This is the story of my research into, and ongoing restoration of, an old car that I bought without paperwork or history on Ebay.
It turned out to have had a very interesting life, and I have really enjoyed uncovering its past.
We have enjoyed restoring this car to road going condition , and we enjoyed driving the Buick.
Unfortunately, we did not get to use it enough and the Buick has now gone to a new home in Norfolk, England.
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How it all began
In October 2010 I bought a 1928 Buick on Ebay. One of those Sunday evening post pub purchases. Well it seemed like a good idea at the time.
It was advertised as a restored rolling chassis, with a list of all the work done, and it was said to be a UK built right hand drive Buick, and I was attracted by the 6 cylinder 3.4 litre engine.
My previous old cars, Morris Minors and a 1932 Riley had all had small engines, and I wanted a big one.
I should have been warned when I offered £1000 below the asking price, and it was accepted straight away. Anyway I hired a trailer and me and Little Phil drove up to Cheshire on a Wednesday afternoon to collect my Buick.
What a mess!! What a disappointment!!
Anyway, we loaded it up, paid the man and took it home.
I had rented a shipping container at a self storage depot, to store the Buick. It only just fitted and by the time we had unloaded the spare parts, the front wings, the 4 heavy Hudson doors, there was no room in the container.
And we still had to lift that Hudson saloon body off the chassis yet.
Then 4 days later I fell off a motorbike!
continued in chapter 01.
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You and the car are indeed blessed Phil, its as though you were meant for each other!
Clearly to start with, you were just interested in making a fast buck, but the car had different ideas.
Following a series of owners who have passed it on, you have now and the car has decided you shall be the chosen one! I know you will rise to the challenge and succeed where others have failed.
Also make me think, what a marvellous tool the internet is!
Really enjoyed following the Buick’s story unfold, Phil. Fascinating stuff and good luck with getting the illusive photo.