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On 11/3/2017 at 8:07 AM, kgreen said:

"Let's deal"

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Back then “used cars lot”, today “ Pre-owned vehicles dealership”. Like anything else these days you have to be politically correct not to offend anybody. 

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2 hours ago, RivNut said:

While browsing for something else, I ran across tis picture. Can someone tell me what parts from what years went into this custom.

 

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From the perspective given, all, 1954

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49 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

From the perspective given, all, 1954

I picked that as the base but to my untrained eye, the roof and rear window look like they came off a 57.  Wish I  could find a picture from that angle.

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Factory concept car.  The Riviera was built to compete with Ford's Thunderbird.  The Thunderbird came as a convertible so the Buick stylist, under the guidance of Bill Mitchell, wanted to see what the Riviera would look like as a convertible

 

https://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/index.php/1963_Buick_Riviera_Convertible_%26_Hatch-Top

 

http://reynolds1915.blogspot.com/2012/03/monday-miss-1963-riviera-convertible.html

 

Ed

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On 11/16/2012 at 11:35 AM, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

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I think that is/was my car.  I restored it between 1973 and 1976, won an AACA Senior with it, and sold it to a man in Illinois in 1981.  I'd love to have it back, but have no idea where it is.

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Just now, Dynaflash8 said:

 

That actually is/was my car.  I can see the Westmoreland County Virginia county tax sticker in the window.  I sold that car to a guy in Wachula, FL, who sold it to Orlando Classic Cars at a Zephyr Hills, FL auction not long after.  They told me it was sold to somebody in Spain, and I never expected to see another picture of the car.  This is kind of amazing.  The car originally came from the Harrisburg, PA area.

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On 10/28/2017 at 6:04 AM, Elpad said:

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Flip that building around backwards and... I worked there. Here is what it looks like today:

 

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I was looking through old files when I got that '50 Woody picture out yesterday and found these to share.

Bill Antelli owned this 1932 Model 90 from age 15 until he passed away about 2 years ago. These are from the day I helped his start it after much restoration work.

We got him to bring it, unfinished, to our Chapter's 2005 BCA Nationals.

 

Bill, Scott Heise, and I used to pile into my '60 and have lunch at one of the restaurants where the owners had excellent taste in waitresses. Scott and I had lunch there last week. We miss Bill.

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In the wild and uncounted.  I suggested a BCA membership.  "nah, I just restore 'em and drive 'em.  I don't need no stinking car club".  Said this car has $10,000 in rechromed pot metal on it.

 

 

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9 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Isn't that Skylark missing the engine turned dash insert?

 

Almost as bad is the Ford cap on the front seat.  He prefers Fords and had several of them, though I did not see them.  He is also restoring a 1941 Cadillac Series 62, two door convertible.  He was doing a fantastic job on it.  I did visit his shop to see that car.  While a few things didn't seem quite correct the car is well preserved, and far from sitting in a field rotting away.  I wonder how many people have rare, uncounted cars like this?

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20 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Isn't that Skylark missing the engine turned dash insert?

 

 

It is indeed, but correctly so. Only the Roadmaster had engine turning in '54.  But I see a couple engine detail items that if the owner would join the stinking BCA and have it judged he could learn what they are. ?

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just to be clear, in my previous post, my reference to "stinking BCA" was of course made in jest relative to the above statement made by the owner of the Skylark. 

 
>>  I suggested a BCA membership.  "nah, I just restore 'em and drive 'em.  I don't need no stinking car club". <<
 
 
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On 11/29/2017 at 11:33 PM, MrEarl said:

just to be clear, in my previous post, my reference to "stinking BCA" was of course made in jest relative to the above statement made by the owner of the Skylark. 

 
>>  I suggested a BCA membership.  "nah, I just restore 'em and drive 'em.  I don't need no stinking car club". <<
 
 

I regret even adding that language to my post.  I'd like to suggest it was out of context as the guy was joking during a discussion of his self reliance with his many restorations.  He was a competent and patient individual and very willing to share his knowledge and his cars.  I understand that some people don't wish to join a club for whatever reason.  I am glad to have run into him so that I could see his cars; I may never see him again.  Personally, I am glad for all the fellowship and new friends that I have gained from being a member of the BCA national and local chapter.  

 

Lamar, I understood the intent of your response. I hope no one became incensed or was insulted by my post.

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