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1964 Buick Wildcat

1964 Buick Wildcat in A Special Magnum for Tony Saitta, Movie, 1976 IMDB

Class: Cars, CoupÚ — Model origin: US — Built in: CA — Made for: CDN

1964 Buick Wildcat

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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Skid US

2006-07-22 20:28

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1964 Buick Wildcat.

philr CA

2006-08-16 06:20

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All the 1964 Wildcats that were sold in Canada were also made in Canada, so the origin of this car should be Canada.

antp BE

2006-08-16 10:20

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But was it the same as the US model? If yes then it is still a US car

philr CA

2006-08-17 05:55

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There were some dirfferences between both. Not like the Canadian Pontiacs that had different names, Chevy drivetrains, suspensions and firewalls with Pontiac sheetmetal and trim, but still enough to distinguish them. I have a 1965 Buick Wildcat built in Canada and it has more standard equipment than the US model had. The interior trim is also different from the US model. It uses a mix of parts that were found in the more expensive 1965 Buick Electra 225 and Electra 225 Custom and also some that were found in the 1964 Olds 98 LS. Many other parts were also made in Canada or supplied by different manufacturers. For example, I recently replaced the original wheel cylinders on mine and all of them were stamped "Delco Canada".

antp BE

2006-08-17 09:56

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If it is only a matter of trim and equipment it is rather a US car "made for Canada", I guess? Like all the Mercedes & BMW described as "US-spec"

philr CA

2006-08-17 20:26

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It's not made for Canada, it's made IN Canada! My other Buicks were made in the US with Canadian specific equipments but this one was made in Canada!

antp BE

2006-08-17 21:11

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But the car was still designed and conceived by Buick US, I guess? so it is a US car...

philr CA

2006-08-19 04:12

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As I said, GM Canada gave different characteristics to some of the cars they built. The Wildcats that were built here had different interiors from the US models and they had more standard equipment. GM (the US headquarters) didn't even count the Canadian cars in their total production numbers as they counted only those built in their US factories. So now, all the reference books do not include the canadian cars in their production figures. GM provides 22,893 as the total number of Buick Wildcat Sport Coupes that were built in 1964 but this car isn't one of them... Before 1967, GM Canada referred to the LeSabre and Wildcat models as the domestic models while the Electra 225 and Riviera were imports:

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Alexander DE

2006-08-19 13:32

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I say Phil's arguments are convincing.

See also my comments in the forum:
Link to "forum.imcdb.org"

Classics fan BG

2016-10-12 23:35

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-- Last edit: 2016-10-13 00:07:30 (night cub)

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