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  • Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Cool-O...57-Buicks.html

  • #2
    Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

    The mid 50's buick special is by far one of my favorite cars.
    I wouldn't care if they only had 100hp. I'd still drive one
    bone stock. You can't dream up lines and proportion like those.

    Will we ever have a cars like that again?
    True class.
    Chris

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    • #3
      Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

      When I started at the Buick dealer in 1963 we had a few customers who were still driving these. They were great old cars especially when judged by the standards of the day.

      Extra point question - how did you actuate the starter on this car?

      Dan

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      • #4
        Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

        Did they have a floor starter switch.

        I do know that they all had seat warmers.
        This goes back to an old thread about new tech in new cars
        and how the old luxury models already had'em.
        Chris

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        • #5
          Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

          You're on the right track but not specific enough. It's the specifics that make this interesting - and difficult.

          Dan

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          • #6
            Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

            Just beautiful.Life the way it should be,nice house in the country, great wife and a great new car.Who would want more?

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            • #7
              Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

              I forgot about the floor start switch! Those are awesome designs.
              Escaped on a technicality.

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              • #8
                Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

                Originally posted by DanStokes
                You're on the right track but not specific enough. It's the specifics that make this interesting - and difficult.

                Dan
                Wasn't it located under the gas pedal? You had to have it on the wood to activate it?

                Brian
                That which you manifest is before you.

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                • #9
                  Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

                  My old Chiltons lists it as on... the carburetor. Yikes!
                  Sadly no illustrations

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

                    More sweater meat dammit!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

                      You win a free Diet Cheerwine! Or a real one when you come to Maxton. You pushed the pedal once or twice to the floor (depending on the weather), turn the switch "ON" (key optional) and press the pedal to the floor. These were made in an era when locking the ignition was not essential in many areas and the switch was made to either be used with a key or you could bypass the key and get the "off/on/acc functions. I truly don't recall if the starter switch was on the carb or under the pedal.

                      Dan

                      Originally posted by Brian Lohnes
                      Originally posted by DanStokes
                      You're on the right track but not specific enough. It's the specifics that make this interesting - and difficult.

                      Dan
                      Wasn't it located under the gas pedal? You had to have it on the wood to activate it?

                      Brian

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