the folks over at ASC Mclaren. The result was the Grand National GNX, a car that seemingly decimated the competition during the late 1980′s. ASC Mclaren added larger 16-inch wheels, mild-fender flares and forward vents. The 3.8-liter turbocharged v6 was also bumped to 276 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, numbers that are thought to be seriously underrated. The one you are viewing is located in Dundalk, Maryland, has 64,273 miles on the clock and is in beautiful condition. It is also #234 of only 547 produced, however this one has gone through a high quality repaint. The owner is asking for a “Buy it Now” price of $39,000.00, which is not way out of the ballpark for these cars. The value of these cars has been climbing steadily in recent years, so if you’re in the market for one of these bad-ass Buicks, you may want to email the seller and start asking questions.

Source: eBayMotors.com

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1970 Buick Skylark GS

Posted in Best of, Buick, Domestic Rides, eBay Motors, General, Promoted, Rides by MrAngry | May 6th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

1970BuickGS350_3

This is one of those rare cars that has a reserved spot in my fantasy garage. It’s a 1970 Buick Skylark GS and to me, it’s the perfect example of a gentleman’s muscle car. From the bucket seats, to the beautiful center console with eight-track deck, air conditioning and fully-optioned factory dash, this is a car that I’d probably turn into a daily driver. The one you are viewing here is currently for sale on eBay Motors and looks to be in fantastic condition with 65,000 miles on the clock, AND the original build sheet. These cars are becoming harder and harder to find, so make sure to check out the eBay ad at the link below or click through for more pics.

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1965 Buick Riviera: eGarage

Posted in Best of, Buick, Domestic Rides, General, News, Pop Culture, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | March 7th, 2013 | 1 Response |

1965 Buick Riviera

The first generation Buick Riviera that were built between 1963-1965 are some of the most classic and understated designs to ever come out of Detroit. Designed strictly as a four passenger, and originally powered by a 325 hp 401 cu.in. V8, they not only had the power to compete with just about anything in their class, but redefined what the executive muscle car could be. From the beautiful grill to the clam shell headlights on the 1965 model, the Buick Riviera has stood the test of time incredibly well. The following ’65 comes to us from eGarage, and although slightly modified, it fully showcases just how beautiful these cars truly are.

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2013 Buick Verano Premium: RideLust Review

Posted in Buick, Car Reviews, Domestic Review, Featured, RideLust Review by Kurt Ernst | January 28th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2013 Buick Verano Premium

Thumbs Up: Comfortable ride, quiet cabin

Thumbs Down: Turbo engine and manual transmission, but little entertainment value

Buy This Car If: You prefer to row your own gears, yet want comfort over performance

Buick’s Verano sedan was built to deliver the fuel-sipping advantages of a compact, while serving up more content than buyers in the class are used to. While the Verano was new for the 2012 model year, a turbocharged variant, dubbed the Verano Premium, has been introduced for 2013. Now that GM brand Pontiac is history, the company is hoping that Buick can pick up some of the enthusiast buyers left in the cold by Pontiac’s shuttering. Read More…

A little bit of “BLACK AIR”

Posted in Best of, Buick, Domestic Rides, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | December 15th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Black Air Buick Grand National Documentary

If you’re an avid reader of automotive blogs then you’ve no doubt heard about the documentary on Buick’s long defunct Grand National. Entitled “BLACK AIR”, this documentary showcases the history of this wolf in sheep’s clothing and explains to us how a little turbocharged V6 family car from the 1980′s became one of the baddest muscle cars ever created. Click through for the first 5 minutes of the film and see for yourselves just how cool the Buick Grand National really is.

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Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National

Posted in Buick, Car Reviews, Domestic, Domestic Review, Domestic Rides, Educational, General, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | December 4th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Buick Grand National

Back in the mid-1980′s, if you wanted a real muscle car you had but one choice; the Buick Grand Nationals built from 1984-1987. These machines were unconventional to say the least and at first buyers didn’t know what to make of them. You see the Grand National was based on Buick’s mundane Regal sedan, a car that was about as exciting as toast. Then there was the issue of the turbocharged six-cylinder engine as opposed to a rip-snorting V8, a major no-no in the muscle car world. However once enthusiasts got a taste of the Grand National’s performance, they dove in with both feet and in the process made it one of the baddest cars ever to come out of Detroit.

Source: Edmunds.com

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1957 Buick Roadmaster

Posted in Best of, Buick, Domestic Rides, eBay Motors, Promoted, Rants & Raves, Rides by MrAngry | October 15th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

1957 Buick Roadmaster

If you’re into classic American style then you know that there were three main players in the luxury game – Cadillac, Lincoln and Buick. What you are looking at here is a 1957 Buick Roadmaster, a stunning convertible that equaled the playing field when it came to high end American automobiles. This Roadmaster is one of 4364 built and came optioned with a power convertible top with leather boot, power front bench seat, power windows and door locks, as well as air conditioning. Mileage is 73744 and is believed to be original.

Click through for more photos and make sure to check out the eBay auction by clicking here.

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Black Air: The story of the Buick Grand National

Posted in Best of, Buick, Domestic Rides, Educational, General, muscle cars, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | August 3rd, 2012 | 2 Responses |

Black Air Buick Grand National

Back in the mid-1980′s the muscle car seen here in the United States was a dismal mess. Cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang were still around, but they’d gotten fat and lazy in their old age. Then something wonderful happened. In 1985 Buick took their a plain-jane Buick Regal, slapped a turbocharged V6 under the hood, painted it all black and took the automotive world by storm. This was the Buick Grand National and it’s one of the worlds greatest automotive success stories. “Black Air” is the upcoming documentary about this amazing machine and promises to deliver all the goods on the hows, whys and people that brought the Grand National into being. Click through for the trailer.

Source: Hemmings.com

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