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Username Post: BUCK OWENS 1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE        (Topic#351933)
THE PETE-STA 
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07-08-18 05:22 PM - Post#2739387    

Hey Guys, Just posted a video of my 58 Impala I purchased from Mr Buck Owens Family back in Feb of this yr, Just thought I'd share...

https://youtu.be/HcjuoMAhCOw

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 




vet65b 
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07-08-18 06:23 PM - Post#2739393    
    In response to THE PETE-STA

You probably know this already, but just in case here's some more of the story:
Buck Owens was retired or almost retired when he heard Dwight Yoyum playing one night in Nashville. Owens helped Dwight get started, Dwight wrote the "Bakersfield" song for him and Buck to record. The rest is history, as they say.
I first heard this story on a late night country station out of Nashville, I hope it's true...but if it isn't it's still a good story.
Great looking car! Thanks for sharing. Bill




 
beagrizzly 
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07-10-18 08:10 AM - Post#2739554    
    In response to THE PETE-STA

WOW!!! Beautiful car. Can I ask what you paid for it, or am I being too nosy?

My wife and I went to a show he did in Amarillo back in the early 70s. We wrote a check at the window for our tickets, and when we got our statement that next month his check was in the batch. It was actually signed by Buck Owens. We still have it somewhere, maybe?

He was a great singer, songwriter. My favorite song he did was "Great white horse"

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

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62BillT 
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07-10-18 08:51 AM - Post#2739559    
    In response to beagrizzly

I'm an old fan of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam as well. I knew he had an old Cadillac but never knew about the '58.

Sure is a beauty.

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DZAUTO 
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07-10-18 01:02 PM - Post#2739581    
    In response to 62BillT

I am NOT, repeat, NOT a C&W fan-----------------BUT DAMN, THAT CAR IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (unlike many people, I LIKE continental kits)



 
TAT_2 
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07-10-18 03:59 PM - Post#2739601    
    In response to THE PETE-STA

EXCEPTIONAL

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THE PETE-STA 
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07-10-18 06:49 PM - Post#2739620    
    In response to vet65b

  • vet65b Said:
You probably know this already, but just in case here's some more of the story:
Buck Owens was retired or almost retired when he heard Dwight Yoyum playing one night in Nashville. Owens helped Dwight get started, Dwight wrote the "Bakersfield" song for him and Buck to record. The rest is history, as they say.
I first heard this story on a late night country station out of Nashville, I hope it's true...but if it isn't it's still a good story.
Great looking car! Thanks for sharing. Bill





I sat and spoke with Mr Jim Shaw which was one of The Buckaroo's for a good while, He told me good stories of Mr Buck, I didn't know about your story , but it's definitely a good one, Thank you Mr Bill...

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 
THE PETE-STA 
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07-10-18 06:53 PM - Post#2739621    
    In response to beagrizzly

  • beagrizzly Said:
WOW!!! Beautiful car. Can I ask what you paid for it, or am I being too nosy?

My wife and I went to a show he did in Amarillo back in the early 70s. We wrote a check at the window for our tickets, and when we got our statement that next month his check was in the batch. It was actually signed by Buck Owens. We still have it somewhere, maybe?

He was a great singer, songwriter. My favorite song he did was "Great white horse"

Griff



Griff, Not nosey at all Sir, All I'll say is I had to sell my soul for this car, Haha...

What a great story, That would be very cool if you still have the check. He and his Family are very nice people...

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 
THE PETE-STA 
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07-10-18 06:58 PM - Post#2739622    
    In response to 62BillT

  • 62BillT Said:
I'm an old fan of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam as well. I knew he had an old Cadillac but never knew about the '58.

Sure is a beauty.



Thank you... The Old Cadillac you mention is actually behind the bar mounted on the wall in his Restaurant "The Crystal Palace" in Bakersfield, Ca... That Cadillac actually belonged to Elvis Presley and Mr Buck got it from him...

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 
THE PETE-STA 
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07-10-18 06:58 PM - Post#2739623    
    In response to DZAUTO

  • DZAUTO Said:
I am NOT, repeat, NOT a C&W fan-----------------BUT DAMN, THAT CAR IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (unlike many people, I LIKE continental kits)



Thank you Sir...

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 
THE PETE-STA 
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07-10-18 06:59 PM - Post#2739624    
    In response to TAT_2

  • TAT_2 Said:
EXCEPTIONAL



Thank you...

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 
wings59 
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07-10-18 10:19 PM - Post#2739646    
    In response to THE PETE-STA

Congratulations Pete. Beautiful 58. You must be starting your own 58 convertible museum. Great looking car.

Buck was one of the first performers I saw on TV, Cousin Herb Hansen Trading Post Gang. In all my years in Bakersfield I only saw him in person one time...Burger King when it was on Oak/Wible.

Larry

59 Impala Sport Coupe

36 Dodge Street rod..........owned 27 years






 
THE PETE-STA 
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07-11-18 07:21 PM - Post#2739744    
    In response to wings59

  • wings59 Said:
Congratulations Pete. Beautiful 58. You must be starting your own 58 convertible museum. Great looking car.

Buck was one of the first performers I saw on TV, Cousin Herb Hansen Trading Post Gang. In all my years in Bakersfield I only saw him in person one time...Burger King when it was on Oak/Wible.




Thank you Mr Larry, How have you been? Unfortunately I never had the privilege to meet Mr Buck, Wish I could have...

1958 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE


 
GreatNorthWoods 
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07-12-18 04:57 AM - Post#2739761    
    In response to THE PETE-STA

Nice. If you ever need a place to park it, my driveway is available. Used to watch Buck on Hee Haw when it was on TV and always enjoyed his performances.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 




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