suchan

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  1. Hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like it might have rocker panel-area rust issues as well. Too bad the owner chose to cut holes in the dash for the aftermarket gauges.
  2. Impressive. Stately. I love cars someone has kept for decades. The seller knows every inch of the car, and my experience is that they're not likely to dishonor their relationship with the car by trying to blow smoke up anyone's dress. A good car to buy and drive.
  3. Man, cool cars are dropping out of the trees!! Someone, get on this!
  4. If you could order Bandelier Blue with Tan interior in 1940, you're OK. My guess is, you could, but there are 1940 experts here I hope will chime in. Here's an excerpt from the BCA Judging manual (I hope it's ok to copy): NonAuthentic Upholstery Fabric (Mandatory deduction) A mandatory 5 point deduction will be made if upholstery material and pattern do not appear as original. Special ordered materials will be treated as authentic only if the specific vehicle being judged was ordered from the factory with this material and the owner can provide documentation proving his/her car was special-ordered in this manner. Use of seat covers must be documented as a factory accessory, and is not a substitute for faulty upholstery. If factory authentication of seat covers is not provided, vehicles shall be judged with the seat covers removed. 1949: First availability of nylon as an interior fabric. 1953: First use of vinyl interior materials. NonAuthentic Upholstery Color (Mandatory deduction) A mandatory 5 point deduction will be made if upholstery color is not correct for exterior paint color or year and model of car. Special ordered colors will be treated as authentic only if the specific vehicle being judged was ordered from the factory with this color and the owner can provide documentation proving his/her car was special-ordered in this manner.
  5. Makes you wonder why a pretty car like that would be restored, only to just be started in the garage once in a while, and not even that for the last eight. Does it overheat? Electrical issues? Strange noises in the drivetrain? I think I'd insist the car be made test-drivable before I'd offer any large fraction of the asking price.
  6. Sharp little car, but a little pricey as it hasn't run in 8 years. Factory paint color? I think the dryer sheets would keep me out of the car as well.
  7. Terrible ad, but it is a nice-looking car. Some semblance of Sudan Blue. Worth investigating for someone who knows what to look for.
  8. That's a great car, but it's been for sale for a long time. Already sold, or???
  9. How about this: https://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/d/gouldsboro-1938-buick-special-coupe/7112897223.html A nice driver. Don't know your budget, but unless you're planning a hot rod and just want a shell, this is a good value.
  10. Looks like there's nothing available here for now... Not interested in a sedan? I think the '38 sedans, especially, are handsome cars, and you can get a lot more car for your money. Have you tried autotempest.com? It's a craigslist search engine. Good Luck.
  11. Interesting. I always assumed the smaller rim on the 60 (and later 70) series allowed for a more substantial tire due to the added weight of the 320 engine, as the diameter of the tire is almost identical. Limited had a 4.2 ratio as opposed to 3.9 of the 60 and 70, but it had 7.50x16 tires. A 15" wheel/tire on such a big car would seem out of scale?
  12. Sharp! Seller didn't state "best offer", or "firm", so maybe there's some wiggle room.
  13. Nice, and you have to like a one-owner car. Exterior looks a lot better than interior (or engine bay). Repaint? Seats are badly faded. Lots of years in the driveway with the armrests up. I wonder if they can be dyed.