Note: Today’s Guest Post is by Jason Bagge, AKA The Brougham Whisperer, who most of you may recall from the many ’70s land yachts of his I’ve featured here at RG the past few years. -TK
Well-the ’74 New Yorker sold. Going to a collector in Florida who restores these back to original. Same guy who bought Chris’ 1976 Cadillac Calais in Idaho. So with that-here comes the ’73 455 2 door Buick Deuce and a quarter.
I’m going to change out the wheels and tires. Back to new whitewalls and hubcaps. I’m going to store the rallyes away with the original tires on them. Planning on going cruising with my Dad next weekend. The whole car is pretty gangster. It just has that vibe.
Began the paint blending-still need to do a second coat (it will get darker) but you get the idea. Started popping out a few small dents as well. I told ya this would look totally different by the end of the week-check out the two pics above. This car is dope and it’s going to get sicker.
It’s pretty funny when you are so used to the controls on the bottom-that I totally forgot about the door panel controls-and realized my ’73 Buick 225 2 door has 6 way power seats. Excellent.
Tune-up done, fuses changed-got all the controls working (now have a super hot heater), all the windows work (now have 2 door hardtop access and look), Buick is running great. Need to change the front brake pads and headlight-she’s road ready to drive anywhere.
I’ve been waiting to be able to go evening crusin’ with the heater on-and the windows down. Going 30 just chillin’.
The interior in the ’73 Buick 225 is coming together. That is a April 1973 Spokesman-Review newspaper sitting there on the front seat. Need to install the center ashtray and lighter still (which I have).
It won’t be mint-but it’s still going to turn heads when I roll by with the windows down and my Raybans on!