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Big Blue Comes Through on a cold day...had to take the 57 out of hibernation to help a sibling


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I feel very fortunate to have found my Limited. I have had a 58 olsmobile Ninety Eight Holiday Sedan for a while and recently aquired a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special, both local one owner cars. My partner in crime and I laughed and said we needed a 58 Limited to round out the GM Chrome Trifecta of 1958. Knowing how rare and expensive Limiteds are, we didn't see it happening anytime in the near future. Imagine our surprise when she turned up on Craigslist 10 miles from home! The listing just said "1958 Buick Riviera Sedan." I have found 3 rusty areas, small spots in both rockers and 1 small spot in one of the rear wheel wells. The floors are fairly solid and the rear bumper appears very solid. Its a 1 family owned car sold new here in Oklahoma. She was parked outside in 1976 after a small front end collision that damaged the bumper. She is a very early car (Body 99) and was originally equipped with Air Suspension. She is black with silver and black interior. What interior does yours have?

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Rob, when will yours be taking a journey?? Must be getting close, eh?

We've had a tough winter so far and I haven't ventured over to the Buick's shop for a couple of weeks. I flew to the West Coast over the holidays instead of knuckling down and starting the car. Soon, I hope, soon.

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I feel very fortunate to have found my Limited. I have had a 58 olsmobile Ninety Eight Holiday Sedan for a while and recently aquired a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special, both local one owner cars. My partner in crime and I laughed and said we needed a 58 Limited to round out the GM Chrome Trifecta of 1958. Knowing how rare and expensive Limiteds are, we didn't see it happening anytime in the near future. Imagine our surprise when she turned up on Craigslist 10 miles from home! The listing just said "1958 Buick Riviera Sedan." I have found 3 rusty areas, small spots in both rockers and 1 small spot in one of the rear wheel wells. The floors are fairly solid and the rear bumper appears very solid. Its a 1 family owned car sold new here in Oklahoma. She was parked outside in 1976 after a small front end collision that damaged the bumper. She is a very early car (Body 99) and was originally equipped with Air Suspension. She is black with silver and black interior. What interior does yours have?

Very nice, and great fortune! If that was 10 miles from me no doubt I would have ended up with another one. Mine was only 2 hours from me though and also an unexpected purchase similar to yours. Also it came from original family and wears its original paint, interior, and 95% of chrome. Interior is same as yours. If you haven't looked yet, you almost certainly also have holes in the inner fender under the headlights; not really noticeable most of the time unless you are looking for it. Even mine has holes there and it is nearly rust-free otherwise. The inner fenders had a nice flat spot there that moisture enjoyed sitting on until it was able to rust through to freedom.

Please share some more pictures!

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We've had a tough winter so far and I haven't ventured over to the Buick's shop for a couple of weeks. I flew to the West Coast over the holidays instead of knuckling down and starting the car. Soon, I hope, soon.

Consider this a poke! I want to see you take a journey in it in 2014...

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Lance, my interior is in pretty sad shape. The leather is still good but the cloth inserts, headliner and dash need help. I would love to see some photos of your interior to know exactly how mine should look. Was yours an air ride car?

Well the good thing is that the cloth and headliner can be matched well. My dash pad was toast and I replaced it with an OK used one which I plan to have completely redone at some point, along with the headliner and a couple tears on the door panel. Otherwise, I haven't touched the interior yet (besides some cleaning) and it is fairly nice so I will see if I have any interior photos. Otherwise it will probably wait until it warms up a bit.

Mine was an air-poise car, as I believe all of the 58 Limiteds were. No A/C on mine though; yours?

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Jim,

The interior in my Roadmaster is also Silver/Black and it identical to the Limited with the exception of A/C. I have some photos in this thread:

http://forums.aaca.org/showthread.php?t=341424&highlight=smartin+roadmaster

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