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05-21-2010 07:48 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by a1supersport
Did I read the article correctly when it said "the car was painted by Russ' brother..."? Was that you? The paint held up really well after 25+ years!!
Yep, we did a full frame off restoration. I painted EVERY SINGLE part on that car. We are talking EVERYTHING, frame, control arms, engine, rear axle, conv top, steering wheel, EVERYTHING.

My brother does nothing but the best. I am not talking your typical restoration here, he is a NUT. Every power window motor and switches NOS, mouldings and trim and emblems all over (not every one, but MANY) NOS, EVERYTHING rebuilt from the rear end diff to the speed-o-meter.

He found impossible to find stuff. The fan shroud for these cars was only found on a Gran Sport 65 only, and only if it had A/C. He found two NOS shrouds, one went on the car, the other he sold to a guy who now repros them, using it as the buck for his mould. There wasn't jack for repro parts in those days, the rop window rubber, all original where he hunted down perfect pieces.

We aret talking down to every wheel stud, new. It was as close to a NEW car as you could have gotten.

He sold it around 1995? Something like that, and only got $11K as I remember. ONLY because it was a Buick, it was worth about half of a Chevelle, what a shame.

Brian
05-21-2010 05:50 AM
anthonyc1 Thats really cool! Very nice car too.
The best thing being you know it wasn't turned into a
beer can or a Kia.
05-21-2010 03:32 AM
a1supersport
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR
We just found out what issue his old car is in (He sold it about 25 years ago).
http://editions.amospublishing.com/M...spx?d=20091001

Go to page 49 in the October 2009 issue and you can read the whole thing on line, very cool.

Brian
Did I read the article correctly when it said "the car was painted by Russ' brother..."? Was that you? The paint held up really well after 25+ years!!
05-21-2010 02:36 AM
ChevelleSS_LS6 he's probably kicking himself in the arse right now, thinking "I should NEVER have sold that!"

Man, that'd be a sweet ride.
Matt
05-20-2010 11:24 AM
MARTINSR
My brothers old 65 Gran Sport conv in Muscle car Enthusiast.

We just found out what issue his old car is in (He sold it about 25 years ago).
http://editions.amospublishing.com/M...spx?d=20091001

Go to page 49 in the October 2009 issue and you can read the whole thing on line, very cool.

Brian


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