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1925 Buick - $19,999 (Spokane WA) not mine


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Just paint the wheels orange and step back into the 70's!  I wonder what the original colors were?

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And we know the “next” generation is selling Dads or Grandpas car by the name of the seller - Casey- and the lack of information or interest in moving the car for better photos.  
 

Yet another estate car coming out of the woods. Won’t run - that’s your job because it cuts into video game time.  Just give me my $20k soon can get on with my regularly scheduled life. 

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I'll try to be a little more understanding when

a seller is selling the possessions of a loved one

who passed on.  The owner might have been in

his 80's, so his children could be older themselves--

50's or 60's perhaps.  They haven't played video games

in 40 years.  If the car was a long-loved family antique,

the children might have fond memories of riding in it to

shows;  but cars just aren't their passion or expertise.

They don't even know anyone to work on it as their dad did.

It might be hard to see dad's prized possession leave,

so they're hoping for a good owner who will preserve

the memories for the next several decades.

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1 hour ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

I'll try to be a little more understanding when

a seller is selling the possessions of a loved one

who passed on.  The owner might have been in

his 80's, so his children could be older themselves--

50's or 60's perhaps.  They haven't played video games

in 40 years.  If the car was a long-loved family antique,

the children might have fond memories of riding in it to

shows;  but cars just aren't their passion or expertise.

They don't even know anyone to work on it as their dad did.

It might be hard to see dad's prized possession leave,

so they're hoping for a good owner who will preserve

the memories for the next several decades.

Probably both responses are somewhat true. My kids are scared I'll kick off with an unfinished mess in the garage.  This looks to be a nice car fairly priced. First year for 4 wheel brakes. Buick Experts: is this a "Standard" or a "Master"? What's an easy way to tell?

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39 minutes ago, Leif in Calif said:

 My kids are scared I'll kick off with an unfinished mess in the garage. 

Same.

And then they'll unknowingly but happily sell your $75,000 car to the first clown who comes along and offers $2,000.

ugh!

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We have seen this same car for sale back in 2018.  If photos in latest craigslist ad are recent, the car is still sitting in the same garage, suggesting that it did not sell in 2018 and is still owned by a family member.  

 

 

"Buick Experts: is this a "Standard" or a "Master"? What's an easy way to tell?"

It is a Master model 45. 

There are several ways to spot Standard vs Master which comes in handy when identifying from poorly taken photos used in ads. 

1.  Rear wheel hubs.  Standard has 12 small acorn nuts visible, Master has 6

2. Instruments. Standard uses round instruments, Master used oval with Buick widow's peak at top of oval

3. Radiator shell/ crank hole location. Standard crank hole passes underneath radiator, Master crank hole goes through radiator bottom.

4. Engine coolant return pipe. Standard coolant return exits forward end of engine head. Master coolant return is via a collector manifold with 3 pipes exiting top of head. 

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Thanks Kevin:

 I remember the car being posted back in 2018. Another variation to be noted is that this is a 1925-45A fixed top touring car. Non folding top. It is to have glass side curtains.

 Either way if it is an early 1925 like my model 45 it may have been black (pre-DUCO) later lacquer body to be Cobalt blue black fenders.

497278251_25catpg15.jpg.5bb6ae4469ef008323250f5313c4a0dc.jpg

DSCF5482.JPG.fd07138f50d5ad560349eacb55ff9a3c.JPGGeorge Mazurek's 1925-45 at the Old Car Festival at the Henry Ford, with mostly original cobalt blue. Repainted hood, top of cowl and bottom panel touch up

 

 

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