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If anyone can help with decoding, please add comment:

1936 Model 81

Style No: 36-48--

Body No: 12801 (I think)

Trim: 1282

Paint No: 372

Seperately on the block: 1283737 (I think)

GM stamp

Photos poor. I had a hard time getting good photos.

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If anyone can help with decoding, please add comment:

1936 Model 81

Style No: 36-48--

Body No: 12801 (I think)

Trim: 1282

Paint No: 372

Seperately on the block: 1283737 (I think)

GM stamp

Photos poor. I had a hard time getting good photos.

Jake,

Model 81 4 door sedan with built in trunk ( Roadmaster )

Fisher Style 36-4819

Can't help with trim or paint codes but the BCA Judging Manual has them listed if you want to look them up.

The stamped engine number on my 1936 Century is found running vertically down the very front of the block, just in front of the push rod cover. I had trouble finding it because it was obscured by the push rod cover gasket which I had to cut back to the cover edge to make the engine number visible. Your number is likely in the same position being the same motor as the Century.

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Dear Brian:

Buick built 14,985 plus 323 for export Roadmasters in 1936, so your car (12801) is a fairly late car nearly 90% of the way thru the run. Since Southgate and Linden didn't open until 1937, we can be sure it's a Flint car.

Pat Brooks used to have a great 36 Roadmaster 30 years ago and might be a good source of info.

Regards, Dave Corbin

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Bryan-- I just dug out my dealer desk copies for ordering a '36. There were two issues, #1 the first issue was colored green, the second issue was colored red. I have no information as to when #2 superceded issue #1.

Your trim number as above has to many numbers (the #1 is not needed) the #282 is listed in the 1st issue as Brown Bedford Cord. It was deleted in the 2nd issue, assuming it was unavailable after a certain date. Your color #372 is Chateau Green and on the color chips is very dark, but they do tend to darken with age. Regards--Bob

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Thanks all for filling in the blanks. The odd part on the color is the body shows a dark red/wine tint to it. I think I want to paint it a Desert Tan or whatever Buick called it in 36. I need to buy a paint chip set. But that's not bad - dark green...

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