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Lincoln, Nebraska
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1957 Buick Special (Original Mr Ugly)

Last updated Mar 22, 2008  

Photo of a 1957 Buick Special (Original Mr Ugly)

No longer owned

About

This was the original Mr Ugly, thought it a fitting name for a four door cruiser, wish I had it back but 3 toys are enough for now. This one is residing in Germany now.

Factory Options

Maybe the radio?, couple of trim options, and automatic, but just a basic Buick Special

Mods

Added dual exhaust, patched the holes in the floor, new tires and rebuilt carburetor, not bad for sitting for 5 years, ran like a top, tranny leaked a little though.
I reupholstered the interior, using a grey velvet with burgandy leather trim, new carpet, headliner, etc, took about 100 hours total labor on the seats, headliner, carpet and door panels. (people wonder why upholstery is so expensive). This would run about $7,500 in labor and materials if I were to do this for a customer. Working on old cars, you always run into a problem with broken bolts, having to do repairs, etc, which is why they run so much.

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