Elpad

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    Meet "Toby" my 50 Model 51 project

    Handmade Inside panel tabs
  2. This is my next project after finishing The 54 72R that took me 4 years to build. God only knows how long this one will take but it needs a lot of work specially sheet metal work. Don't know much background on this car other than The car was acquired at a local auction in Florida and traces back to Ohio. It has an old BCA sticker so if the previous owner or someone else in the forum recognizes the car, please let me know Al
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    Meet "Toby" my 50 Model 51 project

    Two doors left to do
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    Don’t remember if she has been here before
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Don't know why tourists and travel advertisement call theses "Cuban Cars". To me, they are American made Buicks that most of the shells survived for over 60 years. Don't be surprised if you find them with foreign diesel engines and drive train components just to keep them going as well as the home made convertibles that serve as taxis for foreigners. By the way, Cuba is sporting new european type plates, the old particular plates were orange type colors with province letter designation and the blue tag are state owned vehicles or should I note vehicles that were once private and taken away from their original owners or families that fled the communist island.
  6. Just don't like in this condition.......but I like the end results except the front bottom trim.
  7. We all like to portray the beautiful Buicks but once in a while you come across these ugly and weird things that unfortunately carries the Buick brand name. Sorry to disappoint you guys but they are out there!
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/formula-one-champ-kidnapped
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Fangio, sorry about misspelling
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Another pic of stock racing cars in Cuba. Like the 57 in the background!
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    I should have posted these pictures separately since they are in different venues. The buicks actually racing took place in the “Malecon” water front in Havana, Cuba (look at the 🇨🇺 flags).Former Cuban president Fulgencio Batista brought stock car racing sanctioned by the International Auto Federation (FIA) since 1955 and later the Grand Prix from 57 to 60 (60 was last race already under Castro) If you recall, famous Argentinian driver, Frangio, was kidnapped from his hotel by Fidel’s revolutionary gangs to discredit Batista.