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Sidebar:  since we were talking Rivieras and I mentioned the dash design, here are a few interior shots:

Purist form - "less is more?"  I had seen these in the showroom and liked this car's interior a lot.

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This may be a kit - not sure if I like it

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Resemblance to the first-gen Riv - yes, there is definitely some ... I am stunned to see that crank windows were even available on this groundbreaking personal luxury car.

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Okay, have a great day, folks, and Happy New Year.  Since it's 2020, it might be good to put things into a 20/20 POV.  Cheers.

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Several years, Cougar had a "cove" rear,  but I not only do I prefer the 1969 version, but I think the 1969 rear exemplifies it the best.

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1961 Continental

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Balthy, you already posted a version of it, but I want to post it again as a Galaxie 500 XL

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1963 Impala SS.  

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Do Corvettes qualify?

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Maybe the concave is not concave enough and its not flanked by enough closure at the sides? 

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About those Rivieras...the comparison of the interiors of the first generation 1963-1964 and the last generation 1995-1999.

Its kinda cool that the last gen really emulated the look of the 1st generation. Its kinda cool that that the last generation book-ended the end of the Riviera by imitating the 1st gen interior. It kinda ended up that way. That would be a bummer though that Buick never again gave us a Riviera.

Another bummer would be:

Its a damned shame that even though the last gen imitated the 1st gen's interior, its a huge shame that Buick gave us a very cheap plasticky interior for it...  

The original is a zillion times more luxurious...  

What is Buick?

One look at the original  and you immediately understand what is Buick.

One look at the 1995 interior and you understand why Buick is where its at in the market place in 2019... 

 

 

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Challengers of the early 1970s. 

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 Platform mate 'Cuda of the same years

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Pontiac GTO

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Mustang

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Modern designers designing cars dont seem to care about the rear as much as the old days. But  maybe, I found the best example of a  rear end that may have a "cove"?  I know its one of the nicest rear ends by today's standards so all is not lost with this post if not a cove.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

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Those Corvettes are definitely "coved" in my mind.

I'd gladly drive a current rendition of a '92 sized Buick Riviera (or, better yet, a Toro) but with a dash that's more interesting, like that of the '95-'96 Riv.

Sad, I doubt we will ever see a mid-size personal luxury coupe again, and I'm excluding the Cadillac products like their coupe with the almost perfectly flat back window.  I don't like that one.

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