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  • Birthday 10/06/1959

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    Everything about 50s and early 60s cars and in particular Buick and the other four in the GM BIG FIVE family. The history about the American car industry, and the GM Parade of progress program in the 40s and 50s. Old Go Karts, Harleys and so on....

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  1. Interesting topics guys, and thanks for bringing it up! Do any know how many cars where delivered with the KX Option in 64? I know there is a number of 2122 for Rivera, question then how many Electra, Wildcat and Lesabre Estate wagon? The Estate wagon had this option since it was built on the Wildcat platform it could handle bought the weight and power! There is not many 100 % complete engine assy``s left with matching numbers carburetors etc. I got hold of one some months ago, and I feel it`s like an great art piece. BIG Question, to keep, restore or to sell? Th
  2. HI guys! Visit our new Buick member Sonny at Virgina Beach today . Did we drive a Buick out for lunch? OH YEAH! Sonny`s 64 Lesabre was a fantastic car, he let me drive it to the restaurant and back. The wagon was just so great to drive, the 425 engine purred like a (Wild) cat and had a super responce when hitting the pedal. Good brakes and shocks, no problem to do 55 - 65 mph in normal traffic. With Sony permission I will post some more pictures under my ongoing thread under ME and MY Buick! To happy Buick Brothers outside the restaurant, what a GREAT Buick day for both of us
  3. Do anybody know which month they started with stickers on California Black plates in 64, and did that include a sticker with the month on the left side? I found reproduced stickers on Ebay, question is what color should the months have in 1964 ? My buddy Art told me that the licence plates where produced in different Prisons in California by the imprisoned! Thereby a possible explanation that the YELLOW color on the plates could vary .
  4. Since I`m here enjoying the burning sun in Tempe AZ, I decide to take a closer look at the California Balck plates that came with the KX wagon. I will restore the better one, and the other just clean, clearcote and have it on the wall in the garage back home. Went to my friends at Metro Plating, Kim and Chuck, and while having a great reunion chat, Kim arranged stripping of the better one. Went and bought some yellow color for the letters. Hope I got the correct one, looked at several forums and most of them lean towards schoolbus yellow or Caterpillar yellow. I picked neither, tried with help
  5. Thanks for your comments! Cleaned up the key for fun today, like the great slogan the had on the key! YOUR KEY TO GREATER VALUE! Interesting, but no key under the VIN tag on the KX wagon, might have since it has been bent up some times in the past?
  6. Testing key in the door, amazing after all this years what you can find and experience
  7. Last thing I did today was to take the VIN tag of the parts car (I collect them). I have heard stories that the factory did hide the spear key underneath them, and voila there it was, and it still work in the doorlock and the glovebox lock, thats BUICK guys.. quality for life!
  8. Trailer hitch, a factory accessory with right part number. Number match the onne in my Trailer Hitch brochure. Ready to go the chrome plater. This is a class 1 hitch - no heavy duty.
  9. Third backseat after cleaning! The quality of the vinyl is impressing, the could produce real good stuff back then...
  10. A 58 limited Art is working on for a customer! Life threats Buicks good in Arizona!
  11. Howdy how! Over in Tempe Phonix spending some time with cars. some updated pictures on the wagon and the 57 Coupe. The need the seats, doorpanels done. Material already ready from SMS fabrics. Also need to order a new carpet. When thats doen it is just some minor work at it will be ready to ship. The wagon is soon ready to fire up, the valvecovers came out really nice. All painting is almost complete and the color is very rich and deep. Think it was a good choice. What we realized as that the parts car I bought has saved me for thousands of dollars in parts and labour. Sti
  12. Hi Sonny! Great story and a good choice. Great to have some more Buick Long roof people in the Buick community! I will do my best to support. Sending you a PM as well! Thanks for sharing and a BIG welcome on board. Joern
  13. Dashboard back in tilt steering, NOS Sonomatic radio, and a complete new wiring harness. My good fiend Art was able to get a decent price since they now have the original as a model for future ones.
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