MrEarl

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  1. Methuselah maybe?
  2. Good to see the '54 Buick Landau Concept again. I probably know that '54 better than I know my own. I do know I miss her! Thanks for sharing
  3. "No Theft History" eh? That's a joke. You apparently didn't tell him what you paid for it! Congrats on passing the examination. So now you get to hold your breath for what, three years, to see if anyone files a theft claim. Good, go ahead and get her all fixed up and I'll be up to take her back.
  4. Loving your "sentimental visits" posts Doug. What a gorgeous car!
  5. Breathtakingly Buickful!! The car just so goes with the house, period and color wise. Keeper?
  6. We all like pictures! Sooooo This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Post War Buick's. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak. Still post more detailed pictures and dialogue in the Me and My Buick forum please! So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.
  7. It all started with an email from an old friend and Dixie Chapter member Bruce Kile advising that he and a friend were going to look at some old Buick's in a warehouse and because there was a 54 involved thought I might be interested in joining them. I of course said sure and made plans to meet up with them at the warehouse in Toccoa Georgia. Toccoa is a small town in NE Georgia located about 50 miles from me and I have always known it to have lots of old Buick's in it. We met at the warehouse and was met by a super nice gentleman named Ray who told us the story behind all the Buicks we were about to see. The Buick's had belonged to the owner of Tugalo Gas Company who had passed away about 25 years ago. We met his son Tom, who is the current owner and learned that Ray was the Vice President of the company. We spent probably about 3 hours looking over the cars and I of course spent half of that looking at the '54 which was a solid 4 door Century with near perfect glass, original seat upholstery under old seat covers and had had a respray. The rest of the cars consisted of: 1938 Special Model 44, 2 door Streamline Sport Sedan 1940 Super Model 51 Four-Door Touring Sedan 1953 Special 4 door 1953 Super 4 door 1962 Electra 225 4 door 4 window 1963 Special 4 door 1963 LeSaber 4 door After looking over the cars we had a late lunch at M&J's Home Cooking Restaurant, a buffet style restaurant there in town. We discussed the cars and the fact that the owner was looking for offers and as the cars had been collected by his father, he wanted to ensure they went to good homes. Bruce and his friend were quite amazed at what we had seen but had no real interest in purchasing anything . I on the other hand, upon arriving home talked it over with Rita and we decided I should at least make an offer on the little 54 Century. The next day I called Ray and he informed me he had had calls from two individuals very interested in the cars and especially the '38. I made him an offer on the '54 and he said he guessed he could do it, but would I possibly be interested in the whole lot and quoted a figure that I had to ask him to repeat to ensure I had heard correctly. Considering the very fair figure that he had thrown at me and the fact I knew he had others interested in the cars, I quickly answered that I would take them. All the time realizing this was a bit more than Rita and I had discussed and immediately began wondering how the hell was I going to break this news to her. The following Monday I began hauling the Buicks home to Buick Gardens. But not before calling and suggesting to Ken Green here on the forum that he bring his trailer and if he liked the 40 Super he could take it home with him and if not he could deliver it to my house. We had lunch at M&J's Buffet, talked over the deal and as already learned from his new thread, he took it home with him. Luckily I am still married and over the last week have made a number of trips through the beautiful winding roads of the Northeast Georgia countryside hauling these wonderful old Buicks home. Ken graciously agreed to help haul the two big girls, the LeSabre and the Electra 225. It appears I have not only gained seven more Buicks this week but also some new friends. Ray and Tom were two of the nicest people you would ever hope to meet and plan to keep in touch in letting them know where the Buicks find homes. Ken is in Atlanta and I am sure we will be getting together to turn some wrenches or pound on some metal. Life in Buickland is good. From the first day we visited. Lets start with the oldest first.... the 38 and 40. The 38 was restored back in the early 80's and driven, gorgeous interior. The 40 was being worked on when the owner died, leaving the interior to be finished. more, much more to come..........
  8. no problem, learned some new dance steps. Like I said, I'll just name one of the potholes Matt and the other Mike. I've got a motorgrader coming, to whom shall I send the bill. Oh and thanks for the case of Yuengling, and Rita said she hates she missed y'all. The the first thing she said when she walked in and looked on the table "ahhh, the boys brought me some wine". Looking forward to hearing more about that pinhead. It was actually the first one I had ever seen and thought "Oh look, a little baby nailhead with headers" Not a lot has been discussed here about the 215 aluminum engines. Got a feeling that is about to change, just hope it is all good.
  9. and the Buick Sales and Service Square Deal used car lot is emptied. The little black Special is on its way to Durham NC. I've got a feeling her trailer riding days are over. Thanks Mike !!! and don't forget to get that BCA registration sent in. ;-)
  10. love the visor, did it come with the car?
  11. Dang, any concern for that frame? The rockers on the 51's must not have had much for drain holes in them or maybe they got stopped up easily. Here are some on a 51 that I drove to Atlanta to look at for someone who was interested in buying it.
  12. That about sums it up Pilgrim, Thank You!!!
  13. try turning the lights out in the garage and while trying to find the front door, misjudge where the long ass front end of the '38 Special is and end up with your left leg stuck between the front fender and bumper. With a Yuengling in one hand and holding a cat on your shoulder with the other none the less. A whole new meaning for "wildcat"
  14. I saw that comin
  15. Hope the Buick wasn't hurt!
  16. '50 bottom and '51 top I'm thinking, but I have been known to be wrong. Must have traded every year? Good looking family, which one is you. Are those twin boys.
  17. You couldn't outrun "THAT"!?!
  18. eagerly awaiting Bernies reply
  19. Concur Concur
  20. Just letting the 2-3 folks who inquired about the 53 Special barn find know that she sold this morning. Thanks for your interest.
  21. Sorry Michael, no '69 Electra parts trees in the Garden, just 53-56, but you're still more than welcome to stop by and visit. keep us posted on the June run!
  22. Well I'll be! And this is the same guy who bought the LeSabre and 225. I guess I was pretty naive in thinking he was really going to personally restore or make a mild custom out of this one like he assured me of. I'm thinking this may be his friend who owns a garage and was going to help him work on it. But who knows.
  23. We all like pictures! Sooooo This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Performance Buicks. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak. So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.