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lucien

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I wonder if Nikon has such a thing as well, maybe all the major manuf. have something like this nowadays. Similar to the focus assist light? Pre flash?
 

rloewy

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
Miguel, what is a buick special. And why?

Good question.

To the best of my knowledge, the 'Special' was the name - and model - of a car which Buick produced for almost 3 decades, from the mid 30's through the early 60's, before discontinuing the name. It tended to be among the cheaper or more economical cars Buick made, and there were a whole different variety of changing styles and looks, depending on the year and the existing automotive fashions or design cues.

I'm guessing some gentleman wearing a suit in Buick's marketing division thought 'Special' sounded cool - and customers would want to buy it. But... your guess is as good as mine ;)
 

Brownie

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Good question.

To the best of my knowledge, the 'Special' was the name - and model - of a car which Buick produced for almost 3 decades, from the mid 30's through the early 60's, before discontinuing the name. It tended to be among the cheaper or more economical cars Buick made, and there were a whole different variety of changing styles and looks, depending on the year and the existing automotive fashions or design cues.

I'm guessing some gentleman wearing a suit in Buick's marketing division thought 'Special' sounded cool - and customers would want to buy it. But... your guess is as good as mine ;)
Pretty much it in a nutshell. Don't forget, the model started in the 30's when 'Special' would've been a good name. The Special was the first Buick to feature a V6. Eventually it stopped being its own model and became an entry level trim package on other models. Mom had a Buick Special in the mid 60's. It was the first time we were a "two-car family'. I'll never forget the faux vinyl roof. It was just the metal roof with a flat black textured paint on it!
 

rloewy

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Good question.

To the best of my knowledge, the 'Special' was the name - and model - of a car which Buick produced for almost 3 decades, from the mid 30's through the early 60's, before discontinuing the name. It tended to be among the cheaper or more economical cars Buick made, and there were a whole different variety of changing styles and looks, depending on the year and the existing automotive fashions or design cues.

I'm guessing some gentleman wearing a suit in Buick's marketing division thought 'Special' sounded cool - and customers would want to buy it. But... your guess is as good as mine ;)
I believe the Super, at least in the 50s, was the slightly longer wheelbase version. You know how they sell the big cars with a longer version, like an Audi A8 or Audi A8L - the Super was basically the big car (Roadmaster?) with a longer wheelbase. Not sure if this was true into the 60s. I suspect the Special was the big car in a slightly higher trim (so, short wheel base of their big car, but with a higher trim).
 
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Avondale87

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Tasmania
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Richard
Good question.

To the best of my knowledge, the 'Special' was the name - and model - of a car which Buick produced for almost 3 decades, from the mid 30's through the early 60's, before discontinuing the name. It tended to be among the cheaper or more economical cars Buick made, and there were a whole different variety of changing styles and looks, depending on the year and the existing automotive fashions or design cues.

I'm guessing some gentleman wearing a suit in Buick's marketing division thought 'Special' sounded cool - and customers would want to buy it. But... your guess is as good as mine ;)
Buick Special asks big money here, but older model than the one above
 

lucien

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Good question.

To the best of my knowledge, the 'Special' was the name - and model - of a car which Buick produced for almost 3 decades, from the mid 30's through the early 60's, before discontinuing the name. It tended to be among the cheaper or more economical cars Buick made, and there were a whole different variety of changing styles and looks, depending on the year and the existing automotive fashions or design cues.

I'm guessing some gentleman wearing a suit in Buick's marketing division thought 'Special' sounded cool - and customers would want to buy it. But... your guess is as good as mine ;)
Buddha bless you
 
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