1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. BUICK 57

    BUICK 57 Well-Known Member

    Adam: I most likely asked you this before, but where did you get your engine paint from? Is it enamel or urethane? Curious cause I mixed and tinted my own since I could not find the right color most are incorrect green apple ( from hirsh ) and his is a form of lacquer paint from what I have deduced after talking with them, and I had a real good clean survivor car to use as a calibrator in my color tinting as only a few places needed new paint. I did mine in urethane.
  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I bought it at CARS. Spray cans...love the stuff. Smells good, too :)
  3. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

  4. mcmurray76

    mcmurray76 Member

    I just read this thread from start to finish in one sitting... most entertaining four hours of my life! GREAT JOB!!!
  5. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    Spill the beans now...
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member


    Ok, so this Laurel Mist B-58 Roadmaster showed up in my driveway this evening and wouldn't leave.:Dou:

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  7. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    Planning to mate two 58s?
  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I'll have to see how they like each other first...I have no idea what I'm going to do with this car.
  9. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    His and Hers 58's!
  10. Dale

    Dale Sweepspear

    Another car?
    Thought you got married? Or are about to.
    She must still be in the get you down he aisle / honeymoon phase. "Sure honey, buy whatever you want." Lol!

    You just wait.
    Just yanking your chain Adam. ;-)
  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    We recently got engaged, yes. This car literally came out of nowhere, and was too good of a deal for me to pass up.

    She has been looking at 62 Skylarks lately...

    She's definitely a keeper:beer
  12. SportWagonGS

    SportWagonGS Moderator

    My wife wants a 62 Skylark too, has for years, I have lost out on 4 of them
  13. GoldBoattail455

    GoldBoattail455 462 -> TH400 -> Posi

    Nice! :TU: More pictures are needed
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I'll dig into it tomorrow. After 8 hours of driving and many more hours of celebrating, I have hit the wall. :sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep::sleep:

    They both fit in the garage, though.:laugh:
  15. Dale

    Dale Sweepspear

    She does sound like a keeper!
    I was worried you would take my post the wrong way.
  16. 75Riv

    75Riv A.K.A. Harry Clamshell

    He did ... :TU:
  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I thought I would be really upset about doing this, but the decision was glaringly obvious to me once I laid out all of the options.

    Since buying the 58 Roadmaster, the thought of selling the Limited had been running through my head. At first, I was going to turn around a make a quick buck on the Roadie, but some issues with it started coming up and snowballed a bit...so I bailed on the sale for the time being. I knew that keeping both cars was not an option, so I thought about the prospect of selling the Limited. The cost of finishing the Limited far outweighed the cost of repairing the issues on the Roadmaster. PLUS, I have an instant car to drive again. Decision made.

    How the heck would I ever sell the car in the state that it's in? Well, I wouldn't. The car would have to be reasonably completely assembled, and I would then list it on ebay. So, assembly began.

    All of the trim was installed. Hood, trunk lid were installed. Bumpers, taillights, headlights, grille, windshield (front and back) were laid in and secured. Seats, dashboard, etc.... Holy crap, it looks like a car again!


    I found a few parts that I no longer needed or had duplicates of, so I listed them on ebay. Two of the Limited-specific parts were sold to someone in Sweden. After the auction was over, he asked me if I had any other Limited parts. I said, "Yes, I have a whole car!" I told him what I needed to get out of it, and a deal was made. Two weeks later, the transport company was sitting in front of my house. I was sure to shoot several videos of the car just before it was loaded, in case it was damaged in transport.

    Off he goes!





    Before you all ask, this has nothing to do with my recent engagement. In fact, she insisted that I keep the Limited. She does love the Roadmaster, though. It made too much sense NOT to sell the Limited. So, I'm sorry to say, this project has come to an end. Maybe someday when I have a bigger garage and a bigger money tree, I can have a Limited. For now, the Roadmaster will do a great job of filling my need :)
  18. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I'm feeling slightly empty right now. Kind of like finishing a really good book.

    Congrats on the sale!
  19. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    I was watching Casablanca for the first time. 30 minutes before the end, the film stops and the Maltese Falcon starts.:puzzled:
  20. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    Adam, you have to expect a little abuse on this one.
    Poor ol' Hobart getting shanghaied to Europe, I feel his pain!
    Your fiance should be getting worried too.:laugh:

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