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Buick Park Avenue
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The Park Avenue name began as a luxury variant of Buick’s range-topping sedan, the Electra, in 1975, but became its own model line in 1991. The original Park Avenues were on GM’s front-wheel-drive C-platform, with an attractive body shape supposedly inspired by a the Buick Park Avenue Essence show car of 1989. A second-generation model in 1997 became the top Buick after the demise of the Roadmaster, and was built until the 2005 model year—the last Buick to have a hood ornament. The name, however, lived on in Red China, where the Buick brand is highly regarded, adorning a locally assembled Holden Statesman, albeit with some styling differences—different enough to warrant an entry separate from its Australian counterpart. The Chinese Park Avenue remained Buick’s top model.

Marque: Buick | Predecessor: Buick Electra | Successor: Buick Lucerne


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