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    Charter member of Buicktown Chapter, attended first BCA national meet, owned our 1941 Buick since 1963

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  1. Car still for sale, owner (Brian) will consider best offers.
  2. I have a '85 "T" type Riviera (V-6 Turbo) that I bought new in August of '85. I checked the original build sheet and it shows code F57, 3:15 rear end ratio as standard.
  3. Former Buicktown member, Brian, is selling his '55 Buick Super due to health issues. He is the third owner of the car which he purchased from southern California in 2004. Original owner died in 1982, years later his widow sold the car to her nephew, and Brian bought it from him. He has all of the original documentation for the car. This is a really straight Buick. Using Haggertys valuation guide, it is a strong #2, close to a #1. Millage shows 68,880. Runs and drives great. In addition to the car, Brian had purchased another '55 for spare parts, and has spare engine, transmission, etc. that is included with the car if wanted. Car is located Flint, Michigan. Asking price is $26,000. For more information, contact the owner, Brian: home phone 810-732-5011, or cell 810-730-4856.
  4. Selling 2 1933 shop manuals. One is original, the other is a nice reprint with lay flat binding, great for shop use. Both are full size. $35 for both plus $5 shipping (USA only).
  5. For those friends of Joe's that could not be there, I've posted a few photo's (provided by Dan Bower) from Joe's funeral service. The service was well attended by friends and family, with many of Joe's favorite Buicks in the procession. Lots of good "Joe" stories told by family and friends. One display that stood out was a map of the U.S. with pins showing where Joe (along with friends and family) had traveled over the years in his Buicks. I don't think that feat could be matched by anyone else. Joe always said that "Buicks were meant to be driven", and he meant what he said. Joe led a full and interesting life, and will be missed by many.
  6. Roberta, Joe was one of the great ones, and I like your idea about a memorial to him by sponsoring the Buick Bug at the Sloan. After all, it was Joe that was behind getting the Bug out of storage and running for the First BCA National Meet in Flint, 1971. How about "we" split the $1000 cost 4 ways between the BCA, BDE, Buicktown Chapter, and the Buick Heritage Alliance. A fitting tribute from all. I'm pretty sure the BDE and Buicktown Chapter would go with this, not sure about the BCA and BHA, but worth a try. After all, Joe was the only BCA member to attend all of the National Meets from 1971-2003 (and maybe beyond). What do you think? I've attached a couple of photo's of Joe and the Bug at the 1971 meet. Probably not a lot of members left that were there.
  7. If anyone is looking for a Riviera with more power than the standard under-powered 307 Olds V8 (140 HP) try finding a 84/85 Riviera "T" type. It has the 3.8 L Turbo V6 with sequential port fuel injection rated at 190 HP. and was the same basic engine that was used in the Regal Grand National and Regal "T" type. That engine was rated at 200 HP in the Regal GN but was detuned slightly for the front wheel drive Riviera. I've owned my '85 since new (it's not for sale), and it certainly doesn't lack for power. A great car for long distance touring (think Buick Driving Enthusiasts tours). Gets about 23-24 mpg on the highway (premium fuel) Might be hard to find one, since they only produced 1069 out of a total run of 64,136 for the '85 model year. They also produced 400 Riviera convertibles with the Turbo V6.
  8. Seller (not me) is open to all offers. Give it a shot.
  9. Probably around the appraisal figure, but best to contact the owner. His contact information is in the original post.
  10. Not Mine. A friend has 2 very nice cars which belonged to his father and stepfather, a 1988 Buick LeSabre and a 1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville. I've included his descriptions of each car, along with detailed appraisal reports on each car. For additional information along with extensive photo's for the cars, here is his contact information. John, 810-694-9087, or jo.la.crawford@comcast.net. Cars are located in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He would like to see the cars go to hobbyist, who would appreciate them for what they are, before advertising them to the general public. 1988 Buick LeSabre 4 Door Sedan - Dark cranberry red with velour interior, very clean inside and out. No dents. Car has a high percentage of the options available in 1988, and everything works. Purchase and maintenance documentation is available. Less than 78,000 miles. His dad was original owner, and he is the second owner. Car has been very well maintained and has been stored for the past 16 winters. Original purchase and complete maintenance documentation has been kept by owners. Extensive appraisal photos are available upon request. 2016 appraisal report is attached. 1994 Cadillac Sedan DeVille - Dark blue with cream colored leather interior, very clean inside and out. Interior is almost showroom perfect. No dents. Car has a high percentage of the options available in 1994, and everything works. Less than 44,000 miles. His stepdad was original owner, and he is the second owner. Car has been very well maintained and has been stored for the past 14 winters, previous to that it was driven very little in the winter. Original purchase and complete maintenance documentation has been kept by owners. Extensive appraisal photos are available upon request. 2016 appraisal report is attached.
  11. Not mine, haven't seen it. Owner is a friend of Joe T. 2nd owner, all original, no filler, no rust, most of its life in Texas, fresh 401 (by Joe Taubitz), in primer ready for paint, original black on black, needs interior done. Asking $19,000 or best offer. Contact owner for additional information. Grand Blanc, MI 810-577-8278
  12. This is a photo taken around 1956-57 of a family trip from Flint Michigan to the Black Hills of South Dakota, by way of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There were four adults and three children on the trip. It was my uncles Buick, and pictured are my Aunt and Cousin. It was the middle of July and no air conditioning! ? I can't remember how long it took, but we survived!
  13. I don't know how many of you are members of AACA, but if you are, be sure to check out the AACA Executive Directors column in the July/August issue of the AACA publication "Antique Automobile", titled "Creating Destiny". There are some good thoughts about the current state (and creating the future) of car clubs in general. Also, in the same issue, there is an excellent "letter to the editors" column from the editor of a smaller regional car club, "Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts", relative to the success of their club. I think that the writer makes some good points concerning the attraction of small regional car clubs, and possibly some of the reasons why larger clubs such as the AACA (and others) are having problems in attracting & keeping new and younger members. I think that both columns raise some good points. Dave
  14. It's a '38 series 40 convertible coupe. Last year for the rumble seat.
  15. Larry, I contacted the family and they could not find any photo's of the car before or after it was restored. Looks like this may be a dead end.