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  1. I don't know this company; but in case you live in a rural area where this kind of cover might be appropriate, here's the link. Better quality costs more: "Our steel agricultural buildings are some of the strongest structures in the industry. Every SteelMaster Quonset Hut is constructed with high quality, commercial grade steel that is corrugated at our factory to further enhance the strength of the building. Our portable steel buildings are designed to withstand some of the most severe weather events including category 5 hurricanes, powerful tornadoes, dangerous hail storms, and heavy snow loads."
  2. Tom, I know from engineering principles that the cover depicted will accommodate almost ZERO snow load. And I don't think one could count on significant snow to slide off. A person would have to be very careful and knock snow off constantly. As 1912Staver notes in posting #7, it wouldn't take much weight of snow to destroy the framework-- and damage the car underneath. When an unforeseen snowfall falls overnight, one might wake up to an unpleasant surprise. I've seen heavy galvanized steel half-cylinders for storage, and they are probably strong enough if you specify the correct snow load. But they might not be welcome in an attractive residential area. Mr. Stylish, are garages affordable to rent in your town? A properly built garage would be a safer alternative.
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    One person noted that the cars for sale to which he links are listed by various people. That implies that the cars are not his own. We think he, like others here, is simply pointing out interesting cars for us to notice. It would be nice if he would write something else and introduce himself. Robert William, who are you?
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    Help recommend a car for a 17 year old?

    Johnny, I would say that a decent (#3 condition) 1950's 4-door sedan can be found for your $6000 price. Asking prices, especially by for-profit classic car dealers, may be double a car's worth, but some patient looking will give you some possibilities. A few years ago there was a circa-1954 Oldsmobile sedan for sale on our forum for right around your price.
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    Advice on what to do with a 65 Skylark Convertible

    Good observation, Vermont Boy! The AACA Library has the actual book from which their internet-based pricing must be taken. In the preface to their book, NADA acknowledges that their listed prices are higher than others', but they say that their pricing is for ALL-ORIGINAL (completely unrestored) cars.
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    Advice on what to do with a 65 Skylark Convertible

    And a good wash and wax, too. Your car is probably better than it appears in the pictures. Don't sell it to anyone for $4000. If you keep the car, Tom, you'll want to have it insured. This should be done by a company specializing in antique-car insurance--NOT a regular automotive insurance carrier. Hagerty and J. C. Taylor are well-respected companies, and, since antique cars are babied and driven a very limited mileage, you should find that insurance is very affordable, maybe $100 a year or less.
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    Advice on what to do with a 65 Skylark Convertible

    A price in the "Cars for Sale" section is very useful, but it is not a requirement.
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    Advice on what to do with a 65 Skylark Convertible

    The car looks like it can be nice with detailing; but I feel that it's a "keeper" only if the owner likes old cars, admires this particular one, and can devote the time to using it periodically and having it maintained. As we car fans know, cars deteriorate if they are not used. It might be as if one of us inherited a nice piece of Eastlake Victorian furniture. Surely it's interesting, but do we have the room and desire for it? Furniture can be stored indefinitely; cars take more work.
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    1969 Wildcat with Bucket Seats - Console

    Thanks, Jake, for pointing out this good looking Wildcat. Craig's List ads have short lives. If you can copy the text of the ad into our forum, along with the all-important phone number of the seller, that will be a big help: The information will be here long after the ad expires, and you'll help a Wildcat go to a good Buick-loving home!
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    1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine 29k Original Miles

    Production Cadillac limousines aren't as long as people imagine, so they should fit in many modern garages. You'll find that these cars, larger than the later ones, are 252 inches long, which is 21 feet. A modern garage may be anywhere from 20 feet to 24 feet deep inside. So nestle in to that limousine comfort. You'll now have an extra "bedroom" for a guest!
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    1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine 29k Original Miles

    Steve, all the best to you with your sale. Maybe you want to add some interior pictures: the luxurious, comfortable seating of a 1970's Cadillac is always an enticement to own and enjoy one!
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    1935 Lincoln K Club Sedan

    Matt, we very much appreciate the time you've taken to write out your experiences. Everyone can learn from others' trials and solutions, and we thank you. I like the styling of your club sedan. It's hard to believe that the stylists and engineers created such a problem with the hood clearance. Can you put some leather or vinyl along the bottom of the hood's edge so it won't risk scratching the car's paint? Was there something there originally, I wonder?
  13. If you call the A.A.C.A. Library in Hershey, Penna., they may have the issues you seek, and may be able to look up something for you. Good luck in your search, Al. Am I right in figuring that you're trying to track down a car's history?
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    I have the book Seventy Years of Buick, and there is no mention of renaming any Buick models for the European market. Buick's exports were quite few at that time.
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    It is good to hear from one of our European friends! Vicente, Buick never used the name "Imperial." For many years (up to 1942 and then once again in 1958), "Limited" was the highest model of Buick. Other years, Roadmaster was the highest model. The nice Buick you pictured is from 1956 and is probably a Special, the lowest model of Buick. Thank you for sharing the picture.