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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

Hello! I have posted before, but wanted to formally share our Buick! This is my dad's convertible which we have restored over the past couple years. Thanks for having us!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

mercgt73-are the 63 and 64 hood front chrome piece the same-i bought -i thuoght a 63 riviera trim piece and was sent a lesabre instead.thanks for any info.t.nugent roa 12969. if anybody has any use for this contact me on the riviera forum by PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Hello! I have posted before, but wanted to formally share our Buick! This is my dad's convertible which we have restored over the past couple years. Thanks for having us!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

VERY nice! I hope my '64 Electra convertible looks that good when I am done :-)
I am currently restoring a 1964 Buick Electra convertible with a 425 dual quad engine and bucket seats.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Hello! I have posted before, but wanted to formally share our Buick! This is my dad's convertible which we have restored over the past couple years. Thanks for having us!

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I have seen this car at the cruise in at Marley.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

mercgt73-are the 63 and 64 hood front chrome piece the same-i bought -i thuoght a 63 riviera trim piece and was sent a lesabre instead.thanks for any info.t.nugent roa 12969. if anybody has any use for this contact me on the riviera forum by PM.

I am not sure, sorry!

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VERY nice! I hope my '64 Electra convertible looks that good when I am done :-)

Thanks! I'm sure your Electra is going to be awesome.

I have seen this car at the cruise in at Marley.

You sure have! Do you go regularly with your Buick Special?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:59 AM

Sweet car!. Looks like you did a great job on the restoration. Did you take before and after pics that you can share. Progress pics keep half of us motivated, and cause the other half to drink to excess. Curious about the wide whitewalls. Shouldn't this year have a thin single whitewall stripe?
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Yes, nice car. I was born in 1964. I have purchased and owned all 3 of the 1964 Buick full size convertibles and to be honest, I enjoyed my LeSabre convertible the most. I like your dark color. Is the motor the 300 with aluminum heads and intake?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

Sweet car!. Looks like you did a great job on the restoration. Did you take before and after pics that you can share. Progress pics keep half of us motivated, and cause the other half to drink to excess. Curious about the wide whitewalls. Shouldn't this year have a thin single whitewall stripe?


Hi John and thanks! Unfortunately, there were not many pictures at all. This car really took off after my dad retired, and I was still in school so we did not document near as much as we wanted to. And about the tires, my dad just picked out the ones he liked. They are from Coker. We did not know enough about those years and how it was reflected in the tires. How were the tires striped in 1964?

Yes, nice car. I was born in 1964. I have purchased and owned all 3 of the 1964 Buick full size convertibles and to be honest, I enjoyed my LeSabre convertible the most. I like your dark color. Is the motor the 300 with aluminum heads and intake?


Bryan, thanks for compliments! My dad loves his LeSabre, drives it everywhere to car shows. Sun, rain... whatever. The engine is the 300ci and I am almost positive it has aluminium heads and intake. I will definitely check the next time I am at the shop. Maybe grab some pictures, too!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

You sure have! Do you go regularly with your Buick Special?


Yes I do. Small world!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Awesome car. I grew up in a 1964 Wildcat. Your photo brings back good memories.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

Awesome car. I grew up in a 1964 Wildcat. Your photo brings back good memories.


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