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  1. I'll suggest that these are not actual asking prices. I've seen listings where the sellers have no idea of the vehicle's value, so fail to set an asking price. So, it is not uncommon to see prices shown like $11111 or $12345 when the seller simply needs to fill the price field with some numbers.
  2. My brother-in-law and his wife joined us on an Easter afternoon "social distancing" cruise on the backroads to the old mining community of Wilkeson. Here we are at the 1913 Wilkeson school building, with my brother-in-law's '65 Riviera GS and our '59 Electra. My father-in-law joined in the fun.
  3. Great story, lebu! Thank you for sharing. Do you live in Idaho? If you're here in the Pacific Northwest, would be great for you to have this very unique Skylark ready to display at the upcoming Buick National Meet slated for 2023 (I hope) -- or 2024 -- for Spokane, Washington. I'd love to see your car.
  4. One more photo, lebu. The Anderson Buick building shown here in 1957, before it became the Buick dealership building that I remember from childhood.
  5. lebu, I have obtained a historic photo of Anderson Buick in Boise, Idaho. Not a great photo, but at least we can get a glimpse of the signage. Edit note: Adding a second image, in which the same Buick sign can be seen in this distance. This image dates from April 1, 1962. It appears that cars were parked on the roof of the building.
  6. lebu, it has been fifty-seven years since I last saw the Anderson Buick Co., but I've done a little digging. The former dealership building still stands on Capitol Blvd. in Boise, across from Julia Davis Park. The cross street is Fulton. I have attached a current photo. This is the structure that I remember from the early-1960's. My understanding is that the building first housed a Nash - Rambler dealership, which moved in 1957. I assume, then, that Anderson Buick first occupied the space in about 1957. But I have also learned that by 1974, at least, the dealership had re-located to 30th and Main St. What year is your Buick? That might help to identify which location the car was sold at.
  7. The 315-hp rating was correct for '71, with 330-hp for the Riviera GS' modified high performance 455. The 255-hp sounds correct for '72, when the horsepower ratings were revised to reflect net horsepower.
  8. Joe was a fine man, whom I had the great pleasure of meeting at the Buick Centennial in 2003. I found him to be a tremendous help as I sought additional information regarding that once-in-a-lifetime event. Joe was absolutely one of the guys who made the BCA a great organization.
  9. I have listened to a presentation by his daughter, who lives in my area. Quite certain it is pronounced like "Shane".
  10. Regarding your question about why a collector would spend the money and install an Autronic-Eye or Guide-Matic on his Buick, I will note that I located an original Autronic-Eye set-up from a '59 Buick to install in my '59 Electra. There are some companies out there that specialize in rebuilding these units. For me, I am not particularly concerned about whether it works properly. I love the look of the photo unit that sits atop the dash. They make me think of some sort of miniature flying saucer!
  11. Some of the items in these images may have been sold already. It would be best to contact Robert or Cory at the e-mail addresses indicated to obtain specific photos and details.
  12. Springfield Motors Buick was among the final thirty standalone Buick dealerships remaining in the USA. The dealership has closed this fall after seventy years in business. Robert Scherer, whose father founded the business, is liquidating his remaining inventory of parts and literature. The building is on the National Historic Register, and none of the signs or fixtures are offered for sale. Please contact Robert Scherer at robert@springfieldbuick.com or Cory at cory@springfieldbuick.com to inquire and purchase any of the currently available items below: Early 1950 door skin $200 1955 Left fender – 3 holes $200 2 Body skins $50/not complete 1955 Left fender $200 Numerous 1950 bumper skins $25 each Numerous 1950 trim molding $20 each Door skin in original package $200 NADA used car guide books – 1955-1957 $10 each Numerous owners’ manuals- 1960’s & 1970’s $20 each Chilton service manuals – 1949,1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 $35 each 1992 GM parts department guide book $10 1985 LeSabre limited collector’s editions owner’s manuals (3) $25 ea. 1950’s & 1960’s Owners guides $25 each 1984 Limited edition Olympic lapel pins – framed $200 1970’s Buick mission statement – framed $25 Fisher body service manual – 1958,1960,1962,1967,1969,1970 & 1976 Numerous Buick & Opel chassis & service manuals – 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 Manuals pre 60’s $35, 60’s $25, 70’s $20, 80’s $10 ea. Product selling manuals – 1978, 2001- present $20 each Metal framed 1985 pictures (6) $50 for all 1975 Buick framed declaration $25 1996 – present Buick product catalogs – 26”X 14”$10 each Buick brochures – 1970 – present, pre 50’s $50, 50’s $50, 60’s $30, 70’s $10, 80’s & 90’s free Buick Interior/exterior trim selections – poster board – 1997 Buick feature center in original box with tapes – 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980 models $200 for the set Essential tool – J-2197 pinion setting gauge in wooden box $200 Vermont Tap & dye set in wooden box $200 Barrett B-35 brake drum lathe – US stock #40-L-10 in trunk $500 Car brochures – 1951, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1986, miscellaneous no year listed AC Delco Battery Sign Circus 1980 $25 Buick Product Information Stand $100 Bell & Howell Microfish Reader $25 Buick Shop Manuals By Models $10 each Never Used Buick Wheel Covers 1970’s & 1980’s Box for $50