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About BRB62

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    62 Electra convertible
  • Birthday 07/25/1966

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    Western Australia
  • Interests:
    1929 Buick 29-25 Holden bodied tourer (under restoration)
    1929 Buick 29-54CCX convertible coupe (collecting parts)
    1962 Buick Electra 225 convertible (restored)
    1964 Buick Special Deluxe coupe (under restoration)
    1985 Buick Park Avenue sedan (original)

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  1. Finally got the 62 Electra out for a run last weekend. Hasn't had a decent run for quite some time, now I need to replace the battery. Also had my eldest daughter take the 85 Park Avenue for her first test drive today. She will be driving this to a country show with us this weekend. Needed a car that will accommodate a child seat for the grand daughter.
  2. Saturday is out but other days are okay. This is "Buick" Rick, not "Chevrolet" Rick. 🙂 Not sure if you know where I live but I am not far from my Dad's.
  3. Hi Ron, tell Dennis he can borrow mine for a sample if he wants. (Rick Beazley)
  4. All "Buick" bodies by Stewart had chrome headlight shells. They built all of the open model tourers and roadsters in all series; 116, 121 and 129. The convertible coupe is sedan based and is a Fisher bodied car but as it is a 129 series model it had chrome headlights. Both my 1929's have the chrome shells for headlights, park lights and tail light. Here in Australia we mainly see tourers and roadsters so seeing chrome light shells is more common. Not too many sedans survive and we did not get any coupes here except a handful of the convertible coupes similar to the photo. The painted shel
  5. Not a very clear photo but this is my 1929-54CCX around 1951/52 during a tour of the south-west (Western Australia). The owners had just purchased the car due to being posted as a school headmaster in the country in 1951 and wanted a car "with legs" for the long country drives. The caravan was hand made by the owners. I have an advertisements in 1954 with the car & caravan for sale as a pair at the town of Merredin after they traded them on an Austin van.
  6. Maybe a trick with the light but both the headlamp and the park lamp bodies look to be painted black. Records show that all of the roadster, sport coupe & tourer bodies had chrome lamp bodies, plus all of the 50 series cars, including this 54CC. Normally only business coupes and sedans in the 20 and 40 series used the painted lights.
  7. Rest of the shots from our Geraldton trip. 1929 La Salle that won entrants choice Day 3 car display day with the 5 Buick Owners Club cars lined up following the show. Day 4 stopped at an old railway siding with Murrays Skylark on the way to Mullewa for the spring wildflowers. This area is very well known for the abundance of wildflowers every spring season. 1926 Bentley parked next to the unique wreath flowers found here. Day 5 and my first ever ride in a veteran T, 1915. Back roads/tracks to visit a local members farm collection. Day 6 on the way home, parked bes
  8. Just got back from a week long trip to Geraldton, 310 miles north of here. Attended "Rally-west", the Western Australian national historic car rally. First time this year opened to newer vehicles, former years were veteran and vintage only (pre 1930). 140+ cars attended, was a great show and very well organised. Total miles driven just over 1000. Took a lazy 2 days up and straight home in a single stint. Travelled in our Electra with my parents in their very rare 1937 Chevrolet Master tourer (Holden body). First shots are a very friendly/curious emu at a fuel stop on the way and then
  9. Yes, all Buicks. Have a 1929 standard 25X Holden bodied tourer that I purchased as an unfinished project. Also trying to fit in a 1964 special coupe at the same time. Now THAT causes difficulties! I have also in a fit of madness, bought a major project. A 1929 54CCX convertible coupe. Too rare and desirable to pass up. Need more space....time....money....
  10. Thanks. Cannot think of a reason for a targeted attack. Nothing stolen, doors where not even opened. We will be anxious for the next short while in case of a repeat. Jealousy is a probability but I am sure that anyone who understands our plight are more likely to look on us with sympathy bordering on pity due to this overwhelming affliction we all seem to suffer from (cars, parts, spares, tools etc.) Best thing about this car is that my wife chose and bought it for herself. Another victim! Can prove contagious. Now she owns her own Buick (she technically also has the "6
  11. Woke up this morning to this! Seems to be a random act of stupid vandalism (hopefully). A handy start to the day, broken glass everywhere. Paving brick was thrown with such force it damaged the trim on the other side of the car. Lucky insurance will cover it but it will be a wait for the replacement glass to ship here in Australia. Perils of owning a unique car. Late model Buicks are few and far between over here.
  12. This one is a bit different. During a holiday in Italy in 2014, we caught this car being used as a wedding model backdrop right outside the Colosseum. You can see it in the background. Research tells me the "car" is an El Grande, based on an extended 1971 Buick Centurion (very apt for the location) with Cadillac parts thrown in. This is a car that definitely needs a pretty diversion to distract the eye. Almost worked. Rick
  13. Kinda Buick. In 2014 we travelled through Italy and Switzerland. Spotted this monstrosity right outside the Colosseum in Rome. Research tells me it is an El Grande, based on an extended 1971 Buick Centurion (very apt considering the location) with Cadillac bits and pieces. Apparently only 16 were built sometime around 1985? It was a Sunday morning and the "car" was being used for wedding modeling photographs. Then it just drove away. Cannot imagine how difficult that car would be to drive around Rome! Dare to be different! Rick
  14. Had a mid winter (yes, winter here in Australia) run to historical town of York, Western Australia, for a small car show. About a 200 mile round trip. Blustery winter weather yesterday probably kept the numbers down but the day turned out great with long periods of sunshine. Winds were cold though! Unfortunately mine was the only Buick, but cars displayed ranged from a 1910 IHC to a new Lamborghini with restored cars and modified parked along the main street and nearby park. Nice to stretch the Buick's legs a bit on the country roads.
  15. Hey Stuart, your photos appear to have been resized and are actually low pixels. When I first posted a photo I resized them the same and could not work it out. Just testing it again and I do not resize, just attach the actual photo direct from the computer. By the way, your '50 looks great from any direction! Jetbacks are always a bit special (no pun intended) from the back though.
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