A lot of folks thought the Celica was a Renault Fuego, but Richard Bennett guessed correctly first. Know your pinstripes, Richard? It may come in handy for this one.
Late eighties, early nineties Buick, top of the line, what was that, a Park Avenue?
85 Buick Park Avenue?
1st generation H-body. Has to be a Buick or a Pontiac Bonneville. H-body Oldsmobiles would have had their taillights protruding into the picture.
I’m hoping 1st gen H-body Bonneville just for the rareness, although my preference for the 2nd generation is well known.
let me clairfy that I mean the FWD H-bodys. Haven’t seen too many pinstriped Bonnevilles but that’s what I’m hoping it is.
It doesn’t look like a Bonneville to me. The Pontiac had more rounded lines than the other 1st gen H-bodies. If it is an H-body, it would have to be an Olds or Buick.
I’m not in it to win it Amigo… I’d just much rather have a CC about a rare H-body than a common H-body. But I am telling you it’s NOT an Oldsmobile.
Genuine pinstripes I LIKE it, doesnt look like a tape kit
Hummmmm, my other post with a pic was dropped?
Anyway I asked when they dropped the “225” designation. I had a friend who had a 85 or 86 Electra T-Type many years ago.
We kind of frown on pics to prove Clues–whether correct or not. It kind of takes the fun out of it for everyone else.
Gotcha! Won’t do that again!
No worries. Last year for the “225” designation was 1979. In 1980 the two Electra models were the Electra Limited and Park Avenue.
1990 Buick LeSabre. With the ubiquitous chrome luggage rack.
That never gets used…
1988-1996 Buick Regal coupe.
Early-60s Rambler Ambassador with the top-of-line Super Brougham package. Love those pinstripes.
I go with it being the top line Buick, 1985 – 1990 – either a Park Avenue or Electra 380.
I mention the Electra 380 because I remember these being the base model, at least in 1985 and maybe a couple years beyond. I believe the “380” designation was dropped soon after and top line Buicks were all Park Avenues.
There was an Electra Limited through 1990, but best as I can tell, almost no one bought it. Almost every single example of this generation that I’ve seen has been a Park Avenue. I used to work with someone who drove a 380, and I saw a Limited about a year ago (a coupe, no less!), but that’s about it.
Nobody bought the 380, I remember going to plenty of Buick dealerships at this time whenever my grandmother would service her LeSabre and I never saw a 380 on the lot, I even recall Electra T-types, which I havent seen in years, but never a 380.
I’m going to go with 1985-1990 Electra, cant get any closer, they never changed.
1985-87 Buick Somerset Regal
Late 80’s Cadillac Seville–just to be different.
That looks real close to the ’89 Electra PA that is currently sitting in my driveway.
I remember one 380 on a local dealer’s lot, but had forgotten completely about both the Electra Limited and the T-type. I also failed to mention the ulta luxurious Park Avenue Ultra that was available in later years.
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