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  1. Up for sale is a lot of 16 original Oldsmobile filmstrips from 1953 and 1954. I have no knowledge of these cars and how good the filmstrips describe a certain issue. All I can say is that the filmstrips seem to be in good condition. I haven't checked all of them. There are lots of beautiful car photos! The filmstrips are: DMS-53-1 GOING PLACES DMS-53-2 Its YOUR Business Too DMS-53-3 FULL SPEED AHEAD DMS-53-4 Mind Your Ps and Qs DMS-53-5 MEET MR. BIG DMS-53-6 THE RIGHT VIEWPOINT OF SERVICE DMS-53-7 TEMPO-TOMORROW DMS-54-1 SYSTEM FOR PICKING WINNERS DMS-54-2 SIGNAL TO SELL DMS-54-3 GETTING YOUR SHARE DMS-54-4 MARGIN OF VICTORY DMS-54-5 TIME FOR ACTION DMS-54-6A THE FACTS THAT SELL DMS-54-6B A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE DMS-54-7 GOING GREAT WITH THE 88 DMS-54-Special MAN TO MAN These filmstrips are VERY RARE - you won't see them very often in your lifetime! 149 USD or best offer https://www.ebay.com/itm/0?ViewItem=&Item=162515685465
  2. 49 USD for 1955, 1957 & 1958, 59 USD for 1956 https://www.1950s-chevy.com/
  3. Thanks man! Call me if you want this for 1954! Would be a great project.
  4. A few more photos: How it started plus the basic work with cardboard, cordaveen, metal rings, etc.! I've always compared my work with the original to see if I'm on the right track.
  5. I'm selling a unique 1955 Buick Colors & Fabrics Book. What it makes one of a kind? Well, the story began with an original in very bad shape. Most of its parts was already fallen apart. A restoration was not possible. So I thought what to do with it. I was curious if it was possible to rebuild a book of the 1950s with modern materials. And so it began! After disassembly I measured every single piece. The new heavy cardboard pieces were lasercut. I've decided not to use cordaveen look as the original - I wanted real cordaveen material. So this new book feels better than the original. :-) I cut all pieces by hand and glued everything together. I ordered special screws and chrome caps to hide the screws. The metal ring binders are the only pieces that are from the original. They had a bath in a special chemical mixture to clean them. The samples of exterior colors and interior trims were scanned in very high resolution and afterwards printed three times to match the original colors as close as possible. Afterwards they were printed, cut and I order a special tool to cut the corners in a round shape - just like the originals. The original books have a section for transparencies. In most cases they are damaged, destroyed and even good examples are not easy to use. So I've decided to create one just for show. I've used car graphics from the sales brochure, retouched them with a computer software, printed them on a special paper, cut them and so on. They look fantastic! There are three items (reprints) that come with this book: The wholesale ordering sheet, an interior guide and a letter. This is the only recreation of a book like this I know of. If you own a 55 Buick or are a fan of these beautiful cars, this is probably the only chance to own this masterpiece! It is - in my opinion - a good mixture of the look & feel of the 1950s plus the advantanges of a brand new book. I have no idea what it might be worth. The asking price is hard to tell. I've spent over 100 hours to create this book. The material used cost over 1,000 USD. So I've put it on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163000458732
  6. Today at a local US car show near Stuttgart, Germany :-)
  7. I've noticed that these books became much harder to find in the past years. A friend of mine asked me if I could make him a reprint for his 56 Buick. Of course, making only one is too expensive. So I made 10 of them, plus a few books for 1953, 1957 and 1959. There were 10 each, of which some are already sold. All of them were made to match high quality printing standards, but still keep the original authentic styling of the books. 1953 Buick Facts Book for Salesmen - 59 USD https://www.hometownbuick.com/shop/1953-buick-dealer-facts-book-reprint/ (If you prefer eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162614954040) 1956 Buick Facts Book - 59 USD https://www.hometownbuick.com/shop/1956-buick-dealer-facts-book-reprint/ (If you prefer eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162619315844) 1957 Buick Facts Book - 59 USD https://www.hometownbuick.com/shop/1957-buick-dealer-facts-book-reprint/ (If you prefer eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162614951966) 1959 Buick Facts Book - 59 USD https://www.hometownbuick.com/shop/1959-buick-dealer-facts-book-reprint/ (If you prefer eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162618522902)
  8. I've added a few literature pieces that can be read for free! For 1956 Buicks there are now online: Buicks Busy Acres (how the 56 Buick is built) Owners Guide Product School Manual Product Service Bulletins Shop Manual http://www.hometownbuick.com/buick-literature/1956-buick-literature/
  9. Thanks for all your feedback! Severeal people offered their help. I think its worth to spend some time to get all further specs of the showroom display.
  10. I've found basic parts of a 1956 Buick Showroom Display. Should I restore it or not? Here is the full story with more pictures: http://www.hometownbuick.com/1956-buick-showroom-display-restore-it-or-not/
  11. Thanks Lamar for bringing this up again. For all who have Facebook, you might want to look at https://www.facebook.com/HometownBuick/ I've uploaded lots of old TV commercials, pictures and other stuff there!
  12. RARE ORIGINAL 1950 Buick Showroom Presentation album in very good condition due to its age! This book is absolutely beautiful, very big and covers: Short year intro on the first pages Some models as big graphic Intro page for each series Interior overview with six beautiful renderings Engine description with graphics Chassis/ride description with graphics Accessories descriptions with graphics The approx. size is: 18.7" (47,5 cm) wide and 12.6" (32 cm) high. It has a leather cover. Price is 599 USD plus shipping. I know thats not cheap, but I've seen only four of them in about twelve years - and most of them were priced in the same range. If you prefer having the info for less, I can offer a reprint (smaller size) for only 59 USD plus shipping: http://www.hometownbuick.com/shop/1950-buick-showroom-album/
  13. Bittersweet wasn't available for 1957. Garnet red over Dover white looks great. You can have a preview here: http://www.hometownbuick.com/1957-buick/1957-buick-configurator/
  14. Hi John, thanks for noticing that! It wasn't part of the ad, I've put that layer over the ad. Unfortunately YouTube doesn't allow to exchance videos, so here is the correction:
  15. I wrote to Flint, Michigan, to join the "Thrill of the Month Club" - no reply until today!
  16. I've scanned, optimized all original interior trim combinations for the 1954 Buick line! :-) You can find them here: http://www.hometownbuick.com/1954-buick/1954-buick-interior-trim-combinations/ Most of them are with sample! Want to know more about the 1956 Buick assembly? Read this! http://www.hometownbuick.com/portfolio/buicks-busy-acres/
  17. Remember: All basic repair manuals are available online and FOR FREE! :-) For example, you can read the 1954 Buick shop manual here: http://www.hometownbuick.com/portfolio/1954-buick-shop-manual/
  18. For all B59 Buick fans: Try the 1959 Buick coloring tool and paint the car just the way you like it! :-) http://www.hometownbuick.com/1959-buick/1959-buick-configurator/
  19. I finally had time to photograph one of the rarest items in my collection. It is a wooden box that has 50 glass slides in it. They are showing nice sales graphics and 1954 Buick renderings. The content seems to be a presentation to salesmen/regional directors. http://www.hometownbuick.com/portfolio/1954-buick-salesmen-presentation/
  20. Good news for all 58 Buick owners! The full list of 1958 Buick Options & Accessories is now complete and online: http://www.hometownbuick.com/1958-buick/1958-buick-options-accessories/
  21. I've added a 54 Buick radio spot. You can listen to it here: http://www.hometownbuick.com/buick-radio-spots/
  22. Thanks for the kind words - I very much appreciate them! Its great to see you having fun with the website!
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