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  1. One more. I Like Big Buicks and I Cannot Lie !
  2. My 1940 Limited model 81. These were taken when my wife spent the day with some friends. I don't know what it is about dogs and old cars. All of my dogs liked to go for car rides, but they always loved going for a ride in my Buick. They got a lot more excited about riding in the Buick then in a modern car. Maybe because they knew the Buick meant total fun.
  3. I am not too far from there. I live in Deer Park, about 20 minutes East of Bellmore. How soon do you need it looked at ? You can send me an email at rottweilerpawrent@yahoo.com Phil Pfersching.
  4. From the Hemmings daily blog. A car that has not been seen for more than 60 years. The two young gentlemen who built were inspired by the Le Sabre concept car. http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/02/08/unseen-for-more-than-60-years-the-one-off-manta-ray-will-once-again-return-to-the-spotlight/
  5. Leon Bee, it's cool. I like your pic too. By the way, if you like pics of dogs in cars and are a member of Facebook, there is a page called Vintage Photos of Cars with Dogs. Yeah, you can find anything on the internet.
  6. I may have missed it, but I don't think anyone mentioned that there is a line that says advanced search. That is what you click on and there will be an area where you can type in the words that you want excluded. I generally just type in Fits. That eliminates most of the useless junk that has nothing to do with your car. I have found that because most sellers have no idea what they are selling, they have creative or strange ways to list their item. That is why I don't want to be to restrictive in the search eliminations. Therefore, I only eliminate the word fits. For example, in addition to my regular search listing of 1953 Buick, I also search under Buick Anniversary and come with items that may pertain to the 53 model year.
  7. You can buy new faces from Bob's Automobilia if you want to try and restore them yourself.
  8. I do the same that Ed has suggested, and it works well.
  9. I fond this picture online and noticed that it has an interesting top. The caption for it says : San Francisco circa 1920. "Buick, Pacific Heights." Wearing a spiffy "California top."
  10. Also, all of the door and window handles are not correct for a Limited. Limited handles all had a plastic insert in them. The ad says that it has Trippe Lights, or at least implies that. Those lights are cheap aftermarket lights. If he would take $ 5,000. for it, it would be a great starter project. p.s. The 1940 Limiteds are more closely related to the 1938 cars than the 1939 cars. Basically it is a 1940 Buick from the cowl forward, and a 1938 Buick from the cowl back.
  11. I enjoyed all the pictures. I especially enjoyed the Continental sedans, and I got a kick out of the '53 Buick Skymaster woody wagon.
  12. I just read it today. I enjoyed it as well. Thanks Lamar.
  13. I was at a local car show today. This show has a great mix of cars, especially a nice turnout of Pre - War cars. I met two young ladies who were probably in their 20s. They had digital SLR cameras and they were excitedly running from one car to the next snapping lots of pictures of each car. I noticed that they were not taking the usual pictures of the cars themselves, but were taking the pics at odd angles and extremely close up. So I asked one of the girls what she was seeing that she wanted to take a picture of. She explained that she was taking pictures of the shapes, colors and reflections on the cars. While we were talking her friend joined in the conversation. They said that they had a friend who was teaching them about photography and also how to look at subjects artistically. They said that when their friend had suggested that they go to an old car show to take pictures, the girls did not want to go because they didn't like cars. He convinced them and they are glad that he did. They were blown away by all of shapes, angles and reflections to be found on the cars. They exclaimed that they absolutely loved these cars, and no longer thought of them as boring old cars. I shared my story of when I used my 1940 Buick for my brother's wedding and the wedding photographer had been taking pictures of the bride and groom with the car. And when there was a break in the action. He looked at the front of my Buick and turned his camera sideways and looked through the lens as he pointed it up close between the driver's side headlight and the hood looking towards the fender mounted, covered spare tire. I should have asked him what it was that he saw. I knew he took that picture just for himself. I met their teacher friend too. He has always liked the old cars and that is how he knew they were great subjects for photographs whether of the entire car itself as a car or from an artistic point of view. I can't help but wonder that since these young ladies absolutely love these old cars as they exclaimed, if maybe one day they might want one of thier own.
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