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My wife saw this piece advertised locally, and we got the last boxed one on the shelf.  What have you found?

 

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The only item of concern is the placement of my name immediately under the Girls portion of Santa's list... :o  :rolleyes:

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I haven't found anything nearly as cool as that!  SWEET!

 

 

Cort :) www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

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Wow! I want one of those.

 

Me too, me too...

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John,

 

What a wife to be on the look out for Buick "toys" for you.  Mine usually finds a reason to look the other way.  U R blest.

 

Ed

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And then, as if by magic, just like an old Buick collection...suddenly, there were two!

 

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And then, as if by magic, just like an old Buick collection...suddenly, there were two!

 

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Shame, shame... Gluttony my good man is a sin. I will gladly help relieve you of your shame. Just pack one very carefully and you have my address I believe

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Well, gluttony surely is a sin, but balance is so important in life...  B)

 

My wife found the 2nd one online at Zulily.com , but I just went there to try and find it myself and would have had to sign in or register.  Since I have no other business there I'll ask Lin to see if they still are offering them.

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Well I signed in and didn't find it in Toys and Playtime nor did a "Buick" search bring up anything. Did see a funny t-shirt though... "If a bear chases us, I'm tripping you"

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What is this? the year of the '56 Buick or somethin :rolleyes:;) .

 

Here is an ornament my daughter gave me for Christmas saying "Sorry Dad, I know it's the wrong year" But she did correctly note that "Shouldn't it have 4 portholes if it is a Century?"  Tha's my girls.

 

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Very nice Lamar, But What's with the hood ornament? I know it was made in china but? I would have to take the Dremel to it and repaint...

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Surely we all have our little spot on the Christmas tree, show us yours

 

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Very nice Lamar, But What's with the hood ornament? I know it was made in china but? I would have to take the Dremel to it and repaint...

 

Actually made in Thailand.

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I think the year is perfect!

 

As far as the portholes go, I'm not sure if they just didn't think they could fit 4 on there, or if it goes deeper.  For those unfamiliar with the story, the California Highway Patrol wanted cars that weren't on the menu.  They wanted the performance of the Century, but they wanted 2-door sedans, not Rivieras.  In 1956, a 2-door Century was a Riv or a ragtop, except for the CHP cars that were a special run of just a few hundred cars.

 

As far as I know, this was only done for the CHP.  Unless the car has CHP on the side, it would be more erroneous to put 4 portholes on a car with a post.  In other words, the error is more likely in calling it a Century, not the missing portholes.

 

This accounts for the 270 Model 68s built in 1955, but I have no idea how they accounted for it in '56.

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Have any of you guys ever seen this Buick ornament?  I had totally forgotten that I had this until I was looking for something else the other day.  Barbara got this for me in 2001 and told me that I had to have it since it was a Buick.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas  aka  Doo Dah Ville

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Have any of you guys ever seen this Buick ornament?  I had totally forgotten that I had this until I was looking for something else the other day.  Barbara got this for me in 2001 and told me that I had to have it since it was a Buick.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas  aka  Doo Dah Ville

 

from post 15 above Terry, you may want to put your glasses on :D

 

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Lamar, if that one was a snake I'd a done been bit - several times too!  All I can say is "Dog My Cats", nothin' gets by you.  I was starting to think that I had the only one of those in captivity.  We know where two of them are.

 

Terry Wiegand

Doo Dah  America 

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