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Kevin M

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  1. I’m a big fan of weirder color combos. My favorite interior color I’ve had was manroo. The other three cars are grey and I’m starting to really hate grey interiors. But two of my cars have been green and both a darker shade. I like green cars you don’t see them too often and most of them are usually very striking. The 95 neon was green/grey, 97 lesabre silver/Black/faded/ maroon, 98 lesabre is green/grey and the 91 reatta is maroon/grey
  2. I put new tires on my Reatta last summer and what a difference that made. The previous owner said he just got them but you never know what that means without records. I’m definitely going to check the dates on my lesabres tires. My front two are more worn than my rear two and I only got them a year ago. But whitewalls don’t move to well so that makes me think they might be older. Somehow I’ve never thought to check the date code before.
  3. http://www.reattaowner.com/roj/component/content/article/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=217:exterior-lights&id=190:turn-signal-light-globe-repair
  4. Park avenues. The flat ass I didn’t like but once I found out they were supercharged that help start swaying my opinion.
  5. https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/cto/d/maryknoll-1953-buick-roadmaster-4dr/7102092687.html 53 Roadmaster sedan 16k 75000 miles. Ad has been reposted a few times with the same asking price so I guess he’s firm on that for now. This car is a couple towns over from where I live. Although I can’t recall ever seeing it in person. Looks to be in good shape, from the pics. And There used to be a gm plant in the area until the 70s so possibly a local car it’s whole life. Seller is Mike 914-282-1092
  6. https://reatta.net/database.html
  7. The database has info on how many were in each state on the first page. Some may have came and went though as it’s not updated too often.
  8. My grandparents were frugal to put it nicely. That definitely passed onto my dad and myself. We tend to have cars for a while and a lot of miles. My dad had a 93 Astro van that he put almost 300k on when he sold it in 2010. His Toyota he bought to replace that has around 200k on it now. Both lesabres I’ve had I’ve put at least 30k on. This one I actually have money to fix when something goes wrong unlike the first one so it should last me a while. It needs some work mostly because my siblings don’t take care of it like I do when they use it. I don’t want a new car but I’d definitely buy
  9. Not mine but is definitely an interesting car https://newhaven.craigslist.org/ctd/d/deep-river-1958-packard-station-wagon-1/7084290553.html
  10. Not me but My dad had an opportunity to buy a 69 Shelby convertible for $1500 in Rockland county NY back in the early 80s. My grandpa wouldn’t give him the two hundred he needed to buy it. My dad also had his 66,71 mustangs and 75 beetle outside the house on top of my uncles three cars. So see his point there.
  11. I went through the database recently and picked out as many 1of1 91s as I could. Off hand it’s In the 40s for how many are 1of 1 for 91. Lots of other combos of fewer than five. My 91 is a 1of1 but it’s not the coolest combo imo
  12. Most of what you mentioned are relatively easy things to fix besides paint. Either here or the ROJ tutorial page has most of that info already available. Also what’s the color combo? There’s a good amount of 1of 1 91s out there. May be worth saving for that reason too
  13. NY anything pre 1995/OBD 2 is just a safety inspection. Basically does it stop and have lights and seatbelts. I know CT if it’s over 25 years old they no longer issue titles and it doesn’t need to be inspected. Jersey has over either 20 or 25 no inspection. So maybe yours just hit hay magic number.
  14. That’s probably the best news to get from the inspection agency lol
  15. I believe my 91 has this type also I would need to check but if they are the same I’ll buy a set from you.
  16. I liked it. Nothing new to me in it but definitely informative if you didn’t know about them.
  17. It’s somewhere close to NYC I’ve seen it in Facebook marketplace before but can’t seem to find the ad.
  18. I think it will be too. I do hope they go up in value but not until I get another one or two. Which will probably be after I buy a house. My 91 I’m the second owner it’s a 1of 1 in its color combo and options low miles. Low VIN 900068 Like 48k as of now bought it with 46k in 2018 for like 6500. What other cars can you get that much bang for your buck for?
  19. If I end up with an allante at some point I’d definitely go for a 93. The analog dash and north star are a lot more appealing to me than the digital dash. One thing I do like on my 98 lesabre is the steering wheel controls for the radio. It’s just four buttons. Volume, seek, source, and another I don’t use or remember what it is. One feature I do want on the next car I buy to daily drive is heated seats. NY InThe winter isn’t too fun when you have a leather interior and the heat doesn’t kick in for a while.
  20. The more things like this original post I see the more I realize I was born much later than I should have been. I’m 25 and I agree with pretty much that whole list. One thing no ones mentioned yet is those LED headlights. I don’t see the purpose of blinding everyone coming at you. I want quality interior materials again too. Like actually leather and not just plastic. And speaking of interiors more color combos not just black or tan. Bring back maroon, blue or even green interiors again.
  21. I’m going back to sea on Thursday so put some stableizer in and disconnected the battery. Should be nice and safe in the garage until I get back in May.
  22. I agree that BJ isn’t really the place for a reatta or any of the big TV auctions for that matter. I stopped watching them because it’s more or less and endless stream of mustangs, corvettes, and muscles cars. It’s kinda boring for me because although I appreciate them that not all I want to see. This car also sold on a Wednesday morning so that could be a factor too. If this followed say a c4 corvette on Friday or Saturday it may have brought more. Guess we have to wait for the next one to pop up. I think a way way to make the reatta go up in value is to raise awareness of them.
  23. We got those five up in Hyde park. At least for a little while
  24. Here’s a 38 for sale for a bit more money in New Jersey by NYC looks good in my opinion and has been for sale for a few weeks now. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/alpine-1938-buick-roadmaster/7042030457.html
  25. There’s a good write up on this exact topic on this forum somewhere. I don’t have the link readily available. But short answer is not exactly. The pre series one in the 89 isn’t an exact plug and play with the supercharger from the series one. You could swap that whole engine in and I believe it’s some computer stuff and your good to go. I don’t know about the rest of the stuff but someone else will probably chime in on that.
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