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1964 Buick Wildcat


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Hello, welcome, most good auto parts stores will have the basic parts you will need. Also if you exit the general forum and scroll down a few forums, you will find a large area devoted to Buick with folks that can answer most of your questions quickly. It would be helpful if you let us know where you live as some may know local contacts you may like. Good luck with your car. 

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Actually, many of the normal replacement parts are out of production and not available from a regular auto parts store. You'll need to ccontact a specialy vendor like Kanter. Repro body panels are non-existent. You'll need to find good used sheetmetal and trim. These cars are not mainstream resto prospects and thus not well supported by the aftermarket like the A-body cars. Good luck. To some of us, the thrill of the hunt (for parts) is half the fun.

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Wildcat, do you mean first collector car, or first car? If the latter, guessing you're young and want something cool to drive rather than a shapeless blob modern car.

The Buick Club forums downstairs are a great resource for a 60s Buick owner, and the Buick B-body shares basics like body glass and weatherstripping with the other four GM Divisions. Buick-specific (and specifically Wildcat-specific) parts may be a different story.

Not sure if Wildcat got the Super Turbine 400 (TurboHydraMatic 400 by another name) in 64 like the Electra, or if it still has Dynaflow. If you're not used to Dynaflow, it will seem weird at first.

To the naysayers who say these cars are not safe for a young driver, fooey! Buick drum brakes were/are excellent and you will get used to the performance and handling of your land yacht. You'll have to watch out for idiot drivers in their super-safe cocoons who aren't paying attention to traffic around them, but that makes for a more competent driver overall.

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