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  1. My Dad was a lawyer. Not as rich lawyer as there were 8 mouths to feed in my family. He preferred Buicks but he couldn’t turn a wrench to save his life. He had a 1965 Buick Sportwagon that saw a couple of engine replacements as well as several repairs throughout the 9 years he owned it. As I developed my skills at car repair, he would often come out and watch me work on his car. I’m sure in his mind he was helping and encouraging me but sometimes it was brutal. He would often cross examine me like I was an known perjurer about why I was working on that piece when the one next to it looked pret
  2. Buick didn’t use the Powerglide trans. For 1964 it was the Super Turbine 300. The confusion comes in because this transmission is a 2 speed transmission like the Powerglide but that’s the only thing common to them. The ST300 has vanes in the torque converter that open and close via switches installed on the Carburetor and the gas pedal linkage. These gave the transmission the appearance of a lower gear or passing gear. For once and for all, there is no similarity or commonality between the Powerglide and the ST300. Also, the number on your air cleaner is the torque rating for your
  3. I know the 64’s and 65’s much better but that looks like a 340 engine to me. Nice survivor but with 4 doors and overall condition the seller is over priced by a factor of 2.
  4. Actually, I’m on my 3rd “last car” now. But I do have heart issues!
  5. I guess I’m a Luddite. I am well into my 67th year and I’ll never buy a solely electric powered car. I have a 32.5 Class C RV with one of the last Ford V10s produced. It is a great engine for its purpose as I’ve had 3 of them. I also bought my last car last June, a 2019 Dodge Challenger with the 5.7 Hemi. My 3rd vehicle is a 2007 New Beetle that I use as a toad behind my RV. I’ve always been a GM guy (mostly Buicks) over the years but I found no excitement in the newer models, especially when compared to the performance of my Challenger. These will all likely be my last vehicles barring an ac
  6. The late Bud Melby (well know car collector here in the PNW) had an American in his collection. I was treated to a private guided tour of his collection before he passed away a few years ago. I was there to purchase another car and he took my friend and I on a personal tour. I remember him rummaging around in the trunk of the Underslung as he pulled out treasures he had collected. One was Thomas Alva Edison’s watch. Then he handed me a piece of paper which was from Las Vegas. It was a gun permit for Elvis Presley. Then a heartbeat later he had Elvis’ handgun. Those were just a few of the amaz
  7. The 300 is a excellent engine. They had a 4 barrel option. Do not put a Chevy 350 in your car. You will seriously devalue it.
  8. Another concern for a 65 front bumper are the parking lights. The openings on the Special and wagons are smaller than the Skylark as they don’t have the pot metal parking light grilles. It will fit but you’ll be looking for different parking lights and it won’t be original if that matters to you.
  9. I’m not sure that is actually a Buick (it looks to be a German Opel) but that is definitely a girl!
  10. Make sure it is for a ‘69 and not a ‘68. A mistake I once made.
  11. It would be nice to know how much you want for this car?
  12. Miles and location would be helpful information to potential buyers. We don’t charge by the word here so be more specific please!
  13. ‘64 grilles are different from ‘65 and not interchangable
  14. My 2007 VW New Beetle has a 5 speed manual. I use it as a toad behind my RV. I recently purchased a 2019 Challenger R/T with the 5.4 Hemi. They come with a 6 speed Manual or an 8 speed Auto. As this is my daily driver, I opted for the auto. It has been an awesome transmission so far. At my age, I like the comfort of letting the car do the shifting, although it does come with a “Sport Mode” where you can paddle shift it if you so desire. If I need to keep my clutch skills up, I take the bug for a drive.
  15. You’re right Gary. I just bought a 2019 Hemi Challenger and I believe the curb weight is 4,400#. However, with 375 HP it really accelerates and rides beautifully. It is a great car to road trip in. Best of all, it is rear wheel drive.
  16. AACA must be charging by the word now for ads. I guess the OP can’t afford to describe it further.
  17. Too many doors for that price...and I like 4 doors. I’m thinking $5 to $7K is closer to real value.
  18. I had a 2013 MKX (Nautilus). It was a great car. I loved the luxury treatment I got at the dealership when I brought it in for service. I traded it in on my 2019 Challenger R/T. While it isn’t likely for me to buy another car, I would not consider one made in China.
  19. Nice car! Interesting how it’s going 30 MPH while still in park.
  20. Beautiful car and priced right. If I had the money and a place to put it, sigh.
  21. I just picked up this gem a couple of weeks ago. It is a 2019 Challenger R/T which came with the 5.7 Hemi and 8 speed auto. Will it be collectible, no. Will I likely keep it and pamper it until I can’t drive anymore, possible. I’m hoping it will be a long time as I’m almost 67. As a caveat, I’ve now had 3 “last” cars. I traded in my 2013 Lincoln MKX which was not only a great driving machine, but one of the most reliable cars I’ve ever owned. This car is a throwback to the muscle cars of the late 60’s and 70’s. While there are options for incredible more horsepower, the 5.7 will p
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