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Seller was unwilling to give me the VIN number or a photo of the Service Parts label to verify this car is a Select Sixty.

The hood emblem goes a long way to identify it, but that emblem could be placed on any Reatta

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So that means that all he has is a black/tan with a damaged Select 60 hood ornament. Hood ornaments are not worth $1000 or Steve would have sold his long ago.

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His actual reply........

"be nice if youd buy it,,  then you will have all of that,, too much fraud out there,,  but I actually think I posted that stuff on ebay right now"

It is difficult to understand what some people think these days...like the rest of you think, it would be in his best interest to release that information.

I don't understand his concern for fraud on a $1000 car.

 

He obviously has knowledge of the cars

I don't think he listed the mileage, but a running 1988 is surely worth $1000 especially with the SS emblem, which looks pretty good and itself worth a couple hundred

Edited by Barney Eaton (see edit history)

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That hood ornament is not worth anything as the center inside the "R" is damaged because it was over tightened when installed. There is an '88 Red/tan Reatta w/16 way suede bolsters for sale in northern Wisconsin with 59,000 miles on it for $2995.00 and looks to be 3 times the car. Not a Select 60 but a far better car and really who cares about Select 60 as that means there were 60 of that car [and in 1988 there were a lot of Black/Tans that "looked" like Select 60s and they would be easy to "clone"].

 Not like a 1of 1tan/tan 1990 convertible...  

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Sorry Barney - I think you are confusing my cars with the seller of this 'supposed' SS.  

 

I own #105 and the Driftwood convertible and that's my footer.  

 

Nonetheless, I also emailed him and texted him to provide the serial numbers, etc.  I am in Iowa and this car is fairly close to me. I don't have a lot of spare cash right now after buying #105 and the Driftwood convertible BUT I would like to have a SS.  I offered him $1000.  

 

It needs restored, period.  #105 needs restored too but runs and drives.  My Driftwood convertible is fine and will be enjoyed here in convertible weather, but not sure I want too many more "projects".  

 

I guess he put it on eBay so I will go check it out. 

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Jake, you are correct.  You posted the car as being on Craigs list and in my answer I forgot and somehow attached the car to you.......I will delete the appropriate comments.

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Here is the V.I.N. he put on ebay:    1g4ec11c4jb901076

 

So, based on the VIN, I believe this is a SS and hopefully Barney can pinpoint previous ownership and delivery information.  He has it on ebay at $1300 starting bid and I offered $1000.  If he would communicate with me, which he has not - then I could save him the ebay seller fees and maybe we could meet in the middle. 

 

I pointed out to him that the wheels and spoiler need to go for most Reatta enthusiasts, and that alone will cost a good bit of money.  Mileage in the 165,000 range.

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49

1G4EC11C4JB901059

901059

SCHOTT BUICK, INC.

CINCINNATI

OH

Black

Tan

 

 

2087

1G4EC11C0JB901060

901060

GRANT TORSELL BUICK, INC.

STATE COLLEGE

PA

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

19

1G4EC11C2JB901061

901061

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2265

1G4EC11C4JB901062

901062

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2195

1G4EC11C6JB901063

901063

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2429

1G4EC11C8JB901064

901064

FRANK J LYNCH MOTORS, INC

CHICAGO

IL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2993

1G4EC11CXJB901065

901065

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2450

1G4EC11C1JB901066

901066

CONLEY BUICK, INC.

CINCINNATI

OH

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2606

1G4EC11C3JB901067

901067

SCHUMACHER BUICK-OLDSMOBI

WEST PALM BEACH

FL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2497

1G4EC11C5JB901068

901068

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

4473

1G4EC11C7JB901069

901069

QUA BUICK, INC.

CLEVELAND

OH

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3254

1G4EC11C3JB901070

901070

MCCOY 8 MILLS BUICK-GMC T

FUllERTON

CA

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

4641

1G4EC11C5JB901071

901071

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

2611

1G4EC11C7JB901072

901072

BRALEY & GRAHAM BUICK, PO

SACRAMENTO

CA

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

3348

1G4EC11C9JB901073

901073

BURT'S GOODMAN BUICK-PONT

LITTLETON

CO

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2911

1G4EC11C0JB901074

901074

TOM KELLEY BUICK, INC.

FORT WAYNE

IN

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

85

1G4EC11C2JB901075

901075

RALPH BUICK, INC.

DELRAY BEACH

FL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1356

1G4EC11C4JB901076

901076

REAGAN BUICK, INC.

OMAHA

NE

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1531

1G4EC11C6JB901077

901077

BLUFF CITY BUICK COMPANY,

MEMPHIS

TN

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2306

1G4EC11C8JB901078

901078

BUICK MART

CERRITOS

CA

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

4283

1G4EC11CXJB901079

901079

TONY M. COURY BUICK & GMC

MESA

AZ

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

2590

1G4EC11C6JB901080

901080

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

4643

1G4EC11C8JB901081

901081

SEASIDE BUICK, INC

SAN DIEGO

CA

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

251

1G4EC11CXJB901082

901082

BUERKLE BUICK CO.

VADNAIS HEIGHTS

MN

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

3986

1G4EC11CIJB901083

901083

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

3294

1G4EC11C3JB901084

901084

SCHUMAN CARRIAGE BUICK-CA

HONOLULU

HI

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

2970

1G4EC11C5JB901085

901085

BUICK MART

CERRITOS

CA

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

1568

1G4EC11C7JB901086

901086

PROSPECT MOTORS, INC.

JACKSON

CA

Black

Tan16Way

X

 

3977

1G4EC11C9JB901087

901087

ACKERMAN BUICK, INCORPORA

FERGUSON

MO

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3451

1G4EC11C0JB901088

901088

CHILDRESS BUICK CO.

PHOENIX

AZ

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2639

1G4EC11C2JB901089

901089

ROYAL BUICK COMPANY,INC

TUCSON

AZ

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3807

1G4EC11C9JB901090

901090

LOREN BUICK, INC

GLENVIEW

IL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3506

1G4EC11C0JB901091

901091

SCHEPEL BUICK-GMC TRUCK,

MERRILLVILLE

IN

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

410

1G4EC11C2JB901092

901092

STRAUB MOTORS, INC.

KEYPORT

NJ

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1342

1G4EC11C4JB901093

901093

WILKINS BUICK, INC.

GLEN BURNIE

MD

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

713

1G4EC11C6JB901094

901094

ED MURPHY BUICK, INC.

SCHAUMBURG

IL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2805

1G4EC11C8JB901095

901095

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

4629

1G4EC11CXJB901096

901096

WOODY BUICK, INC.

BENSENVILLE

IL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

598

1G4EC11C1JB901097

901097

BAUER BUICK COMPANY, INC.

SOUTH HOLLAND

IL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2570

1G4EC11C3JB901098

901098

GEORGE P. BALLAS BUICK-GM

TOLEDO

OH

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

935

1G4EC11C5JB901099

901099

GRADY BUICK COMPANY, INC.

MOBILE

AL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

324

1G4EC11C8JB901100

901100

BUD SCHMIDT BUICK, INC.

BAL TIMORE

MD

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

4194

1G4EC11CXJB901101

901101

 

LOUISVILLE

KY

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2539

1G4EC11C1JB901102

901102

GENERAL MOTORS CORP AND S

FLINT

MI

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1510

1G4EC11C3JB901103

901103

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2653

1G4EC11C5JB901104

901104

STONE BUICK GMC TRUCK, IN

PALM HARBOR

FL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1472

1G4EC11C7JB901105

901105

CONLEY BUICK, INC.

BRADENTON

FL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2665

1G4EC11C9JB901106

901106

JOE MITCHELL BUICK-GMC TR

MOUNT PROSPECT

IL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2281

1G4EC11C0JB901107

901107

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3133

1G4EC11C2JB901108

901108

NOVAK, INC.

FOREST LAKE

MN

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2690

1G4EC11C4JB901109

901109

DON SNELL BUICK, INC.

DALLAS

TX

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2907

1G4EC11C2JB901111

901111

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1577

1G4EC11C4JB901112

901112

ORANGE BUICK-GMC TRUCK CO

ORLANDO

FL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2599

1G4EC11C6JB901113

901113

MASSEY BUICK-GMC TRUCKS

PITTSBURGH

PA

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

1529

1G4EC11C8JB901114

901114

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

4042

1G4EC11CXJB901115

901115

 

INDIANAPOLIS

IN

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

4117

1G4EC11C1JB901116

901116

TWIN CITY MOTORS, INC.

ALCOA

TN

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3183

1G4EC11C3JB901117

901117

GRADY BUICK COMPANY, INC.

MOBILE

AL

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

3625

1G4EC11C5JB901118

901118

GARBER BUICK COMPANY

SAGINAW

MI

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2613

1G4EC11C7JB901119

901119

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

78

1G4EC11C3JB901120

901120

 

 

 

Black

Tan16Way

 

 

2346

1G4EC11C5JB901121

901121

SCHUMACHER BUICK-OLDSMOBI

WEST PALM BEACH

FL

Silver

Gray

 

 

 

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See the list above......I tried to put the explanation with it but it is a copied Excel file and the columns messed up the typing.

 

Note that the above list starts with VIN 901059 which is a Black car but has standard tan seats.

Starting with 901060 the cars are Black with the 16 way seat option.........

this build combination continues to 901120 (901121 is a Silver car, breaking the string)for a total of 61 Black /tan with 16 way and all the known Select Sixty cars are in this build group.

We have a GM/Buick document that says only 55 cars were made with the X22 code,  so in the 61 above, there are 6 cars without the X22 code.

This is the reason I would like to see the Service Parts Label to verify the all 55 that will have the X22 code.  So just because it is built in this group of cars, 6 of them technically are not Select Sixtys.

At this time, I only have documentation/proof (with a copy of the SPL) of 9 cars, the earliest is 901066 and the latest is 901116.

Looking at the above list, you will also notice that not all the cars are assigned to a dealer, you would think that if 55 dealers got the cars with the X22 code, there would only be 6 not assigned to dealers.

But that is what makes this search interesting, since we do not have someone at Buick to explain their process, we must reverse engineer the list by filling in the blanks.

PS The first column in the list above is just a reference number from the original printout.

 

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Very interesting.  The car in question shows as sent to - REAGAN BUICK in OMAHA NE.   The Craigs List ad says "near Fort Dodge" which in Iowa is about 40 miles northwest of Ames, Iowa, where the 2010 (?) BCA National meet was held.  It's about 100 miles from Omaha, give or take. 

 

The seller says the last owner was a Buick mechanic.  At 165,000 or so miles, it was driven.

 

I finally got a text response from the seller.  We will have to see if it gets any bids. 

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2 hours ago, Barney Eaton said:

We have a GM/Buick document that says only 55 cars were made with the X22 code,  so in the 61 above, there are 6 cars without the X22 code.

This is the reason I would like to see the Service Parts Label to verify the all 55 that will have the X22 code. 

 

The seller puts the SPID on the ebay auction and X22 is present

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I have purchased this Select 60 car.  It has standard tan seats in nice condition.  It will be my daughters driver while I restore #105.  It shows no rust, and appearances are it has been well maintained.  I will drive it home about 75 miles so that will tell me a bit more. 

 

The original wheel set is gone and that rear spoiler will eventually come off.  The exhaust appears to be Camaro with twin outlets.  Looks nice.  Hopefully it won't have too many bugs to sort out. 

 

Although the seats are not original to the car, they are nice condition tan standard Reatta seats so they will be better for my daughter's use. 

 

The Select 60 badge looks nice but as is noted, may have a crack.  I looked straight at it and it looked nice. 

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