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  1. Car is sold, but the buyer didn't want the extra parts, so Brian will sell all as a lot for $225. He will not part out. Includes engine, rear end, radiator, etc. Brian's number is 810-732-5011 (home), 810-730-4856 (cell). Located in Flint, MI area.
  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. CAR IS SOLD - Buyer did not want the extra parts, so Brian has them for sale as a lot $225 takes all. Call Brian on cell or home phone. 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. M
  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 f
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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.
  16. Larry, that is the engine number specified in the letters that I have. I'm going to contact the family of the owner that had the car here, and see if they have any old photo's of the car. That might help identify it. Should have thought of that before. Dave
  17. David, looks like I have to be registered with Yahoo to post something on the Brass Buicks group, and I'm not interested in registering with Yahoo. The engine number is 1001. Maybe you can post that information on the Brass Buicks yahoo group. Dave
  18. Larry, I have some correspondence that lists an engine number. That's what I would use to verify the current owner of the car if found. Dave
  19. While helping a friend dispose of various things after his father-in-law passed away several years ago, we ran across a pack of letters which was correspondence between his father-in-law and a lady in Springfield Mass. concerning an early Buick that had been stored in a barn on her property. He was interested in buying it and the correspondence went back and forth. Finally an agreement to purchase the car (if it was mostly complete) for $50.00 was made (this was in 1948), and the car was brought back to his residence in Atlas, Michigan (about 15 miles from Flint). The original owner listed t
  20. OK. First snow in Goodrich (near Flint) today. Time to get the winter Buick out!
  21. It may not look pretty, but this Buick will get you to the grocery store pretty quick!
  22. How about a F-54! From the looks of the port holes, it must be a V-12.
  23. Found this '57 Buick in Michigan's Upper Peninsula a while back. It has the rare 4-wheel drive snowplow option. Lots of snow up there!
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