Welcome to the website
celebrating the life and restoration of our
family heirloom 1965 Buick Deluxe Special
You can use the navigation
buttons above to learn more about the history of our wagon,
see a collection of before
and after photos of her restoration and
modernization, or to see the current
specifications of the car.
Our wagon was featured in a story found in the August edition
of The Orinda News. You
can read this story on by clicking on the following link:
Our wagon parked in front of our first house
when we started moving in. It was spring 1968.
Our wagon parked in front of the same house
- summer 2019
Despite appearances, our wagon has been repainted
to the authentic Buick Seafoam green of her
factory paint-job. Alas, slide emulsions are not
color-stable over 40+ years.
Naming cars is a family tradition on my father's
side. My parents decided to name our 1965 Buick
Special: "Biquette". It is a French slang
word meaning roughly "Billy-goat." Why roughly?
In French the spelling of name designates gender -
in this case "ette" means female. So Biquette
is either a "she billy-goat" or perhaps a tomboy