From my short time as a Buick salesman in the mid 2000s’ decade I can remember customers of a certain age stopping in and lamenting the demise of the Tri-Shield brand’s cars like this 1995 Buick Park Avenue. Some of them traded their old LeSabres and Park Avenues, reluctantly, I might add, on a Lucerne (much like the one in the background below) or a mid-sized LaCrosse. But they just w
Hey look, it’s a pristine-looking 50th Golden Anniversary Edition 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ, right here in Tonawanda! T-Tops (by Hurst), special hood ornament, pinstriping, color-keyed Rally II wheels, and a white vinyl half-roof were part of the 50th anniversary Pontiac personal luxury coupe’s special equipment. Only about 4,800 of them were built, all in Anniversary Gold, a color wh
This 1980 Pontiac Bonneville is all that and a bag of chips — padded top, whitewalls, fake wire-wheel covers, fender skirts, stand-up hood ornament, plush interior, and chrome — lots of chrome. This was GM’s (and much of the American car-buying public’s) idea of a fancy-schmancy car. And it was. We found this remarkably well-preserved one a few weeks ago in North Tonawanda.
FROM THE “THEY SHOULDDA BUILT IT” FILES — 1968 PONTIAC SPORT TRUCK by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist So this thing’s been around for 48 years and this is the first I’ve heard of it? How’d that happen!? I’m sure most of you remember Ford’s Ranchero (the original American Ute) and Chevy’s El Camino. I guess it should come as no surprise that G