Anyone near Boston?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Houmark, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    As topic says..

    Maybe need someone to check out a 71 Skylark Convertible, if he takes my offer..
  2. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Sren- get me a specific town where the car is located...Is it in Natick?
  3. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    I work north of Boston and live west of Boston. And I'll be in Natick this Friday anyhow...

    -Bob C.
  4. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Thanks for responding :)

    It is in Natick..

    Got some pictures from the owner, but not all I requested, so before wasting anybody's time I gotta see quarter panels and trunk..

    Will write as soon as I know something..
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Buick Hunter Staff Member

    5 grand without the wheels, 6 grand with?
  6. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Depending on the sheet metal, that would be in the ballpark yes..

    One of the pictures I got, shows the car from the side, and even though it's not that high resolution, it looks like it has bubbles over the wheel arches.. If it needs replacement panels, it's nothing for me..
  7. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    It would be interesting if it's the one I knew of about 7-8 years ago, was in amazing shape at the time. I almost want to go check it out even if you aren't going to buy it.

  8. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

  9. buick64203

    buick64203 Buick Hunter Staff Member

    The biggest issue as your probably aware is the frame on those cars. Someone has to get under it and give the frame the ball peen hammer test. Especially a car from the northeast
  10. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    That's not the one I knew about - especially since he has only owned it 3 years. But I'm always happy to go have a look and meet another Buick guy.

    Something seems fishy with the ad, though. He lost his garage space so he wants to trade it for another car? If you don't have the garage space any more, well never mind. Let me know if you'd like me to check it out.
  11. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Saw the same thing, and thought about it as well, and when I got an email back without pictures of the engine, quarter panels, trunk and underneath my suspicion got worse..

    The interior and top looks good,but if it's rotten it can stay in the US :cool::confused:
  12. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Well, haven't heard anything yet, and doubt I will.. I think he pictures he sent me was strategic not showing bad areas..

    Thanks for be willing to help out :(
  13. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    Rats. I always enjoy seeing another Buick.

    And I was going to take bets whether it was a Chevy 350...

    Like I said I will be in Natick Friday anyhow, I'm happy to stop by.

    -Bob C.
  14. buick64203

    buick64203 Buick Hunter Staff Member

    If you going to be in the area anyway.....

    At the least you would satisfy your curiosity, not to mention everyone else's!
  15. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

  16. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    If the car spent its life in Boston, it has some rust. You need to look in other parts of the country if that's a deal killer because 99% will have repaired quarters or some other rust -repair issue. They may not be rusting hulks but they will be fixed up. I just repaired the "see-through" areas of my trunk this spring ;-)
  17. Houmark

    Houmark Well-Known Member

    Well, as guessed I haven't received any replies from seller, so just wanted so say thanks to everyone who chimed in..

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