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  1. John, Is this sign still available? If so, I'll message you to discuss further. Thanks.
  2. My 65 GS is getting closer to being back on the road. Completely stripped down to bare metal and repainted it's original seafoam green. I'm getting excited. Thank you Psycho Billy Customs!!
  3. I agree! Fender skirts don't work on the 54-57 Buicks with the full rear wheel cut-outs!
  4. Very moving video...I too never knew him, but was touched by the video memorial . Definitely a prince of a man who loved and was loved by many. May he rest in peace...
  5. I believe the Riviera name was also used on the 4 door 6 window hardtop (no b post) through 62.
  6. In the 1960s, the Howard Buick building was home for Jordan Buick, Jordan-Turner Buick and later Marshall Turner Buick. I grew up in Berkeley, and that is where my dad had his Buicks serviced...beginning with the 57 Roadmaster 75, then the 61 Electra 225 and finally a 65 Sportwagon. After housing Marshall Turner Buick, the building was picked up as extra space for Maggini Chevrolet which had its main showroom around the corner. There was never another Buick dealer in Berkeley after Marshall Turner closed around 1970 - had to go to neighboring Oakland or Richmond for Buick sales/service.
  7. My 61 Electra 225 has a shroud and has AC
  8. Ed, what were the notable conclusions of the comparison? Thanks!
  9. The 63 MT COTY was the entire Rambler line, including the completely redesigned Classic and Ambassador. For a few years, MT was awarding the COTY award to a complete line rather than a specific model. 1964 went to Ford, and 1965 went to Pontiac. Wonder what the thinking was at that time! They resumed designating a specific model with the 1966 award going to the Toronado. The Riviera got the award in 1979!
  10. I began dismantling my 61 Electra 225 shortly after I bought it in 96, got it off for blasting and painting in 97, and got it back from the paint shop in 98 - just a body shell with the engine and tranny reinstalled. I did what I could in reassembly over the next several years, in bits here and there, but hit a brick wall where I didn't have the know-how to go any further. So it sat untouched for 5-6 years until I found a shop that could complete the work. I had it hauled to the shop in 2012, and finally got it back on the road in 2016 - I wasn't in a hurry at that point, and we had a lot of b
  11. MRJBUICK - thanks much! I love your 60 225 6 Window Riv as well - looks like our cars are the same color and are great examples of the elegance of the early 60s Electra 225 4 door hardtops - they look really cool with the windows down given there is no center pillar! Also, the 60 and 61 were the only two model years with the Mirrormatic speedometer cluster! The Manta is a 4 speed stick, and has a factory sunroof...great little car! MachineGun - nice Mantas are really hard to find! I've owned this one since '79 so obviously it is part of the family at this point Hahaha! I've added
  12. Didn't go far, but took the 61 225 and its little German cousin out of the garage, and went for a short run in the little guy!
  13. Road trip! Picked up the 65 Sportwagon in Kentucky and drove it back to Maryland. A total of 550 miles - the Wildcat 355 performed well. It was a good day!
  14. Circa 1959, dad and mom gave up their 52 Roadmaster for a "new" 57 Roadmaster 75, purchased in Selma, AL. They took grief from some who thought the 57 was too fancy for a "negro" couple, but they loved it and cruised with pride!
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