“Uptown.” The phrase conjures images of sophisticated luxury – timeless elegance with a flavor for the avant-garde. It is fine furnishings and the latest electronics, cool jazz with an equal dose of hot salsa. It’s the blending of two colors to create a distinctive new shade. That’s the premise behind the Buick Enclave UpTown being introduced at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas. It was created by Rick Bottom Designs of Mendota, Ill.
Platinum’s rarity has long made it the metal of choice for nobility and the affluent – more so than gold. Black, meanwhile, has traditionally been associated with refinement … a confident elegance, demonstrated by the black tuxedo, black dress or color-of-choice for luxury vehicles. Black and platinum merge seamlessly in the Buick Enclave Black Platinum Edition. Created by Mitek Corporation of Phoenix, Ariz., Buick Enclave Black Platinum Edition is being introduced at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.
From a tenacious player on the basketball court to a respected automotive stylist off, nine-year NBA veteran Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams puts the same resolve into vehicle customization as he did on the hardwood. Williams and his company, Automotive Street Style, have teamed up with Buick to create a vehicle that appeals to today’s urban influencers. The result is a luxury crossover that Williams has dubbed the “Buick Enclave Urban CEO Edition.” It was revealed at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.
Buick Lucerne goes from stock to rock in the MTX Audio Buick Lucerne by Mitek Corp. of Phoenix. With numerous custom modifications – including upgrades such as a custom grille, 22-inch wheels, tires, custom paint, exhaust, custom body work, custom audio and video – this vehicle zeroes in on urban luxury.
Luxurious interior appointments abound in the Buick Lucerne Lux SS by Trent’s Trick Upholstery of Baltimore, Ohio. Interior esthetics includes stainless steel mesh inserts in the headliner and door panels, along with high-end stereo equipment that enhances Lucerne’s already-serene experience. Dynamat sound deadening provides support to Buick’s nine existing types of sound deadener.
The Buick Lucerne QuattraSport is a thoroughly modern vehicle designed to appeal to mature, performance-oriented enthusiasts with a passion for a genuine, full-size automobile. Developed by Performance West Group Inc., of Bonsall, Calif., the QuattraSport integrates a balance of components and accessories, each carefully chosen to enhance the Lucerne.
RIDES, a premier urban automotive enthusiast magazine, has transformed a Buick Lucerne CXS into an authentic “VIP” (pronounced vipp) vehicle, with the goal of making it the utmost status symbol in luxury, performance, style and refinement. VIP is a Japanese-influenced tuner trend involving full-body sedans, and it has quickly sped into American car culture.
Sportiness and style are unstoppable in the Buick Lucerne CST by Stainless Steel Brakes Corp. of Clarence, N.Y. It targets the executive who wants a vehicle that can function as a rolling office, have performance to pass and hold the road, and still entertain children on long trips.
A powerful GM Performance Parts ZZ572 crate engine is the 620-horsepower heart of a beautifully restored 1964 Electra 225 – one of the famed Buick “Deuce-and-a-Quarter” full-size luxury vehicles that have achieved popularity with collectors and urban customizers. The ZZ572/620-powered Electra 225 was displayed among 11 new Buick Lucerne concepts at a special event held during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) convention.
For a taste of Detroit and Europe blended together, look no further than the Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor Sports of Mendota, Ill. This interpretation of the Lucerne delivers a great, fun-to-drive enthusiast’s commuter car that occasionally ferries business passengers.
The Paris Motor Show is over and the news about SEMA are getting bigger every day. For example Buik, for the first time in the 43-year history of the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual convention, will feature 11 custom-designed Lucernes on display.
“We started getting calls from custom shops from New York to LA about doing a Lucerne for the show,” said David Darovitz, a Buick rep. “This kind of thing can do a lot for a brand as well as a vehicle.” Any sort of buzz at the annual (...)