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  1. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    Hello,
    Nice Buick convertible. It is one of the best builds for a Buick convertible. My wife's mom would have loved this modern version of her old Buick. Their Buick convertible had a history from the early 50s in Pacoima, from the hot, So Cal inland areas. My wife remembers this convertible and the whole family cruising around in it with the top down.


    My wife's dad liked his Chevy two door coupe better, so the kids and mom went driving a lot. That convertible philosophy seems to run around a lot in those old dads. My mom loved a Buick Skylark convertible, but my dad put his "XNAY" on that choice. (The two brothers liked the custom wire wheels.)
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    Jnaki

    Even the real life "Gidget" liked Buick convertibles...

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  2. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    jnaki

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    Hello,

    This 1932 Phaeton was/is one of my favorite photos from way back then. It serves its purpose today as a computer screen saver during the last months of the hot summers and cool fall seasons. It leads up to many reminders that So Cal does have some snow on the local mountains during the winter season. Not like in the Rockies or the Midwest, but snow, none the less. It actually arrived as a first time snow last week, to the So Cal mountains, it just takes a lot longer than elsewhere. (The recent, local snow closed the only direct highway to get up to Big Bear Mountain.)

    I was fortunate enough to get a ride in the Phaeton and it was my first open air ride in this style of convertible. The freezing air from the nearby snow capped mountains provided all of the atmosphere of early hot rodding in So Cal. The wind not only blew into the occupants, but it was super cold air that made the ride to the next photo shoot location, an event.


    This was braving the elements in style, that was for sure. My wife liked the color photos after I showed her, loved the 1932 Phaeton, too. But, she said as much as she likes convertibles, she would have to bundle up like a stuffed bear to brave the cold, hot rod cruise. Down hoody jackets, gloves, and boots would make the ride quite comfortable.

    Jnaki

    At the time of being “20 somethings”, that cold air drive was really an eye opener. As a trooper, my wife would have driven in that open air convertible Phaeton, if it were our own, including her down jackets and gloves. If she can ride on the back of the Harley Sportster without her long down coat during the winter months, what is a little snow in the air? Ha!

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/hamb-worthy-screen-saver-photos.1080832/page-15#post-13181651

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    The photo was used on the Screen Saver thread as most photos were shown as photos. But, following the title of the thread, it was shown on a laptop screen, as an actual, screen saver, not just a photo. This one is a daily reminder that So Cal has cold winter months and snow nearby. Plus, for these hot, fall days of October and early November, it gives us some relief in our brains for the coming months. It is a fun, open air hot rod for all seasons. (17 INCH LAPTOP SCREEN)

     
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  3. Ron Brown
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  4. 40grit
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    I have two. One almost ready for the road and one about ready for a new home.

    John

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  5. 3340
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    Cruising with my buddies at shades of the past in my 40 convertible probably about 2003


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  6. 3340
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    Still have the hub caps!


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  7. JezC
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  9. 37_Ford
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    from Illinois

  10. greener200
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    user1278_pic26414_1396402308.jpg My Dads 35 . As he likes to say ,,It's a go-ah,, not a show-ah
     
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    Top off, top on.
     

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