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1991-96 Buick Park Avenue

With humble beginnings as a trim level, the 1991-96 (latter shown) Park Avenue became a new model line, in Electra’s wake. The Park Avenue’s sinewy lines were a significant departure from its linear predecessor and even its contemporary cousins.


1991 Buick Park Avenue prototype 1989-01

One news outlet, in January of 1989, made a mess of identifying this car on all accounts: wrong model, brand and platform. Kudos to the creative camouflage artist, however, as this is quite illusive. Also, is it just me or does it look like this prototype has been involved in some sort of rear collision?


1991 Buick Park Avenue prototype 1989-08

This particular test car, reported on in August of 1989, was also misidentified… this time as a next-generation, rear-wheel-drive Chevy Caprice. In hindsight, the resemblance exists only at the front, and that’s if you squint. The creative add-ons at the rear, I think, were successful in concealing the important details.


1991-96 Buick Park Avenue

Here is a rear angle of a production Park Avenue, for comparison.


1991 Buick Park Avenue prototype 1989-08

This might be the same prototype seen first, above; it even appears to have rear impact damage, too. However, this image was reported on in September of 1989. In any event, it gives a clearer shot of how they managed to make it look so much like a Cadillac. Indeed, this time it was mistaken for a 1992 Brougham.