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  • 1979
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    January 1979
    1979 Electra Limited
    Owner: Jim & Virginia Russell Our 1979 Electra is in original condition and was purchased from its first owner in Wangaratta. It was purchased new in 1981 in Melbourne at a cost of $22,000. The original receipt was with the owner's manual and other relevant instruction booklets in the glovebox (as you would expect) when we purchased it in November 2001. It is fitted with a 6.6 litre (403 cubic inch) motor and sports wheels, is a right hand drive conversion, and she cruises beautifully. Posted 02/2002
  • 1978
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    January 1978
    1978 Electra Park Avenue Sedan
    Owner: Colin Attias Colin purchased this beautiful big, top of the line, Buick in 1996 with only 26000 miles on the clock. Since then Colin has enjoyed a further 17000 miles in Buick luxury. 350 cu.in.(5.7 litre) V8, it rides on a 118.9" wheelbase and is 222.1 inches long. The Park Avenue has, as standard, 50/50 split front seat with crushed velour cloth trim and climate control air conditioning. Posted 02/2001
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    January 1978
    1978 Electra Park Avenue Coupe Model 4CU37
    Owner: Barbara & John Gerdtz One of 33365 built, this 1978 two door coupe is possibly the only one in Australia. It is believed to have been here all its life and was converted to RHD when new. It is fitted with the Buick built V8 350 (L77) engine (5.7 litres), 3 speed Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission and 2.41 diff. With full electrics and climate control air it?s a real comfortable cruiser. Posted 09/2005
  • 1975
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    January 1975
    1975 Riviera
    Owner: Ron & Beverley Noonan bought in 1992 after a misleading phone call, I have a 1979 for sale . after viewing I was not really impressed ,but pressured to make an offer, out of the blue that was accepted about 3 months later ,by that time I had long forgotten about it and had to make a decision yes or no. Major work required ,engine ,transmission rebuild ,suspension ,exhaust system, dash panel. Completed for Buick Nats in Qld, then Victoria nats, numerous other events the next 15 years but rarely used beyond that ,sold circa 2010-11. a very nice long distance traveler and the best RHD conversion I have owned (CHAPEL)
  • 1974
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    January 1974
    1974 Buick Electra Limited
    Owner: Gerard van Orsouw Bought this car from a gentleman in Bendigo, Victoria two years ago. It took us 6 months buying this beautiful vehicle as the owner was ill and we had to use third parties of his family for an eventual transfer. This car has only 44000 original miles on the clock, we also gave it a slight facelift with some panels (bonnet, guards) being resprayed. The inside of vehicle is also completely original and in excellent condition. We are the third owners and have been told that the car was first registered for GMH directors, Victoria. Posted 09/2012
  • 1973
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    January 1973
    1973 Model Buick Centurion Convertible
    Owner: Jim & Virginia Russell One of 5,739 convertibles produced in 1973. The Centurion was the only model available as a convertible for that year and also, 1973 was the last year that the Centurion name plate was used. This car is fitted with a 455 cubic inch motor. It has been converted to right hand drive and we cruised South Western WA on the 2004 Buick Nationals without so much as a hitch '. well except the 'convertible' roof stopped working, in the open position. But only a minor problem.' Posted 04/2005
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    January 1973
    1973 Buick Century Luxus
    Owner: Vince & Shirley Parr This beautiful 4 door Century sedan has the top of range Luxus trim and finish and has the V8 - 350 engine in a 116" wheelbase chassis. Vince and Shirley have owned the Buick for over 20 years and with less than 75000 miles on the clock it is a very original car. Vince says 'on the road it is a beaut, responsive and easy car to drive' Posted 05/2006
  • 1972
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    January 1972
    1972 Riviera
    Owner: Sav & Nichol Iordanou- 1972 Buick Riviera GS (but our 5 year old son Jordan has now claimed it as "His Riv") I previously owned a 1974 Riviera but always had my eye on a boat tail but couldn't find one a good one for sale in Australia. I found this car for sale in the U.S. After several months of negotiating and inspecting, I imported the car in 2014 from California from a gentleman who did a ground up restoration . The car is an all original state with all original power options work including cruise control , A/C and rear de-fogger. Even the dash clock works! All our 3 kids love going out on a family cruise!
  • 1971
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    January 1971
    1971 Model 49487 - Riviera GS Boat-tail Coupe
    Owner: John & Judy Bogg Buick stunned the automotive world in 1971 with the introduction of their all new, boat-tail design, Riviera. John and Judy purchased this fine example from the North Coast area of NSW. Powered by the 455 cu in GS engine, John says, it's a 'nice car to drive with heaps of power!' In 1994 it won the Club's Concours trophy for best modern Buick. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1971
    1971 Model Riviera Coupe Series 49400
    Owner: Tony & Barbara Gentilcore Imported from Phoenix, Arizona in 2006 it has had a complete restoration and now looks just as like it was new. One of 33810 built it is powered by the 455 V8 - 330bhp engine with the Turbo 400, 3-speed auto transmission. Beautiful Buick and a credit to Tony's restoration expertise. A Brief History on the 71 Boattail A sensational new Riviera debuted for 1971. A large car with a boattailed rear roof and window section and sweeping side sculpture greeted 1971's Riviera customers. Wheelhouses were wide open after a year of skirted fenders. Riviera shared Full-Flo ventilation with other Buicks and had the louvers on the deck lid. Standard features were numerous and included heater and defroster; Custom padded contoured seats; deep pile carpeting; electric clock; smoking set; head restraints; new seat belt system; inside hood lock release; variable power steering; TurboHydramatic; power front disk brakes and dual exhausts. Posted 04/2008
  • 1970
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    January 1970
    1970 Model 43327 Skylark Coupe
    Owner: Glen Jones Purchased in left hand drive form and fitted with the 350cu in engine, Glen has since fitted 455cu in Stage 1 engine and converted it to right hand drive. This very fast Buick, whilst docile enough for street use, has run with success at the Eastern Creek Drag Racing. Posted 01/2001
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    January 1970
    1970 Model 46439 LeSabre Custom 4 door Hardtop
    Owner: Roy & Beryl Pegler This very original Buick, with only 50,000 miles on the odometer today, is believed to have been a Holden, 'Dealer of the Year' prize in 1970. Legend has it, that the winner took delivery of the new car in New York and on bringing it back to country NSW, converted it to right hand drive. The car had done very little work, spending much of its life on blocks, when Roy and Beryl acquired it four years ago. Since then they have travelled 12,000 very comfortable Buick miles. Posted 01/2001
  • 1969
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    January 1969
    1969 Model 44437 Skylark Coupe
    Owner: Ron & Beverley Noonan The coupe was shipped into the US Embassy in Canberra, new in 1969 and sold about 1972 when it was converted to right hand drive. After three owners, Ron purchased the coupe from a local car yard and considerably reworked it to be his performance car. Ron says, 'while drag strip ETS have been disappointing, due to traction problems, trap speeds of 94-97mph are consistent. Around the general performance car meets, Saturday night cruises, etc, Buicks are relatively unkown. Stunned owners of other makes, make comments like, 'is it an Oldsmobile? or 'does it have a Chev in it? or 'what is a Buick?'. There are probably less than 50 - 1964/72 Skylarks in Australia today. Posted 02/2001
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    Wednesday
    January 1969
    1969 Model Buick Riviera (Series 49487)
    Owner: Dallas Gentilcore Purchased in May 2001, this was Dallas' first American cruiser and it was love at first sight when he saw and test drove this Buick. It was a great feeling to get the thumbs up from people of all ages on the road. Upgrades include rebuilt engine with a mild cam grind and 800 cfm Quadrajet spreadbore carbie for better economy. A slight facelift was seen for 1969 as the sleek Riviera continued to be offered in sports coupe form. Retractable headlamps and an integral front bumper grille continued to distinguish the front of the Riviera. New bodyside trims using bright wheel arch moldings and bright lower body molding with argent accents were utilised. Number built: 52,872 (highest production Riviera in history Engine: 430 cid 360 brake horsepower at 5000 rpm standard 10.5:1 compression ratio standard, Transmission: Turbo 400 auto Standard Performance Figures: Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 8-9 seconds, Top Speed 132 mph Posted 08/2004
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    January 1969
    1969 Model Buick Skylark, model 44467
    Owner: Peter Hill Peter loves a good looking Buick and couldn't resist this beautiful Skylark convertible purchasing it from North Carolina in 2007. It arrived in Australia in March 2008 virtually in the condition as seen in these photos. Peter says, I have changed the headlights to the zenon type,other than that I have not done a lot, just treated a few small rust spots but that is about it. We enjoy taking it out on fine days and every where we go it turns heads. I like to keep my cars clean as I reckon they also reflect on the owner. Posted 03/2011
  • 1968
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    January 1968
    1968 Model 49487, Riviera Coupe
    Owner: Colin Attias Colin purchased this smart coupe from a local locksmith in 2000. Since then Colin has travelled over 6000 very comfortable Riviera miles. 430 cu.in., V8 with 4 barrel carburetor and Super Turbine auto transmission. The coupe is fitted with the optional vinyl top. Posted 02/2001
  • 1967
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    January 1967
    1967 Model Buick Riviera
    Owner: John Dennett John became interested in the styling and performance of the 66 Riviera owned by club member Phil Green. Phil agreed to help John look for a 66 or 67 Riv but there was nothing about worth buying. John started to look on the Internet and found a lot in USA. but then Phil found an ad for the sale of a 67 Riv in his glove box, that was given to him 5 yrs earlier by an ex club member. They rang him and was surprised to find the Riv was still available.The Riv was purchased, it had been fitted with an after market vinyl roof and dummy landau Irons. John removed the vinyl and repainted this section bringing it back to original. Some Chrome has been located in the USA and a tune up has given this Riv a new lease of life. Posted 01/2005
  • 1966
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    January 1966
    1966 Model 49487 - Riviera Coupe
    Owner: John & Judy Bogg The Riviera for 1966 introduced an all new body design with headlamps concealed behind the grille. Two moveable panels swing away to expose the lamps when they are turned on. V8- 425 cu in engine developing 340bhp. John and Judy's Riviera is mobile and very complete but in need of some restoration. It is kept in storage as a future retirement project. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1966
    1966 Model 49487 Riviera Coupe
    Owner: Phil & Mary Green 425 cu.in V8, with turbo trans switch pitch. The coupe was purchased in 1988 from Blakehurst Sydney. Imported into Australia in 1966 and converted to right hand drive,it is still in original condition except for, new deluxe turbo dress rims, stainless exhaust and a good clean up. Posted 12/2000
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    Saturday
    January 1966
    1966 Model Buick Riviera (series 49400)
    Owner: Rob and Trish Roberts Rob took delivery of his 66 Riviera in April 2011 and it is a very nice example. It was partially restored in 2003 and totally restored in the mid nineties. The car has been driven to many classic car events in NSW. In 1966 Buick's Riviera under went a major restyle, the start of the second generation and the last year of the nailhead motor. The headlights were moved back in the grille, and retracted above the grille when not in use. The quarter vent windows were eliminated and the roof and rear window gained fastback-like styling. The hood became longer, reported the longest ever on a car, and the taillights were redesigned. Power steering, air conditioning, power driver's seat and power windows were fairly common but seat head rests were optional extras. The restyle was a hit with customers and 45,348 were sold, a 50% increase over the previous year. Engine: 425 V8 340bhp @ 4400rpm, 465 lb-ft @ 2800rpm. Performance:0-60 in 8.6 sec, 1/4 mile in 16.4 sec @ 84 mph, not bad for a car weighing in at over 4000 lbs.(2.1 tonne) Posted 08/2004
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    Saturday
    January 1966
    1966 Model Buick Wildcat Convertible (series 46467)
    Owner: Tony and Barbara Gentilcore After 12 months of searching and either missing out or rejected 5 others, finally a solid one came along in May 2004 that nobody knew was available. Tony placed an ad in the BCA magazine and had just one reply and this was the car from Arizona. It just needs some tidying up of the interior and some rally wheels are going on soon. It's a fairly original car with only 133K miles and was still registered and in service up until May when it left the USA. It has a 401 motor and drives like a dream. It should be a great cruiser for our lovely balmy nights in Sydney. In 1966 Wildcats were Buick's middle-priced, full sized car and pursued a performance image. A specific grille with vertical texturing was used. There was a Wildcat hood ornament above it. Wildcat lettering appeared across the trunk lid an rear quarter panels. (Early 1966 Wildcats had "Wildcat" spelled out in script on the rear quarter panels) Only 2,690 convertibles of this series were made and 2,790 custom series. Posted 08/2004
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    Saturday
    January 1966
    1966 Model Buick Riviera GS
    Owner: Paul Camilleri My 1966 Buick Riviera GS with'425 'nailhead' engine has DeLux trim and all power options. Purchased with just 29000 genuine miles on the clock in 1994. It was last registered in NSW in 1981'and put back on road in 2002 on club rego. 'Odometer now reads 30,000 genuine miles since new. I am the second owner having purchased it from the original owner. Posted 07/2012
  • 1965
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    January 1965
    1965 Model Riviera Grand Sport
    Owner: John & Enid Neale The Neale's are the proud owners of this beautiful example of Buick's most expensive model for 1965 at US$4775. Built on a 117" wheelbase, the car is fitted with 425 cu in, 360bhp engine, Turbo 400 transmission, 3.42 Positraction differential, twin 4 barrel Carter AFB carburettors, power windows, brakes, steering, ariel, plus airconditioning, tinted glass and twin 2 1/4" exhaust system, all factory options. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1965
    1965 Model 49447 - Riviera Coupe
    Owner: Judy & Kevin Mugridge This very smart Riviera has been in the Buick Club for nearly 25 years. An imposing coupe. 209' long and weighing in at 4036 lbs, it sits on Buick's unique X form chassis, which has no side rails. The coupe is fitted with the standard 401 cu. in., V8 engine with Carter 4 barrel carb, floor shift turbo transmission with switch pitch torque converter and features, air con, power steering, brakes, seats and windows, speed alarm and hidden headlamps. At US$4318 only the Riviera GS at US$4775 was more expensive. A timeless classic! Posted 12/2000
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    January 1965
    1965 Model Riviera Gran Sport Series 49447
    Owner: Tony & Barbara Gentilcore After attending the inaugural Australian ROA Meet in Coffs Harbour in 2010 I fell in love with the 1st Generation Riviera.' It's not like I hadn't seen them before but the stars were aligned. I'd sold my 66 Riviera, the Aussie Dollar was very strong and the idea of a new project appealed to me. My objective was to restore it to my taste, a mild custom. We found It's a beautiful car to drive after doing about 5,000km on the run to Tasmania for the Buick Nationals in May 2012. Posted 07/2012
  • 1964
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    January 1964
    1964 Model 4337 - Skylark Sports Coupe
    Owner: John & Judy Bogg Dammann's 'Seventy Years of Buick' describes the 64 Skylark Coupe as a 'very pretty little car' and it certainally is. John and Judy purchased this very original (except for conversion to RHD) example from the Nowra district in 1988. Fitted with the V8, 310 cu in engine, on long trips to Queensland and Victoria, it has proved to be both flexible and quick, yet still returning very good fuel consumption. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1964
    1964 Model 4747 Riviera Coupe
    Owner: Eric & Margaret North Delivered new to H.W. Webb of Auburn, California, Eric and Margaret's Riviera apparently found its way to Western Australia some time around 1970 or '71. It was converted to right hand drive by Auto Conversions of Redcliff, WA and stayed in Western Australia until 1985. The original colour was Tawny Mist but it was repainted in Vintage Burgundy with a white top some time in the early 1980s. When the owner died in 1985, his family moved the car to Blackheath, NSW and Eric and Maragret purchased it that year. Since then the car has had some mechanical and body work done but it remains in quite good, basically original, condition. It is the base Riviera model with no air conditioning or power options, the only options fitted were tilt steering and a radio. Power is the standard 425 cu in, V8 engine producing 340bhp. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1964
    1964 Model 4337 Skylark Coupe
    Owner: Don & Yvette Jones Don's father purchased this very original coupe new in 1964 and for many years it was the family transport. Don grew up with the car and inherited it in 1975, and being his first Buick, it developed his love affair with the marque. Posted 01/2001
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    January 1964
    1964 Model Buick Skylark Coupe
    Owner: Ron & Beverly Noonan I became peripherally involved in 1988 thru Ross Burgess who was reco-ing the motor and trans , I gave the location of a parts car' to the owner so this big dollar (for the day ) resto could be completed .Some 6 months later I met the owner at a GM day , he invited me to his Castle Hill property to view the finished car , it was ready to register, that was the last time I saw it ,the property was developed the owner and car vanished (years later found out he had died shortly after moving) In 2005 a phone call, do you want to buy a Buick , my first answer NO as' otherwise there would 60-70 Buicks around with all the calls that come. I gave the next standard answer, options are free add in Buick mag or Just cars, here are details or give me description and price I will pass on . Description was' with comment it has very good compression (yes they do when valves are stuck and the push rods are all bent !) and make offer,but it sounded familiar, so better have a look. Surprise,( so much for exaggerated description) it has been under an open car port for 15 years ,the paint was poor, rats had made it a home, eaten the upholstery out and the smell, never could get that out. An offer was finally accepted after pressure from the storage facility owner who wanted it out. First was cleaned inside and re-trimmed, repaired motor, the brake system, rear wheel bearings, all the electrics, mainly windows refurbish paint and chrome, and 3 months later it was on the road. Well what a performer, and a trip to Canberra gave 25.5 mpg'at 60 mph. As it had been bought with the view fix and sell this now became a difficult' decision as it was preferred over' the other cars.But finally made the decision and it went to a club member and both have never been heard of since, not in register lately. Posted 08/2012
  • 1963
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    January 1963
    1963 Model 4367 Skylark Convertible V8
    Owner: Graham & Narelle Weekes When purchased in 1995, the car was non standard in many areas. Progressive restoration and return to original is Graham's aim and with so few Skylarks in Australia, most components have to be sourced from USA. Graham says the Buick is a delight to drive and a very comfortable touring car. Although powered by the small 215 cu. in., all aluminium V8, it performs well. It is fitted with auto transmission, power steering and all electric options. Posted 02/2001
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    January 1963
    1963 Model Model 4347 2 Door Pillarless Coupe
    Owner: Lloyd & Nanette Bracher This car has recently been imported from LA and with minor repairs and modifications to suit the RTA is now on full NSW Registration. It will remain in it's LHD configuration. Powered by the 215cu in Fireball aluminium V8 engine coupled to the two speed automatic transmission this relatively light car at 1260Kg has adequate acceleration and provides a very smooth and stable ride.It is fitted with power steering and electric windows. Posted 05/2007
  • 1962
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    January 1962
    1962 Model 4367 Skylark Convertible
    Owner: Ron & Beverley Noonan Little is known of the history of this convertible, but it is believed to have been sold new in Australia. Ron acquired it less engine, and gearbox and with a poor RHD conversion. Since then, new paint, trim and top, reco motor and 3 speed auto have been fitted and the steering conversion corrected. Ron, who is tall says, 'the interior is just a little too compact for my build.' Ron is aware of three other '62 Skylark convertibles in Australia but says they are all V6's. Posted 02/2001
  • 1960
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    January 1960
    1960 Model Electra 225 Hardtop
    Owner: Craig Semple Posted 04/2011
  • 1956
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    January 1956
    1956 Model Model 66-R Century Riviera Coupe
    Owner: Steve & Kerry Leonard Recently imported into Australia by Steve & Kerry this luxury 2 door remains in left hand drive form. The Century Riviera Coupe having been in New Zealand for the last six years. Sitting on a 122' wheelbase, the Century is equipped with a 322cu in, V8 engine developing 255 horsepower. Posted 11/2002
  • 1954
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    January 1954
    1954 Model Buick Roadmaster Convertible
    Owner: Ron & Beverly Noonan The 1954' Roadmaster convertible customised with 56 tail lights, I owned this Buick circa 1979-80. It went to Melbourne and became a customised show car a few years later, gone off radar since. Posted 08/2012
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    Friday
    January 1954
    1954 Buick Special Series 40 Convertible Coupe model 46C
    Owner: Kym and Loreta Rochford Sth Australia! Bought on e-bay 22/05/2014 Arrived in Australia on 18/09/2014 with 74,250 ORIGANAL MILES!!!!!!! Runs like a dream with the million dollar ride! Best comment from the public: “That’s the most astonishing car I’ve ever seen on the road”! Standard Specifications Vehicle History Report! Original Base Price $2,343.00 No. Produced 3,135 (Total all models for Convertibles in 1954 - 13,408) Weight 3,815lbs 1730kg Type V8 Valve-in-head Displacement 264 cu. in. Brake Horsepower 143@4200 Carburetor Type Dual downdraft Make Carter Transmission Type Dynaflow Colour Carlsbad Black with Red interior and White Top Roof Accessories: Power roof, power brakes, power steering, windscreen washer bottle, electric clock, day night mirror, reversing lights and ultra-rare tissue dispenser!!! Possibly for sale 2018
  • 1951
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    January 1951
    1951 Model Super 4 door Sedan
    Owner: Rod & Sue Dean's 1951 Super 4 door sedan was bought as an unfinished project from Fingal Bay, near Qld. border. Two and a half years was spent in completing the restoration at Orange NSW and was finished in time for the 2002 Buick Nationals in Tasmania, where it averaged 18.5 mpg for its first big run. Posted 05/2002
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    January 1951
    1951 Model Super Riviera, model 52
    Owner: Allan & Ann-Marie Adams The Adam's Buick Super Riviera spent its early life as a chauffer driven, government car. Still in pristine condition, Allan and Ann-Marie enjoy rallying in the Buick in real comfort. Posted 05/2006
  • 1949
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    January 1949
    1949 Model 56-C Super Convertible
    Owner: Changed ownership "Raymond" is the chosen name of this multi-award winning model 56-C Super convertible, due to the fact that the movie "Rainman", featuring a similar 56-C, was released during restoration. The wreck was found abandoned in a desert area somewhere beyond Albuquerque, New Mexico by a Ford enthusiast in pursuit of a Sunliner convertible. The wreck was purchased from an advertisment in Hemmings Motor News in March 1985. Containerised in Portland, it arrived in Australia in May . Restoration, included conversion to right hand drive Posted 12/2000
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    January 1949
    1949 Model 49-76S Roadmaster Sedanette
    Owner: Phil & Mary Green 320 cu.in, 150bhp, straight eight with dynaflow (automatic) transmission, this rare body style had not been previously seen in Australia. It was imported from an American wrecking yard in 1997, converted to right hand drive and received a full, body off, restoration. The 2 door coupe is fast, quiet & very comfortable on the road. First place winner at many club events, this desirable Buick has been twice runner-up in class at Eastern Creek Concours Delegance Posted 12/2000
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    January 1949
    1949 Model Buick Roadmaster Riviera, model 76-R
    Owner: Todd Day This is the rare 'SWEAP SPEAR' Riviera Roadmaster, model 76-R, 2 door pillarless coupe with factory electric windows. I saved this car from the old American military country of Philippines, and it was dam hard to get it out but she is now warm tucked in my garage. I hope we all like this rare beautiful car. Posted 07/2012
  • 1948
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    January 1948
    1948 Model 76-S Roadmaster Sedanet
    Owner: Owen E Mansford Owen purchased this very desirable Buick in 1998 and has now completed a total strip restoration. Historically, the car was imported into Australia when new and converted to right hand drive, with the first owner being a doctor in the Newcastle area. It remained in the Hunter Region of NSW for most of its working life eventually being used as transport for spare parts service in the timber cutting industry which probably explained the extensive damage to the underbody. Now on the road it is a great presentation of the marque and a beautiful auto. Posted 01/2001
  • 1947
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    January 1947
    1947 Model 47-51 Super Sedan
    Owner: Phil & Mary Green This 248 cu.in, straight eight, manual transmission Buick was purchased from club member Ron Rowlings. It had been in storage for 20 years under his house. The car was found in the western country town of Dubbo NSW, thus preserved from rust but not from dust. A lengthy process but the restoration is now complete to Phil's very high standards. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1947
    1947 Model Buick 8/40 Special Sedan
    Owner: Basil Keir This very original Buick even down to the paint and upholstery was said to be the first Buick sold west of the Blue Mountains after WW2. The car has a locally assembled Holden body, the design of which utilised many pressings from the 1942 Flint built cars Posted 12/2002
  • 1942
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    January 1942
    1942 Model Buick Model 90L, Limousine
    Owner: Dave Wolfe This Car came to Australia during WW2 with 23 other Buicks, (and 40 Chevrolet, 12 Pontiac and 12 Oldsmobiles, 1942 models) and was classified by GMH as a "refugee" vehicle, originally shipped to another place but diverted to Australia. Anecdotally it is accredited as being used by Gen Douglas MacArthur, there is some circumstantial evidence for this. Sold by the Army in 1947 it was converted to RH drive and registered in Victoria in November 1947 1942 was the last year Buick made a Limosine Dave's limo is awaiting restoration . Posted 03/2003
  • 1941
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    January 1941
    1941 Model Buick, model - 46S 8/40 Sedanet
    Owner: Bob and Jan Caleo Our Buick was purchased in March 2005 in LHD configuration plus some important parts were sourced from a good friend and Buick enthusiast. After 2 years of constant work including conversion to RHD, we celebrated our first outing with the Buick and Chrysler club members on a gourmet run on 8/5/07 where the pictures were taken. The Buick is believed to be the only 41 Sedanet in Australia Posted 05/2007
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    January 1941
    1941 Model Buick Convertible Sedan, model 51C
    Owner: Ron & Beverley Noonan Before I owned a car'I liked Phaetons, watching them on old' newsreels in other parts of the world, so I called them 'Parade Phaetons'. My first car a 1938 Special sedan was stripped and painted two tone to resemble a convertible sedan (the terminology varies in Buick ads), over the next 30 years I followed any lead on Buick rag tops, two 1938'Century Phaetons were pursued, when one was found by another member.'I had always been with in 20 miles of its location! In 1977 the owner of a 1941 Roadmaster Phaeton was found'but he had cut it up as it was so rusty, in 1955 As a senior citizen now the 'Bucket List' looms high for many things, a 1941 Buick convertible coupe was being purchased from New York but the seller pulled out at last moment, annoyed and on the rebound a more expensive convertible sedan was found in Pennsylvania and bought but when it arrived was not up to the owners description and photos lie, and about 6 months work was required before use. This is the last year for convertible sedans from GM, there were 508 made in Supers and this is body no 363,''' also 326 were made in Roadmasters.'In 1985 at Los Angeles we met Carl Ritz who owned the 1940 Buick 80 series convertible sedan that had been used in the film Casablanca, I videoed an interview with him and he said get in the car and sit where Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman sat, at the time it was for sale at 60G, I did not want to sell my house to own this piece of history, in the early 2000s it sold for US 205G. We call our 41 'Casablanca' and have covered about 9000 miles on club runs and two nationals. With a 3.6 rear axle it can get 21 mpg at 55 mph. Posted 07/2012
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    January 1941
    1941 Model Buick - Model 41 Sedan
    Owner: Dave Wolfe Dave has been a long time restorer of WW11 Military vehicles and while doing research at the Australian War Memorial realised 1941-42 Buicks had a wartime history as General's cars. Dave tried to buy a 1941 model 41 without success and after talking to the BCA realised that 1946 and 1942 model 41's only had cosmetic differences. This 1946 was purchased and the process of taking it back to 1942 is almost complete. Waist stainless strips and dash woodgraining will complete the transformation. When asked why? Dave simply says, to mark Buick's little known contribution to the Aussie War effort. Webmasters Note: The last three pictures have been changed and now show the car with 1942 trim. Posted 03/2003
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    January 1941
    1941 Buick 2 door Sedanette Special Model 46S
    Owner: Michael and Fiona Djatschenko purchased Nov 2016 Imported into Australia in Oct 2009 from Manchester USA A restored banjo steering wheel plus 41BUIK number plates have been added since our purchase and some minor cosmetic improvements made. We have a passion for cars of the 20's thru to the late 40's and love to surround ourselves with all things from this era Whenever we take the it out for a drive we step back in time to a period when cars just oozed style and looked like pieces of art Her new name is ' The Black Dahlia' and look forward to taking her on many outings with the Buick club in future. posted 02/2017
  • 1940
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    January 1940
    1940 Model 41 - 8/40 Sedan (6 wheel equipped)
    Owner: Ken & June Knight Inside knowledge from another club member provided Ken and June Knight the opportunity to acquire this desirable rally car in 1987. Since then "Betsey Buick" has travelled 34000 trouble free miles, including trips to Victoria and Queensland. "Betsey" attends, and is always admired at, every Buick National Rally. Posted 12/2000
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    January 1940
    1940 Model 51 Super Sedan
    Owner: Ron & Beverley Noonan This very desirable Buick was imported from California in 1996 after Ron saw it for sale in the Buick Bugle. Learning to drive in a Holden body 1940 Special, Ron has a special affection for 1940 Buicks, especially the smooth lines of the American built Super's. Ron says, 'while still on a pushbike, I used to keep an eye on a '40 Super convertible, a Super coupe and a Super sedan,' but these were different days and some 40 years passed before the Super was acquired. Maintained in left hand drive form, on arrival from the US, this Super was dissapointing in its mechanical condition and has since undergone a full mechanical restoration. Ron isn't aware of any other Fisher bodied, 1940 Supers in Australia today, but since showing the car, old photos of two RHD Fisher bodied Supers have surfaced but with survival knowledge expiring in 1968 and 1972 respectively. Posted 02/2001
  • 1939
  • 01
    Sunday
    January 1939
    1939 Model Buick 90 series, 7 passenger Sedan
    Owner: Basil Keir This seven passenger sedan with Fisher Body was supplied new to the Commonwealth Fleet. In it's early life it was the formal transport for Federal Government ministers and perhaps even the Prime Minister. The car is still largely original and has dual carburation. Posted 12/2002
  • 01
    Sunday
    January 1939
    1939 Model Buick Century - 8/60
    Owner: Ron & Beverley Noonan Australian assembled 4 door sedan with Holden Body No 6. The car was totally restored in 2009. Circa 1976-77 this car was advertised for about 6 months when I decided to look, I found it was Woodstock and not Woodford, no way I could go and be back to hold a 3pm commitment that Sunday. At the following Thursday club meeting a member announced he had inspected the 39 and it was 'just another old overpriced Buick'! I was relieved that it saved a 250 mile trip. About 5-6 months later it turned up at a club run, I nearly flipped, a 3 owner 60K mile CENTURY. It changed hands 20 years later, 10 years later again it turns up in our club magazine for sale. I go and inspect, well all that had been achieved in 10 years was to completely dismantle and spread over 5 acres, a lot of parts were missing and never found, a lot of peculiar modifications had been made which caused a lot of headache. The body shell and doors were rust free and only that it was CENTURY, Holden body no 6, I bought it, had it been a Special I would have left it. I set the total restoration completion for 12 months because of missing parts/modifications it went out to 17 months. We have now covered over 8000 miles, 2 East Coast meets, club runs and Tasmania Nats, bewildering acceleration for 1939 (and still for todays traffic) especially compared to Specials and it will make 19 mpg at 55 mph. Posted 07/2012
  • 1938
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model 60-C Century Series Convertible Phaeton
    Owner: Bill & Margaret Denney This rare Fisher bodied convertible is believed to have been brought into Australia by a war correspondent returning from WWll. The Denney's acquired the sad remains in 1979 (photo 5), still in left hand drive form. Collecting the missing parts and completing the restoration, including conversion to RHD, it became the ultimate reward for many years of effort. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model 8/40 Special (Holden body)
    Owner: Noel Humphries Noel has owned this beautiful example of the marque for four years and is only its third owner. The car is very original although it was repainted dark blue in the mid 1980's to match the original colour. Also the seats have been reupholstered in leather and the hood lining replaced. Door trims are still original and in good condition. Mechanically it is to factory specification but sports the 3.9 high speed diff option making it a pleasure to drive, particularly for highway cruising. Posted 01/2001
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model Buick 'McLaughlin' 90 Series Limousine
    Owner: Basil Keir This beautiful McLaughlin, seven passenger limousine, with glass divider, is believed to have been specially built for the Dutch Government Fleet of 1938 and brought to Australia prior to WW2. Designed as a processional car the rear seat is raised higher than normal. Big, black and beautiful, it has been rebuilt from ground up. Posted 12/2002
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model Buick - 8/40 Special Sedan
    Owner: John Dunlop John's '38 Special is a very original car. Sold new in 1938 from T.C.Latta Motors, Portland Victoria, it found its way to Sydney after WW2 where it was serviced by Larke, Neave & Carter Ltd of North Sydney. The car remained in service until 1984 when it was stored until John recently returned it to club activities. Posted 06/2003
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model Buick Century - 8/60
    Owner: Ron & Beverly Noonan I had heard of this car near my area since 1972 as it was one of the Buick 'finds' of Buick Club founder Ken Harding. About 1989 I heard it went off the 'radar'. In 2001 a phone call from a woman, she had been quoted $50G to restore her Buick, after a discussion about that she decided better to sell. I gave her the standard reply for free ads and details of Buick Club or Just cars. About 1 year later a phone call I spoke to before about the black Buick, 'do you want to buy it?'. The memory bank could not handle that ! Lets start again, what is it? a black Buick, year? I am told its 1938, what series? whats that? go look at the bonnet, Century, did this car come from Fairfield? yes , I will come and have a look as it was close by. Surprise, its all in pieces (that was not mentioned) the asking price was out of site, an offer of half that was made but rejected. Some weeks later a phone from the husband, will you go another 1G, no, a week later offer accepted. The first job was replace rear axle assembly so it was on wheels and 2 car trailer trips had all the parts home. It was assembled to determine what was missing, luckily I had all but the side cover inner flaps for 1 side, so rare that I thought no hope, lo and behold found them at a swap meet. The front suspension, brakes and carb were rebuilt, some painting, but there were no plans for it at that stage. A lot of people pass thru my place and there were many offers to buy, but it was not for sale, a change of circumstances and Ron Neale's' persistence saw it go in 2003. Posted 08/2012
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model Buick Special
    Owner: Ron Noonan NSW My first 1938 Buick (a Qld car) bought late Oct 1958, but my father decided to check out everything first , so Dec 1959 before I was on the road , I had been using my fathers 1940 Special on occasions for 2 years A well used car but reliable with few breakages, late 1960 all panels repaired and a bare metal two tone paint job, Orlando Ivory over Biscayne Blue, new seats, completed Jan 1961, everyday car till 1963 and second car till Dec 1967 , I did 90000 miles , whether the speedo had been around once or twice prior was unknown Sold in 1999 to a wedding car service, it was restored and still in use as of May 2015 Photos- I have failed to take photos of a lot of cars I have had , so A- early 1960, Beverley with Buick- B- Jan 1961 new paint ,no side trim C , the skillion Narrabeen, side trim installed Posted 07/2015
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1938 Model Buick Special Coupe
    Owner: Ron Noonan NSW 1938 BUICK SPECIAL COUPE (this is my 7 th 1938 Buick that I can recall) I got to know the builder of this car when he contacted me looking for parts for a 1938 Pontiac coupe he had just imported , when that was finished he imported the Buick body and chassis , the car was completed in about 18 months , it was registered but was rarely used . A 1930 Buick was the next project . I was called over to view the finished 1930 and asked about the 1938 just sitting in the garage for some 2-3 years now ., and a Nash was now the project . The Buick was not for sale but you have first option when it is , that came about 9 months later .It had only travelled 1800 miles , all parts were new or rebuilt The body is basically stock,the chassis has a Pontiac front clip, a Ford disc brake LSD rear end on leaf springs ,a Chev 305 V8, Turbo 700 auto, power steering , electric windows .air conditioning ,Jeep bucket seats that incorporate seat belts , a one piece windscreen, modern instrument panel Performance is so so, (after 455s !) it is just a stock crate engine . The Turbo 700 R4 was a new experience for me and I have not been overly impressed after having modified Turbo 350, 400 and Ford C4 .and FMX autos I pulled it out and replaced the hi stall convertor and rebuilt the 700 back to stock internals which had been modified, if I was 20 years younger it would be all out and in with 455 and Turbo 350, Jag or Commodore rear end. Posted 07/2015
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1938
    1939 Model 41, Sedan (Holden Body)
    Owner: Jim & Virginia Russell UNDER RESTORATION Jim and Virginia's series 40, Australian built sedan, was located in a shed at Parramatta, where the car was being prepared for respray. After an argument about whether to restore or respray between the two brothers who owned it, the car was left for the next 35 years. It was complete, if not fully assembled, even had the keys in the ignition. After removal of the only rusty section, the rear from the tail lamps down, new inner and outer panels were fabricated. The car today after numerous parts being reconditioned or replaced, only awaits final painting, upholstering and reassembly to be complete. Posted 02/2001
  • 1937
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1937
    1937 Model 41 - 8/40 Special Sedan
    Owner: John & Judy Bogg This Holden bodied touring sedan was purchased at Kentlyn by John in 1972. Using the best of this and another donor car, John carried out a ground up restoration, doing all the work himself, except for chrome and trim. Since restoration, the car has completed several 8 day rallies and other long trips proving itself very reliable transport. It was the Club's Best Post Vintage winner in 1983 and still looks the part today. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1937
    1937 Model 8/40 Sedan - Holden body
    Owner: Stephen Bosanquet Stephen purchased the Buick unregistered in March 1973 at Manly. After some tidying up it was registered in June 1973. Since then Stephen has undertaken progressive restoration, including engine and gearbox reconditioning plus brakes and suspension after a traffic incident. In 1980 it was reupholstered. Stephen uses the Buick as a daily runner and it has given stirling service over the years he has owned it. Posted 05/2001
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1937
    1937 Model Buick Century Coupe Sloper
    Owner: Phil &Mary Green This very rare and beautiful 1937 Buick Century Coupe Sloper with the exclusive designed and built Holden body is the exciting new restoration owned by members, Phil and Mary Green. Finished in Windsor Grey metallic this 5.24 litre, 130 bhp, straight eight, pre-war muscle car was the first built, body number 1 of just 12 manufactured by GMH. Phil's restoration expertise is justly reflected in this award winning Buick. Well done Phil! Posted 07/2013
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1937
    1937 Model 1937 Buick Special
    Owner: Ron Noonan NSW My 5th 1937 A nice original car ,interesting history, found by Ken Harding the Buick club founder,circa 1973 in Sutherland NSW , sold to Tom Potter , sold to Ron Noonan about 1977 sold to Reg Johns (Orange) about 1980, sold to Reg Stanford (Blacktown) mid 80s, started resto, sold to Mike Doggett late 90s more resto, sold to Hans Spannenberg about 2010 who completes the restoration about 2012, sold to Geralton WA in 2014. Posted 07/2015
  • 1935
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1935
    1935 Model Model 56-S, Holden Body, Sports Coupe
    Owner: Steve & Kerry Leonard Buick Model 56-S Holden Body, Sports Coupe This well known club car is a fine example of Buick craftsmanship. The factory option 6 wheel equipment adds elegance to its sleek lines. Whilst Flint built 286 for domestic sale and only 11 for export, the Australian built 'Holden Body' version was not included in these figures. Posted 11/2002
  • 1934
  • 01
    Monday
    January 1934
    1934 Model Buick model 56S Sports Coupe
    Owner: Phil Locke
  • 1933
  • 01
    Sunday
    January 1933
    1933 Model 57, (four door) Sedan
    Owner: Henry & Ruth Booth Henry is a meticulous restorer and it shows in this concours winning vehicle which has been subjected to a complete, 'strip to last nut and bolt' restoration. Starting with very sad remains (photo 5), the work took several years, but Henry says the result made it all worthwhile. 8 cyl in line, 86bhp@3200rpm Posted 02/2001
  • 1932
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1932
    1932 Model 8/50 (four door) Sedan
    Owner: Harry & Lyn Macdonald Harry and Lyn have owned the car since 1980. It was a complete body off restoration which took 12 years to restore with Harry and Lyn doing all the work except the upholstery. The car has been on many runs and rallies proving to be a very reliable vehicle. Fitted with an O.H.V. Eight of 230.4 cu.in capacity It develops 82.5 bhp at 3200 rpm Posted 09/2005
  • 1931
  • 01
    Thursday
    January 1931
    1931 Model 31-96 Victoria Coupe (Holden Body - Custom Built)
    Owner: Dick & Lillian Bates Very beautiful, very rare - a multi-award winning restoration. Dick and Lillian's 90 Series Victoria Coupe is a 'Holden body Custom Built' Buick. Body No 3032 means that it followed their model 31-64 roadster down the HMBB, Woodville, Adelaide production line. It is the only known right hand drive 31-96 in existence. Equipment includes, driving lights, custom built trunk and a cocktail bar in the rear seat. It weighs 2-1/4 imperial tons and travels 13 miles to the imperial gallon. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Thursday
    January 1931
    1931 Model 31-64 Roadster (Holden Body)
    Owner: Dick & Lillian Bates At the height of the depression, HMBB didn't build many Buick roadsters. This straight eight, model 64 is Holden body No 3031, built about August 1930 (Holden production numbers were inclusive of all body types). Dick and Lillian acquired the wreck (photo 5) after it had been cut down and used for many years as a farm truck. Now totally restored, it is one of only two known in Australia today. Dick says it will cruise all day at a comfortable 50-55mph. Posted 12/2000
  • 1930
  • 01
    Wednesday
    January 1930
    1930 Model 30-60 7passenger Sedan
    Owner: John & Enid Neale Just 67 of these large and luxurious sedans on the 132" wheelbase were built for export with only two destined for Australia. John purchased this well worn car seen in photo 4, in 1982 and completed a major restoration in time for the 1988 International Rally. 6 cyl of 331 cu in capacity, the engine develops 98bhp. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Wednesday
    January 1930
    1930 Model 30-46S Sports Coupe
    Owner: Allan Adams UNDER RESTORATION Allan is restoring this rare coupe, one of only 29 built for export. Purchased in 1980 from a museum in Canberra, it was delivered totally stripped but with re-timbering near complete. The car originally came from the Northern Territory hence the sheet metal is virtually rust free. Allan looks forward to an early completion of the restoration and takes inspiration from the sales brochure image (picture 1). Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Wednesday
    January 1930
    1930 Model 30-47 4 door Sedan
    Owner: Francois & Francine Vivot 'Barbie Buick' was purchased as a wreck from a farm at Portland, West of Sydney in 1978. The rolling chassis with engine was original but the sedan body remains were in poor condition. Ground up restoration, started in June 1978 and completed in spring 1990, was achieved by craftsman Keith Lipscombe, taking an estimated 10,000 hours of painstaking work. Replacement parts and restoration are to original specification and concourse standard. This beautiful example of the marque is a regular trophy winner. Engine is 6 cyl, of 257.5 cu in capacity on 118' wheelbase chassis Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Wednesday
    January 1930
    1930 Model 30-47 Sedan
    Owner: Don & Yvette Jones original in all respects, 'Benjamin' Buick is a well preserved but well used example of the marque. Benjamin has completed in many rallies and is a very comfortable long distance touring car. Since Don and Yvette acquired Benjamin in 1981, every year they have completed a long distance rally. Posted 01/2001
  • 01
    Wednesday
    January 1930
    1930 Model 30-47
    Owner: John Conomos John's Buick was restored by a previous owner in 1976/77/78. It had a complete to chassis strip down and rebuild. All woodwork was still in good condition. The car was equipped with an original Buick radio. Its first outing was the international vintage car rally Sydney to Southport (Qld) in 1978. In August 2003 it was purchased by John in Queensland and trucked back to NSW. The car was still in excellent condition. He rebuilt the exhaust manifold and put a new vinyl top on it as It had only 9000 original miles on it. Posted 06/2005
  • 01
    Wednesday
    January 1930
    1930 Model Sports Coupe, series 40
    Owner: Kieth & Nancy Packham Posted 04/2011
  • 1929
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1929
    1929 Model 29-24 Sports Roadster (Holden Body)
    Owner: Barbara & John Gerdtz Unknown in America, this Buick, on the 116" wheelbase, was exclusively built, in very limited numbers for the Australian market by Holden Motor Body Builders, Adelaide, two years before GM took over HMBB (today known as Holden). Restored by John, with help from many club friends, over 16 long years, this example simply says "When better cars are built, Buick will build them" Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1929
    1929 Model 29-25 Tourer (Holden Body)
    Owner Dick & Lillian Bates This beautifully restored 'Silver Anniversary' model on the 116' wheelbase is a club multiple concours winner and it also won the premium title against all marques at the State Concours event.. Dick and Lillian restored it from the best of two wrecks, one used as a kangaroo shooters' vehicle in the far north west of New South Wales until wrecked in a dry creek bed. The dry conditions preserving many good parts including the rust free tourer body. It has travelled 26000 trouble free miles since restoration in 1976. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1929
    1929 Model 29-49 7 passenger Touring
    Owner: Phil & Mary Green 309.6 cu.in, straight six with manual 3 speed transmission, this rare Buick was purchased from the original owners son, John Denison (in hat-photo 2) in 1987, from the country town of Coonamble, NSW. Photo 5 was taken in 1938 with the family. The Buick was given to John's father as a wedding present in 1929. Phil has restored the engine and all mechanicals so far, next the full body treatment. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1929
    1929 Model 35 Marquette Tourer
    Owner: Peter & Gwen Allen The Marquette was built by Buick as their budget priced car for only two years, 1929 and 1930. Marquette chassis were fitted with Holden bodies however some coupes and roadsters were fully imported. The Marquette differed from traditional Buick engineering design having a side valve engine and open shaft drive. Peter and Gwen's excellent restoration was a 12 year project and now it is a regular at Club outings, proving comfortable to drive and very reliable. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1929
    1929 Model Marquette Sedan
    Owner: Bill & Helen Ward 'Murgatroyd' the Marquette was purchased by Bill in December 2000 at Stawell in Western Victoria. Bill says, after trailering 'Murgatroyd' home, my wife, Helen, was asked what she thought of it and her reply was, 'bit run down isn't it', I replied 'so am I and it is slightly older than me'. But that comment was enough to spur Bill on to starting restoration earlier than originally planned. Bill entered 'Murgatroyd' in the 2001 Canberra Rally and completed sufficient restoration to drive it to Canberra and return. Work is continuing and Bill prefers to call it rejuvenation rather than restoration as 'Murgatroyd' was basically sound when purchased. Bill hopes Helen doesn't mind as he is planning a long relationship with 'Murgatroyd'. Posted 07/2001
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1929
    1929 Model Marquette, model 35 Tourer
    Owner: Andy Mendes-Lopes The Marquette was built and sold by Buick and went on sale in June 1929 as the "companion car" for the Buick model. A total of 38,425 Marquettes were build and some 3,465 were exported around the world. There were complete Marquette's as well as Marquette Sedan chassis and Tourer chassis exported to Australia. Holden Motor Body Builders bodied 465 Marquette Sedans and 303 Tourers, all in 1929. Andy's Tourer is chassis number 13089 and body number 26 and it is in it's original condition, the car has been well maintained by its previous and current owners. Posted 06/2007
  • 1928
  • 01
    Sunday
    January 1928
    1928 Model Model 28-58 Opera Coupe
    Owner: Annemarie Adams Annemarie Adams owners this fine example of Buick's Master Six, 5 passenger Opera Coupe for 1928. Buick made only 11 on special order for export and this is one of only two known to be in Australia. The car was purchased with restoration almost complete and now needs only the finishing touches to see it on the road. Posted 10/2002
  • 01
    Sunday
    January 1928
    1928 Model Buick Roadster, model 28-24, Holden Body
    Owner: Basil Keir Basil's 28 Standard Six Roadster is well known in Club circles, but earlier it spent a lot of time off the road working as 'hay rake-tractor'. After retirement from farm work a ground up restoration returned it to its former status as a sports roadster. Buick build them tough. Posted 12/2002
  • 01
    Sunday
    January 1928
    1928 Model 28-25 Standard Six
    Owner: Geoff & Pam Ward Model Tourer, Holden body Ground-up restoration from a pile of rusty bits, meticulously finished in 1994 by Bryson Gale of Davistown. 207 cu in engine reconditioned and running well. Was used as the police car in the 2011 TV series Underbelly Razor. Still in beautiful condition when purchased by Geoff and Pam in 2015. Posted 03/2015
  • 1927
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1927
    1927 Model 27-20 Coach
    Owner: Phil & Mary Green UNDER RESTORATION 207 cu.in, 60bhp, 3 speed manual transmission, this Standard Six Buick Coach was purchased from Cronulla NSW in 1986, the car was in storage for many years and is now awaiting one of Phil's award winning restorations. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1927
    1927 Model 27-25 Standard Six Tourer
    Owner: Colin & Dawn Castle Colin and Dawn purchased this Standard Six Buick in January 1990, stripped and in need of major restoration. The complete body consisted only of bonnet (hood), cowl, and four mudguards (fenders). The rest was either acquired or made. Completed in May 1994, it boasts full registration, is regularly used and has proved to be a fun car to drive and very reliable. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1927
    1927 Model 27-25 Standard Six Tourer
    Owner: Shirley & George Cruickshank UNDER RESTORATION The car was found in a paddock in a sad state of neglect. All the woodwork was rotten in the lower section of the body and all panels, except the rear tub section, were also rusted away at the bottom edge. The chassis and engine have now been restored along with most of the panels. Aluminium pistons have been installed. In George's words the restoration is continuing 'slowly!'. George, we all hope you are inspired and motivated by the factory photo. Posted 05/2001
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1927
    1927 Model Buick model 47 (5 pass) Sedan
    Owner: Nicki & Henri Hendriksen This car was purchased and restored by Nicki's mother in New Zealand in 1976. It was 99% complete but in a terrible state. Together with friends and the help of the Ashburton vintage car club restoration was completed in 1978. It was driven to the 21st international vintage car rally from Asburton to Rotorua in 1980. A 1200 km return trip! It was used for Nicki's and Henri's wedding in 1982. It was not much used after that and stored at the family farm in N.Z. until Nicki's mother gave it to Nicki and Henri in 1999. It was shipped to Australia in 2000. The engine was rebuild and it was first registered in 2001. Posted 11/2004
  • 01
    Saturday
    January 1927
    1927 Model 27-25 Standard Tourer
    Owner: Neil Patrick The car was bought new by my grandfather, William Parton, from Boyd-Edkins of Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, for 311/14/6d and was first registered on the 22nd February 1928. I still hold the receipt. My grandfather apparently saw no need for bumper bars etc. so these were never fitted. The '27 and '28 Standard models may have been the last Buicks not to be fitted with shock absorbers as standard equipment. The hood was only lowered once, as they thought it was too windy! The car was treated to a respray and retrim (including hood and side-curtains) about 1957. After my grandfathers death in 1959 my grandmother continued to use the Buick regularly, and also drove weekly from Longueville to West Pymble to visit her mother. I have looked after the car since she ceased driving in 1972. Apart from normal ongoing maintenance, the car has had no major rebuilds, and the bottom end of the motor is still original. A bit rattly these days, which is why I don't cruise above 35 - 40 mph. Posted 07/2015
  • 1926
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1926
    1926 Model 26-45 Tourer
    Owner: Doreen & Gordon Ball Little is known about the history of this fully imported Master Six Buick. It was found in storage in Leichhardt, Sydney, where some restoration had taken place, then with a lot of nights and weekends, and a lot of help from our friend Colin Castle, the car was reborn in 1997, in time for the Bathurst, Buick Nationals. Since 1997 the car has been registered as a wedding car and is in great demand. Posted 01/2001
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1926
    1926 Model 26-24 Roadster
    Owner: Don & Yvette Jones This beautiful roadster body was hand formed using the very rusted remains of an original 26 roadster as patterns. A total restoration culminated in several class winning awards for this hansom vehicle. On the road it is a fast touring Buick and ran in the 1988 International Rallye. Posted 01/2001
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1926
    1926 Model 26-24 Roadster (A.E.Agate body)
    Owner: Frank & Nancye Hall An excellent example of Australian specialist coach body building. This two seat roadster with boot (trunk) was built in 1926 to special order by A.E.Agate of Sydney. It is typical of the transport chosen by doctors during the vintage years. Owned and restored by foundation member, Frank Hall, it is regularly rallied in national events. A true drivers car! Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Friday
    January 1926
    1926 Model 26-25 Standard Six Tourer
    Owner: Graham & Narelle Weekes Graham tells the story, 'in 1976, with our first baby in a carry basket, we picked up the bones of two cars from the local highway patrol officer in Mittagong for $450.' After 10 years and two more children, the Buick emerged from the garage. New skills had been acquired during this time such as, hand forming, painting and auto upholstery and the restoration was undertaken with originality in mind. There were teething troubles but the Buick is now a very reliable vehicle. With numerous concours wins to its credit, it also frequently participates in parades, displays, rallies and charity events. Posted 02/2001
  • 1925
  • 01
    Thursday
    January 1925
    1925 Model 25-45, 5 passenger Touring
    Owner: Phil & Mary Green 255 cu.in, 70bhp, 3 speed manual transmission, this Master Six Buick Touring was puchased from Liverpool, NSW in 1982. It had been left to rot and has since received a total wood and panel restoration, completed in 1998. Phil's superb restoration won 1st in class Eastern Creek Concours Delegance in 2000, and numerous other club concourse events. Posted 12/2000
  • 01
    Thursday
    January 1925
    1925 Model 25-25 Standard Six Touring
    Owner: Peter & Margaret Cook 'Bertha Buick' is a combination of two vehicles and is the result of a long term (never ending) restoration. First mobile in 1994, Peter says 'every outing is an adventure.' The top was added in 1995 and the engine rebuilt in 1996. Bertha is pretty reliable these days and Peter boasts 'she has never been towed home.' 6 cyl in line, OHV of 191 cu. in. capacity, 3 speed sliding gearbox Posted 02/2001
  • 1924
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1924
    1924 McLaughlin Buick - Model 24-45
    Owner: John Lee John's beautiful Mclaughlin Buick is a car with a history. Look for the "1924 Sydney-Nerriga" story in the Buick Stories menu Posted 05/2009
  • 1923
  • 01
    Monday
    January 1923
    1923 Model 23-35 Touring
    Model 23-35 Touring Owner Don & Yvette Jones "Valentine" the car arrived at the Jones' on Valentines Day 1981. Body off total restoration took only 6 months of intense effort by the whole family for Valentine to be ready for the VVCA Rallye that year.
  • 01
    Monday
    January 1923
    1923 Model 35 Touring
    Owner: Peter Small Peter purchased this fine restoration from the original restorer, club member, Henry Booth. The car had done little work since restoration but Peter says it's loosening up nicely and that he really enjoys driving it.
  • 01
    Monday
    January 1923
    1923 Model 35 Touring
    Owner: Kelly & Steve Michell The Michell's are making rapid progress with the restoration of their 1923, 4cyl tourer. Steve says the lady we got her off said it has been in the family since new and on blocks since 1950. Although the car had been pulled to pieces, it is believed to have only travelled relatively low mileage.
  • 1918
  • 01
    Wednesday
    May 1918
    1918 Buick Series 45 Roadster (Coach Built)
    Owner: Jim & Virginia Russell This car is known as the Green Hornet and was imported to Australia in the early 1970's and then sat in storage unused until purchased by us early 2004. Read the Green Hornet story in menu item, Buick Stories to learn about it's colourful history. We are trying to leave it as original as possible and just have fun driving it on club events.?
  • 01
    Monday
    April 1918
    1918 EX-45 Tourer (5 passenger)
    Owner: Michael and Natasha Mackay UNDER RESTORATION The car was originally purchased in the new England area and after its useful life as a family vehicle it was converted to a ute then used as a truck in a gold mine. Later it was left to rot for a number of years at the old mine site. The chassis and mechanicals are now very close to being completed and the coachwork has been painted awaiting final assembly. Hopefully after 4 or 5 years, 2004 will see the Buick once again take to the road.
  • 01
    Friday
    March 1918
    1918 EX44 Roadster
    Owner: Jim Hoy With 242cu in (4ltr) motors these 6 cylinder Buicks really go. Jim?s Buick is one of only 275 built for export (RHD) and the restoration is a credit to Jim?s ability and dedication.
  • 01
    Friday
    February 1918
    1918 EX-45 Touring
    Owner: Salter family Wilbur, who is of contemporary age to the car, is doing a fine job restoring the Buick to its former glory. The Buick is, 6 cylinders of 242 cu.in capacity developing around 60bhp and 2 wheel brakes. The original factory artwork shows it is a big car.
  • 01
    Tuesday
    January 1918
    1918 EX-45 Sports Speedster
    Owner: Barbara & John Gerdtz With 6 cylinders of 242 cu in (4 litres), this sports cruises comfortably at 80km/h (50mph). Two wheel brakes make it a very interesting car to drive in the Sunday traffic. Restoration completed in 1987 took John, with the help of many club friends, 11 years to design and build using the sad touring car remains (photo 4) as the start point It featured as the cover car in the July 1995 issue of the American club's magazine, The Buick Bugle.
  • 1917
  • 10
    Wednesday
    January 1917
    1917 Model DX-45 Touring
    Owner: Salter family David's Buick 45 was sold new in Charters Towers, then resold in about 1919 to a prospector who used it till about 1923 when he drove it thru the back of his shed. He reversed it back into the shed where it remained for the next forty years. His family sold it to a collector in town who in turn sold it to a Townsville business man who restored it to its current state and put it on blocks until purchase by the present owner in 2001.
  • 1912
  • 01
    Saturday
    June 1912
    1912 Model 36 (2 seat) Roadster
    Owner: Graham & Narelle Weekes Graham says that in the 21st Century the restoration of a veteran car is very challenging due to the scarcity of parts. The ambition of this restoration was to recreate as close as possible the original vehicle. Having won top car at the 2004 CMC NSW State Concours Graham has achieved this ambition in the best way possible.
  • 1910
  • 01
    Wednesday
    June 1910
    1910 Model 14B Roadster
    Owner: Jim Eisenhauer This rare Veteran Buick is powered by the smallest Buick auto engine with only 2 cylinders and a capacity of 127cu ins. Sitting on a 79 inch wheelbase, power is transmitted through a 2 speed selective sliding transmission and chain drive. Jim is well known on rallies for waving others to pass but in practice this is not so easy to do as this little Buick runs very well.