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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My passion is also my business, as I am with the Toronto based Hav-A-Kar Auto Group. I sell or lease any make of car, van or truck available in Canada. My interest in all things "car" has helped me with my many clients in Ontario over the past 20+ years. Please give me the opportunity to assist you.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29: Buicks and a Cat

One of my favorite old cars is the 1963 Buick Electra 225 (actual length of this huge car). I like the squared off lines and the chrome accenting those lines. Back in '63 I made a model of a Electra coupe, but I didn't do a very good job in those days and it always disappointed me that one of my favs looked so bad.

Flash forward to the present day...........

........here is that old '63 with a major revamp. The CMC (Car Modeling Cat) and I finally decided to do something about that old model. I took it all apart and using oven cleaner stripped the lousy green paint, repainted it milk chocolate, added all of the chrome using very thin silver foil and detailed the red/white/blue emblems (enlarge the pic on the right). Now I have an excellent miniature version of a car I would have liked in real life.

The other car in one of the above pics is a '62 version of the Electra, but this is a new model. You can see the emblem detailing better in this photo. Both were great looking cars in their day.

Of course, a blog on my models wouldn't be complete if I didn't give a shout out to and acknowledge the assistance I get from the CMC..........

..........always a willing helper. Here she is looking over the just completed '63 Buick and she is eyeing the '65 Pontiac and 2010 Mustang that we are beginning to work on. What would I do without her?

Until next time.........


  1. What a restoration job! It looks amazing.

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