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Greenelectra,

I hope youre considering coming to the BCA National Meet in Charlotte in June. S

Check out more info at the top of the main Buick page. :)

Mark [Marck]

I will give it a shot as I've never been to a Buick club meet in the twelve years I've been driving nothing but Buicks.

Now that I have my cooling system up to Southern standards and hopefully my gas consumption under control I'll certainly try to make it .

Paul [Greenelectra]

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My grandfather gave me my first car a 1941 Super M51 on my 17th birthday.

I have owned many Buicks from years 1939 to 1976.

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I'm 45 and started buying Buicks when I was 16 or 17.

Heres the list:

61 Electra

55 Special Tourback Sedan

78 LeSabre

68 Special Deluxe 4 dr sedan (still currently own)

71 Skylark Custom 4 dr

72 Skylark SunCoupe (broken frame, scrapped it) :(

78 Skylark 2 dr

78 LeSabre Turbo Sport Coupe (exact same color as in the dealership brochure, blue and blackout trim) LOVED that car!

83 LeSabre Limited 4 dr (awsesome car)

90 Century Custom 4 dr (fast little sleeper!) :)

93 LeSabre 4 dr

98 Skylark 4 dr (last year for the Skylarks)

78 LeSabre Limited

Currently driving whats left of a 99 olds intrigue gx, 163,000 and still going strong. Hopefully my next car will be a Buick.

The other cars I owned were:

95 cavalier

96 Pontiac Bonneville Se

66 chevy nova 2

78 ford wagon

I miss the 78 Sport Coupe, the 83 Limited and the 90 Century. Wish I could find ones just like them. Maybe someday.

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I'm 67 and my list of Buicks starts in 1963 with a 53 Special 2dr ht , then a 1930-47,

a 1916-D46, 1922-47, a 1965 Skylark Gran Sport 2dr, 1964 Rivera, and last but not least

a 1922-55 Sport Touring, I wish I had kept the 64 Riv, I had a lot of fun with that car.

John Beatty

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I have 26years I have 1953 Packard Cavalier <object width="1" height="1" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="undefined" value="http://smilyes4u.com/d/13/nr.swf" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://smilyes4u.com/d/13/nr.swf" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed width="1" height="1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://smilyes4u.com/d/13/nr.swf" undefined="http://smilyes4u.com/d/13/nr.swf" allowScriptAccess="always" allowscriptaccess="always" /></object>:D

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I'm 26 and drive a 50 Chevy Fleetline, 53 Chevy truck and am getting a 59 el camino buttoned up to be my next daily driver.

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At first I thought this was a silly question. Until I thought about it, and read so many interesting responses.

I'm 54, and i drive a 2010 Ford Escape. Why? Because I need all wheel drive to get me through the snow at 4:30 in the morning to get to the radio station so I can announce to everyone else when school is closed! It's big enough to haul the band equipment in, and haul home tons of rummage sale and ham fest treasures.

I realized then, that I've never owned a Buick. Not until last month, when Dad passed the '51 onto me. The more I thought about it, I realized DAD never had a Buick either, except for the '51. He must have liked it, since he bought it in '51 and kept it all these years (granted in storage since 71, and not driven since 66). He DOES still brag about it's greatness on a regular basis. "Of course it still runs... it's a BUICK" Now, when I was a kid, and the '51 was stored in Grandma's garage, I sat in it and played driving a lot when were were visiting, so -- from a kid point of view, that counts as driving a Buick. I'm really basically a Ford guy. However, I have great appreciation for "defunct" cars. As a grown up, I've had a Hudson, two Edsels, two Corvairs (one up until this past summer when it was pretty much wiped out in a flood -- we're using the insurance money to get Dad's '51 back on the road). The first car I ever bought myself was a '58 Edsel -- that was in 1975 -- my senior year in high school -- bought it from my cousin - my hippie cousin -- who went to Viet Nam. Collected Edsels. And Studebakers. I've had a long list of odd cars, including a Corvair with a Crown conversion ( V-8 327 in the back seat). But never a Buick. But my whole life, from my earliest childhood memories, the '51 has been THE Buick. The only one I knew. Anyone ever said Buick, even from the time I was 4 years old -- I always saw the smiling grille of the '51 in my minds eye. 50 years later, I'm laying under it putting in a new exhaust system and brake lines. Odd, isn't it? I recommend my "Bringing Dad's '51 Roadmaster Back" thread in the me and my Buick section if you want to see some groovy 50's photos of the car when it was new!

Tim in Bovey

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I'm 62 and I've owned 30 cars since I got my license 46 years ago but only 2 have been Buicks - the '66 Lesabre Custom sedan I bought in 1999 and sold in 2005 and my uncle's '71 Lesabre Custom sedan that is out in the garage with my '72 LTD. Sorry to say, after trying out a new '12 LaCrosse and '13 Verano, I bought a '13 Taurus SEL. I liked the looks better and it fit me better than the LaCrosse. I liked the Verano, but am not ready to do that small yet.

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Then: 1978 @ 15, bought a 68 Skylark convertible.

Now: 2012, @ 50 bought a 2012 Ford Fusion Sport.

By the time I could afford a new car, there were few new Buicks of interest to me...sticking with the old ones for fun...

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I am 63, born & raised in Minnesota, moved to Texas in '74. I learned to drive on my dad's '58 F-100 3 speed manual and our '64 Buick Special also a base car with no options other than AM radio and back up lights. First car I bought was a '68 Impala fast back and first new car was a '71 Plymouth Satellite. Then in order to the best I remember, '75 AMC Sportabout, '79 Impala 2 dr., '81 Chevy Citation 4 speed, '85 LeBaron "K car" , 88 LeSabre (used car bought maroon, repainted blue), 95 LeSabre, 2001 Lesabre, 2008 Lucerne. I also have had pickups around for local driving to work including an old Datsun/Nissan, '87 Dodge Dakota, '96 GMC Sonoma and my present 2007 GMC Sierra. We inherited my wife's aunt's '67 LeSabre in 2000 and I have since bought a '67 Riviera. So that makes my current stable the Lucerne, the two '67 Buicks and the Sierra Pickup.

Chuck Bloomberg

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I WILL BE 51 IN NOV,

IN THE SUMMER OF 1979 I NEEDED A CAR TO GET TO MY NEW JOB.

I LIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO THEN, SO I SAW AN ADD IN THE LOCAL AUTO TRADER FOR A 1950 PONTIAC FASTBACK TWO DOOR. MY DAD AND BROTHER WENT ALONG FOR THE TRIP THE CAR WAS GORGEOUS VERY LOW MILES

AND PERFECT. BUT MY DAD SAID YOU SHOULD BUY SOMETHING A LITTLE NEWER SO YOU DON'T BREAK DOWN SOMEWHERE . . . :(:(

WELL I ENDED GETTING A 1976 BUICK REGAL

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AND I HAVE HAD MY '48 SINCE '05

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I recently won a prize at the ROA nat'l in Monterey, CA for being the oldest member in attendence. i've since had another birthday so now I am 81 years young. My everyday driver is a 2006 Dodge Charger R/T with a Hemi. I did not order the SRT8, an extra $2000.00 gas guziler tax, besides I can get in enough trouble with just the R/T Hemi. I got tired of waiting for Buick to make a new rear wheel drive car. This car is a REAL "E" ticket ride. Right now I also own 5 buicks as listed with my signiture. I am the original owner of the '62 Special Deluxe Conv which has a factory 4 speed trans. The '62 Special Deluxe Sedan has a small block Chev under the hood which is hot enough to go over 100 mph in a quarter mile. No matter how old you get, you never get over the desire to drag race.

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I'm 16 and I just bought a 1950 packard club coupe, I am in the process of getting the last things together for it to run.

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53 and holding, drove a 39 in High school, everyone poked fun at me, sold it a few years ago for $21,000.00, probably a mistake, but needed to make some room, and 15K profit seemed to make sence, sold a 69 skylark convertble, last year that was a dream to drive, rest of my herd are chevy's 37 2 door sedan, hotrod, ,39 business coup, all original except bearings, and 39 1/2 ton pickup, I'm thinking about being my next build or re-build, un decided yet. welcome

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I'm 29, my first car was an all original 1968 Buick Electra 225 which I still own 14 years later. My dad got me into cars when I was quite young, he would take me to car shows and I took interest at an early age. I really enjoy cars when they are in original or restored to original condition.

Other cars I own:

1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan (three speed on the column with the 235 inline 6)

1965 Chrysler Newport Town Sedan (383 V8)

1970 Buick Electra 225 (455 V8)

1971 Dodge Coronet Brougham (318 V8)

The only problem is, I wish I had room to keep them all at home! I only keep 2 at home at a time in the garage, otherwise I keep a couple in a storage building which isn't too close to home. I try to change them up a bit by having different ones at the house so I can equally enjoy them throughout the season, but that sometimes doesn't happen. It's hard to let them go though even though a more practical option for me would be to have only 2 cars!

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