During the restoration I had some help removing
the body from the frame, installing the transmission,
front and rear axles and a 350 Chevy en-
The various brackets, the dash, the glove box
side mount tire brackets, and enclosed steering
neck so I could make room for the trunk supports.
I bought the trunk from the estate of former
New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker’s 1932
Lincoln that had been parted out.
The car has some unusual features such as a
es and the air goes behind the dash and does a
great job of cooling. It was the forerunner to air
conditioning. The split rear view mirrors are sup-
The paint is a midnight blue and the middle part
of the body is a silver blue. The front and rear
bumpers, radiator shroud and headlight rims are
all original. Just needed to be cleaned up. The
hood ornament was in very bad shape. I luckily
found a replacement.
The front door post on either side and the front
roof bow had some wood deterioration which
I repaired. Apparently the car spent a lot of time
in a barn.
The Owner I bought the car from also had the
original license plate which I keep with the car.
The Buick made it’s TV debut during the 2000 Super
Bowl “Inside the NFL” segment on HBO. They
did a story about the Rams and featured the car
in a story about ‘Ted Drewes’ home of the Great
and famous frozen custard concrete.
I’ve owned the Buick for 28 years but the res-
road. I have been using it as a daily driver and put
95,000 miles on the car since its restoration.
It continues to be a work in progress...