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That is Dwight Romberger's Speedster. He stopped at one of my backwoods lunch spots on his way home with the car.

 

I don't look in the prewar section often. He is probably tearing up the Pennsylvania hills with it now. The way Block Yates used to write about racing around western New York.

Bernie

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35 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

Main subject aside,  it looks like 50 steps to get into that house in the background! 

 

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50 steps = lots of winter fun for the guy with the snow shovel.

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Remember that day, the day the mag came out and the guy told me it had already sold that I was about the 100 caller and wished he had 10 of them 

hope stayed within the forum

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Did anyone see "Chasing Classic Cars" last night.  Wayne was on his way to pick up a car he'd bought via sealed auction and was looking at some of the other cars that were in the barns.  A couple of really nice early Buicks.  I'm not hip on years and models but one was a yellow runabout and another was a burgundy touring car.

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Ed, was this a rerun of the first show of the season, where he found, and bid on the Minerva (one of one special bodies car).  If so, Jon Henry and I can tell you a lot about the cars.  The burgundy touring now resides nearby, as well as some other stuff.

 

I can tell you more about the cars and where they were.   I can maybe get some more photos soon, if there is any interest..

 

John 

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On 5/18/2017 at 4:19 PM, RivNut said:

Did anyone see "Chasing Classic Cars" last night.  Wayne was on his way to pick up a car he'd bought via sealed auction and was looking at some of the other cars that were in the barns.  A couple of really nice early Buicks.  I'm not hip on years and models but one was a yellow runabout and another was a burgundy touring car.

what network does this come on?  history? A&E?

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IMG_1978.JPGAs seen at "Cuba Nostalgia" an exposition where all cuban things are celebrated as food, music, art to include 50's vintage vehicles that used to roam the island highways BC (Before Castro) 

the 57 ragtop is available 4sale if anybody is interested (have owner info) photos taken at Miami-Dade County Youth Fairgrounds. Will post more in Gallery later on.

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47 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

I swear, it just followed me home!

 

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Sorry about the messy garage. That's where the daily drivers live. It's been under construction for a few months. Sure looks good tonight, though...

Chucks, Cannot  find one to follow me

Beautiful Cars!

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4 minutes ago, Elpad said:

Chucks, Cannot  find one to follow me

Beautiful Cars!

 

4 minutes ago, Elpad said:

Chucks, Cannot  find one to follow me

Beautiful Cars!

Sorry, just don't like the trash cans

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7 hours ago, dei said:

Having a second Teen Hood (not childhood :lol:)

I drove her to school here 45 years ago.

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Loving your "sentimental visits" posts Doug. What a gorgeous car! 

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Thanks Mr. Earl! 

With a lifetime of owning these cars, it is hard to not go down that road, Although .... my wife does get tired of hearing the stories sometimes? :lol:

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16 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

I swear, it just followed me home!

 

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Sorry about the messy garage. That's where the daily drivers live. It's been under construction for a few months. Sure looks good tonight, though...

That's a beaut Matt.  What is the color?

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58 minutes ago, kgreen said:

That's a beaut Matt.  What is the color?

 

English Green with green leather, as original.

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Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I do like the car quite a bit, but it's not in the cards for me to keep this one, so it's available if anyone wants a very nicely done 56C Super convertible coupe. Maybe next time...

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17 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

I swear, it just followed me home!

 

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Sorry about the messy garage. That's where the daily drivers live. It's been under construction for a few months. Sure looks good tonight, though...

 This is a sweet ride! 

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Matt

great colour combo 

Being English , got to like English green, is that the same as British racing green , very popular on 50s British sports cars.

Elpad  

any idea of asking price for 57 convertible 

thanks guys

pilgrim

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Messy garage Matt? Remind me not to show you mine. 

 

Dei - funny how there's a Vincent Massey school almost everywhere - one here in Winnipeg and one in Brandon can make some provincial competitions a bit confusing. 

 

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2 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Matt

great colour combo 

Being English , got to like English green, is that the same as British racing green , very popular on 50s British sports cars.

Elpad  

any idea of asking price for 57 convertible 

thanks guys

pilgrim

The owner mentioned something around 57 and he was not talking about the year. I'm pretty sure is negotiable as everything else. If interested I can PM his info and you can talk directly with him

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Great photo! Dealership is in Springfield, Oregon.  In the same family since 1948. Building listed in the National Register of Historic Places a few years ago! Building based on GM dealership pattern book.  (Referring to Fr. Buick post from Sunday.)

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3 hours ago, aestorrs said:

Matt-

I notice the AACA 1st Jr. Award ,Can you tell me what year it was gotten and is it a sr. car also?

Will you have it at the dealership soon for Sale?

Thank you 

Al Storrs

 

The '41 Super convertible is in my shop now. It was in the photo studio today and will be online shortly. Asking price is $59,900. It won its AACA National First Prize in 2007 and has been driven since then, so it's no longer a show car. It's an exceptional driver and a great tour car--I've been driving it every day and took it to a cruise-in this evening where it generated a ton of interest. It's just gorgeous. It's also nearly silent--I love creeping up on people with it. One lady came up to see it while it was idling and felt the woosh of the fan and jumped back, "Oh my god, it's running!" It's very impressive. It's just got 10 years of driving on it now, and I don't consider that a demerit. Driving is better than sitting behind it in a folding chair, right?

 

Drives great, although I'd put radials on it for touring, it wanders a bit on rough roads. Radio, clock, and speedometer do not work, everything else good to go. Starts instantly every time, hot or cold. No bad habits at all. Stops, steers, tracks straight, pulls well through all the gears, shifter is tight and smooth, no gear clashing. I mean, someone did this car right. The one thing I'm unhappy about, especially since I'm the '41 Buick guy, is that it doesn't have dual carbs. Supers came standard with dual carbs, so it should have them, but I bet these were removed during the war like so many others. I have most of a setup for the car, including carbs, air cleaner, and intake manifold, and small series setups are common and relatively inexpensive on eBay. Nevertheless, the thing runs and drives so well, I just don't want to take it apart. I mean, it's SILENT and the idle is silky smooth. Dual carbs look great, but it probably won't make the car drive any better than this. I'll include what I have with the car if the next owner wants to convert it.

 

Here are a few more photos from today's photo shoot:

 

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Here it is at the local cruise-in this evening, where we were sponsors (we also brought the Bronco and Melanie's pretty 1950 Chevy pickup since it was truck night). You can see where everyone's attention is focused.

 

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6 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Elpad 

cheers , bit rich for me

only interested as my wife would like an auto and both could do with power assist steering 

thanks for info 

pilgrim

Same situation otherwise I would be jumping all over that 57. Maybe on my next life. Is there a Buick heavens?

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