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    Re: Buick Scorpion - 1963

    I see where the idea for the 1971 boat-tail Riviera came from.

    One designer said that the biggest problem with the 1971-73 Riviera was that is was too wide for the design. And I can see here that if it had wound up on the smaller A-Body platform, it most likely would have been more a successful design.

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    Re: Buick Scorpion - 1963

    This is the '63 Pontiac Scorpian, XP-758. Note the split grille, and this pic with detail tweaks and Pontiac 8-lug rims :


    This is what I've seen called the Buick Scorpian, tho I've not seen corroborating sources on that name. It does look related to the Pontiac :


    These 2 remind me of the '54 'Corvette siblings' program where Pontiac, Cadillac, Olds & Buick tried out concept versions of the 'Vette. I wonder if there were Chevy, Olds versions of this program.
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    Re: Buick Scorpion - 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    This is the '63 Pontiac Scorpian, XP-758. Note the split grille, and this pic with detail tweaks and Pontiac 8-lug rims :


    This is what I've seen called the Buick Scorpian, tho I've not seen corroborating sources on that name. It does look related to the Pontiac :


    These 2 remind me of the '54 'Corvette siblings' program where Pontiac, Cadillac, Olds & Buick tried out concept versions of the 'Vette. I wonder if there were Chevy, Olds versions of this program.
    First impression when I opened this thread was "looks like a Pontiac"
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    Re: Buick Scorpion - 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by rockyspaw View Post
    First impression when I opened this thread was "looks like a Pontiac"
    That's what I thought as well. To me the gold one looks like a racy version of the older Grand Prix. I quite like it as well.

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    Re: Buick Scorpion - 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    This is the '63 Pontiac Scorpian, XP-758. Note the split grille, and this pic with detail tweaks and Pontiac 8-lug rims
    Sorry about that. The files were mislabeled.

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    Re: Buick Scorpion - 1963

    No Problem!
    You still have the Pontiac in the O/P tho- the overhead shot. Looks like the Buick has a conventional backlight vs. the Pontiac's boattail.
    I wish there was a clearer shot of the Buick- can't quite make out what exactly is going on on that front fascia; looks like a black rubber bullet in the center (?).

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