Hello from France

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by lilboat, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. lilboat

    lilboat Member

    Hi!

    My name is Jordan and i own my Buick Skylark Custom '70 - nicknamed "lil boat" - since only two weeks. I found it in Virginia, falling in love with this "so seventies" look and colors. It got nice options like 350 - 4 bbl, a/c (working) and power disc brakes. A previous owner added some "period correct" accessories like Super Sport Wheels, Rallye Steering Wheel and Sport mirrors (not available on Custom, right?). The grille comes from a GS and i will like to replace it by an original Custom grill, soon.

    I come here to share my enthousiasm for this car, my work on it and learn more about the model.

    I will do a complete maintenance this weekend (engine and trans oil, filters, spark plugs, cooling, brakes...). My engine radiator will be restored by a professionnal. Some seals will be changed. (Do you know a company which sells Service Manual in PDF format ?).

    You can discover the car in the video below, made for my website SoapCars (www.soapcars.com), dedicated to classic American cars. You will notice i speak a curious language cause i'm French and live near Paris.



    Have a nice day, Buick addicts !
     
  2. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Welcome, enjoy it & HAVE FUN!!!!!
     
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  3. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    hi ya from Oklahoma and congrats on your Buick , looks good
     
  4. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  5. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Welcome from SE Michigan!

    Stay safe if you go out wearing your yellow vest! Viva LA revolution!
     
  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Welcome from Montana! Good looking car.
     
  7. lilboat

    lilboat Member

    Thank you ! I'm exploring the forum, it's a real Bible dedicated to Buick ! :eek:
     
  8. white72gs455

    white72gs455 Going Fast With Class!!!

    Welcome from Minnesota! Nice lilboat you have there!
     
  9. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  10. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Jordan:

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    Looking at your number plate, 91 is for Essonne.
    Are you from Étampes?

    Let me know, so I can add you and the Skylark to the Board Members map of the world [​IMG]


    Click here to view the map [​IMG]
     
  11. lilboat

    lilboat Member

    Thank you !

    I will order a Chassis Manual CD-ROM on RockAuto (lower shipping prices to France). I was looking for a PDF to purchase because i'm working on the car this weekend.

    BadBoattail, I'm from Savigny sur Orge, near from Etampes, thats right. I added my location on the map ;)
     
  12. Valtalma

    Valtalma New Member

    Salut, je suis francais, j'habite près de San Francisco. Bravo pour ton jouet; j'adore la couleur. Je viens juste d'acheter un 68 Riviera GS. Val
     
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  13. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Welcome from west Michigan. Nice car Jordan.
     
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  14. 2stg14spds

    2stg14spds Well-Known Member

    Your English is better than my French so welcome from NY
     
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  15. lilboat

    lilboat Member

    Thank you ! ;)

    San Francisco & Riviera '68, tu me vends du rêve là. :rolleyes:

    Olala, merci ! :)
     
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  16. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Welcome from your North/Eastern neighbor. I can imagine it being very challenging to manouver a 202" long and 77" wide car on the typical narrow streets of France. I hope that all other drivers pay enough attention so that your beauty remains in good shape.
     
  18. lilboat

    lilboat Member

    Thank you !

    It's not too complicated to drive this car in France, thanks to the magic turning radius and the power(ful) steering!
     
  19. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Take it to Corse....
    I drove a 1973 Riviera there.
    Very narrow streets in the small villages, had to back up quite a few times.
     

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