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Vintage "Buicks at Service Stations" Photographs

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In Pinar de Rio Province, Old Cuba 🇨🇺 Service Station.

Wall signs read Authentic GM Replacement Parts ... see also Willy’s Jeep sign

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That was quite a garage in the day.  Not what. Iwould have thought of when I think of Cuba, but then again before Castor,  it was quite a different prosperous country.

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You are correct sir, Cuba was a very prosperous  country... too bad other countries won’t learn from our disastrous fate.

Love the art-Deco style building

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This is another Service Station/ GM Dealership back in Cuba, this time on my home town of Santa Clara, Las Villas Province. Again you can observe the Art-Deco architecture of the era

BTW there is a Buick parked behind the power pole.

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Not Buick, but a typical small town dealer/service station selling Chevrolet on the main street in Aylmer,Ontario. My '21 Chevy likely was purchased there new.

Jim

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1 hour ago, Elpad said:

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Elpad, thank you for sharing all these pictures.

They are very interesting.  Please continue!

 

The picture above shows a Buick 2-tone color combination

which I have never seen :  Dark blue with turquoise.

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On my screen that looks more like a dark gray which would make a little more sense.  As mentioned though,  not a color combo I have seen in the sales literature of the era.  Of either varieties.

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I see the red and and silver gas pump, The Ford truck looks almost black but may be dark green, the bug looks to be that silvery blue or silvery green color, trim on the gas station appears to be dark green.  Now Elpad's Buick in his Avitar looks dark blue. 

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6 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

Elpad, thank you for sharing all these pictures.

They are very interesting.  Please continue!

 

The picture above shows a Buick 2-tone color combination

which I have never seen :  Dark blue with turquoise.

Elpad has a good eye for colour 😊

always appreciate his postings 

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1 hour ago, Centurion said:

Not a vintage image here, but perhaps it fits the topic!

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If not for the price of gas on the sign in the back ground, one would never know.

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1 hour ago, wndsofchng06 said:

All these need is a filter applied and you'ed never know...

Too bad my IPhone does not have the Sepia filter

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