southpaw52

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About southpaw52

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  • Birthday 10/03/1952

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    Darby, MT
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    My kids and Grandkids, Rosie - my '56 Buick Special 46R, fishing and camping, gardening, running my store Bitterroot Artisans Nest, in Darby, spending time with hubby and friends.

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    I am a grey haired Grandmother of four who finally found a '56 Buick Special just like my Dad taught me to drive in in 1965. Now I'm looking for a little help completing her return to original condition.

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  1. If you are still looking, I have a 56 Buick Special. She drives, forward, back, turns etc. Ready for the road and with just a little work ready to show.
  2. Bruce, what are the odds of that? Almost nobody lives here. LOL. Would I know her? Does she work in Darby?
  3. Andrew, I understand completely. What do the original '65 buckles look like? You might check with this outfit if you can't find them somewhere else. I've done business with him, he's easy to work with. http://www.cmwauto.com/MainMenu/InteriorMenu/Seatbelts/seatbelts.htm
  4. I really hate to do this, but I just don't have time to do her justice. Her name is Rosie. She runs, stops and goes when asked, backs up, turns right and left. She has an original appearing spare in the trunk, 4 nearly new Coker bias tires on the ground. Interior is intact but incorrect. Exterior is good, but, though it is a '56 Buick color, she does not not match the build plate as should be the darker "Cadet Blue" of that year, you can see the darker blue in the picture of the engine compartment. Engine appears original. Trunk and floor boards are solid. Her original sale receipt, care book with oil change dates etc will go with her, along with any other of her records I have. (If you've read my other posts you mat know this the same make / year my Dad taught me to drive in back in the late '60's. He enjoyed talking with me about her from NY and helping me with little adjustments over the phone. He passed last November. Between that and the fact that I've opened a business my heart just isn't as in to owning her as it should be.) She is in western Montana right now and will winter over in my garage there unless you rescue her. There is of course a "re-homing" fee. Now only $16,500. She is currently insured per my company's appraisal at $25K, though I know they tend to go a little high.
  5. Andrew, I'm not sure of the year these are for but the retractors, hardware, buckles etc are all here and in good shape. You might want to buy new belt fabric depending on your vehicle color, but that isn't a problem. Let me know if you're interested, or if you want more pictures. Thanks, Anne
  6. I hate to do this, but I just don't have time to do her justice. She runs, stops and goes when asked, backs up, turns right and left. She has an original appearing spare in the trunk, 4 nearly new Cokers on the ground. Interior is intact but incorrect. Exterior is good, but, though it is a '56 Buick color, she does not not match the build plate as should be the darker "Cadet Blue" of that year, you can see the darker blue in the picture of the engine compartment. Engine looks original, though I've not verified all VIN numbers as to match. Trunk and floor boards are solid. Her original sale receipt, care book with oil change dates etc will go with her, along with any other of her records I have. (If you've read my other posts you mat know this the same make / year my Dad taught me to drive in back in the late '60's. He enjoyed talking with me about her from NY and helping me with little adjustments over the phone. He passed last November. Between that and the fact that I've opened a business my heart just isn't as in to owning her as it should be.) She is in western Montana right now and will winter over in my garage there again unless you rescue her. There is of course a "re-homing" fee. Let's say $18,500 to start some discussion. She is currently insured per my company's appraisal at $25K, though I know they tend to go a little high.
  7. To 56 Buick, Thanks for the advice re other advertising venues. I wanted to give this group and locals here in Montana first chance. I don't have to be in a hurry to sell, so I'll give it another week or so before reaching out further. Anne
  8. Bob, I have a 56 Special....not the same I know but she's pretty and runs. Anne
  9. Please see complete add under general Cars for sale forum.
  10. Auburnseeker, thanks for noting the missing picture and price. I hadn't looked at the post until now, did not realize the picture didn't go up that I thought was there.
  11. For Sale - A beautiful 1956 Buick Special, 2 door, hardtop, no post. Comes with 322 Cid Buick V-8 and Dynaflow transmission. She is painted a beautiful blue and white, and although the blue is a Buick color of the time it is incorrect per the build tag. She has nice near new upholstery however again, incorrect for the times. She comes with correct wheels and 4 Coker bias tires with less than 100 miles on them, as well as an older spare in the trunk. Body is near perfect, few minor areas of surface rust on the chrome. I bought her 4 or 5 years ago in the hopes of taking her back to full original state. Some of that work is done. However, now that my husband and I are retired we find there are many more ways to spend our time and she is not getting the attention she deserves. If you are seriously interested please email any questions you may have. Asking $20,000. Currently located in Montana.
  12. TO: Buick Racer, that doesn't look like what I remember, though I don't have a picture at hand.
  13. Either would do as long as better than what I have, and that shouldn't be too hard to do! my license plate lite is completely gone, and the housing on the turn signal / parking light combo is so corroded I can't get the bulb in to stay!!