• The car and I match, as I'm green with envy. Looking forward to seeing more updates on this project. Best of luck!

  • Nice Score! Really a unique find, can't wait to see the progress.
    I know that baseball field, my Nephew plays there : )

  • Great to see the wagon on DT, Vince – nice write up!

    I'm looking forward to more cruising around in this thing. It really wafts along quite nicely.

    Let me know if you want some help with the paint. I have a selection of buffing implements now and am going to attempt a paint revival on that sad old Triumph TR7 soon.

  • It should be said that I am thrilled that Vince has been able to take this over. This car has been a collateral victim of some health issues that have prevented me from working on it the way that I had originally planned. Rather than watch it decay before my eyes, I was thrilled that Mrs. Vin looked at it and found it to be far more appealing that the Beastmaster that it replaced. If Chip Foose hadn't retired Overhaulin' this would have been a great candidate, but if not a free Overhaulin', keep it with a family that can really enjoy it. Now it has a couple of kids rattling around (albeit safely belted in) the back seat, which completes the image of what it was designed for…hauling the family around with the kids looking out the windows next to them and above them, instead of gaping at their cell phones and missing the ride.
    I grew up with Buick wagons and there's nothing that will make you smile more than turning the steering wheel two full turns with one finger as you bank into a parking space, or back out of one.
    I've had a lot of fun cars, but this one has always launched more gas pump conversations than any other.
    Thanks for taking it on Vinnie, I'm looking forward to watching it return to greatness.

  • Funny to make this comment, but you note that this is only the 6 seater, not the 8. In general, with smaller families, it is harder to find vehicles that seat 6. Sure, there are the big SUVs and minivans, but more than 5 seats is rare. Part of the reason why we ended up with a big crewcab pickup with the dual bench seats (ok along with ranch duties), so that we can move our family along with a couple of guests. Times change.

    • Yeah, the fact that front bench seats in family cars have been obliterated by the pointless floor shifted automatic is a really dumb. On many modern cars the auto shifter is only attached to some sensors and some gears to simulate the feel of a transmission…so I really don't understand why it isn't out of the way and a small occasional use center front seat isn't standard equipment. Long live the bench seat. May it rest in peace.

  • I love your wagon! I had a '64 Wildcat convertible about 20 years ago with the same engine. It had lots of torque and was utterly reliable. I'll never forget the day I found the glass bottle with it's cap that Buick provided as reserve windshield washer concentrate. It mounted in the engine compartment. I came out of that junk yard with a huge smile on my face.

  • My first car memory was the brand new 1965 Buick Sport Wagon in the driveway when I was 4 years old. It was stripped down to the bone, every option and every feature was deleted when my father ordered it. Alas it didn't have the vista glass, in fact it didn't even have a radio, nor carpets, nor…

  • Jeez I just saw this! Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Hunsbloger and took a good look at the Buick….life got in the way and I left Hunsbloger hanging………..for that I apologize! As a kid we had a stripper '65 Buick and a Sportwagon is on my bucket list. The car is in good hands and I hope we'll see pixs of the rust remediation and any other work!

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