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  1. She was picked up yesterday and is finally on its way. I've been trying not to think about it the last couple weeks to keep me from going nuts but now that its in transit, I'm back to needing Depends.
  2. Wow. What a cool looking body. The rear reminds me of so many different cars - VW Beetle, Bentley, Tucker. Never seen one before - must be unique to Australia? Peter '41 Roadmaster coupe
  3. That's a pretty impressive fleet. Thanks for the comments - I'm really looking forward to it....still hasn't been picked up yet..Grrrr. Peter
  4. Again, truth be told, I kinda like that environment as weird as it sounds. Less exposed, maybe? I dunno...my wife is always telling me to turn on the lights because I like watching TV in the dark. My issue would be aethetics and I don't think it would look as good on my car as it does on a solid, dark color like maroon. And I don't want to run over any stray kids! I might get a trafficator anyway 'cause it sounds cool. Matt, your '41 convertible is off-the-scale gorgeous. And I love the look of the ears.
  5. Thanks all for your comments. The truth is I do like the look of the maroon coupe with visor above but my first priority will be elephant ears. I think they look great on Keith's coupe (do you happen to have a shot of the rear??) And then fogs, and then I'll contemplate a visor. I seem to have a burning desire to put my stamp on the car in some fashion....like a dog marking his territory.... Peter
  6. And not trying to stoke controversy but I like this '41 with visor.
  7. Yes I can understand that. I guess my point is that it depends on the car. Wouldn't put them on a MB 190SL but probably look good on a fifties cruiser. BTY, I like your visor! Peter
  8. I really don't know (yet). I'm getting it from a private owner in Colorado, and I was told it was originally from Denver but nothing nailed down. It perportedly had a body off restoration - and the pics of the undercarriage support this - but when this occurred is a mystery. The owner at the time was a Naval Commander, J. Glass, who moved to Alabama. Haven't really dug into the provenance yet but intend to.
  9. Thanks Neil. Yea, I agree with you guys, no visor...dumb idea. But I do like the '41 fog lights and "elephant ears". Do these ever surface? Peter
  10. Eeesh! Well it worked on my Packard which would have been pretty boring without it but a car like this is a different story. I don't think all visors fall into the "curb feeler" catagory of tacky assessories, but you have to be careful! Thanks for your thoughts and no worries, this car will remain a class act. Peter
  11. No Buick yet - hasn't even been picked up but I understand these things take time. I know this is up to me, but what do you think of putting a correct exterior visor on this? My '50 Packard coupe had one and it looked great. Peter
  12. Thank you Matt and Mike. I decided on Passport so I should be OK - thanks for all the good advise. I did make a point of steering clear of brokers which I might consider for a pedestrian modern car but not a classic. I really like the paint scheme - just the right balance of taste and flamboyance (if that's the word..). Your Century will look beautiful in these colors. Still 2 to 3 weeks away...argggg. Brief History: Like many of you, I'm not a collector, but since a teenager I've owned 1 cool car at a time to goof around with. Best of the bunch include a '55 Century, '50 Packard Super 8 Deluxe Coupe, and a '58 Continental convertible. All of them needed work to some degree, but I got them to respectable condition. But I've always wanted a pre-war car so the '41 Roadmaster is the mother load for me. I know how valuable these forums can be so I look forward to seeking your advise and giving it when I can. And, Mike, my wife and I are considering Ashville as a retirement location - hear it's great. Thanks boys, I'll chime in when I get it in a few weeks. Peter
  13. The paint code on the data plate is 576 - Monterey Blue Metallic (see picture of plate on page 1 of this thread) The car is 2-tone with a blue body and grey top and hood section. Was this car totally blue initially? Thanks, Peter
  14. Good Lord, Keith, you are quite an artisan. Still having trouble finding a carrier that is rated high and doesn't have a bunch of negative reviews. I've checked out Passport, Reliable, Horseless Carriage and others and they all have people mad at them! Either not showing up on time, lousy communication, damaged vehicles, ...damn. I know you can't please everybody but nobody yet rises to the top.
  15. Thanks Keith - look forward to talking Buick with you. And I'd love to see pixcs of your restoration. Can anyone recommend a transport company? I got a quote from Reliable that was more than I expected. Peter