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Cheers or Jeers: 23,000 Mile 1931 Buick 8-57

Cheers or Jeers: 23,000 Mile 1931 Buick 8-57  

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  1. 1. Cheers or Jeers?

    • Cheers! I hope I'm in that good of shape when I'm that old!
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    • Jeers! But how much does he want for those pallets of cardboard in the background?
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wildmanjoe    21

Cheers or Jeers: 23,000 Mile 1931 Buick 8-57

I’m the forth owner of this Buick, I bought it from my uncle Ralph Stimpson who bought it in 1969 and he bought it from Matthew Beckerer (both of whom are still alive and have supplied letters stating their ownership and details about the car) and Matthew had bought it in 1967 from the family of the original owner.

This car is a true survivor car, un-restored and in excellent condition! The vinyl top is the original, the paint is original the only things that have ever been changed/fixed on the car are the hoses, the throttle control on the steering wheel was disabled for safety reasons, we also disabled the ignition switch and just put an on/off switch under the dash. We had to replace a small pivot lever on the carburetor was custom made for the car, two panels on the interior were repaired with original material, the metal spoke wheels which were used in place of the wooden spokes on later 1931 models were blasted and painted after Ralph bought the car and at the time the original tires were still on the car so he had the tires replaced so currently the car has only its second set of tires ever on it and we still have the factory original tires which will go with the car!!! Missing in the pictures is the Buick logo headlight bar emblem, we do have it but it was broken and fixed so we haven’t put it back on. The only flaws that this car has is that the paint is getting a little thin in a couple areas, the chrome looks like its 82 years old but for being 82 years old its really in pretty good shape and there is one small rust spot near the left rear fender on the body but that’s it, all of the wood is intact and in excellent condition and the body by fisher stamp on the floor board shows great!

This car runs and drives like a dream and it has been an absolute blast to own but now its time for someone else to get the chance to enjoy this beautiful piece of automotive history!!!

I’m the forth owner of this Buick, I bought it from my uncle Ralph Stimpson who bought it in 1969 and he bought it from Matthew Beckerer (both of whom are still alive and have supplied letters stating their ownership and details about the car) and Matthew had bought it in 1967 from the family of the original owner.

This car is a true survivor car, un-restored and in excellent condition! The vinyl top is the original, the paint is original the only things that have ever been changed/fixed on the car are the hoses, the throttle control on the steering wheel was disabled for safety reasons, we also disabled the ignition switch and just put an on/off switch under the dash. We had to replace a small pivot lever on the carburetor was custom made for the car, two panels on the interior were repaired with original material, the metal spoke wheels which were used in place of the wooden spokes on later 1931 models were blasted and painted after Ralph bought the car and at the time the original tires were still on the car so he had the tires replaced so currently the car has only its second set of tires ever on it and we still have the factory original tires which will go with the car!!! Missing in the pictures is the Buick logo headlight bar emblem, we do have it but it was broken and fixed so we haven’t put it back on. The only flaws that this car has is that the paint is getting a little thin in a couple areas, the chrome looks like its 82 years old but for being 82 years old its really in pretty good shape and there is one small rust spot near the left rear fender on the body but that’s it, all of the wood is intact and in excellent condition and the body by fisher stamp on the floor board shows great!

This car runs and drives like a dream and it has been an absolute blast to own but now its time for someone else to get the chance to enjoy this beautiful piece of automotive history!!!

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ocnblu    772

HOW could this car survive so long without soft-touch dash materials? :blink:

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These are the cars I fell in love with as a kid...that have all disappeared, wound up locked away, or been cut up and turned into street rods.

NEAT!

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