FRANK S 1949 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERT.

THE CAR I LIVED FOR!

AS A KID MY DAD ALWAYS HAD BUICKS. WHEN I GOT IN TO THE HOBBY IN 1971 I STARTED WITH A 1947 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERT. FOLLOWED BY A 1947 BUICK ROADMASTER SEDANETT...I CURRENTLY HAVE A 1946 SUPER ON THE "RRESTORE" LINE.....HOWEVER MY DREAM CAR AT THAT TIME WAS A

1949 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERT.

IN OUR TOWN, THE LOCAL UNDERTAKER LIVED ACROSS FROM OUR CHURCH. ON A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY MORNING, AS WE LEFT CHURCH, STOOD A 1949 BUICK ROADMASTER WITH SWEEPSPEAR MOLDING SITTING IN FRONT OF HIS DRIVE WAY, NEEDING ONLY TLC TO RESTORE HER BEAUTIFY!

AFTER TALKING WITH PETE....THE UNDERTAKER, HE GAVE ME THE RUN DOWN...THE CAR WAS TAKEN IN AS PART DOWN PAYMENT ON THE OLD GAL'S "NEEDS", BY HER DAUGHTER WHO DID NOT WANT THE CAR. AFTER MONTHS OF HAGELING, I BECAME THE NEW OWNER. THE JOB GOT STARTED, DODING THE USUAL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE. WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THE UPHOLSTERING, I VISITED A LOCAL TRIM SHOP. WHEN I TOLD HIM WHAT I HAD, HE GOT TEARS IN HIS EYES!!!!! ASKING "VERG" WHY THE TEARS HE TOLD ME; WHEN HE RETRUNED AFTER THE WW II, HE WENT TO WORK FOR BUICK IN THE UPHOLESTRY DEPT. AND HIS JOB WAS DOING BUICK CONVERTS.

AT FIRST SHOWING AT SILVERADO CONCORSE, IT TOOK FIRST IN CALLAS & BEST OF SHOW. THE CAR WENT ON TO WIN MANY MORE SHOW EVENTS.

WHILE CALLING ON A CUSTOMER OF MINE IN ST. LOUIS, I NOTED A CLASSIC ALL CONVERTS. CALLANDER ON HIS WALL AND THERE WAS MY BUICK. AS I STARED AT THE CALLANDER MY CUSTOMER ASKED "WHAT IS THE MATTER, ARE YOU O.K.?"...I JPROMPTLY SAID," THAT IS/WAS MY CAR AND THAT I HAD RESTORED IT". HE QUICKLY SAID I WAS NUTS....I WAS ABLE TO POINT OUT, IF HE'D LOOK CLOSELY, HE WOULD SEE THE AFTERMARKED CHROME VENTED COVERS ON THE PORT HOLES.

I LEFT WITH THE PICTURE AND THE ORDER!!!!

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