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Posted By: Raymond Paszkiewicz
Posted On: Wednesday May 13, 2020 at 8:59 PM
Buick and vinyl tops
I have in front of me the prestige 1964 Buick sales brochure, consisting of 64 pages. There are 43 cars shown, and only one car has a vinyl top. It is a Wildcat 2 dr hardtop. The vinyl top is White. There is, from a quick perusal of the brochure, no mention of the vinyl top, as an option. I'm sure it was, but the popularity hadn't kicked in yet to any degree. Nine years later, I had a demonstrator 1973 Buick Wildcat 4 dr hardtop, Dark Blue, with a powder Blue vinyl top, same as the model. Nine years late.
This is just for information, not making a statement one way or the other. White vinyl on the Red car may be more common.

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Pics 1964 Buick Wildcat by Sergio Goldvarg #28050
Excellent! On my shopping list! (EOM) by Brian Laurance #28050.1
Is the color on the second car intended to be "Coral Mist"? Here it is on an unrestored, original by Brian Laurance #28050.2
Sergio thanks for letting us see these models so early. I believe these were by Don Anderson #28050.3
Don, I agree with you regarding the two-tone blue car. There were contrasting color roofs, as seen by Brian Laurance #28050.3.1
Buick and vinyl tops by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28050.3.2
Yes, Raymond, many Wildcats were built in red with white vinyl roofs. But I believe that white and by Brian Laurance #28050.3.2.1
Please, no light blue roof on the dark blue car. (EOM) by David Crowe #28050.4
I agree, David. If two-toned, only a white painted roof would seem correct. (EOM) by Brian Laurance #28050.4.1
+1 (EOM) by Shel Platt #28050.4.1.1
When I left the Army I went to college. And when I left college I wanted by Don Anderson #28050.
+2 (EOM) by BenD Lampson #28050.4.1.2
64 Wildcat by Thomas Dirnberger #28050.4.2
Thank you, Thomas. Indeed it was. by David Crowe #28050.4.2.1
One of Buick's reds with a white painted roof were popular in '64. I found a pic of a Coral Mist by Mark Lampariello #28050.
Tom, the way I interpret it, is either a Black or White vinyl top was offered, by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28050.4.2.2
64 wildcat by Thomas Dirnberger #28050.
Wow-wee! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #28050.5
This is a very nice model and I love the blue lower, but only with a white roof. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28050.6
More to look forward to. I'd prefer one to be a solid color. Agree that the blue car by Mark Sweeney #28050.7
I must be an outlier. I really like the two tone blue, particularly if the top in noy vinyl. by John Kuvakas #28050.8
All these great models are depleting my savings!! by Bob Azman #28050.9
Nice job done on the wheels! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #28050.10
The light blue roof may not be correct, but forgive me, I kind of like it. (EOM) by Joe Libricz #28050.11

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