MrEarl

Century Turbo Coupe in a warehouse

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Helped a friend pull a couple of 53 Studebakers out of a warehouse in Virginia this weekend and discovered this pretty rare ‘79 ? Century Turbo Coupe rusting away. It was actually raining more in the warehouse than it was outside at one point. 

 

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oh man!  Are they giving it away?  Might be a cool car with a later 1995 Supercharged 3800 transplant!  

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Move went well until the dually’s fuel pump went out. Swapped it out (in 34* sleet and rain, but still no go. Ended up leaving it in the alley for a local shop to pick up and  and bringing the one on my trailer home, 7 hours nighttime rain. Learned this morning the new pump was bad. I suggested he get a bus ticket back up😁

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15 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

oh man!  Are they giving it away?  Might be a cool car with a later 1995 Supercharged 3800 transplant!  

 

It’s rough JD, you couldn’t give it to me...but I can ask if anyone is interested. Rare Buick

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Those Studes looked pretty rough as well.  Hope whoever bought them didn't pay too much. 

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2 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

Those Studes looked pretty rough as well.  Hope whoever bought them didn't pay too much. 

Making a Bonneville racer out of the two. The intact one is the parts car

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BCA member Tom Halka still owns this 1979.  He ordered it and bought it new when we both hired into Buick Engineering.  He watched it go down the line. 

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My younger son had the Oldsmobile version of this Buick. It was a great ride for quite awhile until it coughed up the trans. He bought a 2nd trans and we installed it only to find out it was as bad as the one he had. He got rid of the car and I can't remember where it went or to whom.

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On 2/19/2019 at 1:00 PM, MrEarl said:

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Exit 90...I-85...I know it well...

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9 hours ago, On The Riviera said:

Lamar:

I know you like the European stuff so what is going to happen to that Jensen-Healey? 

 

Looks like a Lotus Europa to me.  One of my favorite cars, but I can't fit inside one.  Heck, at 6' 5" I barely fit in my '54 Roadie (top down helps though)!

Scott

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It is a ‘73 Lotus. The building is full of other collectibles such as a 57 Chevrolet, a Dodge Charger, a couple Firebirds, a couple under cover that I didn’t even look at. And this 

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Skyhawk at minimum, possibly a Roadhawk.  Cool.  They are neat little cars and not seen very often any more.  I’m doing what I can to change that.

 

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3 hours ago, Y-JobFan said:

That appears to be the remnants of a Roadhawk

 

 

2 hours ago, Thriller said:

Skyhawk at minimum, possibly a Roadhawk.  Cool.  They are neat little cars and not seen very often any more.  I’m doing what I can to change that.

 

 

 

Pretty sure I saw a bow tie, so didn't give it any more attention, so maybe a Chevy Monza?

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5 minutes ago, Packin31 said:

MrEarl,

 

Curious what years are the Firebirds and what are the condition of them?

 

Not sure of the years and they are being restored... slowly...

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Ah...H-body at any rate...working on getting our hopes up 🙄

 

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15 hours ago, Thriller said:

Ah...H-body at any rate...working on getting our hopes up 🙄

 

Although, I remember seeing a bowtie on a Buick Skyhawk at the Buick Store back in the day! 

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I'd like to buy that Buick Century. Please provide a contact or forward my email, nelipott@gmail.com.

Ian

 

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