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David Knight
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1954 Buick Special wagon finished in Casino Beige, and sedan finished in Malibu Blue/Arctic White

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John Kuvakas
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Rick Thompson sends these pics of one of Brooklin's wagon redone by John Roberts.

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John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


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David Knight
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@jkuvakas

That sure is a beauty! Thanks, Rick and John, for posting pictures of it.

David Knight
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Rick Thompson
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Thanks, David and John!   Would would have thought that red wheels could look so good on a black and yellow wagon?  This is one of my favorites of my station wagon collection.


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Rick Thompson
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Uhh, that's "who would have thought....," not as I mistyped it!


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John Kuvakas
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@rick-thompson, you can edit your post after it's been posted. Just click on the "Edit" tab at the bottom right.

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John Merritt
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Beautiful Buicks- another of my favorite models. 
I have a wagon repainted in red- it’s a looker. I’ll try to remember to post a photo when I get home.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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The 50's Buicks allowed for so many wonderful modeling opportunities. I find myself drawn to them as well.


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David, great pictures. Have both, love both.


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Bob Jackman
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Brooklin provides a beautiful canvas and JR paints a masterpiece.


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David Knight
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Interestingly enough, station wagon bodies were supplied to GM from ‘46 through ‘64 by Ionia. Instead of “Body by Fisher” embossed on the door sills, “Body by Ionia” nameplates identified the builder of the body that was then shipped to GM where a Buick front clip and chassis were waiting. 

David Knight
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John Kuvakas
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@david-knight, That had to be expensive!

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Michel Lemieux
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@rick-thompson

Allô Rick. 😀  

I am so happy to see you back on the forum. I think you make my day. Here is another pic of the Buick of Rick.

 

1954 Buick Wagon by J.R.

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John Merritt
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Not to pull away from your fabulous post David, as I really love the Brooklin '54 Buicks.

Funny thing, I can remember as a kid not really caring for the look of a '54 Buick, compared to the gorgeous '53, it just seemed ungainly. My Dad had a '54 for a short time, it had issues so he traded it for a '55 which wasn't much better-I remember having to walk home from that one. That went away for a '57, which we had for years-loved that car.

Anyway here's that very special red '54 wagon I purchased from Randall Olson-it was crafted by Dean Paolucci

1954 Buick Spec Estate Wgn R1

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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David Knight
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I can see why wood wagon bodies were farmed out but I wonder why steel bodies weren’t done in house. What seems strange is that from ‘59 through ‘64 Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, and Buick had identical wagon bodies save for individual division details, yet Chevy and Pontiac did their wagons in house and Ionia supplied the same bodies for Olds and Buick. Fascinating! Does anybody know how the story went on these wagons?

David Knight
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