First time US car - Guten Tag from Germany

MrHenry20

New Member
Hi everyone!

Glad I've found this forum wherein so much valuable knowledge is been put together.

Coming from Italian cars such as Abarth, last summer I've decided to add something new to my collection. By total coincidence (don't ask me how I got to it lol) I found a very nice Special Deluxe Convertible, however in a neglected technical and optical condition. This one was driving around the Netherlands for some 12ish years or so. Before that, the trace is lost unfortunately. But I got a heart on that one and wanted to put it back to life, restoring to a condition that great car deserves!

Thanks to this forum and what I've so far is, it's a 1962 Special Deluxe, Model Type 4167 (a rare one?), equipped with its original 215 V8 (matching numbers), built in Kansas.

After a long journey of getting the car shipped over to Germany, doing all the initial check ups and repairs and some minor technical adjustments needed for the registration followed by a huuuuge professional detailing and buffing, this car is finally alive and looking great!

Things still needed to be done is repairing the Convertible top (pumps not working), modernizing the radio towards VHF receiving, bringing the inop high temp warning light back to work, renewing the drive shaft bearing and support, having a look at the driver side door lock which sometimes refuse proper work.

Regards from the Oktoberfest city of Munich
Max
 
Hello there and Wilkommen. We missed Oktoberfest 2020 - we were scheduled to be there!
Maybe 2021 ? Good looking car, great scenery there! Ted
 
Hi everyone!

Glad I've found this forum wherein so much valuable knowledge is been put together.

Coming from Italian cars such as Abarth, last summer I've decided to add something new to my collection. By total coincidence (don't ask me how I got to it lol) I found a very nice Special Deluxe Convertible, however in a neglected technical and optical condition. This one was driving around the Netherlands for some 12ish years or so. Before that, the trace is lost unfortunately. But I got a heart on that one and wanted to put it back to life, restoring to a condition that great car deserves!

Thanks to this forum and what I've so far is, it's a 1962 Special Deluxe, Model Type 4167 (a rare one?), equipped with its original 215 V8 (matching numbers), built in Kansas.

After a long journey of getting the car shipped over to Germany, doing all the initial check ups and repairs and some minor technical adjustments needed for the registration followed by a huuuuge professional detailing and buffing, this car is finally alive and looking great!

Things still needed to be done is repairing the Convertible top (pumps not working), modernizing the radio towards VHF receiving, bringing the inop high temp warning light back to work, renewing the drive shaft bearing and support, having a look at the driver side door lock which sometimes refuse proper work.

Regards from the Oktoberfest city of Munich
Max
Welcome to the Team! I visited Munchen during my US military career and thoroughly enjoyed the city! Good luck with your Buick.
 

tjbian

Active Member
Guten Tag, Max

Ihre auto ist sehr schön..... I will have to switch to English as I last studied German 3 years before your car was built.
You really did a nice job bringing her back. Have you had her on the Autobahn yet?

Thanks for sharing with us,

Tom
 

Jenz38

Active Member
Sorry ,but "Autobahn" will destroy Engines they are manufactured for the american market.
Thats not a good idea...😅..
 

MrHenry20

New Member
Have you had her on the Autobahn yet?
Sorry ,but "Autobahn" will destroy Engines they are manufactured for the american market.
Thats not a good idea...😅..
Had her on the Autobahn twice doing around 75mph, but then went on a little slower as after passing 70 mph the speedometer threw up unreliable readings like a piano clock LOL
Albeit we have high quality roads here over meant for comparable high speeds I believe cruising between 50-60 mph is best for these cars. Few weeks ago I wanted to test the fuel economy on a 100 mls trip and came up with some 21ish mpg average which I think is great considering the age of these cars.

Now looking for OEM rims and metal hub caps to take the car back to its original look. *Fingers crossed*
 

tjbian

Active Member
Lubricating the speedometer cable sometimes fixes a jumpy needle if the jump is caused by the cable binding in the tube.
 
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