Mike Stapell

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About Mike Stapell

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  • Birthday 08/08/1955

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    Dallas Texas

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    55 years old been a Buick owner most of my life. Had some Very nice Buicks in my time.
  1. These are the Buicks of my past and present. The top pictures are my current cars. The lower pictures are the cars of my youth. The White Lesabre was my first car purchased from my father. The 69 Skylark Sport Coupe I took my road test in, it was my mother's car. The Bamboo Cream 1970 Riviera was my second car after totaling the Lesabre. I painted it Bamboo Cream because I hated the green color it was originally. As luck would have it later in life I ended up with a Bamboo Cream Wildcat. How lucky can one man be?
  2. Cool conversation piece. Never seen one before even as an option. I really pay attention to the originality of an engine compartment. Lots of points can be lost under the hood.
  3. Correct me if I am wrong but that has to be one of the most obscure options ever to be found for 1968. To my knowledge overflow bottles didn't become a thing until 1970. I have 2 69 Buick's that are pretty correct cars and I've also studied a lot of Engine Compartment pictures to get mine correct. I also have a 1970 full sized Buick that did have a recovery tank (i'll call it) It was much bigger not rounded by any means and located on the right front inner fender be hind the battery. So the hose from the radiator is pretty short and didn't have to be routed any particular place. I've seen this configuration on many 1970 Buick's mostly full sized but also some A bodies. This is a first for me seeing an over flow for pre 1970.
  4. HossROD Please call or e-mail me as I do not see contact info for you. I am interested in some of the parts you have. mstapell@yahoo.com or 214-649-9712
  5. I'm 55, my first buick was a 1970 Buick LeSabre Convertible (The White One) I totaled it out, still crying about that one. My 2nd was a 1970 Riviera. I've owned every full sized 1970 Buick through the years. I now have a very sweet 29,000 mile 1970 Wildcat Convertible. (Bamboo Cream) I also have a very nice 66,500 mile 1982 Riviera Convertible. I bought the White one from my Dad a long time Buick owner, He's owned some great ones 1947 Roadmaster Conv; 1957 Roadmaster Conv. 1965 Wildcat Conv. My Uncle was also a Buick guy, 1962;65;and 69 Electra Conv. and a 1971 Centurian Conv.
  6. 1982 Buick Riviera Convertible Classic Show car. 66,300 original miles, Multiple show winner. 388 points on a 400 point basis in 2004 Buick nationals. Fully equiped with original AM/FM/Cassette radio with 160 watt X 4 power booster in the trunk. Painted and new top in 2001 been inside every since. 307 V8 Power windows, door locks, mirrors and seats, Cruise control, Good A/C, cornering lights. Fun car. I've owned since 1994. Wanting an older Buick convertible must sell this one to make another purchase. call Mike 214-649-9712
  7. Thanks for the info, I figured out the picture upload although it is not very intuitive Mike Stapell 214-649-9712 mstapell@yahoo.com
  8. F-S 1982 Buick Riviera Convertible Classic Show car. 66,300 original miles, $12,500 Dallas, Texas This car is Burgundy Red with Red leather Interior and a White Top. Multiple show winner. 388 points on a 400 point basis in 2004 Buick nationals. Full equiped original AM/FM/Cassette radio with 160 watt X 4 power booster in the trunk. Painted and new top in 2001 been inside every since. 307 V8; Power windows, door locks, mirrors and seats, Cruise control, Good A/C, cornering lights. Fun car. I've owned since 1994. Wanting an older Buick convertible must sell this one to make another purchase. Many pictures and full disclosure available! mstapell@yahoo.com 214-649-9712