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Rides XVI: David Webster's 1962 Buick Invicta station Wagon

The story: 2016 was a banner year in the life of this Downtowner, who lives a short walk from the Center of the Universe, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY, who is a proud native of Taylor County, KY, works in Hardin County, KY, is married to a beloved ACES teacher, and is looking forward to a family restoration project for the 44 year old Buick Station Wagon - which fits right in the historic neighborhood.
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By Ed Waggener

David Webster's latest automotive acquisition is this 1962 Buick Invicta Station Wagon, which he plans to restore with the help of his twins, Eli & Evie, both of whom, at 8 weeks old, are showing signs of mechanical genius.

The car has a Dynaflow transmission, is powered by a 425 V-8 engine, and is big enough to start a busline, seating, with three rows of bench seats, up to 9 people.




He acquired the wagon in a swap in August of 2016, two months before the twins were born, from a friend in Alabama.

He doesn't have all the car's history, but won't rule out that it might have first been sold by Columbia's famous Collins' Buick, which he can easily envision having seen a photo of the Collins Buick campus, located generally where Steve McKinney's Adair Automotive NAPA store is today on Campbellsville Street. That was sighted in Steve Coomer's offices at Haskin Coomer & Son's Building Supply a few days ago, he says.

The wagon was first registered in Paducah, McCracken County, KY, he says, but he doesn't have its full history after that.

The odometer shows 39,000 + miles, but he isn't sure how many times it may have rolled over (odometers counted to 100,000, and then 'rolled over' to 000,000.)

The site of the accompanying photo was just pure luck - or maybe an epiphany. He was driving north on High Street, recognized the time synch with the one-time Durham Wholesale/Joe Barbee Building, and thought it an excellent backdrop.

In real life, he's works at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He's married to ACES' Ms. Amanda, and they live in on S High Street in Columbia, KY.

His hometown is Campbellsville, KY, which, he brags, is also the location of an sp400 transmission he needs.

And he's the son of Bobby Webster, the singer.
The next previous ride: Joe Gossett's Rides XV: Winnebago Travato with solar panels photo by Tommy Bailey.
To share your favorite ride, text a phone photo with your name, town, vehicle make/model to Linda Waggener at 270-403-0017. RIDES pictures - and stories that are shared just for fun are FREE.

If you want to add your phone number and the note that your RIDE is for sale, there would be a small nominal classified ad fee.


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Rides XVI: David Webster's 1962 Buick Invicta Wagon



2017-01-21 - Greensburg & High Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by owner David Webster.

David Webster's latest automotive acquisition is this 1962 Buick Invicta Station Wagon, which he plans to restore with the help of his twins, Eli & Evie, both of whom, at 8 weeks old, are showing signs of mechanical genius. For more on this ride, See Rides XVI: David Webster's 1962 Buick Invicta station Wagon or Click on Read More below.
The next previous ride: Joe Gossett's Rides XV: Winnebago Travato with solar panels photo by Tommy Bailey.
To share your favorite ride, text a phone photo with your name, town, vehicle make/model to Linda Waggener at 270-403-0017. RIDES pictures that are shared just for fun are FREE. If you want to add your phone number and the note that your RIDE is for sale, there would be a small nominal classified ad fee.

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