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Old 01-02-2006, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default My New 53' Buick Special!!! Pics Inside!

Some times you just get lucky. I always browse the antique section of the paper and commonly call and check out cars, but many to my dismay are overpriced junk! Although, my luck changed last wednesday when I went to see this old buick the elderly man described to me on the phone as being in fair shape. As soon as he rolled the cover back I knew this car was different than ones I saw in the past. To me, it certainly is far from being in just fair shape! It took just one short drive and I knew I had to have her. Anyway, I picked it up saturday morning! It's a 1953 Buick Special two door post with the straight eight and three on the tree! The condition of this car just amazes me and it seems I find something new about it everytime I look it over! Everything appears to be stock aside from the roof sunvisor (which Ive removed) and the seat covers along with a very nice repaint sometime ago. The body isnt 100 percent perfect due to a spot of rust in the lower front fender. Yet, it is extremely straight when looking down the side of her! It is something else to drive with those bias plys but I love the look of them! Sorry for the amount of photos but I'm pretty proud of this one, it's the nicest vehicle I've ever owned, and the lowest miles!!! Anyway, here it is......... Tell me what you all think! Throw in some pics of kustom 53's if you have them please!











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Old 01-02-2006, 07:06 PM   #2
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splooge-a-rific!
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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Very nice......
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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Beautiful!How much did you pay?
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:11 PM   #5
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Great looking ride!! Looks like you definitely scored on this one.


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Old 01-02-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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Wow...I hate to say it, but to cut that up would almost be blasphemy. Great Buick.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:30 PM   #7
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Bitchin'. Always one of my favorite cars.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:43 PM   #8
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Wow...I hate to say it, but to cut that up would almost be blasphemy. Great Buick.
lose the fuzzy dice,bolt the visor back on,and drive it.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:49 PM   #9
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Wow! Was that car in Laramie? Small town everyone should have known where that one was. I'd just drive it -nice-
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:57 PM   #10
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Sweet !!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:01 PM   #11
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Hey Merge, That's one fine Bu-Hog my friend. My ole' man started drivin' Buicks before WWII and owned too many to count. Those straight 8's are the bomb. I've been in touch with HAMB'rs whom know how to Hot-Rod these motors, and they Will take it! That green patina is a real eye catcher. Be careful of the brakes, Nader mentioned these cars in his book"Unsafe at any speed". 53' Skylark just sold on Speedchannel auction for around $150k WOW!
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:05 PM   #12
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Wow! Was that car in Laramie? Small town everyone should have known where that one was. I'd just drive it -nice-
Sorry, I havent updated my profile since I moved back home. (It is now) So to answer your question, it wasnt in Laramie. Actually I found it in Festus, Missouri.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:16 PM   #13
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Damn!! I use to work in Festus and I NEVER saw that thing.


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Sorry, I havent updated my profile since I moved back home. (It is now) So to answer your question, it wasnt in Laramie. Actually I found it in Festus, Missouri.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:27 PM   #14
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That's almost straighter than it was new ! All it needs is a set of '41-2 manifolds and 2 coils ... you should have let the ol' boy keep his fuzzy dice ...
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:44 PM   #15
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great buy!!!!!! nice buick ..keep us updated
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:45 PM   #16
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That's cool, nice find Merge.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:09 PM   #17
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Thats a great looking buick for 4500 bucks. Hard to pass up looks great!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:52 PM   #18
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Nice Buick!
Let me take this opportunity to show mine off again. No where near as nice as yours but it sure is fun!
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:58 PM   #19
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I love those cars. Very nice I would be proud too.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:03 AM   #20
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What a nice find! If it were mine I'd probably just lower it & enjoy it...
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