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On 5/27/2020 at 11:44 PM, Elpad said:

 

That '56 Century convertible is one I'd love to have in our garage if a comparable  Roadmaster were unavailable.

We have visited the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island several times,

and once reenacted the scene from the movie "Somewhere in Time" which was filmed there with Bud Jonas' 1910 Oakland. Our 1912 Oakland was at the dock in Mackinac City.

Motor vehicles are not permitted on Michigan's Mackinac Island, a great place to visit.

Thanks, Elpad, for a great memory.

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On 6/1/2020 at 9:06 PM, Elpad said:

Funny, we got the same taste. A 56 any model ragtop will be my favorite.

 

While the '55 is a striking and exceptional design,'the '56, at least in my opinion, is simplified, smoothed, more refined, elegant, and just plain cleaner in form.

(This also applies to "Little Brother" Chevrolet.)

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36 minutes ago, Fr. Buick said:

Took a lot to get that tire out of the trunk!

 

Haha -- indeed!  Also, judging by how bald the spare looks, that guy is very likely going to have to go through the whole thing again pretty soon!

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11 hours ago, Fr. Buick said:

Took a lot to get that tire out of the trunk!

 

Yeah, but we travel loaded down also, as Mark Shaw can attest !

When we drive our old cars cross-country, knowing that a reasonable supply of parts, tools, and other assorted "junque" is along with us is reassuring.

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Buick Reatta at the Reatta Craft Center in Lansing Michigan.

A series of specialized work stations replaced the conventional assembly line.

Sometime between 1988 & 1991.

 

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37 minutes ago, old-tank said:

 

 

I see lots of cars with the windows down...different times!

 

Now that you mention it, your right.

Probably lots with the ignition not locked as well.

The good old days.

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I see lots of stains on the asphalt.  Next time you complain about your old car marking its territory, remember that it's running like it was new.

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I recently added some period color slides to my personal archive.

 

1947 Buick Roadmaster. The slide is dated Dec. 9, 1979. Annotation: BUICK - 1949? ARGYLE & KENMORE; CHICAGO, IL.

William J. Maddon, Flushing, N.Y.

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Here is a present day view of this same intersection and buildings

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1956 Buick Century Riviera. Slide undated but front license plate appears to be '62' dated

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A very rusty 1958 Buick Century convertible with a pretty young lady in an orchard (maybe). Slide dated MAY66.

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29 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

I recently added some period color slides to my personal archive.

  

1955 Buick Century Riviera. Slide undated but front license plate appears to be '62' dated

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Thank you for the slides.

The above Century Riviera is actually a 1956, not a 1955

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