29 Buick
In the same family since it was built, this Buick was purchased new in 1929. In 1953 they drove it to California for a family vacation. The family has strong emotional ties to this car. More than a few tears were shed when they first viewed this restoration.

The amount of wood that was used in construction of a 1929 car is hard to believe. In this era, using wood screws to mount a door to a body was standard practice.


The wooden spoke wheels with their steel rims were a real challenge. Virtually all of the wood in the entire car had to be replaced.


The interior, including the instruments, had to be totally redone. Extensive metal and wood work was needed. Mohair upholstery was done to original specs.


Although most of the body needed extensive repair, the same cannot be said for the engine. Still all original, the engine runs great. Just as immpressive is the never rebuilt drive train that still works like new.