Centurion

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Centurion last won the day on November 5 2017

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  1. Low Mileage Vehicle Value

    That's because you help me find them, Chris!
  2. Talk about a time capsule

    While it does appear to be an impressive car, I'd be careful about the seller's hype. He claims, among other things, that it is believed that the car was originally owned by Bob Hope. And we do know that Bob Hope had a white '59 Electra 225 convertible. But the seller offers not one shred of evidence that this was actually Hope's car.
  3. Low Mileage Vehicle Value

    I am very curious to learn where the Ebay auction for this 2001 Buick Park Avenue with only 16,000-miles ends today. I think the bidding so far reflects that there are folks who believe that these older, very low mileage Buicks are excellent options for reasonably-priced daily drivers: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162819700859?ul_noapp=true
  4. Buick..."by Wilkie"

    Frank Wilkie, here you go -- from about 1955:
  5. Low Mileage Vehicle Value

    I'm all for driving older Buicks. In 2013, I bought a '96 Riviera with 51,000-miles ($4,000) and an '05 LeSabre with 28,000-miles ($8,000). Both have been excellent, and we drive them every day. I'm now at 130,000 miles on the Riviera, and it is a remarkably pleasant, trouble-free car to drive. I picked up a '99 Regal for one of the kids last year for $1,700. It's a great car, especially for the price!
  6. I've neglected to add to this forum during the recent past, but have loved seeing our members' great collections here! I am adding some photos today of 1/18-scale resin replicas of the '68 Electra 225 and '70 LeSabre. Both models are currently offered by BoS, and both are, in my opinion, commendable efforts. And a few shots also include the diecast metal '64 Riviera model from Highway 61. These models are significant because the subject matter is excellent. I maintain that no other manufacturer was building large cars during the late-1960's that matched Buick for style. I love the sculpted forms and long, graceful lines of these Buicks, and I hope that the images here remind you just how beautiful these Buicks were. Among my great childhood memories are the long highway trips in my parents' '65 Wildcat, when the Interstates were filled with glorious, powerful Buicks like these.
  7. Favorite Pictures of My Post War Buick

    Also adding my 1971 Centurion:
  8. Favorite Pictures of My Post War Buick

    Wonderful cars and superb photographs in this topic, which I had previously overlooked. Adding my 1959 Electra:
  9. Carolina Roadmasters: Collect all 4

    Brian, when it left Puyallup, the car was on the top of the car hauler. Looks like it was on the bottom level when it arrived in Charlotte. I am surprised that the driver of the car hauler knew how to start the car, so am curious what happened.
  10. Thank a BCA Member

    Wow, folks! I appreciate all the great comments here, and they've made me regret that the "busy-ness" of life has kept me largely away from the forums during recent years. I only wish that it were possible for me to get together with all of you on a regular basis, but I'm always thankful to see my Buick friends whenever I have the rare opportunity to attend a Buick National. I have friends in the BCA with whom I have corresponded for forty years, and many of you are more significant to me than you probably realize. The fact is that I have enormous respect for many of the members in this club. A few specific individuals leaped immediately to mind when I saw the topic, taking into account the recent past. cjp69 (Chris Pollak) and I exchange great Buicks almost daily via e-mail, and it's always a pleasure to see the cool Buick lurking within Chris' next e-mail. If you're like me, you need some Buick diversions along the way to make it through the day, and Chris is a reliable source of Buick fun. Mark Shaw keeps me in mind whenever he sees Buicks that are squarely within my scope of interest, and he contacted me recently about some Buick items that he wished to pass along to me. We enjoyed a great visit when I recently traveled through his area, and it was a pleasure to receive a tour of his remarkable pre-war Buick collection. As you know from other posts, 38Buick 80C (Brian DePouli) recently paid me a visit, and it was a great treat to see and store his newly acquired '38 Roadmaster. But the best part was the time with Brian. I was grateful that Brian remembered me from a few brief meetings at some of the National Meets and that he was willing to contact me about storing the Buick. The experience was an excellent reminder of the wonderful connections we enjoy because of Buicks and the BCA. I'm only scratching the surface here, but I'm pleased that Brian initiated this topic, giving us a chance to remember, again, how valuable the Buick Club of America really is.
  11. Carolina Roadmasters: Collect all 4

    The car hauler driver said that he wants a Buick "just like this"!
  12. Carolina Roadmasters: Collect all 4

    The majestic '38 Roadmaster is now on the car hauler, heading for Brian. Here are a few photos, documenting the loading of the car this morning here near Tacoma.
  13. November Bugle 2017

    I made a point of reading Larry's editorial earlier today. I thought it was excellent, and found myself nodding in agreement regarding most of his points. In particular, I agree with his thoughts regarding the parking layout at our National Meets; Larry advocates parking in chronological order regardless of judging class. Larry's comments regarding sharing our cars with others as a means of generating enthusiasm for the hobby was a fine challenge to all of us.
  14. Carolina Roadmasters: Collect all 4

    I'm really grateful for the time we were able to spend together over the weekend, Brian, and I've got to say that I'm loving having that amazing '38 Roadmaster sitting in the garage!