Our treasured Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon is back on the road again after some…let’s call it, surgery. It was banged up in a fender bender while someone else was driving it while we were in Italy. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
The crash showed the resilience of the Master, which to the best of my knowledge, had never before been in an accident. We purchased it from a widow who barely drove it. Many other cars would have been totalled, but this amazingly solid road beast suffered only cosmetic damage.
The work was done by Pauly Ciarcia, an auto body expert I’ve done way too much business with, thanks to my wife’s penchant for sideswiping garage columns, choosing to ignore large objects in the backup camera, and colliding with raccoons. Read about that right here: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/the-raccoon-and-the-regal/
Pauly runs Paul’s Automotive in New Britain and after a few days returned the Roadmaster looking better than it did before the crash. He matched the 1995 Dark Cherry Red Metallic paint perfectly, and tracked down a Roadmaster grill in Ohio.
Our Roadmaster is heading toward a milestone of 160,000 miles and shows no signs of slowing down. Let’s just hope there are no more visits to Pauly.
Check out my other adventures with the Roadmaster!