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  1. A very substantial restoration. An investment of significant time no doubt.
  2. Other than "Bringing up Baby" in the 1930s was a 1933 Buick in any other movie?
  3. Opps did not see Billy's post earlier.
  4. The first Marvel Captain America movie vehicle was a 1939 Buick Special or possibly a Roadmaster to my memory.
  5. The mystery car has some new brass polished headlights that are very appealing.
  6. Mr. Bulgari also owns a 1933 Buick Magenta colored 4-door sedan 90 series with built in trunk, a club sedan. Go to YouTube and you can see a short film on the car. Remember N. Bulgari is a Billionaire many times over and not some poor down and out millionaire with only a measly 900 hundred millions of dollars in his pocket to spend while having to pick out from his wallet his Red AARP card when he eats at "Denney's" so he can get the 15% discount. Mr. Bulgari makes Mr. Burns look poor. His classic car collection is immense and significant.
  7. 100% N. Bulgari owns a red 1933 Buick Model 96. I have spoken to the manager of his museum and further if you "Google" the phrase Bulgari and 1933 Buick Model 96" you can see it for yourself in images.
  8. This post about the 1933 Buick Victoria Coupe was posted in the FOR SALE listing. Yet, no price or location was posted. If FOR SALE, what is the asking price?
  9. The SEVEN units of the Buick 1933 Model 96 Victoria Coupe full classic with 138 inch wheelbase in various conditions that survived as far as I am aware. They are as follows: [1]. The First example is the magenta colored one listed in the above January 2020 post by Lee M Comer. A magnificent example that appears to be in excellent condition with dual sidemounts; [2]. A second example is owned by the Billionaire N. Bulgari's Model 96 in PA restored at a cost of likely over $200,000 and better than new. I think this unit came from Texas and sold to Bugari about 10+ years back. It is painted red and in 100 point condition (also with dual sidemounts); [3]. The third example is the "rust bucket" pictured above which is in very bad shape with significant rust and little wood to speak about other than rotten wood. This unit has wheel wells but no extra wheels and this car is missing the parts to attach the spare wheels to the body of the car. This car uses wire wheels and is missing the interior and missing many parts. This example likely would be a candidate for a Hot Rod or Restorod. This unit came out of Minnesota and was likely stored in some field for 60 years before being sold in 2019. This unit is garaged currently in Sacramento and is owned by me; [4]. A fourth example one garaged next to the third one (rust bucket) also located in Sacramento. The 4th unit is complete and original with all its original parts (other than a front passenger seat that is missing). This vehicle is unrestored (not running) and very little rust which unit is in need of a total restoration. This unit is also with side-mounts (artillery wheels not wire wheels). This unit was originally BLACK in color and was always a California car that came out of Covina CA (garaged in Covina by its former owner Richard Duffy for 50+ years before sold in 2019). Richard is a founding member of the Buick Bugle. I also own this unit; [5]. A fifth example of the 1933 Buick Model 96 being a purple "chopped top" unit with a replacement grill (modern looking and not a 1933 Buick grill). This car was owned by John & Willie Norton 25 years past. This Hotrod has modern alloy replacement wheels, modern transmission, etc. This example is difficult to tell that it ever was a Model 96 due to the modifications. The motor is a large modern motor to be connected to the modern transmission. It was "chopped" and made into a HotRod back in the mid-1990s and featured in the October 1995 issue of a nationally known Hot Rod Magazine called "STREET RODDER". I am unsure the location of if this unit is still around. The Horsepower in the Hotrod modification (1971 Buick LaSabre 455) was so large that it could have been crashed in some race? The last known address was in New York; [6]. A sixth example is supposedly garaged and is stored in Southern California (Lakewood CA by Chris & Dorran Smith). I say that because this unit was / is listed in the Buick Bugle from a few years back. I tried to call and send a letter to the owners asking if the car is still in Southern California as I would like to see the car. I received no reply. I am not sure if this car is still in Southern California as I have not seen it and am unaware of its condition.I am not sure if this unit is the same as unit #1 above that is mentioned by Lee M Comer and was sold to Mr. Comer or if this unit is garaged in some residential area in Lakewood CA. Also Ron Bartel from Illinois used to own a 1933 Buick Model 96 (unmolested original and running) but he sold that unit in the mid-1990s to a man in Southern California. I spoke to Ron the summer of 2019. Ron can't recall the name of the buyer or the City in California where the buyer lived. It is not known if Ron sold his car to the persons (Chris & Dorran Smith) that was listed in the Buick Bugle in Southern California. Hence, unit #6 is a mystery. If Ron sold his car to someone other than Mr. & Mrs. Smith then there would be another example (number #8) to be added to my list of seven ; [7]. There is a seventh example that was almost totally destroyed in a fire in Arizona and is located in a field in Phoenix Arizona. That car had much damage due to the fire and rust from being stored outside for years. It also has significant damage due to a pole falling onto the top of the car smashing a sizable part of what was left. The car has no hood and is missing the headlights and other major parts. The condition of this car makes the "rust bucket" that I own look great. The intense heat from the fire in my opinion together with the rust would make the metal of this car brittle and weak which would make it difficult to bend back into shape by a restorer. I doubt this example would ever be more than "Yard Art". Yet its owner said to me a few years back that one day he will restore this example. I would like to know what the original February 1, 2020 post (Lee M Comer) means when he says that there are "3 others that are in unaltered condition"? Does he refer to others not listed in my post? If yes I would like to know as I have been looking for this particular model for many years and trying to determine the units that survived. The $8,000 vehicle above posted by "alsancle" appears to be a 50 series sport coupe with rumble seat. "Davlet" post is a 1932 rumble seat coupe.
  10. I see a big trend that the Estates usually sell off classic vehicles for a price that is far less than the previous owner would ever agree to sell. Estates are about liquidation and have no sentimental value placed on a car. Grandpa may have 4,000 hours of his life invested in his car but Grandpa and his Estate once Grandpa is deceased will not get anything more than the FMV for the vehicle regardless of the hours spent finding that rare part and repairing items to be placed on the vehicle. I have never made money in the old car hobby.Yet, I purchased my cars for the enjoyment of having some historical vehicle that looks like a rolling piece of art, and that can tinker with and enjoy. I just hope that my heirs will get a fair price before the next caretaker gets his or her hands on them. Now, if the car of your desire is so rare that you will also be in the short line to meet your maker when the car comes up for sale at a good price then be warned that the future day the car comes up for sale with the price you desire , then that eventful day may be a day when you are too old to enjoy the car. If you can afford to purchase and it brings you joy now (while you are still able to enjoy the car) and you can enjoy the car until Alzheimer's kicks in then go out and spend the money. Be sure before you buy to get your spouse's permission however.
  11. I looked and saw no images and no list of Models. Are they still for sale and are they all sedans?
  12. I looked for about 20 years in the 1990s and 2000s for a 1933 Buick 90 series sedan with built in trunk and could find nothing but a costly project car that was mostly a shell with an asking price of $20,000. It is too late now as I already have three 1933 Buick Victoria Coupes (80 and 90 series) and a 4-door sedan 50 series. Yet, that milk chocolate Club sedan at 138 inch wheelbase with that long hood is magnificent and so well put together.
  13. Take an image of the car with the top down and with two 20 year old scantily glad long legged girls and post it at the various IVY League colleges and universities and someone's Daddy will be writing you a check very fast. The penny wise "old man market" is not what is needed in early 2020 to sell this magnificent vehicle.
  14. Who was the so-called genius that had the great idea to kill off such a valuable icon that used to be synonymous with a name brand of snacks? I will no longer purchase PLANTERS PEANUTS! I will now move over to the generic brands packaged by Chinese nationals which products are sprayed with a long list of unpronounceable sketchy preservatives.