Very Milky Tea: 1961 Buick Special Sedan
This next car has an interesting color. I thought the color looked like a classic rotary telephone or a beige known as cosmic latte…which is what scientists argue is the net average color of the universe if you combined all the photons coming in from visible galaxies. I thought this was a profound answer to this question until Kaibeezy told me this color reminded him of his grandma — who grew up in a very poor part of the universe where tea bags would be reused 3-4 times and tea would be mostly milk (sugar added when she immigrated to America and could afford such luxury) — so the correct color of this is “very milky tea.” Find this 1961 Buick Special Sedan offered for $8000 in Westside Los Angeles, CA (or Lake Arrowhead?) via craigslist. Tip from MikeD.
From the seller:
1961 Buick Spc
cylinders: 6 cylinders
title status: clean
Recently inherited 1961 Buick special 4 Door, 80% to 90% done. Interior is done, good paint job, headlights/ taillights functional. Engine could use a carb adjustment. Recently replaced fuel pump. New white wall tires. AWESOME HOOD ORNAMENT. THIS WILL DEFINITELY TURN HEADS.
Currently stored in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Need to Sell as i have no room for the car.
Contact via e-mail for phone number or further details. Exceptional and beautiful classic car looking for a good home.
What color is this? Comments below.
Buick’s marketing department had plans for “Hearing Aid Beige” but decided it was a little too appropriate for the brand. As a compromise, they instead chose “Bland” for this color.
This car left the factory with the rarely selected option 4019-031-R “Dull Package”, which included the “Drab” interior color and radio delete at a discount. This is a very rare “Bland/Drab” car. Only 3 were built completely “Dull” in 1961, and all 3 were special ordered by elderly nuns concerned with projecting too much sex appeal.
When I was growing up, we were so poor that I couldnâ€™t afford to pay attention.
Holy Jumping Jeosophat! What is the seller smoking? Must be some good shight. Its Grandmas 4 door Nothing Special GM attempt at an economy car. Wonderful that is has survived. Looking out the windshield as you putter along, your own putterer having given up the put, you can wax nostalgically about the time you drove a car with eight cylinders and two doors. Eight Grand! I dont want to hear that inflation is in check. It aint!
One more thing…talking about ‘Blue Sky”……I’m not buying the view from the road to Lake Arrowhead. And.it needs a ‘carburetor adjustment” Do you have a flathead screwdriver? Is the interior a secret? Inquiring internet trolls want to know!
Just having a little cosmic latte…
At first, I thought it was a Rambler wearing a Chevy costume. Thankfully the ventiports cleared that up.