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Everything posted by TG57Roadmaster

  1. It's always a pleasure to see any '61 Dodge at a show, and this Polara sedan was spied at the Fall 2016 Charlotte AutoFair last September. Owned by an acquaintance of Polara61, the young Forward Look enthusiast plans on making the mostly-original sedan even more correct.
  2. Several years ago at Hershey I bought this press photo of a show car done for the 1961 circuit. Thinking ever since that naturally, it was a Polara, turns out it was a Phoenix. The experts at the Forward Look Forum even provided me a color image on a show stand, location unknown. I like '60 Polaras better but the '61 is so funky, I have to admire it. TG
  3. Drove Miss Louise , the '60 Buick Invicta for a friend's daughter's wedding. Turned out they changed their mind about the drive-away, stayed at the reception, so I got a great meal with good friends, enjoyed the reception, and had an extra drink. Miss Louise at the AACA New Bern Meet in July, 700-mile round trip drive. TG
  4. Dibs! I just contacted the widow to buy his prime Chocolate field spaces.
  5. It sure looks like that "Fast Four" Dodge. I'll have them find a Motor Number on it. Thanks for such quick results! TG
  6. Thanks! He's watching this thread, so we'll look into it. TG
  7. A friend in Norway needs to know what engine this is, which is now in a 1928-30 International truck. Any ideas? Thanks, TG
  8. Frantz, I'm not aware that anything remains of the AMC complex in Kenosha. It's the blank rectangular void on the Lake in this image, but they are building residences there now. Follow Linc400's advice about the History Center, it's the only thing i saw the last time I was in K-Town (went to high school in Kenosha). The streetcar is one of the old types from the end of that era, and should be fun. I believe the AMC headquarters you're talking about is the one on Plymouth Road in Detroit. There are a handful of pictures of Kenosha here, but many have's where these two photos came from, but not much help otherwise. For a memorable meal, go to the legendary Brat Stop (that's Brat as in Bratwurst). Enjoy, TG
  9. Matt, Thanks for giving me back my identity! I'll buy you an adult beverage at the J.C. Taylor hospitality suite next year at Philly. TG
  10. Hey Hometowner, You'd call it a cigar band, and you'd casually toss it next to your Buick Management Meeting cocktail coaster, during your pow-wow at the Flint Industrial Executives Club. As the representative for Folger's Buick, Charlotte, NC, celebrating the FIEC's 40th Anniversary, the subject of your meeting: Reliability Is Your Business. If you were a thoughtful type, you'd bring the cigar band home to your adolescent son, who would either wear it himself as a ring, or give it to his girlfriend. Sadly, I imagine there's little left to celebrate these days, and wonder if the Flint Industrial Executives Club's building is still standing. TG
  11. So much treasure on this page already! Can't ever have enough, but lately I've been spending my couch cushion money on other priorities. My paltry tobacciana stuff is on the other thread... TG See the difference? You can find those reflectorized "flashing" '55 BUICK key chains most anywhere.
  12. Did anyone see this rare-in-the-U.S. 1970 Opel Rekord GT? It was for sale on ebay, had original paint and interior, low mileage, but didn't meet the reserve, bid to $6,100. They weren't officially imported, but this one was brought over in '72, as I recall from the listing. I see them in at the Veterama Show in Mannheim, Germany, but never saw one on this side of the Pond. What a cool ride to take to an Opel Club meet! TG
  13. If there's "no Pontiac engine" why do they say the 250 "had its start at Pontiac in 1964?" Hyperbole for corporate engines? Says the 350 was the only V-8 for CA. At least they put woodgrain on the dash! I know brochures aren't gospel, but I've found plenty of mistakes in books by experts, too. TG
  14. How about 1933 Audi UW? I can't find a 2-door coach, but it's darned close. TG
  15. What a beauty! And rare as hen's teeth... TG
  16. Isn't this Trim 781, Rust Cloth with Ivory Cordaveen that appeared in Roadmasters? It's X 1036 in this fabric sample. The lack of glitter may just be low-res pics. Wouldn't RM 75's have Trim 783 Rust Pattern Nylon Cloth with Ivory Leather? I don't have a trim book with RM 75 samples. TG
  17. Eric, " I agree with you that things are not consistent enough to be a federal mandate. A number of manufactures did change the serial number system in 1954 or 1955, but not all did. Either there was no legislation or some companies were given time to implement the change. I will keep hunting. The information I can find online is vague at best. Every site says 1954, but none back that up with data. If anyone can find an actual rule or mandate I would like to see it." I can't answer your question about the rules or law change, but here's hard evidence for the 1954 change, as shown in the "Red Book, Nat'l. Used Car Market Report." Look at the beginning of of the 1954 Buick listing and you'll see the VIN reference, starting 4/1/54, though it's an entirely different animal than the modern VIN. The same info will be found in "N.A.D.A." books, the "Blue Book," etc. Your charge will be to discover the actual law or directive in a government archive, so good luck! TG
  18. Beautiful limousine. It looks like a little Peugeot 203 sitting next to it. TG
  19. Glad you didn't have to buy new tires. If you had a Model 71 Roadmaster sedan, the trunklid would definitely not close. Good thing it's a Sedanet! TG
  20. Congratulations Jan, I look forward to the '57 radio spot, for obvious reasons! Much success to you and Hometown Buick. Check out Jeff Stork's Buick Town on Facebook...he's from a GM family and a retired Buick guy who grew up in Flint and runs a great page. Dedicated to original Buicks and full of insight, I think it would be a good fit for you. Is there a European show/swap meet that you think is the best for American cars? I come to the Veterama Show in Mannheim on some years looking for Mercedes parts, but no Buicks. Again, best wishes, TG
  21. These are the correct tire/wheel sizes for '47 Buicks, and the same info can be found in the BCA Judging Manual. Roadmasters for 1947 require 15x7.00 tires, nothing else is correct. TG
  22. Your '48 Roadmaster takes 8.20x15 tires, not 7.60x 15. '48 Specials take 16x6.50; Supers take 15x7.60; Roadmaster Estate Wagons take 15x7.00. I agree with kanman that 3 1/2-inch whitewalls look fine on them. TG