Rod Powell's 1953 Buick

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The Buick as it sat in 2015, when Dan Giroux bought it back. Photo courtesy of Dan Giroux.
A photo of the Buick as it appeared in 2019. Photo courtesy of Dan Giroux.
Photo courtesy of Dan Giroux.
Photo courtesy of Dan Giroux.

1953 Buick owned and restyled by Rod Powell of Salinas, California. Restyled around 1982, Rod sold the car to Dan Giroux of Palm Desert, California in 1985; "I put the 1955 Cadillac Sabre wheels on it when I first got the Buick in 1985," Dan told Kustomrama in 2015.[1]

In 1993 Dan sold the car. In March of 2015, he bought it back again. When Dan got the car in 2015, it had the same original lacquer paint. The engine and suspension had been changed.[1]

For Sale

In October of 2021, Dan decided to advertise the car for sale. It was in a good running condition and Dan had kept it in a garage while he owned it. He is asking $40,000 obo for the old custom. For more info, get in touch with Dan at phone (760) 399-2895 or email

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Kemp Gazette Vol. 2 No. 6



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