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Manassas the dirty-six Buick Roadmaster

Manassas the dirty-six Buick Roadmaster
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1936 Buick Roadmaster sat for some 30 years in a back lot in Manassas, Virginia. Now getting long overdue attention and love again at Buick Gardens.

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Mr Earl,

A story to warm the heart! Looking forward to progress reports!! I have a personal project going where I am cataloguing surviving '36s and was wondering whether you could provide me with the Chassis Number to add to my collection. Any chance of some internal shots? Cheers Paul

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7 hours ago, Paul White said:

Mr Earl,

A story to warm the heart! Looking forward to progress reports!! I have a personal project going where I am cataloguing surviving '36s and was wondering whether you could provide me with the Chassis Number to add to my collection. Any chance of some internal shots? Cheers Paul

 

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Are you just going to use it for an ornament in front of your garage or are you going to try and restore it.  Sadly, the '36 Buick was full of wood and that is really hard to fix.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Paul White said:

Mr Earl,

A story to warm the heart! Looking forward to progress reports!! I have a personal project going where I am cataloguing surviving '36s and was wondering whether you could provide me with the Chassis Number to add to my collection. Any chance of some internal shots? Cheers Paul

Thanks Paul. Sorry there won't be any real progress reports as she is way too far gone to attempt to restore. If still interested though, I can try and get the chassis number if you will tell me where to look. Will also post some interior shots.

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5 hours ago, Dynaflash8 said:

Are you just going to use it for an ornament in front of your garage or are you going to try and restore it.  Sadly, the '36 Buick was full of wood and that is really hard to fix.

 

 

 She is far too gone to even consider restoring. The driver side front door was missing and the rear door fell off when unloading plus all the wood is practically gone. The best I can do for her is display her as she is, dressed in Morning Glory's (Mourning Glory's). 

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Back in the 1960s when I joined both AACA and BCA, people were restoring older cars, many nothing more than frames.  Cars were simpler than a 1936 Buick for sure, but there were also artisans around who could make all of the wood parts.  Articles showing such project regularly appeared in ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE.  Everything has changed now, you are correct.  The artisans are basically gone, along with most others who knew how to work on an ancient car.  Just part of where life has gone in the last sixty years.

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