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1937 Buick convertible sedan

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There is a 1937 Buick convertible sedan listed on the Buffalo, NY Craigslist. It is located in Scottsville, NY which is South of Rochester, NY. It is listed at $12,500 and is running. It has been stored in a barn since 1986 and has missing parts. Perhaps someone can help with a link.

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Looks like a Special? based on cowl length. a bit aggressive on the price IMO, though if truly rust free...

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4 hours ago, paul55 said:

Scottsville, NY which is South of Rochester, NY.

 

It never snows there, does it? Not enough to use road salt I bet..........Bob

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10 minutes ago, Bhigdog said:

 

It never snows there, does it? Not enough to use road salt I bet..........Bob

Just like it never rains in Southern California...

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30 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 
go for it @MCHinson 😊

I would like to finish my 1938 Model 61 project before I consider another. Also, I am fairly sure that is a Special. I am sort of stuck on Centurys. My next car (if I choose to do another would probably need to be a 1936 Century to go with my theme of sequential year Centurys).

 

I also agree with Brian that the price seems a bit out of what I would spend on that car in that condition even if I was interested. 

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Somebody call Marty.

He needs another project...............

 

Mike in colorado

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Thanks, Mike, 

but just enjoying what I have,

maintaining them, and touring whenever possible ,

is enough for us.

Love my 1937 80C. 

These are a Fantastic Driver !

 

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Looks like a Special. Price a little high but if the floors etc are good might be worth it. A concern would be if the center posts are missing.

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Definately NOT A ROADMASTER !

All 80 Series Phaetons (80C - convertible sedan) had conventionally hinged rear doors,

not rear "suicide" doors

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Yes, thats the small body, but did they make a Century version?

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3 minutes ago, Bloo said:

Yes, thats the small body, but did they make a Century version?

 

Yes but from the photos I would say that I am 99% sure it is a Special. 

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1 hour ago, MCHinson said:

 

Yes but from the photos I would say that I am 99% sure it is a Special. 

Yup, and it looks like a lot of parts have been "harvested" from her.

Now they are trying to sell the "shell".

What a shame.............

 

Mike in Colorado

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That's about 15 miles from me. A lot of cars that belonged to Steve Ross have been coming out of the woodwork since he passed away. Most are in similar condition and out of similar storage. A friend recently bought a '35 Studebaker twice removed from the collection.

If I was interested I wouldn't balk at the price. Don't you know it's only the entry fee?

 

I must be getting old fashioned. I don't wear shorts and flip flops to church. And I don't put pictures of cars for sale that are still on the flatbed or car trailer.

 

About two years ago I was going to buy this one in the same neighborhood.

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But when I got there a the owner told me someone was on the way. That was a friend I figured needed the money from reselling more than I. So I passed. It was $800 or $1000.

 

One thing to remember, that salt belt was also the money belt. Many nicer climates didn't have the buyers with money for a Buick.

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On 12/18/2019 at 10:59 AM, 60FlatTop said:

Many nicer climates didn't have the buyers with money for a Buick.

 

 I resemble that remark.

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Posting this ad in it's entirety as although it appears someone did do a sad injustice to the car by stealing some of its integral parts and appurtenances I personally think that if it is indeed "rust free" and the " straight 8 engine runs good" the $12K price tag would not be that much out of line for an easy restore '37 convertible even if it is a Special. I've been around Brians @38Buick 80C just enough to fall in love with the 4 suicide door convertible designs of these cars. I'm also a fan of the somewhat slant back design. Hopefully it finds a good BCA member home.

 

 

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Barn find. ESTATE CAR . 1937 Buick 4dr Cabriolet. In storage since 1986. needs restoration . Body is rust free. interior needs work . straight 8 engine runs good. missing some parts that were stolen while in storage. Sold with a bill of sale. $12,500 Call show contact info
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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The seller has confirmed that the car is indeed a Special, not a Century. 

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7 hours ago, MCHinson said:

I still think it is a Special despite the ebay listing description. I have sent the seller a message to attempt to determine the series for sure, but here it is on ebay now:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153769715418

Seller ended auction "no longer available"..   Now relistedhttps://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Buick-Other/153770533213?hash=item23cd70215d:g:ViMAAOSw6-5d~V2z

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47 minutes ago, pont35cpe said:

Seller ended auction "no longer available"..   Now relistedhttps://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Buick-Other/153770533213?hash=item23cd70215d:g:ViMAAOSw6-5d~V2z

I assume that was his preferred method to correct his error in listing it as a Century the first time. I would think that the missing "B" pillars would be difficult to deal with. Everything else is fairly straight forward, although the interior will be a bit more difficult since the demise of LeBaron Bonney. 

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The 1937 40C I bid on several years ago at the deceased owners estate sale. Photo is from our Mason Dixon Show in 2012. It is Coronary Green. The car had been restored from a very dilapidated basket case by Jack Frank. He always said he spent in excess of $200,000 on the restoration. It truly was a stunning restoration.

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I was only able to go up to $20,000. It sold for $40,000. The family had offered it to me the year before at their asking price of $57,000. A year later the new owner lost interest and placed it for sale at Hershey with a broker. I am not sure what it sold for but probably around $50,000. It went to a good BCA member's home in Indianapolis. 

 Jack told me that the top mechanism components were the greatest hassle to get chromed correctly. He said he spent over $5,000 to get them done in the late 1970s.

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2 hours ago, dibarlaw said:

Coronary Green

Larry, "Coronary Green"????  You made me choke on my beverage!  Late 1930s Cadillacs had a wonderful very dark green, appeared black unless in direct sunlight, called Cavern Green--possibly similar.

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4 hours ago, Grimy said:

Larry, "Coronary Green"????  You made me choke on my beverage!  Late 1930s Cadillacs had a wonderful very dark green, appeared black unless in direct sunlight, called Cavern Green--possibly similar.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1937&model=Buick&rows=50

 

 

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