Road­mas­ter progress

New Zealand Classic Car - - Behind the Garage Door -

This 1957 Buick Road­mas­ter is un­der­go­ing a com­plete and to­tal re­build/restora­tion, pre­dom­i­nantly led and un­der­taken by Tony Kat­terns and his crew at Cus­tom Me­tal­shapers, with huge in­put from other top pro­fes­sion­als, in­clud­ing Stu’s Trim and Sound, Cas­cades Aut­ofin­ish, and Jasco Automotive, to name but a few.

The owner, Shaun Eastell, im­ported the car from New Jersey back in 2004 af­ter see­ing it three years ear­lier on a visit with his fam­ily. Ev­ery nut and bolt has been re­moved, ev­ery seam has been un­folded, and noth­ing was left to chance with the dip­ping process. All the orig­i­nal parts have been reused, and NOS parts were used when avail­able to get the car com­pletely orig­i­nal — apart from fac­tory colour, but that’s an­other story.

The Buick is get­ting close to fi­nal assem­bly, and we look for­ward to view­ing it once it’s com­pleted.

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