A picture is worth a thousand words. We all hear about these cars and dream about finding them first and scooping them up from a farmer who just wants the space back. We all know how I love those old Buicks. 1934 Buick
Lately ads catch my eye when they include the "or trade" clause.
I guess the yard is pretty full and some of our projects are kinda stalled - so why not try a trade - it worked for the Acadian we got for Holley. Today this one grabbed me. A traditional style model A truck rod would be a cool addition to the fleet.
283, 200R4, 9" ford rear end, dropped front axle , logo on the door...
If this one is still around we might have to go see it.
1928 Ford Model AA truck
BULLIT, starring Steve McQueen, was on late night TV the other night. Arguably one of the best chase scenes in any movie. I 'm not big on Mustangs but the Bullit Mustang is impressive. sounds great going through the gears, handles , and you know the parking brake worked because he lived on a hill in San Francisco. Anyway this Mustang reminded me so I am sharing it with you. 1968 Mustang GT
Back when they were new Buicks cost a bunch more than Chevrolets.
Why is it now that a 64 Impala is worth more than a 64 Wildcat.
Unless your Impala has a 409, the Buick would cost more to restore - have you ever priced out Nailhead parts?
I have written several times about 64 Impalas but I also have a history with Buick Wildcats.
This one looks to be close to road ready . 1964 Buick Wildcat
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I spotted this one when first posted but it must not of captivated me that day or was too close to something else I had just written .
George Barris did one like this back in the 60's or 70's for the
Beverly Hillbillies. I probably couldn't top Barris but we could do one Dave's style.
I'm thinking straight 8 or GMC v6, stick, bigs and littles, keep as much patina as possible . some would argue for a flat bed but I would at least draw a box in the preliminary sketch to see how it looks.
I think I need a vacation. Seems like the cars I am looking at lately are located in great road trip locations or remind me of road trips past. Several years ago we bought an El Camino parts car in Illinois and stopped at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Indiana on the way home. It was a great experience and even though they tell you the tour is about 2 hours we were much longer and even the kids , who were much younger then, did not get bored. So when I spotted this Cord shell it sent my mind racing - back to the museum and quick build of such a cool Art Deco inspired ride. 1937 Cord
So the first car I ever bought on my own, without my dad was a 73 Monte Carlo. It was a 350 2 barrel, buckets console, ralley wheels car that I bought for $135 and a turbo 350 transmission. I still have the ralley wheels - we just put them on Holley's Acadian. One of the first cars we ever cruised in all the time was also a 73 Monte Carlo. So when I saw this one it brought back lots of memories - 8 track blasting out some Foreigner or Styx - Cruisin the dock - life was good.
1973 Monte Carlo
When I was a kid I collected hockey cards and the goal was to get the whole series. One year when Andrew was young we collected all the Hot Wheels that were released that year. When it comes to full size cars and trucks I often write about "sets" of cars.
When it comes to trucks we have a good start on the whole series.
We have my 49 - covers 47-54
Andrew has his 64 - covers 60 -66
we have the 67 long box - covers 67-72
we are missing 55-59
1958 Chevrolet pickup
1964 Buick Skylark Sportwagon
A little bigger than our Nova wagon.
Has the super cool Vista Cruiser Roof.
Has room for the Big Block Buick engine .
Would look and handle awesome with lowering - disc brakes -etc.