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FEATURE: 1953 Buick Super

This 1953 Buick Super convertible was fully restored.

Our classic vehicles have a way of working their way into our hearts, becoming not just mere cold, metallic modes of transportation, but rather cherished four-wheeled family members.This 1953 Buick Super was fully restored after being found in downtown Chicago.Kurt Fredricks has one such rolling relative in the form of a 1953 Buick Super convertible.

“I’ve had numerous offers by eager buyers, but my family nixes any amount and forbids me from selling,” the enthusiast said. “It just means too much.”

*** Want to keep reading to see where Kurt found his rolling beauty and the steps he took to get it into its present condition? Check out our full feature on the Daily Herald HERE. ***

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Here’s how the Buick looked shortly after Kurt bought the GM classic and brought it home. “All the tires were flat, the roof was gone, it didn’t have brakes and the floors had rotted away. It would run but that’s about the only positive thing you could say.”

This 1953 Buick Super was fully restored after being found in downtown Chicago.This 1953 Buick Super was fully restored after being found in downtown Chicago.

The vehicle originally had a coat of Glacier Blue paint when it rolled out of the factory. When Kurt took over ownership, he opted to make the switch to Majestic White, another available exterior color for 1953.

This 1953 Buick Super was fully restored after being found in downtown Chicago.

Whitewalled tires and chrome trim complete the regal appearance of this classic drop top.

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Historic photos courtesy of the Fredricks family.

** All photos and content by Classic Recollections and may not be used without permission. 2012 © **

2 responses

  1. Pingback: A Little Appreciation for the Classic Buick | WILKINS COMMUNITY

  2. Reblogged this on Average Guy's Car Restoration, Mods and Racing and commented:
    Great looking Buick. Check out the before and after.

    07/31/2012 at 6:20 PM

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