Well, it looks like it "sold" for $16,000. We'll see if the transaction holds or if the buyer backs out.
I've received enough inquires that I'll go ahead and post a brief version of the story I have on this vehicle:
I first saw it 9yrs ago in a Detroit suburb, where it was advertised for sale. The seller claimed he'd bought it from the second owner who'd had it for 27yrs. The car was bought new at a dealership on Livernois in Detroit. (Those of you from this area will remember that Livernois, in Detroit, was once filled with many many car dealerships).As far as the color, Mitch is right--it's pretty unusual. In my 10+ years of collecting data on surviving 1960 Buicks, I accounted for over 1,100 cars. Of these, I've recorded sixty different 1960 Buick Invicta convertibles. Of these 60 Invicta convertibles, only 4 are Casino Cream. Of those 4, one is currently painted green, thus hiding its heritage. It is now located in Washington state. One of the other 3 cars is a very nice original, located in Ohio. The remaining two are this ebay car (currently in Calif) and Mitch's car (Calif). Note that the car in Washington state was built in Atlanta plant, but the other 3 were built in Flint.
The car had been repainted in the original color, which could not cover up the fact that the entire lower section of the car (doors, fenders, quarters) was "sculpted" from bondo. It was a poor job, with a lot of swelling and blistering. This makes me wonder if maybe some it has been redone since then?
The interior was original, as was the green top (with green inner top and green bows!). The mileage seemed plausibly original at 41,700--- about 1,200 less than what is advertised today.
My opinion was that it was a fascinating car for sure, but too rough to leave it unrestored, and too far gone to be worth restoring. The car was eventually sold to a local (Michigan) man, who later moved to California and took the car with him.
Some of you may have seen the car at the 2003 BCA Nationals in Flint, where it was briefly on display.
It is unclear what, if anything, has been done to it in the past 9 yrs. Certainly it's been cleaned up and detailed. The body work may have been redone or upgraded, but I notice the current seller is claiming "only one repaint" which suggests no bodywork has been done. Of course that same seller also claims "no rust" and that it is 2-owner car (but remember the seller I met 9yrs ago stated he was the THIRD owner, and there have been two more owners since them--the guy that bought it in Michigan and the current seller.)
We’ll see if the transaction holds. This (current) ebay seller has his share of complaints, primarily about accuracy of description. I sent him a note about my observations on this car and suggested he use caution in stating it had “no rust”. He politely thanked me and stated in his reply: “I knew it had some bondo repair work but never saw any current rust. I will fill the person in who buys it on the bondo situation. At that point they can make a decision weather they want it or not.”