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Dave is referring the 46 Buck float he has pictured in his posts, I am just getting started on making a model of it.

I had found pictures of it from several angles, and have blown them up. I have the base outline cut out of wood, and very little shaping of such yet. I plan on coating it with bondo, and sanding very smooth, (I LIKE DETAILING ARTY THINGS), and will paint it probably a silver or pewter color.

I will photo what I have so far and send to you in a couple.

Thanks for asking, I love that float............, sure would like a 46 model, but will probably have to go with a 1948.

Dale in Indy

Most folks know that 41 Buick's were scheduled to have the 46 BOMB SITE hood ornament, but because of the war it was pulled. Years ago at a swap meet I found a 46 piece which doesn't have the cross bar. I am running it on my 41, it bolted right up to the hood contour. I have had several people tell me I have the wrong ornament, I just laugh.

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Here is a web site with some awesome Buick photos.

Below are two photos from the site of a 1954 Buick Super.

The angle of the second photo shows the influence the 1953 Buick Wildcat Motorama Showcar had on the 1954 Buick lineup.

The Buick has had only two owners since new.

The car is not for sale but I couldn't resist posting it here for all to see.:)

Reynolds Buick GMC Blog: Buick is a Beauty, too

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I'm posting this here because of the influence the 1953 Buick Wildcat Motorama Show Car had on the 1954 Buick Lineup, in particular the Roadmaster.

I recently came across a photo of a hardtop version of the Wildcat Show Car.

I'm certain most of us are aware of the convertible version of the Wildcat. I was not aware of the hardtop.

In my view the hardtop version influenced the 1955 Buick lineup.

The convertible influenced the 1954 Roadmaster.

Listed below are some of the differences.

1. The sweep spear.

2. The open rear wheel well.

3. The lack of vents on the rear quarter panel.

4. No fender skirts.

5. Different hubcaps. ( May have influenced The 1954 hubcaps)

6. The rear bumper appears to be different.

If we all look a bit closer I'm certain there are other differences, but the ones I listed appeared to be the obvious ones.

I've posted both Wildcat versions for comparison.

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Guest BJM

Here is a fantastic project. 54 Super 2 door hardtop with rust free straight body. Has an 18 " x 18 " rust out section in drivers floorboard. Trunk solid, rest of pans solid. No troublesome power steering or brakes. Minimal options car, just all about the style.

For Sale 1954 Buick

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In my LIMITED opinion, the rears of both are to busy. I understand these are 50" concepts, but to busy for my taste.

I like the sweep spear on the top car, and certainly don't like the louvers on the bottom car.

Just my opinion, I LOVE BUICK'S, but they have made a few mistakes over the years, ME TOOOOOO!

Dale in Indy

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Jake, I believe this might be this car. If so the $950 is a very good price. It was quite a bit more when I inquired over a month ago. I thanked the seller for saving the car and explained that it was just too far from Georgia for me and that I would defer to the gentleman from Madrid, Iowa. You should add this one to your collection. Look at that front grille.

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Lamar

You are correct, that's the one. I know he started over 2 years ago if memory serves, wanting around $2000. 10 years ago, that would have been a very good price, when project vehicle prices were higher. I believe he has dropped the price since I saw it - $600. I will give him a call. For me, it was never a matter of interest as much as space. I just don't have any. I have started using a fellow south of Madrid for storage. What I really need is an acreage. A (54) Buick Farm North.

I too thanked him for saving it, could have ended up a Toyota by now.

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Did you just say he would take $600 for it? :confused::eek:

these are some of the most pitiful smilies I've ever seen

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Did you just say he would take $600 for it? :confused::eek:

these are some of the most pitiful smilies I've ever seen

Nope, meant it has dropped about $600 in cost since I went to look at it. I looked at it in June and he wanted $1400 for it. I am sure he told you the story about how he got it but it fascinates me.

Basically, as the National Highway Interstate (and Route 66 etc) system developed and people starting travelling across country, when their cars broke down they would abandon them or trade them and these cars would be picked up by the county designated yards and a few survived. This car was in one of those yards.

I used to live in Montana and would travel back to the midwest. About every major town in Nebraska and South Dakota had these yards, many are gone and this one where the Super was at, is gone now. Land was plentiful and cheap out west and the cars would sometimes take up acres.

I will try to get this purchased in the next few weeks.

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Personally I feel the WIDE whitewalls, and SHINNY wire wheels distract from the beauty of this car, IMO.

Dale in Indy

Yeah .... kinda pimp'n don't ya think?

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OK Mr. Earl, I took your advice and I just bought a few 1954 Buicks...and the prices couldn't have been better !!! post-58446-143141894881_thumb.jpg

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Congratulations, and I see you have joined the gang at the '54 Buick Highway too. Next step... a full size maybe...

1954 buick skylark project or resto mod shell

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Or this one, actually not a bad price and just needs TLC (Trailer and Lots of Cash)

1954 Buick Skylark Convertible - Vancouver Collector Cars For Sale - Kijiji Vancouver Canada.

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This is a nice Super, can't believe it is still for sale.

1954 BUICK Super Riviera. model 56R. Good driver. ready to drive home

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And if you like 3 speeds

54 Buick special sedan 3 speed

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These lil 2 door c-dans are hard to find

1954 Buick Special

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This one just sold a couple months on eBay from down in FL, I see it is now on the other side of the continent. A case of Sellers Remorse maybe.

1954 Buick century hardtop

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1954 Buick Century 4 dr

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1954 BUICK RIVERA

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Buick ,cadillac,chevy,olds, pontiac ,ford, dodge, hot rod , street rod

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1954 BUICK SPECIAL actually a Super

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1954 buick century

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54 BUICK SPECIAL

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WOW, that 54 Lark, now Red, was originally blue, COULD BE OUR CAR. That was our color scheme. I wonder if it has any signs that the passenger's door had been replaced, DON'T ASK, hehehe.

Lots of love, it needs, plus MUCH MONEY, and TIME.

Dale in Indy

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Seriously that first Super is a great opportunity for a first time antique car guy. It's a perfect project that is already for the road.

If my Electra was sold I'd be all over that like white on rice. Too bad it's not a good trade for them.

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