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    62 Electra convertible
  • Birthday 07/25/1966

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  1. I probably should have placed this post in the photos and videos section. Is there any way to move this? Had a quick search but could not find a solution. Cheers Rick
  2. Went for a drive tonight to look at some of the local Christmas lights. Of course here in Western Australia it is in the middle of summer and at 10 pm is still a balmy 26°C (79°F) with the forecast for the next 2 days being 39°C (102°F). Top down weather at night but not great driving in that daytime heat! Last photo is my parents house with my brothers Dodge Viper in the driveway.
  3. Grand-daughter enjoying her day out in the Electra.
  4. Bit of a late post as this run was back in September. Run to historic town of York about 80 miles from here. First organised run since Covid so had a great turnout. About 900 vehicles of all types including 5 Buick's from our club. Eldest daughter's first drive in the Park Avenue. Grand-daughter enjoyed it too. Please disregard the state of the steering wheel!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Hi Ron, tell Dennis he can borrow mine for a sample if he wants. (Rick Beazley)
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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....
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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