He was from America, she was from the Continent. He liked Zeppelin, she preferred Ace of Base.
Yet, somehow this late-90s E-Class and circa-1975 Buick LeSabre found each other. In a west Quebec garage/scrapyard.
Just like in Titanic.
I always admired the capable, no-nonsense presence of the E-Class, but that Buick is land barge Heaven.
A road tank. A square-rigged cabin cruiser, like so much of what rolled off 1970s U.S. assembly lines.
Malaise was soaking into the industry in the mid-70s, but this ’75 reflects an era where full-size meant living room, full hardtops and convertibles were still available, and the increasingly emissions-choked 455cid engine option was still on the books.
In 1977, downsizing across the entire GM lineup turned those heady days of conspicuous excess into memories.