Stumbled on a 1967 Buick Wildcat Convertible

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by Stude, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Stude

    Stude Member

    Well... Here goes.. I'm Joe Studebaker, yes.. I'm the ninth generation to the Studebaker's that built the cars. I own a 1956 2dr Studebaker President, 1956 4dr President, and a 1947 Studebaker Truck. I was not looking for this Buick but last friday morning I was driving home from work and 3 blocks from my house I see this convertible sitting in a guys driveway so I decided to stop and tell him "nice car". He says thank you and then says do you want to buy it? It's for sale? He went on to say that it was a one owner and that his dad bought it new in 1967 and he put him on the title too. I have the original title. The car has 47,000 original miles and is in really good shape. I went home and went to bed and when I woke up I talked to a buddy and was telling him about the car. I went back over and this time I got out and looked at the car. Oh my goodness I couldn't believe the condition. The car is all original and has the 430ci motor that fires right up and purrs. He then told me how much he wanted to sell it for.. $4,500.00. How could I pass this up. So I told him it's sold and I went to the bank and gave him the money. I am now a Studebaker driving/owning a Buick! I do know that I need to go through the brakes (soft), so I will be putting new wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and new rubber lines. Also the top is in mint condition with glass for the back window. So thank you for allowing me to join your group and look forward to learning more about the buicks. Here are a few pictures of the car.


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  2. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    WOW........ very very nice Sir!!!!

    I had several of these over the years and they are very strong running nice riding cars. One major work of caution......this car if not gone into came equipped from the factory with a nylon coated timing chain gear. IF that turkey is still in there I would make it top priority to get that grenade out of there be cause even with those low of miles I am sure it is in very stressed condition after 49 years.

    Never had a convertible (hardtops yes) with buckets, very nice score:kodak:

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions etc. Really miss mine but sold it for next to nothing to a friend to justify buying a 1970 455 4 speed Stage 1 non air 3.64 posi GS!:3gears:

    Again, very nice car, Sir
     
  3. Topless64-455

    Topless64-455 Well-Known Member

    How do I say this? On well You Suck!:grin: Just kidding that is a SWEET RIDE. Welcome to the other side and remember its Fast with Class!

    Man I really like that car!
     
  4. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Joe:

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    Put your first name in your signature, so we will not forget what it is :TU:

    And I would love to see a few photos of your Studebakers :kodak:

    By the way:
    A 1967 Wildcat convertible, with 47,000 miles on the odometer, for only US$ 4,500.00??
    Wow! :cool:
     
  5. flippermtc

    flippermtc Valley Forge Pa- Go Phillies!

    Beautiful score Joe. Good luck with it
     
  6. Stude

    Stude Member

    John, thanks for the heads up! I will pm you regarding the chain gear. I'm a gear head so shouldn't be that much to replace it but I will for sure contact you.

    Thank you,
     
  7. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    My goodness!! Some people have ALL the luck. Unbelievable score. Love them '67 Cats, good luck with it. :cool:
     
  8. Stude

    Stude Member

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  9. Rivman

    Rivman Senior Ottawa Buick Guy

    Sweet ride, looks nice - don't think you went wrong by jumping on it Joe !!
    . . . first year for the 430 engine too - enjoy! :beer
     
  10. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    You are a thief!! WOW! Nice car very envious. If you find another message me. Welcome to the Buick Brotherhood.:bglasses::bglasses:
     
  11. Stude

    Stude Member

    Can anyone tell me what this car is worth? I am bringing it home sunday so I will take more pictures.
     
  12. STAGE III

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

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  13. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    That is a steal on a beautiful car. I love a ragtop, and big ones with buckets are sweet. I'd guess that one's worth triple what you paid. Well played, sir, and welcome.
    Patrick
     
  14. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    Wow....just wow. I used to work with a guy named Studebaker. Even had the company logo tattooed on his arm. But this...car...deal of the century...I don't have the words. You scored a big one. If you ever get to Wichita, look me up. It'll be awesome - two 67 'Cat ragtops in the same zip code!

    Joe
     
  15. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Great find, and welcome aboard.
     
  16. afracer

    afracer Well-Known Member

    The 67 Wildcat is one car my dad still has a sweet spot for 45 years later. When he worked at a Buick dealer he used to take them out for test drives and it was in a 67 Wildcat that he said it burned so much rubber in a burnout that he left holes in the road. Ha-ha
     
  17. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Do you realise that there were only 2,276 "regular" Wildcat convertibles built for model year 1967?
    If it's was a Wildcat Custom convertible, 2,913 were built :TU:

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  18. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    Wow!! Now thats a major score!:TU: It is the custom model- looks like original paint and factory pinstripes. Congratulations on a great find and welcome to V-8 Buick!
     
  19. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    WOW great deal ,
    I sold mine 3 years ago, It had pwr windows,tach,factory am-fm,cornering lights but other than that looked optioned like yours. It had been repainted and was a 3 owner car ,my family owned since orig owner.
    I had stock wheels like yours and aftermarket wheels
    It sold for around 22k but it was just cause the right person that wanted a red 67 bucket seat cat and nothing else. photo(4).jpg
    If your interested in a quick flip Im sure there would be lots of intrest here Including me :Brow:
     
  20. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Welcome! I like Studebakers as well. My wife likes the "Bullet Nose" Studes. You got a screamin' deal on that Buick.
     

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