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  1. The entire car appears to be painted in lacquer as well as the door repair job which btw was put on too fast and too heavy but is a easy fix using lacquer once again. Checking lacquer paint can always be quickly spot painted very easily even in front of your house if necessary .... sanded, primed over with epoxy then painted and blended using lacquer as it melts into the surrounding areas eazy peazy .... Car is what it is but an easy fix here and there for someone with hands-on talent and would make a great driving project.
  2. .... Disconnect the horns at the front radiator area ... Do an ohms test along the wiring loom from steering wheel hub to horn relay to horns ... just might come up with some shocking new insights ?
  3. Great info cause I have always wondered about that. My Cab I bought in 1973 red/white had the same molded arm rests as shown above yet have seen very few afterwards. Most have had the tacked on ones.
  4. Oh and another thing to consider regarding chrome. If the chrome pieces on the car are original or had been chromed again back in the 90's or later the process used would of been via hexavalent. Starting in the late 90's / early 2000's a less toxic process known as TriValent was beginning to be used. Why does that matter? TriValent is basically a dye process as a finishing touch in an attempt to mimic the original blue tone of hexavalent. At best close but no cigar. Trivalent when set beside a true hexavalent piece will appear a cold flat white to the hex mellow blue tone and will not match and will look different in reflection and tone. Also TriValent does not hold up to the elements or abrasion that true hexavalent does. I could go into a lot of chemistry here but the above info should make one aware that simply attempting to replate hexavalent chrome in a piece meal fashion with newly TriValent pieces will not end in happy marriage. There are still a few places that still do the hexavalent process and one of them is Van Nuys Plating in Van Nuys, California. I have no affiliation with them but know of the quality of their work and they are 2nd generation family owned. Good luck with your negotiations and purchase.
  5. Ah yes, 1961 the year GM finally said good bye to the 50's but some how got Buick confused with Pontiac or visa versa ...
  6. " I'll paint any car any color for $ 49.95 .... Guaranteed and give you $ 10.00 worth of metal work too " .... Earl Shrives
  7. Adam: Let us know who rebuilt the Dyna so we don't send our there. If it had been bench psi tested before tear down and after rebuild and install, issues could of been corrected then. But many who rebuild these today are gooey gasket artists not spec techs.
  8. Ah not sooo ... fast. Yes the sales copy is an Info Commercial but the car itself .... The chrome on the car is original and in good shape with that just so patina that only old hexavalent blue can make. The dash is O.K. yet the interior is rags but the car is very straight and solid. After all it is really a Roadmaster in Super clothing and badging after all is it not with good eZ eye glass and the stainless looks unmolested as well. Good tires and hub caps and Patch welding in floor spots appears pretty minor as well as things go. From what we can observe from just a few photos, this is at least a $ 10k car with solid starting point basis with lots of easy to make potential IF you are doing your own work ... imo.
  9. The dollar that floats around on BaT is one that craves shiny european gems many times overly hyped, or expensive completely over the top upgraded 4 x 4's , or very low mileage original late eighties/early 90's Ford F-250 4 x 4's, or Porsche wheels, Ferrari luggage sets so on and so forth you get the picture and anything from the eighties and has now spawned mostly dealer flippers. My interpretation of most of this is basically a gold card club that grew up in the eighties and 90's and hold different ideas as to what spins their wagons. No bad at that, but rather a generational shift of values, interests and sentiments. Estate sales with no reserve are eaten alive on BaT when listing 40-50's classics then usually re-listed by a dealer flipper. However, most anything U.S.A. made before 1970 is generally fish bait. As any professional certified appraiser knows, auctions in general are the least best source in which to draw your comparison of values from. Closed confirmed non pressured and hyped sales are the best source but with the current techno available to everyone auctions have become for better or worse the go-to source. For these reasons and many more BaT would not be my choice at all in which to market a classic car. The willing buyer that demographically identifies with such a classic car however is shrinking yearly and those identifying with 80's cars is increasing. Best to find a forum that caters to a less vicro-plastic demographic and concentrate your sales efforts there imo ...
  10. Wow 6T you found another one indeed ... and all those grill jewels like 160 or so all sold separately in the parts department back in the day if you needed a replacement or two. The rear tail lights beat out anything Barris could come of with and all looking like a interstellar space ship exhaust. Different times, different times.
  11. EDIT: Damn it ... Juan Retardo has struck again ... The following was suppose to go into Mr. Earl's Buick Garden's Post ... not here. Oh, well I guess just Way Too Many bong hits for one night but have no fear I never inhale ... Oh and don't forget to ask for your free Buick Gardens T-shirt while supplies last .... 😷 Please note: The following can be played on your guitar in open D tuning with or without slide but please use free form thumb n' forefinger pick technique as it goes something like this : " ... Yeah - bump those Buick's, bump that ride and don't forget to kick the tires on the other side, Roll em out - move em out, and don't forget to get your T-shirts in that larger size, Boys - either way you push em & we'd kindly wish it - just try and do your best ... Now you may wanna cry and we don't blame ya, n you'd be a doing it just like all the rest, But hey Joe, you know they just gotta go ... Down that ol' Georgia road they just gotta go even without their Dynaflow ... ! "
  12. We like it but need more photos up, down, over and under. Don't know if other folks have notice this oddity, but to me it appears most all of the Buick 1950's line up of cars up thru 1958 before the frame change in 1959 always seem to lean a little over on the driver's side ... heeling to port as the old salty dogs would say. Is it because of the battery is on that side and the driver too or perhaps with the 4 corner spring suspension or perhaps after so many right hand turns and the above weighting and springs this is bound to eventually occur ?
  13. Well I think I would be upset if I didn't want to buy this Century. Real nice clean deal. If the bottom looks as good as the top side this is a bargain waiting for someone to make it happen. GLWTS !!
  14. Well that's a good straight up appraisal. We also notice the guy selling is getting a lot of hip tire kickers and Existential Beat Poets chiming in ... a crowd that no doubt likes patina, bags and side exhausts. After all the wheels have been powder coated too.
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