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  • The Buick Electra is a full-size luxury car that was built by Buick from to Harlow H. The Electra nameplate was a nod to the latter car's overall length of over in (5, mm), earning it the street name "deuce and a quarter. ".

    Does anyone know how the expression "Deuce and a Quarter" came to be . The Deuce and a Quarter was the half-track truck used in WWII.

    The Deuce and a Quarter: Slang for the Car Enthusiasts: Cars have earned their place in the hearts of their drivers. In the United States.

    Kudos for coming back, discreet. If you didn't smoke, you didn't get a break. Under the hood, the cubic-inch V8 was retained as standard equipment, but featured a lower compression of 8. Too bad it has no air, but it is well worth the ask.

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    By wildcatsrule , February 19, in Buick - General. Does anyone know how the expression "Deuce and a Quarter" came to be used as a slang reference for the Electra ? Obviously, it is a play on the numbers "," but I was wondering if the expression could be traced to any particular person s , place or time? I just thought there might be an interesting story about it.

    It was a very popular car in the 60's. You are correct about deuce and a quarter referring to Where the expression originated Perhaps from the military deuce and a half referring to a 2 and half ton truck. The stands for the number of inches from bumper to bumper but apparently only the early 59, 60?

    I first heard the expression in the 70,s from a buddy who worked at a Buick dealership. It refered to the I know he use to often remark about a duce and a quarter with a "lean". Refering to the center arm rest. Because both vehicles were outsized, the nickname was applied to the In deference to Bob Rich, Deuce and a Quarter only refers to the Electra series and an obscure rock and roll band http: The half-track, officially known as the M3 served in many verisions from to , never earned a widely known 'nom de querre' I was looking for the origin of the phrase, 'do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with mustard'.

    I still havent found it, and in the meantime, I found this website instead. But I digress, I know part of the answer to your question. In Los Angeles in the 60's and 70's, the olders guys called them,''duece and a quarter''. If I had got to the question shortly after you posted this, I might have been able to ask some of the guys who are no longer with us.

    But those guys, for the most part, are long gone. Ask any black guys and gals from los angeles over 50, although 70 would be the best age range to ask someone. I've registered here purely to resurrect this zombie thread I don't think '' has much to do with the length of the car, however - I believe it refers to the engine, which was a cubic-inch V6. I'd take wagers that some GI from Brooklyn who first saw one nicknamed it a "Duece and a quarter. When I was in basic training in '69 down at Fort "Lost in the Woods", MO, the "Duece and a quarter" was the car that all of the brothers talked about getting after they hopefully returned from Vietnam.

    That's also when I took up smoking luckily that only lasted a few years because smokers were given a smoke break. If you didn't smoke, you didn't get a break. So "Hey brother, lend me a Kool" became second nature. You should interject that somewhere in your version of the song discreet. The guy who got it stuck then had to carry the 20 foot long muddy loggin chain used to pull it out wrapped around his shoulders the rest of the day. Well there you go - wrong again So I'm off to annoy people on another forum I know nothing about.

    Kudos for coming back, discreet. Earl said, c'mon back and let us see the finished project. I never realized it also applied to passenger cars. As far as making mistakes go - no-one got hurt, but I'll have a red face for about a month, no doubt. This is how we learn, isn't it? What doesn't kill you just makes you older and more embarrassed You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

    Sign up for a new account in our community. Already have an account? Buick - General Search In. Origin of the expression "Deuce and a Quarter? Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Posted February 19, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. It referred to the length of the car. Post deleted by our51super. Check this thread from the v8buick forum. Posted February 20, Posted April 25, YouTube - Cedric the Entertainer - Drivin' a space shuttle. Posted January 14, Nope the was meant to represent the length of the car in when it was introduced.

    Lol a cubic inch 6 would not even haved pulled a up a hill. Or down the street even! Posted January 14, edited. The was never available in the Electra Posted January 15, Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. Register a new account. Sign in Already have an account?

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