Dans 77 Limited

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About Dans 77 Limited

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  • Birthday 06/22/1964
  1. Just saw this post and just have to jump in. Im a driver.......its what I love about the old car hobby. I love caravaning , I have many friends with a large variety of cars and seeing them all driving down the road is a great sight. But to a certain degree I get the trailering thing. Some of my friends cars are heavily built and driving them great distances is neither healthy for the car or economical......so they trailer.Several years ago I trailered a 72 Dart that I owned to Carlisle for the Mopar show.....and I have to admit I had fun.I pulled into the Mopar show driving a Dodge Ram dually....with a trailered Dart on the back and a 340-4 speed combo lashed down in the bed and I felt like I was home ....there was no way I wasnt a serious Mopar guy . So I get that aspect too,however when I go this year in one of the Buicks (hopefully the LeSabre) I will be driving Dan
  2. Bought another Buick today.......and while I will never match the deal I got on my 77 , I think I did pretty good. Its a 1975 Lesabre convertible. New top with glass back window. Solid body,54K milage, fair paint, dent in the bottom of the passenger door. Ive been told it has a 455 in it and the VIN code backs it up , but Im not sure. For one thing .....not to pick on the Buick........but honestly my 455 powered 73 Grandville will run circles around the Buick. The motor in the Buick looks more like a 350 to me and feels more like a 350 to my right foot. The car is well optioned A/C, power windows,speed alert, outside thermometer,delay wipers,power trunk release, rear window defroster and trip odometer.Im not sure what the original radio was since it now has a busted aftermarket radio in it now. Its light blue with a white and blue interior and a black top. So that now gives me 3 blue Buicks. Now I have to sell my Pontiac but I think for what I paid it was worth it. So now once again all my old cars are Buicks Dan
  3. Dont really know just yet . I spoke with the owners wife today and he is supposed to call me tonight. I know he wants it out of his garage so he can put his early 90s Vette in the space.It does need some work , theres some rust on the front bumper and the plastic around the right taillight is busted, plus all the issues of sitting almost 30 years, but the rest of it is just dusty, but Im really hoping to score this thing cheap!!!! Getting the Electra for the steal that I did has made me notoriously cheap. Dan
  4. I stumbled across a 1976 Riviera S/R today. I didnt even know Buick made these. From what info Ive been able to gather it was a package ....not a seperate model. As if that wasnt interesting enough its been in a garage since apparently 1989 its for sale !!!!!!Im tempted. I wasnt expecting to run across something like this while working so I didnt have my camera on me to take pictures but under the 20+ years of dust it appears to be sequoia cream with a red console interior a stainless steel band on the roof a white landau top and rally wheels. From what Ive been able to gather they all came with 455s. There was too much stuff on the hood for me to get a peak , but the car looks very clean and the interior looks immaculate. The owner is supposed to call me about buying it tonight . This may be something worth looking into. Dan
  5. Found one today ......and its a garage find.......and its for sale! I have never seen one before today and didnt even know what it was. This one has been sitting (at least according to the inspection stickers)in the garage since 1989. It is cream with a beautiful red interior, stainless steel band on the roof and what appears to be a white landau top. The body is clean but its kind of hard to tell cause the car is behind 23 years of accumulated junk. It looks like it has the original tires. I wasnt prepared for this (actually I was working)so I dont have any pics. But I am thinking about buying it if the price is right. If it is as appears, a solid rust free car thats been sitting....any idea what its worth ? Oh I guess I should specify.....its an S/R. Weird that I should find one (especially when I didnt even know they existed)and heres a post talking about one on the other side of the state that sounds very very similar to this one. Dan
  6. Keith,I tracked this guy down(after,like you, Ive spotted this car ) ...he lives in my old neighborhood and I probably see this car 5-6 times a week,talk about torture. Sadly he plans on driving this car all winter long and in fact wanted to know if I was interested in selling the snow tires that were on mine when I bought it. Its a PA vietnam vet plate. What a shame ....it really is a pretty car. I think he works on smallman st in the strip. Dan
  7. Another thing Ive learned the hard way . NEVER EVER EVER unhook your boat trailer on a hill. Thats a lesson thats stayed with me for over 20 years now. Dan
  8. Or for that matter your 18 month old son sitting on your lap in your built up 454 powered 100+ MPH balls to the wall wreck chaser tow truck. You would not believe how fast he threw that truck into reverse.Luckily I was backed up against a wall to begin with. Had his first accident before he was out of diapers:eek: Dan
  9. Never ignore your neighbor when they are yelling thru your front door "Excuse me but did you know your truck is on fire ?" Dan
  10. Lots of cool cars in my family.My uncle Chuck had a 65 Chrysler 300 L and an 85 New Yorker Turbo that talked to him....he said about 2 weeks after he bought it he wished it would shut up. My Uncle Joe had a 64 Chrysler 300 K. My Aunt Helen had an old forward look Mopar with big tailfins that was painted pink and she called it "Phineas". She also owned the 70 Impala hot rod that was supposed to be my 1st car before her son totaled it for me. And last but not least a 73 Caprice with a factory equipped solid lifter 454 that I begged her for but she wouldnt let me have it. I think my parents may have had some influence on that decision. My cousin Jimmy had the coolest 66 396 Caprice when I was a kid. My cousin Joey (the Impala totaler) had a 66 Charger, a 69 Corvair convertible and a 67 Sportwagon. My uncle Larry (Bud to us) had a 396 powered 68 Impala fastback painted hemi orange( I think the original color was white.....but it looked good in mopar colors) And for the Buick guys not only did my cousin Joey have the sportwagon, there was also Uncle Tom. He was strictly a Buick guy.The two that stick out in my mind the most were his 66 Wildcat and his 75 LeSabre. Between the Dugans ,The Hummels and the Georges my family had a lot of great cars. Dan
  11. This happened to my brother in law.He owns a really nice 70 Monte Carlo. Somebody lifted the pictures off of his car domain site and put up a phony ad on Ebay. One of his friends in the first gen Monte Carlo club saw it and warned him.I dont know if the guy was caught or not. Buyer (and for that matter car owner) beware. I do very little on Ebay anymore, they insist on me having paypal and I insist on not having paypal. I use US postal service money orders to pay for items , as much for the sellers protection as my own, and if they are not acceptable to the seller, then I guess they really dont need to sell the item. Dan
  12. I have one Id be willing to part with, but to tell the truth ....mines kind of tired looking too. Dan
  13. And here I was thinking either my wife or my son had opened it up and read it before I got home from work. Dan
  14. Sounds like intake manifold gaskets to me. My 2002 Impala did the same thing. Dan
  15. And under the right circumstances (ask me about club dues ) I can be capable of accomplishing both talents. Welcome aboard. Dan