As we continue our slo-mo four door hardtop jag, it is time to move from some of the early versions to this body style’s heyday. By 1961 the four door hardtop was here to stay. And at Buick, it was available to every Buick buyer – unless that Buick buyer cheaped out and bought a compact Special, but that is another topic for another day. But for the Buick buyer looking at the high end Electra, he got the choice of two, count ’em, TWO four door hardtops.
General Motors was indeed at the peak of its size and influence in 1961. Aside from all the work GM was doing to bring out four new compacts in 1960-61, its full sized line was all-new as well. Has any auto maker offered two separate and distinct four door hardtops in a given model line since the General Motors C body of 1961-64?
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