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My old Buick has been found after 4 decades


Alex D.
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I saw on Face Book where a friend was helping drag this old Buick out of the woods. At a closer look, THAT’S MY OLD BUICK!  I knew right away when I saw the blue velvet interior. I enjoyed the car for a few years until I had to sell it to fund the purchase of the property where I now live. The Buick now is back one street over from where I lived at the time it was sold. I had always wondered what had become of the Buick.


 Now the story of the 1930 Buick continues.

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1930 Buick 60 series, picture taken in the late 70's around the time it was sold

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Time has not been kind! How could this have happened?

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Pretty exciting to see you found your old ’30 Buick from the ’70’s. Too bad about the as found condition.

 

Sad to see. Mother nature is most unkind to old cars left outdoors. Even in drier climates it seems nothing deteriorates faster than a car left unattended outdoors. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, GregLaR said:

We need more on this story Alex.

 

1 hour ago, Fossil said:

Please tell us more. 

Had to be disappointing to see it ln this condition but it looks to be mostly complete. Due you plan to pursue it?

 

 

First memory

I bought the Buick from an Antique car Collector/dealer in Edgewood MD when I was about 25 years old. Before I could get it home a deal for a 1929 twin ignition Nash basket case fell in my lap. Well, I certainly couldn’t pass that one up. The Buick sat in a friend’s service station lot around the corner from where I lived until I could figure out what to do with my 2 new acquisitions. The Nash took priority since it was a basket case and moved into my parents’ garage while the Buick sat at the service station. Before I could break the news to my Dad, he was at the station getting gas and asked the owner where he got the old Buick. I could imagine the look on my dad’s face when the owner said “well that’s your sons”. I guess sometimes it’s better to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Have you ever asked your dad if you could drive his car back and forth in the drive way prior to getting your license? You could imagine the feeling I had when my dad asked me if he could drive my Buick back and forth in the driveway.

 

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This picture was taken the day I bought the car, around 1977

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I had my 1937 Studebaker President coup in the old 1930's garage on the back of the property. There was a small hole in the siding. I was well aware of the hole, but my x-wife brought it to my attention. I told her that the old to cat used the hole for access. My theory, if you have a can you don't have any rodents. The theory seemed to work, but one day I jumped in the car to take it out. I was greeted by the unmistakable smell of cat urine. The cat had gotten up on the hood and sprayed into the cowl vent!

 

Bitter sweet story of the Buick, so what what now? Are you happy or sad that you found it in it's present condition? What is in store for the car? 

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1 hour ago, Buffalowed Bill said:

Bitter sweet story of the Buick, so what what now? Are you happy or sad that you found it in it's present condition? What is in store for the car? 

I didn't find it but I know the fellow that helped retrieve it.  I hope it has a better life with its new owner. I'm just excited to see it again after 40 years.

 

Alex D.

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2 hours ago, padgett said:

Cats are very good about using sandboxes if kept clean. They are self cleaning pets.

Yes they are when box-trained.  As long as they are the short-hair type, like a siamese.  Persians and other long-haired cats are notorious for shedding.

 

Craig

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2 hours ago, padgett said:

Cats are very good about using sandboxes if kept clean. They are self cleaning pets.

They also like marking turf. Whether it belongs to them or not. One got in my station wagon 30+years ago and marked it as his own. Smell never completely went away...

 

Saw a t-shirt once- "To a cat, all things belong to cats" 🐈

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