Przemek M

1932 Buick 68C

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Hello,

I would like to introduce myself to this forum. My name is Przemyslaw Moczko and I live in Poland. I recently bought 1932 Buick 68C. The car was bought on auction and the history of the car is unknown to me.

The body is very solid and has only surface rust. As far as I was able to check the wood is also fine, which is very surprising to me considering the age of the car. The car appears to be in its original condition (except electric fuel pump) without prior restoration. No body damages or repairs as well.

There are some parts missing as you can see on photos:

- carburetor and entire heat control system,

- Tilt Ray front lenses ,

- and few more I believe.

If anybody owe and can offer the above and other missing parts I will be happy to buy them.

I would like to know your opinion about this car. Any advice on the originality of the car are welcome.

I am currently working on another project (1990 Daimler Double Six - photo attached), but I will find time to start a new Buick project.

There are other interesting findings that can also be seen in the pictures.

Regards,

Przemek

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Interior photos taken after a small cleaning.

 

Regards,

Przemek

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Nice car - perhaps do some upgrading and getting it really drivable verses restoration. 

 

Also, keep in mind that old old turn into muck and probably best to drop the oil pan and make sure spiffy clean, as well as change all other fluids. 

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Findings: 1924 coin, American flag (will keep it safe with the car) old  chemicals

and my current project (Daimler Double Six freshly painted).

 

Regards,

Przemek

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Hello John,

Thanks for your comments.

My first goal is to find carburetor. In the mean time I will inspect engine, change fluids and when ready start engine hopefully.

Daimler is 1990 model, European version of Jaguar Series 3 Xj12 Vanden Plas.

Regards,

Przemek

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Wow - that Buick looks pretty complete.  I agree with the earlier comment to perform a mechanical restoration and try to clean and preserve the car cosmetically.  At that point it can be enjoyed while you plan the next step(s)...

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Hello EmTee,
Thanks for your comment.
Still learning about condition of the car. My first goal is to make order with all mechanical components. Then I'll take care of the car body.

Regards,

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That is an awesome model!  I like the 2 dr Buicks and I think you are very luck to find this model.  Here are some pictures of one that was at the AACA Hershey PA meet this past fall. 

 

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I have no idea if everything on this car is original.  I can see someone added some turn signal lights.  But it may give you a vision for what you've found.  Good luck with your car! 

 

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Hello John,

Thank you very much for your comment and useful photos. One of the main reasons I bought this car was the combination of two doors and a convertible body.

Regards,

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Hello,

In the meant time of searching missing parts, I removed fuel pump to rebuild it.

I have two questions:

1. The fuel pump was painted with silver paint as shown in the picture below. The question is, was the fuel pump originally painted, which I doubt?

2. A more general question about bolts and nuts in my Buick. Are they factory zinc plated or not or painted maybe, depending on location?

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Regards,

 

 

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Hello John,

Thank you for the running board mats info. Quite expensive source but they look very correct.

Regards

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