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Car of the Week: 1950 Buick Super

Rick Zierler’s 1950 Buick Super convertible somehow managed to survive 35 years of neglect inside a barn. It couldn’t survive its first big night of freedom without hitting a deer, however.

Car of the Week: 1959 Buick Electra

Ron Bishop has had his 1959 Buick Electra for 47 years now, but he can recall a time he really had no interest in Buicks. In fact, if he had a garage back in 1964, he might have become a Cadillac man.


Rip Van Winkle Buick Awakens Collector Interest Walter Zemple of Manawa, Wis., was a careful, frugal man who lived in a home without modern utilities. However, Mr. Zemple took exceptionally good care of a 1951 Buick he owned. When he passed away last year, the black Buick Special Deluxe two-door Riviera...

Car of the Week: 1912 Buick Model 43

Patrick Hopkins had been around his grandfather’s spectacular 1912 Buick his entire life. The car was, as the cliché goes, just another member of the family. He had even been warned that the car would be his when his grandfather finally decided he had owned it long enough.

Still, when...


A few weeks ago I was called upon to do an appraisal on a 1951 Buick Special Riviera hardtop. The car was located just a few miles from my new shop Gunner’s Great Garage in Manawa, Wis. I was told that the car belonged to a local resident who had passed...

Car of the Week: 1959 Buick LeSabre Convertible

When Jim DiGregorio gushes about how much he digs his sparkling, and rare, 1959 Buick LeSabre convertible, you know the car must be special. It has some big tracks to follow in DiGregorio’s garage, but a totally original 1959 ragtop with just 32,000 miles and über-rare, three-on-the-tree is certainly something to...

Buick club brings 'em in

One of the greatest car shows in the Twin Cities area is the Spring Extravaganza on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn. I don’t praise the event because it’s early in the show season and we Upper Midwesterners are begging for a decent meet. I call it one of...