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After months of tire kicking

I scored a used 2011 Buick Lucerne

240hp, Strong Silent and reasonably Swift on the Highway

Not a plain Jane, not a sex pot either

 

While not the 4 wheel drive gas hog I pined for

this should allow me to meet my transportation needs

Excellent condition 42Kmi,  $14.5K out the door

 

 

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2 hours ago, Bubo said:

After months of tire kicking

I scored a used 2011 Buick Lucerne

Excellent condition 42Kmi,  $14.5K out the door

Luxury car for sure , very nicely appointed -  👍

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1 hour ago, CECAA850 said:

Low mileage for that year.  Must be a one owner?  Congrats! 

2 with records

apparently neither had a commute.

They must have cleaned a gallon of spilled coffee out of the rugs

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58 minutes ago, Racer X said:

Does it have a Hemi ?

 

Respect for tasteful sedans comes with age.

 

Some of the older engines had flat heads 1920's - 1940s

 

With better tech and machine tools

the combustion chambers became half spheres

hemispherical

 

HEMI is a brand name that Chrysler trademarked

for some of the performance engines.

The HEMI product lines produced some impressive engines

 

Buick is a General Motors Brand name of vehicles

more in the luxury category, like Caddilac

 

Cadillac also had an impressive Engine named Northstar

Powerful, smooth, efficient V8 250-300 HP depending on  tuning

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15 minutes ago, Racer X said:

While I believe Hemi simply refers to hemispherical head, for me it is just an obnoxious sometimes funny Dodge advertising campaign.

Apparently this one fetched $2 million at the auction block

I remember these, fast cars

HEMI Cuda

8.5-1 weight to HP, a rocket

Plymouth Hemi Cuda specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1642 kg (3620 lbs)
Dimensions 4.74 m (187 in) long, 1.90 m (75 in) wide, 1.29 m (51 in) high
Wheelbase 2.74 m (108 in)
Introduced 1970
Origin country

United States

 

 

Powertrain specs

Engine type Chrysler Hemi 426
Displacement 7.0 l (426 ci / 6981 cc)
Power 431 ps (425 bhp / 317 kw) @ 5000 rpm
Torque 664 Nm (490 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
Power / liter 62 ps (61 hp)
Power / weight 262 ps (259 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 404 Nm (298 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 Speed Manual (3.54 ratio)
Layout

front engine, rear wheel drive

 

Performance

0 - 100 kph 5.8 s
0 - 60 mph 5.6 s
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 107.5 mph
Top speed 242 kph (150 mph)

 

Fast Laps site

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8 minutes ago, Racer X said:

While I believe Hemi simply refers to hemispherical head, for me it is just an obnoxious sometimes funny Dodge advertising campaign.

True.  Alfa Romeo had a few hemi head engines as well back in the day.  They do a good job of efficiently squeezing horsepower from a given displacement.

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14 minutes ago, Racer X said:

Well, that's a doozy....

This is a Duzenberg aka a doozy

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supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Duesenberg
Engine code  
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 6.9 litre
6878 cc
(419.721 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 120.65 mm
3.75 × 4.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.79
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output 46.5 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque  
Specific torque  
Engine construction  
sump  
compression ratio 5.2:1
Fuel system 2 Schleber carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)  
Maximum RPM  
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 859.75 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor 1 centrifugal supercharger
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
 
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)  
Acceleration 0-60mph  
Acceleration 0-100km/h  
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17 s
Standing quarter-mile  
Standing kilometre  
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio  
Weight-to-power ratio  
 

 

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53 minutes ago, Bubo said:

This is a Duzenberg aka a doozy

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supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Duesenberg
Engine code  
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 6.9 litre
6878 cc
(419.721 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 120.65 mm
3.75 × 4.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.79
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW)
at 4750 rpm
Specific output 46.5 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque  
Specific torque  
Engine construction  
sump  
compression ratio 5.2:1
Fuel system 2 Schleber carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)  
Maximum RPM  
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 859.75 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor 1 centrifugal supercharger
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
 
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)  
Acceleration 0-60mph  
Acceleration 0-100km/h  
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17 s
Standing quarter-mile  
Standing kilometre  
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio  
Weight-to-power ratio  
 

 

A Friend of mine is one of the few who specialize in the restoration of Duesenberg  cars  , it's really a work of art   ,  his shop  can take more than 1 year to fully restore 1 car  ,   Once they find all the Parts  for a 100% original car ,   they start and the parts  search alone can take years ,  everything is done by hand  with the original materials  and specifications  from the chassis , the engine parts and the  interior -these cars are very valuable to Collectors  , once the car is ready ,  the cars are  sent to an Auction House  for the Highest Bidder .

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57 minutes ago, RandyH said:

A Friend of mine is one of the few who specialize in the restoration of Duesenberg  cars  , it's really a work of art   ,  his shop  can take more than 1 year to fully restore 1 car  ,   Once they find all the Parts  for a 100% original car ,   they start and the parts  search alone can take years ,  everything is done by hand  with the original materials  and specifications  from the chassis , the engine parts and the  interior -these cars are very valuable to Collectors  , once the car is ready ,  the cars are  sent to an Auction House  for the Highest Bidder .

 

Dusenbergs are Art...

 

Supercharged straight 8

how cool is that

The one in the pic fetched $2.3MM

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14 minutes ago, Bubo said:

 

Dusenbergs are Art...

 

Supercharged straight 8

how cool is that

The one in the pic fetched $2.3MM

Definitely , this Duesenberg is a very special car ,  the car has to be a 100 Points  Museum  Quality car , or it 's not  worth  2.3  Million $ , 

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