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On 4/10/2018 at 9:17 AM, TxBuicks said:

Yeah, but if you've ever seen a clamshell tailgate open and close in person, they are way cool!  That's all that matters now.

 

The only improvement would have been rear-facing seats (and shoulder harnesses).

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On 14/03/2018 at 6:26 PM, Buick 55 said:

hi guys,

 

my name is Pascal and i lve in France. :)

 

my baby is a 55 Buick Special 4 doors hardtop.

And with my wife and kids, we have three old caravans ( 2 french : Notin Chaumière 1956, and Notin Vedette 1964 / and the third one is a belgium one : Constructam Coral 1971 )

here are some pictures i hope you will like ...

 

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our 55 Buick Special with our french caravan Notin Chaumière 1956

 

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our 55 Buick Special with our french caravan Notin Vedette 1964

 

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our 55 Buick Special with our Belgium caravan Constructam Coral 1971

 

Tres belle jetaime

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Indeed you are, great photo and thanks for sharing. Plus I'd love to know the source of that photo. I believe that is the same custom Buick that was advertised here some time back and I've been wondering what ever happened to it. Would love to hear that you bought it?

 

 

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19 hours ago, Elpad said:

Is this car still available in Miam?

 

not sure Al, I emailed him for awhile, trying to find it a home. I interested I can try and find the emails and get you his address.

 

 

in the meantime, from another thread here..

 

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30 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

not sure Al, I emailed him for awhile, trying to find it a home. I interested I can try and find the emails and get you his address.

 

 

in the meantime, from another thread here..

 

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There's good plans online for building these year drop trailers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

not sure Al, I emailed him for awhile, trying to find it a home. I interested I can try and find the emails and get you his address.

 

 

in the meantime, from another thread here..

 

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If you get the address, I will do a drive by

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2 hours ago, Elpad said:

Color green was popular back then, I see it coming back a bit

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This is a great photo.  To the 58 guys, what's with the back bumper on the wagon?  Downturned exhaust and no bumper outlet?  Can't remember ever seeing this before.

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On 4/10/2018 at 12:48 PM, wndsofchng06 said:

I had to google this.  I need one! This example sounds like it's struggling:  

  

I worked for Oldsmobile when these came out and thought they were pretty slick.  This dose sound like it belongs in a horror movie though.  What I heard was they made the car heavy but that was pre oil embargo.

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On 6/10/2018 at 10:21 PM, Elpad said:

I see lots of color coordinated rigs nowadays, so these scheme trends is nothing new. Would like to see the camper mimicking the sweespear lines of the car

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This is the paint scheme I was talking about

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9 hours ago, Elpad said:

Looks like too much weight at the trailer tongue

 

Likely the coil springs on the wagon...

The boat trailer wheels look like they are straining too. Fiberglas boats are not all that light either.

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