Beautiful '70 Wildcat Convertible

Discussion in 'Ebay Parts and Cars' started by rkammer, May 17, 2018.

  1. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

  2. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Sharp 'Cat!
     
  3. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    I think that would be pretty high for a Wildcat. He had it for sale on Hemmings previously for $25k, no sale. It is a real pretty car.
     
  4. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    Surprised it didn't sell for the $25K. A pristine convertible with A/C would probably sell for that or more down here in the sunshine state. The market is funny right now, though. Hard to predict.
     
  5. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    I have been watching it for a while, it looks like a really nice car, and the owner (Larry) has owned and sold some really nice Buicks.
     
  6. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

  7. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    I think the black interior in a convertible is big turn off for a lot of people. It works for me because I wouldn't drive it with the top down unless it was at night or a cloudy day. I can't take the sun beating down on me.
     
  8. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Keith Bleakney

    Beautiful Wildcat. He is in #1 car pricing. I was surprised to see the undercarriage shots didn't show the amount of attention given to the car as the top of it. Wildcat convertibles are only going to continue to climb, this is a nice one to buy and enjoy while doing some more restoration work on the underside and detailing. This is not a car to buy and flip, but a solid investment to buy, upgrade and in a little more time reap the rewards if so desired.
     
  9. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Keith Bleakney

    I agree with that Nick, I have passed on some beautiful convertibles over the years for only that reason. For me, black interior or no power windows is the kiss of death in a convertible
     
  10. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    I live in WA so black interior helps keep you warm on those 60 degree summer days when the sun comes out. Just have to make sure the heater works good in convertibles out here. Manual windows are fine, the extra exercise you get sliding across the seat to roll them down keeps you warm. :>)
     
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  11. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Keith Bleakney

     
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  12. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    I can relate to that Keith. Many years ago (before kids), my wife and I took a 64 Skylark convertible we just bought to Eastern WA (300 miles) for Memorial Day weekend. Everyone here knows that that weekend is almost always bad weather. We left on a Friday night after work, and going over the mountain pass late night was really cold. We both had on heavy jackets and ski hats, but we weren't putting the top down no matter what. It was our first convertible and we were going to enjoy it!

    On the return trip, another friend rode with us in the backseat. She was completely wrapped up in a sleeping bag, trying to stay low and out of the wind. It started to rain, so we relented and put the top up. :>)
     
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  13. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I don’t mean to highjack the thread, very nice car btw. Need an expert on 70 big cars to chime in, after looking at the pictures of the front frame area from the underside, I see that the 2 diagonal braces that are welded on, are missing? My 69 cats have them and are bent from previous owners bottoming the car out on something that catches those braces. Did they do away with those braces on the 70 big cars/convertible only or has someone removed them from this car? Thanks Gordon
     
  14. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Are you talking about the diagonal frame that the strut rods are mounted to in front?
    70 Wildcat frame.jpg
     

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  15. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    No, they go from the bottom of the main cross member and go diagonally back to the frame, they look like they are made out of pipe and flattened and welded at each end. I’ll go take a picture and post it, Gord
     
  16. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Could you order these with buckets and console? Might add to the value.
     
  17. Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart Well-Known Member

    This is the same seller that I purchased my Skylark convertible from. Larry is a great guy and as honest as they come! He has some really nice RARE convertibles left including a Stage 1 car that I wish I had in my garage.............
     
  18. DBS

    DBS Well-Known Member

    Hardtops yes, but not too common from what I've seen. Don't think I'd but one w/o it though. I'd assume you could in a convertible too, but not sure.
     
  19. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I may have bought my 69 wildcat from Larry as well but he was in Ottawa at the time? If so business must be good because that wasn’t the house I went to when I picked up the cat. He had stage convert, gsx and gnx from what I recall, if it’s the same fellow? Got me wondering now and Now I have to check.
     

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