Quote of the Day: "Now That Depends What You Mean by Buick's Price Class" Edition

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  • Argentla Argentla on Aug 23, 2009

    @ twotone: The distinction between a sedan and a coupe, technically, is rear-seat room, not number of doors. In the forties and fifties, a fair number of automakers offered a choice between business coupes (two doors, no rear seat at all, but a very large cargo area), club coupes (two doors, small rear seat), two-door sedans (normal back seat, but still only two doors), and sport coupes (which by the fifties typically meant a pillarless hardtop), as well as four-door sedans and sometimes four-door hardtops. (And then there were two- and four-door station wagons, sedan deliveries, and El Camino/Ranchero-style "utes.") By the early sixties, a lot of the variations had been dropped due to low sales, and the distinction between coupe and sedan usually mean hardtop versus pillared two-door.

  • Npbheights Npbheights on Aug 23, 2009

    I had this on VHS I was about 15. There were commercials for 4 tapes (Cars, toys, food, and another topic) it and I begged my parents for it. In the days before youtube.com (Like 1995) It was amazing to have access to old commercials like this. I watched it over and over. To this day, when I see a Thunderbird, I think "A Thunderbird says Action, even with the brakes on"

  • Loverofcars1969 Loverofcars1969 on Aug 24, 2009

    To bad they cant rebuild some of these older styles based on newer safety standards. I love the old American big body style vehicles.

  • Buick61 Buick61 on Aug 24, 2009

    BuzzDog: I have a book that contains all of the New Yorker cartoons from the beginning. I'll see if I can find it. Syke: I thought the Edsel was supposed to slot between the Ford and Mercury brands. The lower-end Edsels were built on Ford body shells, while the higher end Edsels shared their junk with Mercurys.