Carguy67

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  1. The Pate Museum collection of approximately 40 cars was auctioned yesterday by RM Auctions. You can see the cars at the RM website www.rmauctions.com . There is not list of sales on the RM site but the local paper here reported $1.9 million per RM. There were 12 cars other cars also sold at no reserve, 4 from a Texas collection and 8 from a California collection.

    Overall the prices were strong including $10,500 for a 1924 "T", $17,500 for a Model A Coupe (a bit strong for the car, most thought it was worth 12K at best) Some very nice 50's and 60's cars including the Checker cab that carried Harvey Oswald after he left the School Book depository in Dallas following tghe shooting of Kennedy. It sold for $35,750.

    Top Sellers:

    1935 Aston Martin MKII Tourer $ 187,000

    1934 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow V-12 $ 139,700 (1987 AACA National Award)

    1967 Shelby GT500 Fastbacl $ 99,000

    1903 Cadillac Model A Runabout $ 99,000

    1929 Rolls Royce Phantom II Boatail $ 85,250 (Tourer)

    Lots of other nice cars and I was fascinated by a 1941 Mercury 4 door with 13,000 original miles, belong to a 94 little old lady in California. Beautiful condition and sold for $20,000 plus 10% buyers premium

    There were some nice Packards and a Cadillac from the early 30"s. Nice thing about these cars is most of them were sitting in the museum for the past 30-40 years and other than dusty and dead batteries most were in great shape for driving or restoration.

    Chuck


  2. I am having problems with the two 4 barrel carbs on my 65 GS Riv and wondered if there is a recommended rebuilder someone has used and has confidence in? Also may need parts for the Posi rearend as the clutches are sticking when turning the corner and could a reference on rear end rebuilds.

    Thanks in advance, any help greatly appreciated. I have posed this message in the Buick Foum

    Chuck Nixon

    chucknixon@aol.com

    Fort Worth, TX

    1932 Buick Model 67

    1965 Riviera GS

    2009 Enclave<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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  3. I am having problems with the two 4 barrel carbs on my 65 GS Riv and wondered if there is a recommended rebuilder someone has used and has confidence in? Also may need parts for the Posi rearend as the clutches are sticking when turning the corner and could a reference on rear end rebuilds.

    Thanks in advance, any help greatly appreciated.

    Chuck Nixon

    chucknixon@aol.com

    Fort Worth, TX

    1932 Buick Model 67

    1965 Riviera GS

    2009 Enclave


  4. After a total trip of 2700 miles just returned from the AACA Grand Nationals in New Bern, NC and it was an awesome event. Over 500 vehicles attended and judged and a nice collection of Buicks of all ages. I have photos of all the Buicks I saw and need to post them soon.

    This was our first Grand National after winning our Senior at Hershey in 2009 and last Saturday we were fortunate to win a First Grand National award with the 1932 Model 67 Buick. Now we have to go to another Grand National in a year or two and see if we can win a Senior Grand National

    We have been invited to bring the 32 and show it at Meadow Brook Concours July 25th in Rochester Michigan on the grounds of Oakland University and then we head due west to Ames, Iowa for the annual BCA meet. Looking forward to the trip to the midwest as we have never visited there much and hope to do some sight seeing and museum trips between Meadow Brook and Ames.

    Chuck Nixon

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  5. I feel your frustration about how to get to the showfield from the Chocolate field. In my case I drove our 32 Buick out of CF and up to the red light at 322, turned left went about 200 yds to the striped area in the middle of the road, then stopped, waited for North bound traffic to go by and did a U turn back to 39 East, turned right and was waved into the parade entrance and on to the red entrance to the show field.

    Buddies of mine came along about an hour later in a 1925 Buick did the U turn at the 322 light and promptly got pulled over and handed a ticket.

    There has to be an easier way to access the parade route.

    Chuck Nixon

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  6. Barney, just got the car back tonight from Hershey.

    We will plan to come to Salado in April. I wanted to bring it last year but had a conflict with AACA Charlotte and the rear main had a serious oil leak which is now fixed.

    We want to share and show the car as much as we can to let others appreciate the wonderful designs GM and Buick produced in 1932.

    Chuck


  7. We were there with the 32 Buick model 67 Tues -Friday on the Chocolate Field and then on the showfield Saturday morning. We were fortunate to receive our Senior award. There were some beautiful Buicks on the showfield and I have some pictures I will post later.

    Chuck Nixon

    Fort Worth, TX

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  8. Just bought a 24' Pace Daytona enclosed trailer and had Pace add an escape door. Also had a Bulldog electric tongue jack installed with a battery in the trailer and connected to the towing vehicle through the 7 pin hitch. Also installed a 5000# Superwinch and a few other tweaks.

    Just drove 2500 miles round trip with the trailer from Fort Worth, TX to Concord (Charlotte) N.C. for the AACA Eastern regional. Picked up my 1932 Buick Model 67 that had been shipped from Connecticut to Concord for judging for a First Junior award. We got the first junior with 399 our of 400 points and then I loaded the Buick in the Daytona and came back to Fort Worth. The escape door is a must if you have a show car and want maximum flexibility.

    My $0.02

    Chuck Nixon


  9. <span style="font-weight: bold">Finishing a restoration on a 1932 Buick Model 60 four door sedan. Need the following:

    [*]Heat riser for exhaust

    [*]Radiator louver control(Sylphon control)

    [*]wiper motor

    [*]Grab ropes for back seat

    [*]Knob for trunk rack adjustment

    Call or email:

    Chuck Nixon

    817 735 6030 office

    817 233 1470 cell

    chucknixon@aol.com</span>


  10. As of June 17th I am the owner of a 1932 Buick Model 67 with 9566 Miles on it!

    Black car, several options, wood wheels with spares, no rust, car runs after sitting in storage since 1932/33. Widow did not know husband had the car (it was his father's we think. Car was in storage with lots of other stuff and when Widow and son/daughter went to see what was there found the car and lots of other stuff.

    I bought it from a restorer in Connecticut who will restore it after I see it first hand and decide what to do. I have attached a photo of the car above.

    Chuck Nixon