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I have seen an old tread in which Dave Haywood (Oricle) mentions a draft book on GM Cars built in the UK. Does anyone know if Dave is still on the site or have a copy of the draft? 


I suspect my 1934 50 was UK assembled but would like to confirm or disprove that theory.

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My understanding is Dave Haywood (Oracle) passed away some years ago (April 2012). No profile for "Guest Oracle" as no recent posts.

I have done a google search for that book, but looks not to have been formally published (could be wrong!)

A very knowledgeable gentleman




He did post in 2011 in https://forums.aaca.org/topic/159231-buick-built-in-london-uk/

From another thread in 2011



Oracle, I'd be especially interested on your views.

( FYI to all: I maintain a fairly extensive private correspondence with Oracle under his real name, but out here I use his forum name to respect his privacy. I think his comments will be of sufficient interest that they should be out here to benefit all of us. He's forgotten more than what I know about UK Buicks and is still ahead of me by at least 10 to 1.)


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Hi DC! Was just about to PM you to tell you that I had done a little work for you and our friend.

Here's a similar car imported into the UK by General Motors Limited of Hendon, London:

Rego NM 3652 SERIAL # 63741 ENGINE # X5809 Registered August 1923.

I keep a database of hundreds of Buicks and McLaughlin-Buicks imported in to the UK and also a model listing of every Buick type that I know of sold here from 1907 to 1949. That comes in handy when we have to deal with McL-Buicks from 1921 to say 1928 when CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE HANDBOOK came out. CAH has details of Canadian serials and engine numbers from 1928 to 1939 although others have later editions. I rely on my 1943 BRANHAM'S for Canadian information for the 1938-1943 period.








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