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50ChevyFrank

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  1. Just floating this to the top to see if anyone else has any useful info. Thanks.
  2. Thank you. I went on the Hometown Buicks site. Lots of data! Buick built several models, almost too many, in 50-52 and slimmed down their offerings in 53.
  3. What was last year for this body style? What series had this body style in what years? What were the model numbers? What is correct spelling? Was this body style known by other names? I know Chevy called their “fastback” cars Fleetlines. Is there a good resource for this info on the internet? Thanks!
  4. Just to supplement NTX’s comments: prior to 1955 Chevrolet and GMC half-tons had torque-tube drive. Half-tons got an open drive shaft with the 55-1st Series. 3/4-tons had a two-piece driveshaft with the front piece enclosed and the rear piece open with exposed U-joints. By 1954 both driveshaft sections were open. All models had leaf springs. The coil spring rear suspension started in 1960 and went thru 1972. As he said some models of Chevy and GMC during this period, usually 3/4-ton and larger, had rear leaf springs.
  5. Okay, I saw this car on eBay and then went to the dealer site. Question: this is a Super Riviera, right? Same wheelbase as standard Roadmaster? 263? I am still learning... and enjoying it. 😉https://www.route65salesandclassics.com/details/used-1952-buick-super/74423458 Thanks!
  6. Gateway Classics original location was Fairmont City, IL in an old Venture store building next to I-70, almost in view of the Gateway Arch. Been there several times before they moved to their new location. At that time everything was on consignment. My best friend sold a sharp 32 Ford 3W Coupe Street Rod there back in 06-07. As with any used car dealer, a buyer must do their own due diligence. Caveat Emptor.
  7. I agree FB Marketplace is not very user friendly. I saw a Studebaker for sale and it was listed as a Chevrolet. Of course, probably some less informed folks might not know better. Still, their user groups are very active with lots of vehicles for sale.
  8. That trailer must have been purpose built for that Buick or a similar senior automobile. I would like to see the hitch. Do you suppose the car has extra/overload springs? Anyone have any further details about this setup?
  9. This car has been for sale at Rufus Ranch in MN for a few years.
  10. I want to save this one. Is this a right-hand drive car or is the image mirrored?
  11. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
  12. There is also an interesting Buick hearse in this movie. I could not find a picture online, but if I remember correctly the front/grille looked like a 53 except it had quad headlights. Anyone remember that? Okay, after I posted this I saw someone posted pictures of the hearse. Not exactly as I remembered, but close. Thank you.
  13. Sophia Loren. Gorgeous!! And still acting at age 86.
  14. Did anyone else notice the Chevy Coupe with the pickup bed in lieu of trunk lid on the right?
  15. I’ve commented previously about the 53 Special that belonged to my family when I was a boy. First owned by my grandparents then by my parents. It was a 4-door and the same green as this car. My folks got $40-50 trade-in on a used Dodge and I never saw it again.
  16. Does anyone know the story on this picture?
  17. That’s the number stated in the eBay listing.... Thank you both.
  18. 62425914 Is the serial number given for a 1951 Special 4-door on eBay. I am still a little confused. Thanks, again!!
  19. Thanks again. I am learning about Buicks everyday.
  20. Thanks. So this is the longer wheelbase car? The page for 1952 Buick Super on the Classic Car Database lists only four models: http://www.classiccardatabase.com/search.php?year=1952&make=Buick&series=6755
  21. Related to this discussion, how can I tell if this 52 Super Sedan on eBay is a Riviera, or not? Thanks. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-BUICK-SUPER-Sedan/143918239140
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