1949 Buick Super
Pentax ME SE
35-70mm f/4 SMC Pentax-A
Fujifilm Fujicolor 200
I normally save all of the old parked cars that I find for my annual Carspotting roundup in December. (See all of my Carspotting posts here.) But I was excited enough to find this one that I’m making an exception. I’m just partial to 1940s Buicks!
There were three different generations of Buick in the 1940s. The first generation lasted two short years: 1940 and 1941. The next started in 1942, skipped 1943-45 because of the war, resumed in 1946, and wrapped in 1948. This car is of the generation that began in 1949, but ushered in the 1950s, concluding in 1953.
This is clearly an unrestored original. Just look at how the paint has faded and worn with time! I wonder what the insignia on the door used to be.
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