Park Avenue is home to some of the wealthiest individuals in New York City; even the US for that matter. The name conjures images of luxury, with every possible convenience at your finger tips. When naming the top trim line of Buick's Electra model in the late 1970's, that's what the designers had in mind. It was so successful that in 1989 and 1990, though still technically an Electra, it was simply called a Park Avenue. In 1991, the Park Avenue succeeded the Electra and became its own model. For 15 years, it was Buick's full-size executive flagship vehicle, equipped with the most powerful engines and all the interior features and amenities that any luxury buyer would want. It would never be marketed higher than a Cadillac, however it provided an equivalent bang for the buyer's buck. Buick Park Avenue parts were required to be of the utmost quality, since the ride had to be plush and inspiring. Fun fact: the final production year 2005 models were the only that did not include a hood ornament. Instead, they were offered a badge of the New York City skyline.