I am breaking up this Hooniverse Two-Wheel Tuesday to bring you something a little different. Motorcycles are, for the most part, pretty basic. Sure you can get models that are High Performance, or ones that are Boulevard Cruisers, and some that are capable Trail Blazers, but they are still basic. So with that in mind, I thought I would provide the absolute opposite of basic two-wheel conveyances, with full on Luxury Four-Wheel Personal Luxury Cars. And what part of the country is more appropriate at providing these four-wheeled bordellos than Orlando Florida? Presenting the full on Personal Luxury Cars of Orlando Classic Cars…. with a poll!
I’m not going to go into too much detail with each of these cars, just the dealership descriptions. You have to judge which one is THE complete opposite of Two-Wheel Tuesday. Let’s start with one of the most beautiful Personal Luxury Cars ever created, the 1965 Buick Riviera Grand Sport. According to the dealer:
Excellent example with original paperwork and owner history since new. Powered by its original matching number code “LX” 425 cubic inch V8 originaly equipped with factory dual quads. Today the car runs beautifully on a single 4 barrel that was put on at the dealer prior to 1967. Dual quad carbs and intake are restored and in the trunk. This Gran Sport is reported to have been the Buick dealers personal car and paperwork shows that it was sold to the first owner in 1967, indicating the dealer must have been quite fond of the ’65 model!
Mileage is showing 35,000. Asking price is $45,000 which I think might be a bit steep, but what do you think? See the listing here.
The next car actually created this category, but by the time this one was built, it was on it’s fifth generation. This is a 1968 Ford Thunderbird Landau, and this generation of Birds are called “Glamour Birds” among the Thunderbird faithful. In order, there were the original two-seaters, the “Squarebirds”, The “Bullet Birds”, The “Flair Birds”, and on and on…. Anyway, this one is magnificent, and according to the dealer:
Certainly one of the finest examples in existence. A very well preserved car with 8,000 miles, all original, loaded with options and red! They don’t get any better! Excellent original paint, beautiful interior, trunk compartment and engine bay. Spare never down. Still riding on the original triple band bias ply whitewalls.
With only 8,000 miles, and still on its original Bias-Plys, the asking price is a bit steep at $35,000, but its only original once. See the listing here.
The next car isn’t thought of as a Personal Luxury Car, but so what? It has the proportions of one, it is a two-door coupe, and it is luxurious for its day. This is a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham. This is a time-capsule type of car, and according to the dealer:
All original and absolutely stunning! It would be hard to find a better example anywhere. Powered by a 400 cubic inch V8 and equipped with automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, twin comfort hi back seats with passenger recliner, am/fm 8 track, cornering lamps and more. Owners manual, shop manuals and window sticker included.
Mileage shows only 18,000 miles, and the asking price is $12,900. See the listing here.
This next Personal Luxury Barge is a bit over the top, as its a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk. This car was based on the contemporary Pontiac Grand Prix, but styled like no other car. According to the dealer:
A very nice Stutz! If your familar with these cars you know how hard it is to find a nice one.
Mileage isn’t disclosed, but the price is… and at $45,000, the mileage should be rather low…. See the listing here.
The next Personal Luxury Car is the 1976 Chrysler Cordoba, which was one of the most successful of this genre at that time. According to the dealer:
All original and in outstanding condition. 360 V8, auto, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, tilt wheel and more.
Only 10,000 miles on the odometer, and it is offered at $10,900! See the listing here.