Why Do Buicks Have Portholes ?

My Buick Had Ventiports And Other Tales Of Automotive Delinquency

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/10/01/my-buick-had-ventiports

Although you can only see one porthole, two others are hidden on the front fender of my 1955 Buick Special. Portholes were a status symbol. Big- …

I Bet You D Like To Know What Those Holes In The Sides Of Buicks

https://jalopnik.com/i-bet-youd-like-to-know-what-those-holes-in-the-sides-o-1818673895

Tell me something about Buicks!” chances are good you may say, “They usually have three fake holes in their sides!” before shoving them away …

Port Holes In Buicks History AACA Forums

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/36864-port-holes-in-buicks-history/

The only functional portholes were on the early 1949 cars. My 49 Super has them and they are connected to fabric hoses which go underhood. They …

BUICK PORTHOLES With A Purpose The H A M B The Jalopy

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/buick-portholes-with-a-purpose.373576/

Harley Earl had lights in his portholes wired to the distributor. They lit up in sequence with the straight eight’s firing order. The P38 …

Buick Portholes Are Back The Auto Channel

https://www.theautochannel.com/news/2002/03/20/037550.html

DETROIT – Among the most eye-catching styling elements of Buick’s 2003 Park Avenue Ultra are three “portholes” on each front fender – icons that …

Why Are There Holes On The Sides Of Classic Buick Cars

https://thenewswheel.com/why-are-there-holes-on-the-sides-of-classic-buick-cars/

Chief Buick stylist Ned Nickles added proto-VentiPorts to his personal 1948 Roadmaster. In addition to placing four holes on each side of the …

ROADMASTER NO PORTHOLES The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1991/07/26/roadmaster-no-portholes/86cdf17c-5c47-458a-b3d6-56b2e8885698/

Background: Buick, a division of General Motors Corp., introduced its Roadmaster cars in 1936 and put the series to rest in 1958. The portholes, …

Buick Portholes A 10 Minute History Mac S Motor City Garage

Buick Portholes: A 10-Minute History

The portholes were to simulate exhaust posts NOT machine guns, this is common knowledge to most car people…except the writer who got bad advice …

Buick Portholes I Mean VentiPorts American Car Historian

Buick Portholes (I Mean VentiPorts)

Here is an interesting fact about Buick portholes . . . the official term for them is “VentiPorts”. They first appeared on the 1949 Buick …

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