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FS 1951 Roadmaster 72R Sedan - SOLD

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Link won't open (for me).  Photos need enlarged.  It looks nice.  What is the mileage?   Have the seats been recovered?  

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16 minutes ago, B Jake Moran said:

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Link won't open (for me).  Photos need enlarged.  It looks nice.  What is the mileage?   Have the seats been recovered?  

Mileage is a bit under 43,000.  I don't think the seats have been redone. I am selling for the family of a deceased member of my chapter.  I can ask the son about the seats.

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Beautiful Buick! Normally I try not to comment on ads, but I finally saw "Rain Man" for the first time last night (more than 30 years after it was released) so old Buicks from this era are on my mind.

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I wonder if this car came from Southern IL?.  .. I sold a Black 1951 Roadmaster  to someone in the Carolina's back in about 2005 +/- a year..  I lived in Steeleville, IL.. at that time..

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2 hours ago, Frank Wilkie said:

I wonder if this car came from Southern IL?.  .. I sold a Black 1951 Roadmaster  to someone in the Carolina's back in about 2005 +/- a year..  I lived in Steeleville, IL.. at that time..

 

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Did it have comparable mileage - i.e. 42,000 or less?   I really like the car, and want to proceed but usually these fairly priced cars move quicker than I do.

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2 hours ago, Frank Wilkie said:

I wonder if this car came from Southern IL?.  .. I sold a Black 1951 Roadmaster  to someone in the Carolina's back in about 2005 +/- a year..  I lived in Steeleville, IL.. at that time..

As I understand the car was in VA until the current family purchased it and brought it to the Carolinas. 

 

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        All original?  You always have to wonder when that expression is applied to a car of this vintage.  Even for a mileage reading in the low 40s, the engine in this car looks extremely fresh (while the rest of the engine compartment appears well-seasoned).  An engine job on a low-mileage car?  And why do we see a painted-over data plate, attached with screws rather than riveted as original?  

        Clearly a very fine car, of course, but a little caution never hurts.

 

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5 hours ago, Buickborn said:

        All original?  You always have to wonder when that expression is applied to a car of this vintage.  Even for a mileage reading in the low 40s, the engine in this car looks extremely fresh (while the rest of the engine compartment appears well-seasoned).  An engine job on a low-mileage car?  And why do we see a painted-over data plate, attached with screws rather than riveted as original?  

        Clearly a very fine car, of course, but a little caution never hurts.

 

Screws instead of rivets to hold data plate are factory for early 50's Buicks

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59 minutes ago, 2carb40 said:

Screws instead of rivets to hold data plate are factory for early 50's Buicks

Really?  The plate on my '54 (unpainted) is riveted on -- as is (FWIW) the plate on my '41 Cadillac.  Still, maybe you're right . . .

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Well, whaddya know.  I guess I've always assumed that the idea of using rivets to attach a data or ID plate was to establish some sort of permanency or at least to discourage tampering or switching.    

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14 hours ago, Buickborn said:

Well, whaddya know.  I guess I've always assumed that the idea of using rivets to attach a data or ID plate was to establish some sort of permanency or at least to discourage tampering or switching.    

 

I would have thought so too but that is what is great about the forum.   I would say, antecdotally, that I don't think anyone would mess with the data plate for a 1951 72R.  You see data plates messed with on high end muscle cars, maybe a convertible or rarity, but no offense to the sellers, 4 door sedans - there is no need.

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20 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

Nice Buick.  I see a 59 in one of the pictures.  What is the story with that Buick?  

 

LOL. Isn't that always the case? Photograph one car with the one you actually want to sell in the background. Inevitably someone will want that car even more. For example, here's how I would market my '41 Buick Limited:

 

For sale, 1970 Corvette, $35,000:

 

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23 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

 

 

 

For sale, 1970 Corvette, $35,000:

 

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What is the story with that Buick?

 

 

 

 

Edit)  we're just keeping this very nice '51 to the top for you and having a bit of fun @PatsUsedParts  Good luck with the sale, it shouldn't take long

 

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53 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

Photograph one car with the one you actually want to sell in the background. Inevitably someone will want that car even more.

 

It is not just cars. Take any random picture to a place where you get together with friends. Show them while pointing out the topic of the picture. It is likely they will completely ignore the topic and ask about something in the background. It is very predictable. It is a great "watch this" exercise if you have someone who knows what you are doing.

 

I am sure there is a physiological term for it.

 

In the case of the Corvette and the Buick above. my first thought was men's gold jewelry, one of these:

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1953 Buicks used screws for both the Body by Fisher Number Plate (located on top of the cowl, passenger side of the engine compartment) and the Car Serial Number tag that was located on either the driver's door latch-jamb or forward of the stainless steel door-sill trim near the A-pillar. 1954 Buick's used rivets on both items. (EDIT: The 1954 Buick Body by Fisher Number Plate remained on top of the cowl similar to the 1953 but the Car Serial Number tag was relocated to the A-pillar below the driver's-door top hinge.)

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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10 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

Nice Buick.  I see a 59 in one of the pictures.  What is the story with that Buick?  

The 59 is my car.  It is a LeSabre conv (4467) with the 364 2bbl.  Currently the heads are off at the machine shop.  But as they say - everything is for sale  😉

At best a number 3 car.  It's been in the family since the mid-eighties. 

Pat

 

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On 9/23/2019 at 11:33 AM, B Jake Moran said:

 

I would have thought so too but that is what is great about the forum.   I would say, antecdotally, that I don't think anyone would mess with the data plate for a 1951 72R.  You see data plates messed with on high end muscle cars, maybe a convertible or rarity, but no offense to the sellers, 4 door sedans - there is no need.

Well, maybe not.  But it doesn't seem all that long ago that a clapped-out '49 Super sedanet, with an added porthole on each side and a 76S data plate, was being touted on C/L as a Roadmaster.

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