New Zealand Classic Car - - Feature -

Shaun and Rita, Wow wow wow! What a beauty. It’s a stun­ning body style, and the col­ors look amaz­ing on it. Its jour­ney from new, be­ing sold at Amon in Perth Am­boy NJ to sit­ting with a bent and stuck valve for 25-plus years in a stor­age yard, to me find­ing it on a lawn and barely limp­ing home with it. It caught on fire and I had to use my shirt to ex­tin­guish it! A donor 1957 Buick Spe­cial gave it a new ex­haust, a friend and I gave it new valves, and all the usual brakes and hoses, ra­di­a­tor, and more. To see it brought to this level is in­spi­ra­tional to say the least. I was just hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion, lit­er­ally last week­end, with a friend and car en­thu­si­ast about this car. We all had a car that was spe­cial in some way and for some rea­son. The one we think back on and say — I should’ve kept that one, or, I miss that one … and for me it was this Buick. There was just some­thing about it I loved, and still do. Hav­ing said that, see­ing the Buick trans­form over the years and fi­nally in this con­di­tion makes me more than happy. I don’t want it back, and I’m not sorry for sell­ing it. I can look at it now, the new car and new life, and al­most cry tears of joy! It went to the right place. You’ve taken that ma­chine to a level no one here would or could have. So to see this fin­ished prod­uct is more than I could’ve ever hoped it to be. Well done! My good­ness, is that thing beau­ti­ful! Hope this finds you all in good health and happiness. Re­gards Michael Plant

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