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Mario's 1953 Buick Estate Wagon the Last True Woody

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Woody Wagon

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Woody Wagon

322 cu in V8

322 cu in V8

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Mario on Dec 24, 2020 said:

The Last True Woody was the 1953 Buick Estate Wagon. New for 1953 was the 12 volt system for added options as well as the new 322 OHV V8. It was also the 50 year anniversary for Buick, the "Doctor's" car. Years ahead of it's time.

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57timemachine on Dec 24, 2020 said:

This Buick had it on so many levels. The only weak link was that terrible Dyna Flow automatic transmission. The motor was a work of art that ended up in countless hot rods and drag cars. The styling was real cool for the time and not stogy like the Chryslers of that era. The body lent well to the hardtop style and the glitz and glamour was everywhere. A real beauty.

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Mario on Dec 25, 2020 said:

Yes unfortunately the Dyna Flow was a 2 speed trans with several issues. Pick up was slow because it started in high gear. The driver would have to manually shift down to low gear to get better pickup and then high gear. Buick developed this trans for the WWII tanks which worked fine. Eventually Buick "shifted" to the Hydra-Matic trans that Caddy and Olds used.

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azmusclecar on Dec 24, 2020 said:

WOW.I've never seen one of these I think. So much intricate detail to it. Everything seems to just flow on this car. That wasn't a shot at the Dyna FLOW transmission. My grandfather was a Buick man and I always felt like I was riding in an armored car when we went for rides. Great post Mario.

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Mario on Dec 25, 2020 said:

Buicks were known to be rugged and yet beautiful. The ride was smooth and the design always had tremendous detail and as you said "flowed" with the car. It was one notch below Cadillac and called the Doctor's car. The Estate Woody is a real collectors woody hard to find. Glad the Buick is still around today when so many other makes have gone away.

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57timemachine on Jan 27, 2021 said:

My experience with Buick was my dad owning a 1967 Buick Special sedan with cast iron V-6 and two speed automatic. My dad had it from 1967 to about 1986 and I learned to drive on it. My second experience with Buick, was when my best buddy bought a 1953 Buick Riviera hardtop with the first Buick V-8 and Dyna Flow. He owned it from 1982 to about 1997 and I did most of the mechanical work on it. I drove it a few times and that Dyna flow left a lot to be desired. Buick was always a class act with some amazing engines. Cheers.

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Mario on Jan 27, 2021 said:

Great stories George recalled by the Buick motor car. Cars can bring out many memories. It amazes me going to car shows how strangers come up to me to tell me their past experiences with the same car. They have a power of bringing us together. Cheers, Mario

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